It Has Arrived...My First Birchbox, That Is!

In case you missed it, Hip2Save did a post on these really cool Birchboxes.  For $10 a month you get 4 or 5 high end beauty product samples sent to your home.  The samples are much larger than what we are used to and you often get full sized products.  I happen to be a "product" junkie and love the good stuff.  It's fun to try but I hate wasting money on it.  I usually shop at Sephora.  They treat me well and always have free samples of facial care products in the store for me to try.  I have super sensitive skin so it's a great way to try a product before purchasing.  Sephora will either give you a prepackaged sample or they will make one up for you on the spot.  Love that place!!

Back to Birchbox, if you missed the posting, here it is:  http://hip2save.com/2011/06/birchbox-spoil-yourself-for-10-per-month.html

Well, here is what I ended up with for my first box.
Cute packaging designed by Cynthia Rowley

Having worked in marketing, I appreciate a nice presentation.

Contents Include: Redken 5th Avenue Shine Brillance Spray, Zoya Professional Nail Lacquer in Shay, Ahava Mineral Hand Cream, Purity Made Simple One-Step Facial Cleanser and a Kind Almond & Apricot Bar.

I'll admit, the Kind bar kinda threw me for a loop but now I have an excuse to try a flavor I probably wouldn't have bought otherwise.  My daughter and I both loved the Ahava Mineral Hand Cream.  Made my hands feel like silk, literally!  And the Zoya Nail Lacquer is brilliantly simple yet classy and feminine.  I've yet to try the Kind bar or the Purity Facial Cleanser but will do so this evening before bed.

Thus far I am really happy with my Birchbox purchase.  As a very busy stay at home mum to 2 little ladies I rarely take time to pamper myself.  I have a feeling Birchbox arrival day is going to be something I truly look forward to each month.  Cheers to busy ladies feeling pampered and beautiful!!


  1. This looks awesome! I totally missed the original post on H2S. You should post your referral link so if I decide to order, I can order through you, and not H2S.
    Thank you so much for keeping this blog going. I'll try to post deals as I find them!

  2. Great idea Emily! I'll see if I can figure out how to do that and post for sure! Thanks.

    Btw, I think I'll post each month so others can see what I am getting. Of course it will be different than what someone else might be getting but it's gives you a good idea of what Birchbox has to offer.

  3. Hmmm, this looks great! I may have to start getting my own little birchbox too :)

  4. I would really like to see another month of what is in the box. Then I could decide if I will purchase them. Thanks so much for all you do!