what the F is birchbox?

16 05 2011

anyone who has read the weekend pickthrough in the last few months knows that i have an undeniable crush on the hairpin.  what can i say, it’s a sassy online lady magazine that boasts such hardhitting articles as “how to make a doll into a wine glass in 23 quick steps“, and “9 things to name your oregon trail family“.  it’s true love.

well, a few weeks ago, i stumbled across this fine piece of journalism regarding a beauty sample subscription service called birchbox. you give them $10 a month, and they send you a very sexy (and i mean that packing is CRAZY FINE) box of hand picked samples designed to give you a big giant beauty boner.

in my package, i received the following:

juice beauty- green apple peel
archipelago- pomegranate soap
kerastase- reconstructive shampoo & a packet of something called “topseal” that i don’t entirely understand
ahava- mineral body lotion
jouer- tinted lip enhancer (i think it makes them puffy & glossy)

theoretically, you’re supposed to love the samples so much, that you go onto the birchbox website, and buy full sized versions of the products. and here is where i think we will part ways.

i’m not a fancy beauty product lady. there are 1,000,001 things that i feel like spending $50 dollars on, and fancy lip gloss and lotion are not included in that number. sure, $10 for samples of all the fancy stuff is perfect for me, so i can play without the financial impact.  but i’m never going to spend $25 on anything with the word “plumper” in the title, i’m just not.

selfishly however, i want their endeavor to succeed because i think it’s cool and i want more samples. therefore, if you are a beauty junkie, this is a really fun way to test drive all the newest smelly hair stuff technology before you buy. plus, the stunning little box you get in the mail makes it feel like motherfucking xmas.



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4 responses

16 05 2011
forefrontfash

birchbox is literally the greatest invention known to mankind.

or almost. but it gives me an insane amount of pleasure for just $10 a month.

16 05 2011
Cindy

quote of the day: “…makes it feel like motherfucking xmas”

22 05 2011
ashley jordan

i will get my first one in june. i am also not one to spend lots of money on beauty products, mainly because i dont have money, but also because i dont know how to use them. but i do love to get things in the mail and i am hoping this may teach me something about being a girl!

23 05 2011
bessmarvin

my biggest worry is that everyone will be in it for the samples, and nobody will buy shit from their website… and then it will go away. in the meantime, i’m LIVING IT UP!

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