The concept behind Birchbox is truly simple: they send you a (beautifully wrapped) box of charm samples (skin cream, makeup, hair stuff) each month, as well as if you like them, you purchase the full-size products in their store (and if evaluation the products you get points towards … much more products). A month of samples is $10, as well as I’ve gotten at least one sample in each box that I would think about bigger than “sample size”.

Everyone understands that the totally free samples are the very best part of purchasing makeup, moisturizer, or perfume (and that commonly the “sample size” of something is all you truly want) so why not just offer the samples? Genius.

A year of Birchbox is a extremely expensive present (you do get one month free, making it only $110) however I have to state I like getting those good bit boxes in the mail … you’re essentially providing somebody a charm get bag every month for a year. It’s about the exact same as purchasing one drugstore makeup product a month … or doing what I do, blunder into department stores to purchase costly lipsticks that don’t fit me. If you think about it that way, I really believe I may break even on my Birchbox experience. (8 drugstore foundations, 12-13 clumpy mascaras, or 4-5 costly department-store lipsticks a year < 1 Birchbox subscription). [And we're still on the fundraising drive/Secret Lives poll:] If we reach $1200 in donations by December 25, I will compose a new "secret lives" story, that will include the top-two vote-getters below: Share this: Twitter Facebook Like this: Like Loading... Related A guest Rant on "Why Are vintage Patterns So Expensive?"July 17, 2008With 116 comments Moths in the Pocketbook [caution: long entry]July 2, 2007 Fear of the worry of FailureMay 1, 2008

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