Birchbox Review – really worth it??

The beauty industry has a lot of different brands that sell fairly expensive beauty and cosmetics products. There are several businesses of beauty boxes out there that will send you an aggregated selection of skin and beauty items every month or every season. In this Birchbox review we want to show what you should expect to receive from this particular subscription service and our opinion of the samples and brands in the boxes.

What is Birchbox?

Do you love makeup and beauty products but sometimes you want to try and play around with them all or can’t decide what you should try next? Here is the solution to all your beauty related problems. Birchbox is a monthly box delivered to your doorstep, which will provide you will samples of different amazing beauty products. It is perfect to find new favorites and try a variety of products without buying the full size version. However, if you love a product you can easily buy the full size version in their shop and even earn points.

What is so great about Birchbox?


  • be able to try all kinds of different products
  • don’t commit to a full size product right away
  • discover new beauty products and be surprised by the selection
  • get good products based on your preferences
  • rate previous products to make future boxes even better
  • earn points and get $1 back for every $10 you spend in their store
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How it works

  • First of all you need to sign up. Fill out your profile and include your preferences.
  • After you have everything set up, you will soon receive your first Birchbox.
  • If you want to buy one or more of the samples you got, you can buy the full size version on their site where you earn loyalty points.
  • If you didn’t like a product, make sure to rate it on their site so that they know what kinds of products to ship to you next.
  • Enjoy your box and try everything to take full advantage.

What to keep in mind when ordering Birchbox

You can’t choose which products will be send to you each month so it is a surprise and it can be a hit or miss for some people. There should always be products that you like and the purpose of the box is also to try different kinds of products and brands. It would be nice to have choices for which items you would like to receive but at this point it is a surprise.

Sample sizes

Buying expensive beauty products can be disappointing when you haven’t tried them before, which is why a lot of people might want to try samples first. The sizes of the Birchbox products are sample size, they aren’t really big or full-size, which can disappointing if you don’t know it ahead of time. If you prefer bigger samples, you should look at Ipsy. Their concept is that you receive the samples and if you like an item you can buy it full-size on their website.

Customer service

While I didn’t have a problem with delivery, I have heard from other people and also read other reviews online that it is a common that delivery is late and people can’t reach customer service. Sometimes customers seem to not be able to communicate and find the issues when they do reach customer service.

Our Verdict

You can see from this Birchbox review that we are not completely satisfied with the subscription plan as you can’t choose the products. If you spend this much money on a monthly box, I agree that you would expect more full-size items. It all depends on what you care for though. There are a lot of people that find this service good and the firm itself is growing. Nevertheless, I would prefer Ipsy beauty box over Birchbox but even then there are other businesses in this industry that will send you boxes of skin and beauty samples for you to play around with and find your new favorite products.

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