Birchbox--a subscription service where you sign up and receive a box of makeup and skincare samples every month--I thought it was great. So great that I quickly signed up for a year. Every month, a lovely box came in the mail, filled with stuff. It was awesome! New products to try--YAY! And then life happened, interest faded, and incorporating samples into my daily routine seemed like more of a chore than it was worth.
Boxes piled up. Good intentions of "getting to it later" never happened.
Then my Birchbox auto-renewed without my notice and I'm on the hook for another year. I checked and I can't cancel. I'm all set to receive 12 more lovely boxes filled with stuff.
Not so much. I'm bogged down in Birchboxes...overwhelmed by samples of products I probably won't buy in their full size, thing that--if I actually use--I'll probably just as soon forget. Such is life.
But I'm on the hook for another year, so I have to just make the most of it. Over the weekend, I sat down and went through all the boxes, sorting out the stuff I could try with stuff I'd never use. I made a little box of products to try over the coming days and got to work. I already have tons of products to try...the whole Birchbox thing is, well...exhausting.
Since I have 11 or so more beauty boxes headed my way, I am going to do my damnedest to try out the samples in the hopes of finding something I like. Hell, maybe I'll do a monthly post about my latest box. Sigh.
Are you a Birchbox subscriber? If so, how do you incorporate the samples into your daily beauty/makeup routine? Let me know!