Birchbox is probably considered the grandfather of the subscription boxes. For $10 a month, you get 5-7 samples based on a very detailed quiz you take when signing up. They never repeat a sample and you can review every sample for points that turn in to money in their online store. Even if I dislike something, I can earn points - and when you fill out the review, it is noted. You can see other people's reviews of the products in the store under that product. There are sales, coupon codes, and bonus add-ons for the box.
Birchbox gave us a $10 gift card for Christmas - when you purchase $35. I really would have just liked the $10 with no conditions. I have free shipping as an Ace member.
Soap and Paper Factory (Green Tea) Shea Butter Hand Cream - (full size $18) This is a nice size little lotion to get - it is just right for putting in my purse. I like this very much.
The Balm Frat Boy - (full size $21) The only issue I have with this is how small their samples are - these full sized items are so expensive and they really do not like to give you any product!
Here is a pic of the tiny little blush sample.
Malin + Goetz Clarifying Clay Mask - ( full size $48) I was surprised I had not received this product in the past. I have so many products from them from Birchboxes.
Coastal Scents Style Eyes - (full size $12) This is a small eye shadow sampler for Coastal Scents. I have a one of their large palettes and for the money, it is a good deal.
The colors I chose were some of my favorites.
Kate Spade Walk on Air - (full size $25-$95) I have selected to receive perfume samples the least amount of times possible in a year but the last several have contained one. I did not mind getting this one, however, because it smells so pretty and I would wear it.
I was very pleasantly surprised by this month's box. I like so many of the items this month! I will only be passing one on to my swap buddy - the clay mask from Malin + Goetz. I received a blush, an eye shadow, a lotion, and a perfume that I will use.
Complexion Perfection sampler was one of the bonus buys you could add on your box shipment this month. For $20 it was a great buy - the beauty blender is $20 by itself. You get sample sizes of the The Pore-fessional from Benefit, Lightning Crew by The Beauty Crop, Marcelle BB glow, and W3ll People invisible powder as well. I was very pleased with it.