Like I said before, I was really excited to be receiving this. Birchbox appealed to me because, firstly, I like to buy things online so that I can get something in the mail (I hope that I am not alone in this) and, secondly, I love trying different beauty products. However, with a very limited budget, it's difficult for me to justify splurging on typically "higher end" products without knowing much about them.
So far I have only tried the "Moisturizing Lip Gloss" by Jouer and the "Purifying Mud Mask" by Ahava...and I loved them both. Enough to spend $20 and $30 on the full sized versions? Probably not, but these little samples should give me my beauty-product-sampling-fix for the next month (until the next shipment arrives).
One thing that I loved immediately when opening the box was how well everything was packaged. Wrapped in hot pink tissue paper, tied up with a little ribbon, a greeting/information card, etc. It all gave me the feeling that somebody had actually been sitting there, packing this little parcel just for me. Also, I am guessing that each monthly box has a theme to it as my greeting card started off with:
"Mom knows best, which is why this month we're celebrating everything she's taught us over the years...This box is filled with elegant products that will always be in style, just like Mom."
Anyways, so far so good. I have to admit though, my hopes might have been just a teeny-tiny bit higher, but at only $10 a month, I really can't complain. Not yet at least.