I've had this Birchbox for at least a week now but it's so underwhelming for me I just haven't gotten around to posting it. I knew the contents of this box before it even arrived (thanks to peeking in the box section after it shipped) and made the decision to breakup with Birchbox. Things with me and BB started off good the first few boxes I received I was really happy with but a few months later they started to be not so good. I also have a bone to pick with them about all the box variations they have, I feel like half the subbies get the newer picks of the samples and the others get the left overs from other months boxes. I tried tweaking my profile on the site but they still just kept sending me products that really missed the mark. I was tired of getting hair product after hair product and I really think I would have hurt someone if they sent me another liquid eyeliner! I also have a problem with them saying that they provide "Deluxe Beauty Samples", I'm sorry last I checked that foil packet or tee tiny bottle (Yeah I'm talking about that Dr. Jart BB cream sample they sent) was not deluxe in any way shape or form. For the same price I get more from my other sub Ipsy than I have in recent months from BB.
Now to end this rant there are things that I do like about Birchbox like the points and the shop but those things are not enough to keep me if they skimp on the box itself. I would like to see them be more competitive with their competition and stop casting lame samples down on their customers from their hill.
So Birchbox this is goodbye and it's certainly not me it's you.
Want to know what was in my last box that caused the breakup? Keep reading!
Color Club | Fiesta Collection in Wild Cactus
Not a horrible color and it's showing up lighter in the photos than it is in person. St. Patrick's day is coming so I'm sure I'll get some use out of it but the other Color Club polishes I have received from BB have not impressed me in terms of wear so I'm this one will be no different.
Lancome | LA Base Pro
While I am loyal to MUFE when it comes to primer I will give this a try just for kicks.
Miss Jessie's | Pillow Soft Curls
While it is a big foil packet it is still a foil packet and to add insult to injury it says FREE on it. Perhaps I'm nit picking but what exactly were they thinking when they sent paying subscribers something that is considered free. I will use this sample but I wont be happy about it because I always seem to make a giant mess with foil packets and I only end up using a little bit of the actual product because it can't be re-sealed.
Vasanti | BrightenUp! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator
I don't know why they picked this for my box I really have no interest in Face Rejuvenation... but maybe I should?
Ghirardelli | Milk & Caramel SQUARE
You know it's bad when your favorite part of the box was the "Special Extra", this was delicious I wish they would have included more than one.
So there you have it my last Birchbox, I think I'll take my extra $10 bucks and maybe look into a new sub or invest in more Little Black Bags not that I need more of those! If Birchbox improves in the future I would consider going back to them.