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My Birchbox for September: Disappointing

By Glinda

Oh sure, it’s got two hair elastics and some sort of plastic bag in a horrific print, but those are pretty much the only two things I’m excited about.

Black nail polish.  Yawn.

Regular old perfume sample of Kate Spade’s new perfume. Yawn.

Some sort of argan oil stuff for hair.  Meh, could be OK.

Then some teensy tiny plastic tub of skin cream.  Double yawn.


Instead of giving this company your hard-earned money, get your butt to a Sephora or any decent department store and ask for samples.  I guarantee that you will get bigger, better samples than what this company gives you.  There was zero name recognition on any of the products except for the Kate Spade.   I’m not up on every new beauty product, but I’d like to think I have more than just a passing knowledge.

It actually pains me that people are paying money for this stuff.

3 Responses to “My Birchbox for September: Disappointing”

  1. Klee Says:

    Seriously. I did birchbox last year, then quit when I realized I could get larger samples of stuff I actually wanted to try from Sephora (or the dept stores).

  2. SarahDances Says:

    Yes, there have been a couple months when they’ve really hit it out of the park, but lately, I have been unimpressed. I would also really appreciate if they’d stop sending me tinted moisturizers and BB creams that are too dark for my very fair skin. I sent an email to their customer service asking if they’d considered alternative samples for those of us with “extreme” coloring, and they basically said they aren’t able to do something like that. Really, Birchbox? Then why on earth do you even bother asking me what my skin tone is! Honestly.

  3. Whitney Says:

    I’ve been really pleased with my Birchboxes so far, except for the hair products. My hair is MAX 2″ long (more like 1-1/2″). Sending me hair ties and massive sample bags of hair manage cream for curly hair is a waste. I sent them an email about it and suggested they add hair length to the profile. In the meantime, my friend with white-girl locks is pleased with my castoffs.

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