Birchbox - Canceled

After 13 months of bb, I canceled. Here's why.

It started w/ this box. This particular month, they partnered w/ Gossip Girl. Stila & Dior Extase were heavily promoted. I was super excited, when bb partnered w/ Teen Vogue, the box was AWESOME. I got a lip plumper & hand cream. disappointing

I was so irritated w/ this box, I didn't even blog about it. Bandaids & bronzer? I'm blessed w/ a natural tan (filipino) so the bronzer is useless. I heard the peach shade makes a pretty blush but I didn't get that one. Think those bandaids are cute? They have them for $2.50 @ Target. BB sells them for $11?!? I left some nasty feedback on that one.

I planned on canceling after I received this box. They gave me a full size Laura Geller lipstick. It was only in one box & everyone wanted it. Can't freakin cancel now. Now, I mistakenly think I'm on the good box list.

Ugh. This one did me in. While a new razor is usable, its not what I would expect from a beauty sub. Walmart sent out the identical razor for free just weeks prior. Also, got some samples from Miss Jessie's. You can get these for free on Miss Jessie's website. You can see plain as day that is says free on the packets. Why am I paying for samples I can get for free on my own? The DDF cleanser was the only saving grace. Come to find out, they handed out full size cleansers in other boxes (not the 2 oz I got). This box left such a bad taste in my mouth. Its not only the quality of boxes, its their customer service too. I usually have some kind of issue every month, whether its a damaged sample or one they didn't include. I usually get a response with in a few days. Now, its a week if they even get back to you. You call & its always a answering machine. I think bb got too big for its britches & they need to scale back.


yousoldtheworld said...
August 29, 2012 at 11:40 AM

Souly, I feel your pain. I cancelled as well. I got some great boxes, sure, but their service and inconsistency just wasn't worth it for me.

On to better things! I resubbed for Sample Society and myGlam and I already enjoyed my first month back with myGlam. :)

Cassandra said...
August 29, 2012 at 12:20 PM

What a disappointment. I myself never got birchboxes. I kind of don't know what they are haha Do you pay each month for a mystery gift box?

Renee said...
August 29, 2012 at 12:32 PM

That's so disappointing :( I've been wanting to join BB for a while, but this is making me wonder if not joining was a good thing after all! Sorry you got such bad boxes :/

Souly Stones said...
August 29, 2012 at 2:04 PM

I'm on the waiting list for myglam. Hoping I get in for Sept :)

Sample society really stepped it up. Keeeping an eye on that one.

Birchbox is a monthly beauty subscription. You pay $10 a month for 4-5 samples. Its actually a really good deal but their customer service has gone downhill.

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