This box came today. Whenever it comes, I jump up and down and sing "It's a BirchBox day!"
After about three years, I finally jumped on the Birchbox wagon. Birchbox is a beauty subscription service founded by two Harvard MBA graduates. I pay $10 a month, indicate my preferences and style, and they send me beauty products. The business has taken off and I always read about the founders in various articles, most recently in an article in Entrepreneur Magazine about the Young Millionaires of 2013. I was hesitant to sign up because I have so many beauty products that I already love, but after reading so much about the success of this business model and founders, I decided to try it. I absolutely love it! The box has a meaningful theme each month and the products that I have received are high end, unique, and things that I use. This month I got two lip glosses, hair conditioner, and a special facial treatment with has special cloths that go with it. I love Birchbox because they also have lots of fun instructional videos for the products, coupons, a beauty blog, online magazine and other resources. You can order products you like from the website.
You can sign up here. The sign up page indicates the wait time it will take to start the service due to the amount of requests (There is also a Men's box). You indicate your preferences when you sign up, there is even an option to get products targeted for mothers. I highly recommend signing up, it is so fun to get a pretty box in the mail!