Expect the Unexpected

There’s nothing better than getting a gift that’s unexpected.   And now thanks to the rise of beauty subscriptions, you don’t have to wait for someone else to get you one.  I recently subscribed to Birchbox.com and now every month I get a box of surprise beauty treats delivered straight to my doorstep!

My February Box
The concept is simple, you pay a small monthy fee equivalent to a couple cups of Starbucks and every month you get 4-5 deluxe sample products ranging from haircare, to makeup, to skincare, plus some fun extras.  The box is semi-customized to your likes and dislikes based on a short questionnaire you fill out and add to your profile.  I’ve really loved my boxes so far and have discovered some great new products.  Each box brings a good mix of well known brands and some up and comers.  In addition to the box, their website is chock full of reviews, articles, expert interviews, and how to videos.  You even earn points for referring friends, reviewing products, and shopping online.   It’s like a trip to Sephora but better and from the comfort of your couch! 


  1. Cool! How much is a subscription? Or does it depend on what you sign up for?

  2. Hi Ana, the subscription is $10 a month. You can pick a 12 month, 6 month, or 3 month subscription which is nice.

  3. I love it definitely going to give it a try!!!

  4. Great recipe. Do you have a recipe for making preserved lemons?