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Birchbox?

I am interested in becomming a Birchbox member.  I like most of the brands they have to offer, and I think it will be so fun to get a box of minis every month.  However...my husband is nervous they will charge for random things or make it difficult to quit.  Could you all tell me your experience with this company?

 

Thanks!

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I have both as well, and prefer ipsy

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I've tried both birchbox and ipsy. I liked birchbox at first but started noticing that I would get a lot of repeat products because each month there are like 6 different boxes with a mixture of item. I always sseemed to get the crappy one haha and they do not take your survey into count since I've gotten many things for curly hair and dark bronzers when I have straight hair and very pale. Ipsy might not have the highest end of products but you get better size samples and usually everyone gets the same product maybe different shades or products from same brand.

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I am glad that I am not the only one who feels that I get the 'crappy' box.  I watch unboxings on YouTube, and find that the 'gurus' have better products then I seem to receive.  I can see how companies would want to give them 'better' boxes because they are 'promoting' the company, however, this week alone, I have told more tha. 3 people (not including who may read this or my fb post) to subscribe rio ipsy/ glam bag instead of Birchbox.

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Yup that's how I felt too is the "gurus" would get the really awesome thing and most of us were left with packets and vials haha.

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I'm still recieving both Ipsy and Birchbox and have been considering cancelling birchbox for a couple months now. I also feel like i'm getting the "crappy" box. They just seem like they were sooo much fuller when I start. 

I've only recieved a couple of Glam bags from Ipsy and I already love their choices and samples sizes way better..they FILL the bag where my Birchboxes seem full of paper and cardboard..

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I agree. Birchbox seemed good in the beginning. But now it seems like you're basically paying $10 a month for samples you can get at Sephora. That $10 could go to gas for your car! Haha, IPSY is much better.

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Birchbox is way overrated.  I recevied mine for about 7 months.  It's mainly perfume samples and small packets of lotion or sunscreen.  I eventually got bored with it and ended my subscription.  I didn't have any problems ending it and I haven't had any weird charges from them ever.  The first couple of boxes are fun but it gets old real fast.  Especially when they repeat the things they send you.  You can get the same samples or better ones just by shopping at Sephora and asking to try a product.  My Sephora is really great with offering free samples of products. 

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Oh also I don't like Birchboxs customer service. I ordered a nail polish from the site once because I had free points to spend. My order some how got sent to some one else and she called me because my phone number and address was on the paper inside the box (thankfully she was very nice and said she'll rip up the paper for me) but when I called birchbox at first they wanted her to spend her own money to send it to me. I was like wtf?!?!?! it wasn't her fault it was sent to her. so thankfully they sent me a new polish but it took a while. 

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Ipsy is sooooo much better Smiley Happy

 

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I have had birchbox, and I ended it about 2 boxes ago I believe. I just got what I wanted out of it and wasn't happy with my samples anymore, so I opted out, but in the beginning I loved it. They charge your card on the 1st of the month. Never a day late. And once you suspend your service, you will not get another charge. I had no problems cancelling my membership, so in those regards I was pleased.

 

I would recommend searching around other boxes though, because I wasn't happy with my box for a few months, but I just kept going because I was like oh next box will be better. I'm thinking of trying ipsy soon! But, the customer service is very nice at birchbox.

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