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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Monthly Box Subscriptions

Alas, after over two years of receiving my monthly Birchbox, I'm cancelling my subscription.

I just don't use the samples anymore, and I'm not even excited about my boxes like I used to be. At first, I thought it was because I had just had a baby, and therefore wasn't interested in trying out all these beauty products I didn't have time for. But Henry is nine months old now, and is quite content to sit on the bathroom floor while I actually make myself up everyday again. (Hurray! Finally.)

So the baby excuse is gone. Which is all I had... Outside of "I'm sampled out." I wave my white flag. I'm beauty sampled out!

The Birchbox graveyard at the Leitch residence. I haven't touched the last two boxes.

Birchbox, you were a blast for a good long while. But I bid you adieu!

You know that means?! I'm on the hunt for another monthly subscription box! I love having a little monthly surprise and a fun "mail day." I'm currently looking into Stitch Fix and Happy Mommy Box.

I'm not a shopper by nature, so I really like the concept of Stitch Fix. Someone to send me things that might look good on me?! Yes please. I signed up and my first box is set to arrive March 4. Whoohoo! BTW, if you're interested in it and want to be a sweetheart, you can enter my referral code: https://www.stitchfix.com/referral/4763117

Stitch Fix asks you about your style preferences for your profile: This was my favorite set of "looks" for my SAHM lifestyle


The Happy Mommy Box is completely a new company. It's adorable and full of things that will make a mama smile. It contains a wide range of items, from stationary to edible treats to jewelry, so I think the variety could be a fun surprise. I'm also giving this box a solid trial run to see if it's a good fit.

Happy Mommy Box... Makes mom's happy? I'll find out!

Any other recommendations out there for monthly boxes? I know there's a ton of them, for every person, interest and age group! I mean, hubs gets a monthly box of craft beer, so I should be able to find something feminine for myself, right? Right!

11 comments:

  1. I cancelled my Birchbox about two years ago and I was so happy to do that - the sample sizes irritated me!! I am getting glossybox right now and I'm renewing for another three months! The portion sizes are just so much better and the quality of products is better to...in my opinion!! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

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  2. I also cancelled my Birchbox and Ipsy subscriptions a while back. I did find out about some new brands and some things I really liked, but most of them were disappointing. I have been thinking of trying Scentbird. It's perfume samples only. I love trying new perfumes but it takes me a while to finish a whole bottle. I also want to get a coffee subscription and I am a pretty big fan of Club W (wine delivery). Those Stitch Fix outfits are so cute!

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  3. Yay for cancelling the birchbox! I always read about them and almost sign up, but I never actually do because while it would be cool to receive something like the beauty blender, i wouldn't use all the samples and whatnot. i've only had one stitch fix, so far i like it, don't know if i will do it forever, but at least you can set up automatic fixes or like whenever you want, which is really cool.

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  4. I used to get subscription boxes, and I would constantly get samples when I ordered things online, so now I have more than I know what to do with. I really just don't want ANY samples anymore ever! I have my own samples graveyard going on. I always tell myself I'm going to use them yet they continue to sit in their drawer...
    I'm really thinking about trying Stitch Fix. I just can't decide, but the part of me that really hates shopping (like 95% of me) is super into it. It sounds so great in theory, I just don't know how well it would work for me in practice.

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  5. I'm getting my first stitch fix on the 4th too! I can't wait to compare.

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  6. I gave up on my Birchbox a few months ago and honestly really don't miss it at all. Which was surprising because I had loved it for so long! Rocksbox is another great subscription!

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  7. I still have my Birchbox subscription, but the samples are starting to pile up at an alarming rate...I recommend Rent the Runway Unlimited for some great accessories!

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  8. I just blogged about how zoned out I am to discovering all the cool kid toys. How have I never heard of any of these! Well i've heard of birch box (I used to do luxebox). I totally want to do the craft beer one - which one do you use? and I might just check out the other 2 you just mentioned.

    Its funny because I JUST discovered polyvore and created by first board for summer travel style inspiration... and then I head over to your blog and see you got a board pinned with style inspiration with Stitch Fix. If I sign up, Ill totally use your referral. Looking forward to seeing what's in your mommy box too!

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  9. I axed birch box after 6 months in a row they kept on sending me hair oil. I have thin hair I don't need hair oil!!!!!!! Plus my face is so sensitive anything new was like breakout central. Let me know if you find a good one because I am interested in a monthly subscription just don't know which one!

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  10. Maybe you should have a giveaway/contest for all your unused samples. I'm a beauty junkie currently on a WalMart budget. High-end samples would be nice!

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  11. I really dislike samples honestly. That's a big reason why I've never done a subscription box. I really do want a health and/or fitness one that would offer full size things. But Stitch Fix is awesome. I have a few friends that use it and really enjoy it. Be careful though, the cost can start adding up; especially if you like all the items they send you.
    And Happy Mommy Box was started by two bloggers! It's really awesome too!

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