Birch Box Review and FAQ

So I received my second Birch Box last week. If you want to see what I got in my first box click here. In this post I am going to answer some FAQ’s that I have been asked about the service!

How much does it cost? $10 a month which breaks down to only .33 cents a day!

Can I cancel whenever I want? Yes of course!

Do I get to pick the items out that I want to receive? No. You take a little questionnaire when you sign up and they base products off of that.

Does everyone get the same thing? No. But Ive noticed a lot of similar items in everyones boxes. Here and there people do receive different items. I’m not sure how they figure out who gets what.

When should I sign up to get next months box? They ship their boxes the first week of every month. I got my first box on the 14th of Feb and this one on the 11th of March. If you want next months Id say to sign up before the month begins!

Is it international? At this time they only ship within the United States. I would email their customer service department and ask about it! If enough people want it they will probably do it! *fingers crossed*

If you have any other questions about the service just let me know in the comments and ill make sure to answer them!!

Don’t forget to check out what I received in my first Birch Box!!!

birchbox.com

xoxo-Jen


  • Veronica

    how did the products work out for you??

    • Jenny

      eh i kind of went over them in my youtube video..not too excited about the selection this month!

  • http://essiebutton.blogspot.com Essie

    God almighty I wish I lived in the USA so I could get this.

    essiebutton.blogspot.com

    • Jenny

      i hope they go internationally soon!

    • Stef

      Hey,
      I just noticed a couple of weeks ago that we have similar concepts here in germany! And we’re usually the last ones getting on bandwagons of cool stufflike that so you might wanna go ahead and google/research for a similar concept in your country!

  • http://www.pixielashes.com natalie

    wow i also hope they go internationally soon!! Last months did look alot better but hey for the price its so worth it!
    I love your blog,please check mine out :) xxx

    • Jenny

      thank you natalie!! ill check it out :)

  • Brittany

    I signed up at the beginning of this month and they said my first birchbox will be here in April. im glad i didnt get this month’s because, like you, i dont think the products look that great. i wouldnt use the toothpaste for the exact reason you stated in your video. hopefully April’s will be a much better box! i guess some will be better than others, ya know.

    • Jenny

      birchbox said next months is supposed to be better so i hope it is!!! youll have to compare your april one with mine see if we got anything similar!

  • Lizbeth

    I really want to join.. for the price it beats buying the full product and not loving it.

    http://lizbeth612-onceuponashoe.blogspot.com/

    • Jenny

      yep i totally agree..and i like trying something i might have never even heard of or thought i would like!

  • http://thestylishnurse.blogspot.com Erica

    Birchbox is a really great idea, thanks for sharing this. I’m really considering subscribing, thanks for sharing your opinions on everything!

    • Jenny

      youre welcome =)

  • Tammy

    I also get the Birch Box and I think its so weird that they dont send the same things to everyone, u got some different things then I did. O well still love it. : )

    • Jenny

      i think it has a lot to do with the beauty profile thing you fill out when u join!

  • Aubrie

    I got different things, as well. I got the toothpaste and lip balm but I also got mascara, foot lotion and bath salts. This was my first birchbox, I am excited for next month.

    • Jenny

      me too! i wouldnt mind a foot lotion! haha

  • http://smileandsparkle.wordpress.com Pia

    Thanks for showing us what you got, Jenny!

    Definitely going to drop them a line about making it an international service. You’re lucky to live in the States – make-up and beauty heaven :)

    • Jenny

      where r u from? im always jealous of girls in the uk..so many different brands!!!

      • http://smileandsparkle.wordpress.com Pia

        I’m from Australia. The UK seems to have loads of great drugstore brands, while the big brand makeup is more affordable in the US.

        • Jenny

          ohhh. well i think everyone wants what isnt easily available to them! ha

  • http://www.aprilziegler.com april

    Just signed up for Birchbox & cannot even wait for next month’s box :)

    • Jenny

      yay!!!! its like a bday present every month love it!!!

  • Lesley

    Do you happen to know if you can cancel online or if you have to call them? Just curious, I’m happy with it so far, but was wondering

    • Jenny

      im not sure since i havent canceled yet haha

  • Michelle

    Hi Jenny,
    can you choose not to receive a birch box on a certain month? If so how many times in a year can you skip it? thanks :)

    • Jenny

      no i think you would have to cancel or re sign up. not sure tho id call their customer service!

  • http://www.bellasbeautyspot.com courtney

    You look a lot like mandy moore!

    • Jenny

      well thank you!

  • http://www.snarktart.com Rachael

    I’ve been getting Birchboxs now since November and I’ve noticed that they are different for everyone, but some of the product samples I received months ago are now being given to new members too. Possibly they have a large stock of their best and most popular products and rotate them through to different members. I’ve never received the same items twice though, or even the same brands actually.
    This month I got the toothpaste, I tried it but didn’t think it was anything better than Crest, which I’ll now have to check for parabens. I also got the lip-balm, but in the flavor you already have (the purple flavor? haha, with lavender) and a giant bag of bath salts. Too bad I don’t really take baths … also the spoole and foot cream from Ahava.

    • Jenny

      ya i think it depends when you sign up. if youre newer they have stock left over and send it to you.

  • http://jentdreamworld.blogspot.com/ JenD

    Thank, Jenny for sharing your Birchbox in March. Love what you got in the box, specially the “Pomega5″ and “Blow”. ^_^. I just got my first Birchbox this month and I got some different things from your Birchbox.
    http://jentdreamworld.blogspot.com/

    • Jenny

      youre welcome! i hope next month is more makeup related@

  • http://www.thevanitylair.com/ Allie

    This is such an awesome idea! I’m kind of mad I didn’t think of it. I’m definitely going to have to sign up for this.

    http://www.thevanitylair.com/

    • Jenny

      its so much fun

  • Alli

    I totally agree with you. We signed up at the same time (we tweeted together and spoke about – not sure if u remember…!) and I def think that last month’s was significantly better than this one, but I still love the idea and love trying new products. I got the exact same items as you did, and feel pretty much the same. I think we may have been spoiled a bit with our first box, as birchbox said that it was the best box they had ever put together, so maybe in some way it was bound to be a bit of a disappointment this month. You said that birchbox said next month will be better, right? we’ll see! Regardless, I think it is a wicked cool idea and I really look forward to being surprised each month!

  • Taylor

    I got my birchbox and i had four small items, i was disapointed for 10 bucks and these things were small, how come everyone gets bigger products, and when is aprils boxs gonna come, im gonna see if i like this months and if i dont i might cancel

  • http://www.lavoro.etsy.com Shelly Smith

    My first box was March and I loved it. I loved the toothpaste but it’s too pricey for me to actually buy it but I really liked it a lot. I used my bath salts in my foot spa. They were great.

  • http://twitter.com/karenwilson Karen

    Wish we could get Birchbox or similar in the UK (I can’t understand why there isn’t anything like this in place) and I did contacted Birchbox about it via Twitter and they said they’re looking into it but it might take a while so I don’t expect it to happen this year. I’d signup if Avon or another similar company would do this in the UK.

  • Kira

    I love the lip color that you are wearing in this video. Where can I get it?

  • Jen

    Hi Jenny,

    I was wondering if you know if say, I don’t buy anything, or only buy one item the whole year, will they cancel my membership thinking I’m not a good customer? Like, are you mandated to buy so many items or anything like that?

  • Emma

    This really is a brilliant idea! I will definitely have to order a box and see how this works. By the way, for all of you who are wondering about Birch Box in Europe, there’s a similar business called Glossy Box which is almost exactly the same thing. Every month you get 5 luxury products, but I can’t remember prices. I do believe they are as cheap as Birch Box though.

  • farah

    its June 4th and ive noticed you said to sign up before the month starts… is it too late for the next box?

    • Jenny

      hmm im not sure!! you can email them or just sign up. if its too late you wont get charged till next month

  • Ericka

    I appreciate your video I’m thinking of signing up for the Birchbox. After watching your video I just wanted to give you a heads up that if you don’t like parabens you should check foods that you eat too. Yes that’s right there are foods that have parabens as preservatives.

  • aleegirl19

    Hiii! I’m a new subscriber and order my first Birchbox when I saw your Birchbox updates, which I love! Anyway, my question is about the payments. The payment for June has already been charged to my account but when is the payment for July due? Do they just take it out of your account, or do you have to reorder?

  • http://www.haroulitasdesign.etsy.com sirkah-haroulita

    OMG first i love ur blog girl!!!!!!u are awesomeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!
    and second i want boxes like that too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!i live in Greece!!!!hope they gonna ship worldwide soon !!!!!!!!!!!pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!lol

  • Abby

    That one dosent look the best you’ve had (No offence). Its still cool though , i soo wish they’d ship to Wales !! That would make my day , Totally! I have the lip balm and it works miracels , how did u like it ?? Lots of Love and Huggs Abby xx
    P.S You look soo pretty in ur vidio :) < 3 xx

  • ALEX

    i SIGNED UP IN MAY AND GOT MY FIRST BOX IN JUNE. I WASNT TERRIBLY IMPRESSED BUT ONE OF MY PRODUCTS WAS A FULL SIZED $30 BLUSH/BRONZER THAT I FELL IN LOVE WITH! SO I DECIDED TO GIVE IT ANOTHER SHOT. MY JUNE BOX WAS SUPER DISAPPOINTING. A HAND CREAM, HAIRSPRAY BOTH RATHER INEXPENSIVE BRANDS. I GOT PHILOSOPHY FACE WASH BUT I ALREADY HAD A TON OF IT BECAUSE THATS MY BRAND. THEN I GET A GRANOLA BAR?!?!?! SERIOUSLY I HAVE A BOX OF GRANOLA BARS IN MY CABINET AND THEY WERE LIKE 2 BUCKS. WHY IS BIRCHBOX SENDING OUT GRANOLA BARS?! NOT IMPRESSED.