For those of you not familiar with sample choice, it’s a program that began last August where Birchbox subscribers have the option to select a sample to be included in next month’s box. Each month 3-4 samples are revealed and the sample you pick will replace one of your traditional 5 samples. This month, Birchbox subscribers have the chance to choose from 3 samples, or select a box curated by a guest editor. This is a comparison of those options based on research I’ve done using other blogs and my own calculations. This month I’ve taken all of my images as screenshots from the official Birchbox video.
First, the three sample options. This year Birchbox seems to be revealing their sample choices along a theme, and this month that theme is hair products.
The first sample comes from one of Birchbox’s favorite brands, Beauty Protector. It’s their Protect & Oil. I’ve received this before, and though it was a perfectly adequate hair oil, the sample vial was a bit unwieldy when it came to dispensing product.
The next sample is Amika’s Bombshell Blowout Spray. In the video, Birchbox curator Rachel says she swears by this product, and it’s got a solid 4 stars on Birchbox.com.
The final option is the It’s A 10 Miracle Leave-in Product. I’ve heard great things about the It’s A 10 brand, and I’m excited to try something from them. This particular product supposedly acts as a defrizzer, shine enhancer, heat protector, and styling creme, and it’s got 4.5 stars and rave reviews on Birchbox.com.
The final option is the Guest Editor box. This month, it’s curated by Beauty Solutions.
The products in this box:
derma e Evenly Radiant Brightening Day Creme SPF 15
Laura Geller Blush ‘n’ Brighten
Dear Clark Volumizing Hair Tonic
Supergoop! Eye Cream
Whish Three Wishes Body Butter – Almond
I haven’t tried any of the products in this box before, but it is quite attractive. In particular, the blush is very tempting! Vicky at Caught in a Daze has a review of the Laura Geller blush here. If any of the other products in this box also call your name, I would definitely go for it!
Bonus: this month, the boxes are supposed to be covered in a variety of snazzy, spring-like patterns!
Look at how excited Rachel is about these boxes!
Although the curated box looks pretty awesome, I currently don’t need any more day cream, eye cream, or body lotion, so I can’t justify it. Instead, I’m going to be choosing the It’s A 10 Miracle Leave-in Product this month, which I’m excited to try!
Which sample(s) are you considering?
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