Namely, it didn’t.
First off, let’s start with the positive. My box was at my house on the same day that I got my shipment notification. When I logged into my account, it listed it as having been shipped 2 days prior, which means it took 2 days for me to get the notification, but who cares, it felt positive! And 2 days for delivery is great.
Alterna Caviar Anti-Aging CC Cream
This is a leave-in conditioner. My hair tends towards dry, and I do use a leave-in, but I have one (and now two) that I adore. Maybe I’ll try it once, but unless I wind up looking like this, I probably won’t be using much of this.
Jane Iredale Tantasia Self Tanner
I never use self-tanner. Full stop. I didn’t even own a bronzer till this year. I know I’m super pale, so maybe I need it, but I am not using this. Even a little bit. (And I had been so excited when I saw “Jane Iredale”!)
Jane Tran Hair Accessory Assortment
These are cute enough, but I don’t do camo, much less in my hair. MAYBE I’ll use the bobby pin.
MD SolarSciences Evening Repair Serum
I look ten years younger than I am and already have great skin products. So this will probably get passed on to my mom.
Suki Exfoliate Foaming Cleanser
Okay, physical exfoliators. I have millions from Birchbox. Will I use this? Maybe. But honestly, probably not.
So, that was kind of a disaster, no?
I thought that I would give it one more chance, so I immediately logged into my account to change my preferences, and couldn’t find anywhere to do that. I knew I filled something out when I registered, but there was nowhere to weak them. So instead I canceled my membership, thinking that I would rejoin and redo them.
I logged in again today and had a prompt to fill out my beauty profile. And now I remember why this was so non-specialized: There are 6 questions about your hair color, skin type, skin shade, age, and things like that, but nothing about what you like to get. I didn’t appreciate that about Birchbox until now. (Not that it worked that well for me…)
So, I have to think about whether or not I’ll try this for one more month. For $15, I can buy something I actually want!
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