Birchbox review and giveaway, part 2!


Back in September, I reviewed and gave away a Birchbox. For those who can't be bothered to click, a Birchbox is a lovely little box, arriving at your door each month, full of beauty-related samples. In September, I loved the one I reviewed.

In April, I'm a convert. I've had a subscription since September, and I have been impressed every month. These boxes are great. These aren't your "free from Sephora one-time use" samples. They are good amounts of great products. Some of which I am now using regularly. My favorites:

From the November box, a large sample sized (still using it now) NARS The Multiple in South Beach:

From the December box, a large sample sized (still using it now) Stila Lip Glaze in Kitten:

From the January box, a sample sized (but very potent, I just ran out) Oscar Blandi Olio di Jasmine Hair Serum:

From the February box, a large sample sized NARS Orgasm Illuminator:

From the March box, a full-sized(!) Sue Devitt Eye Intensifier Pencil in Bangalore:

It is no exaggeration to say that I can't wait to see what this month's box brings! At only $10/month (or $110 if you get a 12-month subscription), these boxes strike me as a huge bargain--there hasn't yet been one I didn't get far more than $10 worth of product out of, not to mention the fun of being introduced to new stuff I wouldn't necessarily try and getting mail!

I love these so much, I REALLY think you all should try them. So let's do a giveaway! Here's how you enter:
1. Leave me a comment on this post telling me something you'd like to see here at WINOW.
2. Tweet, FB, or otherwise spread the word of my blog and this contest and leave me a comment to tell me you did it!

I will be picking TWO winners. Second place will receive one Birchbox (April's, if they are still in-stock). First place will receive a THREE MONTH subscription to Birchbox!

Winners will be picked via random number drawing one week from now. GO!


First off, I love your blog, and not just because you're my good friend! I know I don't comment nearly enough but I am going to make a point to do so, more often. I like your writing style and the way you invite us into your world. I LOVE knowing what other people wear and do and are passionate about, and the way you do that is just really excellent. Your blog could easily stand up to any of the other polished, fun, informative blogs I have read over the years. One thing I would like to see is maybe more guest posts on different topics of interest, I think that could be very interesting and fun.

I just posted a shout-out about you on my FB :)

I love when you show us your thrift store finds! I don't thrift as often as I used to, and I miss it.

Just gave you a shout out on my FB Grace! How have I never heard of Birchbox?? This is seriously awesome. I LURVE samples!

I love your blog, Grace; it's the only one I really read!

I enjoy your thrifting and discount store finds the most. I also like your opinionated current-event pieces.

I love your blog, I started reading during the happy housewife run, and I'm loving the dress me up series!

I miss your daily outfits!

I really want to try this!

How did I not know about this Birchbox you speaketh of? I LOVE!

And I shared this giveaway with my Facebook fans. Hope they love your blog as much as I do!

Very cool giveaway - that Stila glaze from December is my favorite lip gloss ever. I tweeted a link.

I love all your wonderful thrifting finds!

Shared on facebook! This sounds awesome! Thanks!

Hi! This is my first time on your blog, I clicked over from Wardrobe Oxygen. My burning question is this: how do I know when to let go of a trend I love but isn't in style anymore? Say, the wide belt at the waist or bold colors?

Gracie, I LOVE your makeup reviews -- my new favourite foundation and mascara are all because of you!

...and posted on FB about it.

I love our blog grace. It's the only one I check daily. I miss your daily outfits though. I hope you'll start doing those again, I loved seeing all the snazzy outfits. And you totally rocked all those looks.

I'll post about this on my blog and on my facebook :)

I'm a big fan of free stuff :)

I miss seeing your daily outfits, and I would love to see more "occasion" outfits, like something for a wedding, summer picnic, cute beach outfit, etc.

I would love to see me and my mom on your blog. She loves clothes and has a really tight budget, but I think you could do some damage on her.

I shared your link with my mom, who loves your clothes picks.

I just wanted to say that I am a big fan of both of those Nars products! I just love them!

Love playing along with the thrifted finds too!

I always love to see your thrifting posts. I'd love to also see you do another kind of fashion challenge of some sort. Loved the daily entries.

I really love the Dress Me Up's! I would love to see one that is in a sporty casual kind of look. I'm currently drooling over some pieces from athleta, like this Bodega skirt:

But then I stumble on what shoes and top would coordinate. So I would be thrilled by a Dress Me Up that hit this style.

I only have one twitter follower (my DH, LOL) but I posted a link to your blog as my FB status.

I love seeing your thrift store purchases, you are so super creative!!!

I LOVE your giveaways! I'd love to see some beach wear (and accessories for the beach) :).

How did I not know about this? I'd love to try it, and now I'm thinking of giving subscriptions to my sister-in-law, mother and best friend for gifts!

I adore the Dress Me Up segments. I hate shopping and DMU gives me a ton of ideas.

Just posted about your blog on my FB!

I'd like to see more belted styles. I am belted style illiterate.

Also? Retweeted for ya!

I would love to see more about your furry friends!

What a fun giveaway! I've heard about Birchbox, but haven't actually tried it out myself yet!

you make up blog posts make me WANT to wear make-up everyday. its like the highest potential of my make-up wearing self is brought to life in your blog posts. thanks for that. i look more put together daily because of you.

I'd love to see more thrifting tips!

I don't know why it took me so long to check out your blog, but I am glad I did. I am just loving the DMU feature. It's inspired me to actually get dressed, as opposed to just "putting on clothes". I've cleaned out my closet and started putting together cute outfits. I'd love to see you tackle a super plus size person (like a size 24W or larger) on DMU.

I shared your blog on my fb feed, but I don't know how many will click over to check it out. I rarely get comments on shared links, even the awesome ones like your blog.

i WOULD LOVE TO SEE "AFTER" shots of the "dress you up". keep up the great work!

I am recommenting because something went weird with my browser so I dunno if you got it. If you did--ignore.

I posted on google reader!

I'd like a post on blog self-censorship for career and/or the interaction of saying personal shit on your blog when looking for a job....

Loveeee Birchbox and Loveeee this giveaway!!! I would like to see more about handbags and shoes. I shared your blog with my Facebook friends :) Hope i win :)

Sent a shout out via facebook. I do love the blog, Grace... so much. My fav bits are totally the Dress You Up.

Love this blog - I've been lurking for ages. This Birchbox looks awesome! I'd love to see more of your daily outfits and where each bit came from. I'm posting about you, your blog, and this contest on FB.

Grace, always love your blog.
I would love a post about making summer casual look good, for those of us that live in places that are so hot. Shorts, tanks, dresses. But still cute and put together.

I LOVE reading your posts- definitely entertaining and thank you for all the information on goodies and such! :)

I love your dress me ups (favorite part) and style iconship. Thrift store finds slay me.

Maybe a little more (for us really broke folk) about budget (not necessarily thrift) finds?

Either way, A+ material, all around. Yay Austin!

Just found out what Birchbox was today. So curious to try it out!

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