Birchbox Pick Two Mystery Sample Pack

Birchbox Pick Two Mystery Sample Pack

One of the things that subscription box… well, subscribers love the the most — even more than getting the product itself — is the biting anticipation of surprise. The thrill of waiting, of getting that package of new and unknown products every is what keeps everyone coming back.

Birchbox already has this down to a pat in subscription box form, but it seems like they’ve gotten it down to perfection now in their shop as well, with the introduction of the Birchbox Pick Two Mystery Sample Pack. Before, they had designated sample packs with two items that you knew about that you could either purchase for $10 or add to your cart free with a $25 (now $35) order. Now, with the mystery packs, there are a lot more groupings and things have certainly gotten more interesting.

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Birchbox Pick Two Mystery Sample Packs

I recently placed two Birchbox orders and managed to snag two mystery packs. Here’s everything I got. It’s not the worst packs I’ve seen, but I know there are definitely wants I wanted more.

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Birchbox Pick Two Mystery Sample Pack featuring ModelCo Party Proof Lipstick in Kitty and Nexxus Rejuvenating Hair Elixir

ModelCo Party Proof Lipstick in Kitty
Full size: 3x 0.13oz lipstick for $24
Sample size: 1x 0.13oz lipstick for $8

Nexxus Youth Renewal Rejuvenating Hair Elixir
Full size: 28mL for $20.99
Sample size: 4mL for $3.00

Total sample value: $11
Sample price: $10 or free with $35+ purchase

This was the one I liked more out of the two. I’ve been wanting to try the ModelCo lipstick for a while but it kept never ending up in my box, so this is a super win for me. I don’t need more hair stuff (I’m pretty sure I need less hair than basically anyone else ever) but I ain’t mad about the Nexxus.

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Birchbox Pick Two Mystery Sample Pack featuring Benefit Radiant Skincare sampler and The Laundress Delicate Wash

The Laundress Delicate Wash
Full size: 16fl oz for $19
Sample size: 0.5fl oz for $0.59

Benefit So Radiant Skincare sampler pack:
triple performing facial emulsion
Full size: 1.7fl oz for $28
Sample size: 0.04fl oz for $0.66

total moisture facial cream
Full size: 1.7oz for $38
Sample size: 0.04oz for $0.89

it’s potent! eye cream
Full size: 0.5oz for $32
Sample size: 0.02oz for $1.28

Total sample value: $3.42
Sample price: $10 or free with $35+ purchase

It’s a good thing most of these sampler packs are free because if I’d paid for this one, I’d be sorely disappointed. It’s not really the value, but the fact that the sample sizes are pretty small, which a lot of people have been complaining about recently. Most of these are single or two-time use, which makes it hard to get a real feel for the product.

On the other hand, I’ve been wanting to try the Benefit skincare for a while, so this is a good way to sample a bunch of things at once, actual size aside.

Overall the mystery packs seem to be pretty hit-or-miss. The first wave all had awesome items, but now it seems like there are a bunch more foils (but not enough to not want to take the risk). It’s still pretty exhilarating and makes getting an order exciting. Would you take the risk?


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