yesterday i included birchbox subscriptions in my his & hers gift guides. today i wanted to give you a better idea of what you could expect in a typical box. as you guys know, i am a LONG-TIME birchbox subscriber and fan. you can read all of my previous reviews here.

SAMPLE BIRCHBOX FOR WOMEN

stila one step bronzer – fake an island glow year-round with this 3-in-1 bronzer, primer and serum. it also keeps your skin’s oil production in check. (FYI-this was a full size product that normally retails at $36)

color club nail polish in “disco nap” – just in time for cocktail season, this gilded shade will make you stand out in a crowd.

theBalm cosmetics staniac in “beauty queen” – a 2-in-1 lip and cheek stain. the sheer gel formula delivers a subtle, long-wearing flush.

twistband hair tie – give your ponytail a makeover with these colorful, snag-free elastics.

shu uemura art of hair essence absolue nourishing protective oil – stylists call this luxurious oil “liquid gold”. it keeps strands soft and silky.

SAMPLE BIRCHBOX FOR MEN

american crew shave gel – translucent gel that uses pumpkin seed extract to soothe skin while you shave.

evolutionman wash & buff – daily face scrub with microbeads to remove dead surface cells without irritation.

peter thomas roth mega-rich shampoo – daily shampoo with b-vitamin biotin to thicken and moisturize tired strands.

peter thomas roth mega-rich conditioner – wheaties for hair. this rich cream fortifies to prevent thinning and breakage.

atelier cologne “vetiver fatal” – italian bergamot blends with sicilian lemon for this new wear-anywhere scent.

old calgary oxford card sleeve wallet – handcrafted card sleeve made from 100% merino wool felt. (FYI-this item normally retails for $25)

click here to join, purchase gift subscriptions or birchbox gift cards (that can be used for purchasing any items in the birchbox shop). just in time for the holidays, birchbox also has a limited edition “home birchbox” (home & entertaining essentials…even includes a little DIY kit created by P.S. i made this) available for purchase. a perfect hostess gift if you ask me!!!

*disclosure: i am a paying monthly subscriber but these two sample boxes were gifted to me c/o birchbox.