That's not to say I didn't receive any products I found worthwhile because I did. There were a few months that I received full sized products but, unfortunately, it seemed more and more the things that came in my box could easily be picked up at any cosmetic counter. Every single month there were fragrance samples. Many times I would get the same one month after month. I mean, really!? So not worth $120 a year.
The thing that really made my decision was when I realized that my make up caddy (About a year ago I did a post on organizing your toiletries. You can check that post out here.) weighed about 10 pounds and I only used 4 or 5 items from the entire thing. It was overflowing with products from Birchbox. It was facial moisturizers and cleansers as well as wrinkle reducers. In all reality, no one can tell if a product is going to work with such a small sample. So, I made the decision to cancel. I'm really going to miss those sturdy little boxes for mailing my products...
Here's what I did with the products I use
I purchased this bamboo drawer organizer at TJ Maxx for $9.99. It's wonderful because there are little dividers in each section that you can move or even remove. It fits everything perfect and as soon as I open my drawer I can clearly see what I have...and maybe even what I "need."
What's in my drawer?
Top left corner - Brushes and such that I don't use on a regular basis.
Top center - Olay Regenerist Micro-Sculpting Cream
Top right - "free" Clinique lipstick, Baby Lips, Tarte Lip stain, and Body Shop Balm
Far right corner - my lifesaver - Clean & Clear advanced solutions. LOVE.
Middle sections - Hair ties, Bare Minerals blushes and eye shadows, and warmth
Left - Brushes I use on a daily basis
Large section - Revlon mascara, Roc eye cream, Benefit Erase Paste, Bare Minerals - the rest you can clearly see for yourself.
If you have any questions about any of the products I use - just shoot me an email!
Enjoy your day!