Hello beauties! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend.
Guess who was over the moon when they realized there is a physical Birchbox store in Soho? Yes you guessed it, me! I happily blocked off some time to shop in Soho before my flight back home and boy was it worth it. I haven’t used the products long enough to review them so I’ll focus on the experience and the differences between the two subscriptions offered.
My wife and I were happily greeted upon entering and assisted throughout the process of building a box. We confused the poor sales lady because although we are both women we didn’t both want the women’s product samples. At first glance both options appear to be similar since they offer the same product categories. However, upon closer inspection the box, product size, and price are very different. Women have the option of several aesthetically pleasing box designs while men only have one. The men’s box is bigger and more sturdy. Also,the men’s products are substantially larger and have more monetary value. For example the box my wife put together came with a wallet that has a retail value of $35.00. On the contrary there were no non-beauty products available for the women’s box.
It should be noted that the current monthly rate for women’s subscription is $10 a month and the men’s is set at $20 a month. This obviously explains the difference in quality. Bare in mind that a lot of the products that are marketed towards men also work well for women. We often product swap in my house and sadly we most often find that the products for men are usually more potent, use less fillers and offer larger product containers *sad face* I also keep this in mind when shopping for accessories such as hats that are very gender neutral.
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