As you may recall, we kicked off 2014 with our Subscriber Sundays series, a weekly giveaway series offering top picks from the Birchbox Shop. From January to March, we gave subscribers the chance to win awesome prizes, like a trio of Serge Normant products and the latest from Cynthia Rowley Beauty. The grand prize was 10,000 Birchbox Points—equivalent to $1,000—to spend in our Shop. We chatted with the lucky winner, Alisha C., about everything from her personal beauty routine her favorite products. And, of course, how she plans on spending all of those points!
What’s your favorite part about being a Birchbox subscriber?
I love sampling products from niche brands. I have found so many products that I can’t live without through Birchbox like Beauty Protector's Protect & Detangle—it doesn't weigh my hair down or make it greasy and it makes my hair so soft. Plus, it smells amazing! Another product I discovered through Birchbox and now love is Mally Beauty’s Volumizing Mascara.
What makes your personal beauty routine unique?
I feel like my cleanser, toner, and moisturizer work better when I remove my makeup first, so I take off everything with a gel or cream makeup remover before I wash my face. I use Garnier Fructis 2-in-1 Makeup Removing Purifying Gel, a product that I picked up in the UK while on vacation last year. (I am hoping to find a makeup remover that I like just as much through Birchbox!) After removing all of my makeup, I use Clarisonic’s Refreshing Gel Cleanser and a Clarisonic Mia.
How do you plan to spend you 10,000 Birchbox Points? Will you save some of them?
I’ve already placed an order with some of my points, but I did save some for some essential skincare and hair care items down the road. I ordered some favorites like Mally Beauty’s Evercolor Poreless Face Defender, and a few products to experiment with like Eyeko’s Brow Gel. I also shared the love with a friend. She came over and we shopped together on Birchbox.com for hours! She ordered a few items she has been dying to try.
You’ve already favorited quite a few products in the Shop! What drew you to them ?
All of the reviews for the Oribe Après Beach Wave and Shine Spray were pretty persuasive. The reviewers all mentioned that the product was pricey but definitely worth the money. One reviewer mentioned that all she did was spray it in her hair and by the time she got to work she had fabulous, beachy waves. Also, a few reviewers mentioned how good the product smelled. I have had a chance to try this product and all of the reviews were totally accurate—I really love the way my hair looks when I use it.
How are you planning to narrow the rest of your selections down?
By ratings—only the best will make the cut!
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