Birchbox Giveaway//closed

Yep, you read the title right. No need to rub your eyes and crane your neck forward at the screen. Birchbox is giving away a 6 MONTH SUBSCRIPTION to a The Small Things Blog reader! 

When the lovely ladies at Birchbox contacted me about offering this giveaway, I nearly fell out of my chair. Not only is it Birchbox, but it’s a 6 month subscription (a $60 value!) 

I write a monthly blog post about my Birchbox’s as soon as they arrive. You can read about those here, here, here, and here!

Let’s go through a sample box, shall we? 

Each Birchbox comes with a little card explaining the products.

This box had a wide variety of lovely little samples!

We’ve got some protective blow dry mist on the left, some body lotion on the right, and bubble gum in the middle!

(this smells amazing)

Wrapped in a little individual package within the box were these goodies. Some nail polish remover to go (genius!), toothpaste and a NARS illuminator. 

If you have gotten a chance to check out my other Birchbox posts, you’ll see that each box has different samples.

Here is how it works: When you sign up for a Birchbox subscription, you fill out a beauty profile. This will help the curators of the box pick the right products for you! So while I may receive a certain type of facial cream, you may get a different brand. It all depends on how you fill out your beauty profile. You can also update that whenever you need to!

If you fall in love with a sample that you have received in a Birchbox, go online and give a little review of it and you’ll earn points to use toward full size items!

You can find any other information about Birchbox on their website. And be sure to check their FAQ page. It’ll answer most questions you may have.

And now for the GIVEAWAY!!!

How To Enter The BIRCHBOX 6 Month Subscription Giveaway:

1. Become a follower of my blog and leave a comment below (with your email address) telling me what your favorite beauty product is. From chapstick to Diorshow mascara, anything goes!

2. For a second chance to win, Follow Birchbox on Twitter and leave a separate comment below (with your email address) telling me that you did.

3. For a third chance to win, “Like” Birchbox on Facebook and leave a separate comment (with your email address) below telling me that you did.

The giveaway will end 8:00a EST November 1, 2011. The winner will be chosen via Random.Org and notified via e-mail. Only valid for US residents. 

And the Winner is:
JYag said…

My favorite make-up is Urban Decay eyeshadow pallatte called Naked… It’s AMAZING! All natural flawless colors. I also love Tarte’s lipstick in Thursday, mmm perfect and I love philosophy’s birthday cake lipgloss. Ok, I love make-up, I could keep going… 

Congrats Jessica!!

*The box photographed above is a sample. The items in your monthly subscription will vary.
**I suggest writing your e-mail address like this: Name(at)gmail(dot)com.


  1. says

    Hi Kate! Love your blog. I’m a makeup girl and my favorite beauty product is Nars Orgasm blush because I can use it as a blush and a bronzer. Perks my skin right up.

  2. Sarah says

    Hi Kate! My current favorite product is Mac studio fix powder. It makes my skin look flawless! :)


  3. says

    What an AWESOME giveaway! Absolutely love this! My favorite beauty product is my Covergirl compact! Silly, I know but it always does the job :-)

    Email: avanbortle01(at)gmail(dot)com

  4. vallybrr says

    Goodmorning! My fave beauty product is lip gloss. I love smashbox in particular. It’s not too sticky, and just glossy enough(not like I’ve been eating fried chicken.)

  5. Chelsea says

    Oh my goodness!! I recently found your blog ( about a month ago)! But I love it so so much! I’m pretty positive my favorite product has become the kenra volume 25 hair spray! Love it!! Thank you for all your amazing tips! My email is thank you!!!

  6. says

    Hi Kate! My favorite product at the moment is Naked Eye Soft & Sexy Eye Shadow Collection. Love the colors in the palette and they’re fun to play with!


  7. says

    Hi Kate, I have recently started following your blog and now I am addicted! My favorite beauty product right now is my mineral foundation from Mary Kay…it makes my skins feel amazing and I almost NEVER break out anymore (unless I get lazy and don’t scrub my face well at night). My email is:

    Thanks! ~Amanda

  8. Anonymous says

    Fairly new to your blog and I LOVE IT! My favorite beauty product is LINDI Lip Balm. My email is tara1684(at)yahoo(dot)com. Thanks!

  9. says

    Hey girl! I follow you through bloglovin’ and facebook and I think you are the sweetest! My favorite beauty product is L’oreal Bare Naturale Voluminous Mascara. I get a TON of compliments with it!

    amemelia324 at yahoo dot com

  10. says

    Hi! First of all I love your blog!!!! It’s the first one I read every morning. My favorite beauty product is my bare minerals foundation…<3 it!!

    Michelle C.

  11. says

    I’m a follower of your blog here and on Facebook – love the ideas you share!! I would have to say my favorite product is mascara – all kinds! Current standby is Maybelline Full and Soft.

  12. Caroline says

    Amazing!!! Girl I am so excited for you and this “small” blog!!! And I am even more excited about this giveaway!! Currently I am obsessed with all things anti-aging (eye creams, face cleaners, moisturizers, etc). Gotta get started early on wrinkle prevention! :)


  13. says

    My favorite beauty product is Kenra hairspray! It smells so good and has a good hold on my thick hair. I am now following your blog and am happy to have stumbled upon it in Pinterest!

  14. Anonymous says

    My favorite product is Sephora’s Atomic Volume Mascara! It’s fantastic and a steal at only $15!!


  15. says

    I am a follower of your blog. My favorite beauty product is Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion. I have used it for years and love it.

  16. says

    I am following your blog and I LOVE it – especially the hair tutorials! (Thank you!) My favorite product is C.O. Bigelow’s Rose Salve. I use it on my lips, my eyes at night, my cuticles, on small cuts…the stuff is awesome!

  17. says

    Even though I literally read your blog first thing every morning (like the newspaper I guess)…I just signed up to become an official follower of your blog. :)


    marcandlorie (at) embarqmail (dot) com

  18. says

    Omg I’m dying to sign up with birch box ! Thanks for this giveaway!

    My fave product is my Kerastase shampoo!


  19. says

    I “liked” Birchbox on Facebook…so excited about this giveaway…I’ve been thinking about signing up to join, hopefully I’ll win and get it for 6 months! :)


    marcandlorie (at) embarqmail (dot) com

  20. says

    Hi Kate. I have been following your blog for a while and love it. I am debating about joining Birchbox. My favorite product by far is Diorshow mascara.

    Email is suzyc14(at)gmail(dot)com


  21. says

    What an awesome giveaway :) I’m a follower of your blog & love it! My favorite beauty product would have to be Maybelliene’s Great Lash mascara. It’s the ONE beauty product I have never strayed from and don’t plan on straying from anytime soon.

  22. says

    Oh my! I love a LOT of beauty products, but I’d have to say my go to is Long and Lush mascara. No matter how many other mascaras I try, I always go back to that!

    mrsbennett08 @

  23. Scarlettgamble says

    My favorite beauty product is burts bees lip balm! Its an every day essential and it’s just so minty and fabulous!


  24. Kaitlyn says

    Love your blog! It’s become a part of my daily routine :) I cannot live without Ponds Dry Skin Cream put on twice a day. Keeps my skin soft and touchable! – Kaitlyn

  25. says

    LOVE your blog!!! As many others have previously said… I read it everyday, 1st thing in the morning with my cup of coffee! My favorite product that you have turned me on to is the Aguage root lifter. I have my cosmetology license, but it is not my profession. I’ve always seen Aguage in the beauty supply store but have never tried it until reading your blog and watching your tutorial! THANKS revieving such a great product!!!! Love you, Love your blog! Keep it up!!!! mdpittman864(at)yahoo(dot)com

  26. Anonymous says

    My favorite beauty item is my Bare Minerals foundation – I can’t live without it!


  27. Anonymous says

    I follow your blog on Facebook! I love Burts Bees chapstick, use it daily & like it’s going out of style!

  28. Anonymous says

    I look forward to reading your blogs each morning and learning techniques on styling my hair from your videos. My favorite product is Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm.

  29. says

    What a great Give Away! I am a a follower of your blog. My favorite care product is aloe vera! Anything that holds aloe vera, but especially my aloe vera mosturizer. It smells great and is fantastic for a sensitive skin. I also LOVE Sephora primer and mist and fix: make-up never fades with it. It’s expensive, but GREAT!

  30. Katie says

    My favorite product is Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer – gives just the right amount of coverage and totally brightens my face!


  31. says

    What an exciting giveaway! Just another reason of many that I love your blog :)

    My favorite product (right now) is my bareMinerals concealer in Bisque.

    My email is: brennaalyson(at)gmail(dot)com

  32. Anonymous says

    I am a beauty product junkie…I love trying new things! My must have is mascara, don’t leave home without it!


  33. says

    Hi Kate! I’m a follower of you and am excited for your giveaway. I’m also excited you hit 2million views! Congrats! My favorite beauty product would be Smashbox facial primer. My email is yllek82{at}yahoo{dot}com

  34. Amanda says

    My favorite beauty product is Clinique’s bronzer, I’ve used it for 10 years in place of blush. I’m a blog follower.

  35. says

    I liked Birchbox on Facebook. I think my favorite can’t live without product – Maybelline Great Lash. I remember my mom using it when I was kid.


  36. says

    Favorite beauty product has to be my tried and true Pucker Ups lip balm from Sally’s. I’ve tried several of the expensive ones, but Pucker Ups is just best at getting the job done. Love the strawberry! :)
    -Keri, kmer3257(at)gmail(dot)com

  37. says

    Hi Katie .. I love your blog! My favorite product is Clinique’s City Block Sheer Daily Face Protector. My email is symccoy(at)gmail(dot)com

  38. says

    Hi. I am a follower of your blog. I am in love with my Mary Kay Intensive Eye Cream and of course cannot live without the Mary Kay Concealer! Would love to sample the Birchbox!

  39. Anonymous says

    Hi Kate!! Love your blog! My hair hasn’t looked better! My favorite beauty product is Smashbox oil-free Primer! Helps all my make up stay where it should be!


  40. says

    My favorite product was Clinique make up toner but now that I receieved my 1st Birchbox in October ((thanks to your blog)) I am loving the color science mineral powder that came in it!


  41. Stephanie says

    My favorite beauty product is blush. I just love it! Please don’t make me choose favorites! lol lilybasset1(at)netzero(dot)com

  42. says

    Hi Kate! My favorite beauty product would have to be my NARS blush. I absolutely love the way it brightens up my cheeks! I’m also a fan of anything from Cauldalie, their skin care products are all amazing and have done wonders for my skin!

    My email is:

    I like Birchbox on Facebook.

  43. Anonymous says

    I’m a “follower” My favorite beauty product is black eyeliner – it keeps me from looking like I just woke up all day!

  44. Lauren R. says

    My favorite product is Clinique Mousture Sheer Tint SPF 15, which I hear is going to be discontinued. I love it because it’s light, but gives me some color. Email: laurenmriddle(at)gmail(dot)com.

    Thank you for the opportunity!

  45. says

    What an awesome giveaway! My favorite beauty item is Clinque’s High Impact Mascara in black. If nothing else, I always wear that.


  46. says

    Hi Kate! I LOVE your blog and I’m so glad that you introduced me to Birchbox! I got my first Birchbox earlier this month and I’ve gotta say, it is awesome! I think my favorite fall beauty product is vaseline intensive care body lotion. It really helps my skin stay hydrated during the changing weather!


  47. Mepetrey says

    Hmmm, my favorite beauty product is probably mascara. I use the Falsies brand by Maybelline and LOVE it!


  48. Jill says

    Kate! I just found you and I freaking love you! I “liked” BIRCHBOX on facebook but not twitter and besides all things lip gloss, Benefit Boing concealer is probably my fav. Thanks for being so rad! :o)


  49. says

    What a great give away! I follow your blog and my favorite product is my Clinique Chubby Stick – perfect amount of color and moisturizer. My e-mail is k(dot)e(dot)klosinski(at)gmail(dot)com

  50. says

    I’m so glad I’ve found you! LOVE your blog! …one of my favorites at the moment is Epicuren Bulgarian Rose Otto Oil. I use it as a face serum (before I moisturize and protect). It give me a boost of moisture and smells heavenly!

  51. says

    started following your blog a few months ago and i’m addicted! thanks for all you do :) one of my favorite products is aquafor. i struggle with allergies and sensitive skin so this is a product i can wear every day under whatever lip gloss/color i choose. a simple thing that makes life easier!

    My email is katie(dot)lambdin(at)gmail(dot)com

  52. Anonymous says

    Thank you so much for your blog. At 34 I’m just now learning how to fix my hair and make up properly. So for now my must have is Chapstick. By my night stand, in my purse, in my desk at school and in my car.

  53. says

    I liked Birchbox on facebook! (Thank you for telling me about Birchbox! I know what all my girls are getting for Christmas!!)

    Email: jessiecoss(at)gmail(dot)com

  54. Jennifer Skibins says

    My go-to must have is Purity Made Simple cleanser (for skincare) and Mally Beauty Volumizing Mascara (for makeup). Can’t go a day without these!

    jpskibins (at) gmail (dot) com

  55. Anonymous says

    My favorite beauty product is my bare minerals powder foundation. I love how light it feels but has great coverage.


  56. says

    My favorite product is the photo finish color correcting primer by smashbox. It evens out my skin tone and covers up all of the redness on my face! Thanks for such a great giveaway!!!

    I follow your blog, winnlacey(at)me(dot)com

  57. says

    What an amazing giveaway! I’m a fairly new follower of your adorable blog! It’s one of favorite daily reads now. :) I use bareminerals powder foundation, blush and bronzer, which I love! I’m also a big fan of lip glosses or moisturizers, so trying out new ones would be fantastic!


  58. Anonymous says

    My favorite beauty product is my bare minerals powder foundation. I love how light it feels but has great coverage.


  59. Anonymous says

    is this working? i tried to post 3 separate comments.

    1) burts bees beeswax lip balm
    2) followed bb on fb
    3) followed bb on twitter :)


    DOROTHY :)

  60. says

    This is great! My favorite beauty product is Pond’s Cold Cream – so old school, but it’s the best eye makeup remover. My grandmother and my mom both use it and got me hooked on it.
    megpresley [at] gmail [dot] com

  61. says

    Birchbox is the best invention ever!!!! I would love to win this giveaway!! Really, a girl can’t have a large enough supply of mascara- totally my favorite product ever!!!


  62. Anonymous says

    I LOVE your blog! I love liquid eyeliner and my favorite is Rimmel’s.

    I also follow birchbox on Twitter and like them on Facebook.


  63. says

    Recently stumbled upon your blog and I love it! Can’t wait to win a Birchbox. Already planning on giving a subscription to my sister! I am really liking the Cover girl Nature Luxe balm gloss. It’s not sticky and stays on longer. Perfect daytime look! stacidies (at) gmail (dot) com

  64. says

    My favorite beauty product is Makeup Forever HD MicroFinish Powder. LOVE the finish it gives my face. It smooths, mattes, and perfects. Love it!

    katieburns (at) gmail (dot) com

  65. says

    My favorite beauty product is any type of bronzer. It gives me the glow I love without having to ruin my skin by tanning! Email: vlw1017(at)yahoo(dot)com.

  66. says

    I am officially following your page now, I always just had it saved to my favorites, but now its official. I love my lipstick, couldn’t live without it…baumgartml16(at)gmail(dot)com

  67. Shelley says

    My favorite product is ANY mascara that makes my lashes look awesome. Right now it’s lashblast!! (the one in the purple i think) shelley(dot)w(at)mac(dot)com….If i don’t win this, your blog has convinced me to get birchbox anyways!!!

  68. Michea says

    There’s so many favorites! I have to say, no matter WHAT kind of mascara I try, pricey or drugstore brand, I ALWAYS come back to L’Oreal Voluminous in Blackest Black. I always get compliments on my lashes.

    Email: michea(underscore)johnson@yahoo(dot)com

  69. Deborah says

    I followed your blog!
    my current favorite is cetaphil lotion. i use it all over!
    deborah.k.tuttle (at) gmail (dot) com

  70. Anonymous says

    Hey Kate! I just love your blog, its fantastic! My favorite beauty product is Urban Decay Big Fatty Mascara!


  71. says

    Hi Kate!
    I’m new to your blog and I absolutely love it! I have been thinking about trying birchbox ever since I saw it on here and I am excited to enter the contest!

    My favorite beauty products are any and all aquage products! And my emails is L.tampir(at)gmail(dot)com

  72. says

    I liked Birchbox on Facebook and I am following you :)
    What fun to get a little surprise in the mail each month!

  73. AlexandraKate says

    I am now a follower! My favorite beauty product is Smith’s Rosebud Salve. It’s the most amazing thing for keeping my lips soft and smooth.

    email: lookakatespencer(at)gmail(dot)com

  74. says

    Hi Kate, I LOVE your blog. I recently cut off all my hair very similar to yours and donated to Locks of Love. It’s been long all my life but I love it short! Thank you so much for all your tutorials and advice :)

    My current favorite product is CoverGirl Lashblast mascara.


  75. Sara says

    This would be perfect – I’ve been wanting to sign up for Birchbox, but have heard mixed reviews to how good the samples are (I’m guessing it just depends on how well you fill out your survey), so a 6 month trial would be amazing.


  76. says

    I’d say my fave beauty product is my Bare Minerals Faux Tan – perfect hint of sun that seems to be flattering no matter how pale or tan I am.


  77. Lori says

    Hey there, I just started following you, and I have to confess, I’m in love with your blog! We have similar hair type, and I love your style videos, you post! Anyway, my fav product right now is the MAC Studio Fix face powder. It goes on so light, but has full coverage, keeps the shine away for the whole day!


  78. Tiffany says

    I’m a hairstylist as well and my favorite beauty product is “It’s a 10” leave-in hair treatment. It brings hair back to life!

  79. says

    I’ve been wanting to try Birchbox, and I’m thinking about gifting subscriptions to my sisters-in-law for Christmas this year. My favorite beauty product is Clinique’s Even Better Skin Tone Correcting Moisturizer.

  80. says

    Hi Kate! I have recently fallen in love with your blog, and emailed you a couple times about hair and eyebrows ( I am getting my bangs on Friday, and thanks to your helpful hints I’m not scared. : )

  81. says

    Hi Kate – I’m a simple gal when it comes to makeup but ready to expand my horizons! – favorite essential is Complex 15 moisturizer. (love your blog, by the way)


  82. says

    What a great giveaway!!! My favorite product is Philosophy’s Hope in a Jar. Also, I can’t live without using the oil cleansing method to clean my face…amazing!!

    I’m definitely a follower of your blog…LOVE IT!!

    blue_skies (at) ymail (dot) com

  83. Anonymous says

    My favorite beauty product is my BareMinerals Matte foundation but essie nail polish is a close second! snpelech(at)gmail(dot)com :)

  84. says

    I am a follower and I am never ever giving up my Clinique long last glosswear in Fireberry–the perfect pinkish gold!


  85. says

    I am new to your blog. Found it on pintrest and have been addicted ever since. I love mascara, it really brightens up my face.

    email: patters81(at)hotmail(dot)com

  86. Heather Woodard says

    I love cover girl professional mascara with the curved brush. It curls, separates and volumizes all in one and under $5! Love your blog! Cewhaw(at)yahoo(dot)com

  87. says

    One, i absolutely love your blog. You are one of thee cutest girls i know. & two I never go without Primer. Primer is one of my favorite beauty products.


  88. says

    My favorite beauty product is a tie between Chap Stick Medicated, because it is oh-so-classic and you have to have a great chapstick, and CoverGirl Lash Blast mascara in very black. I have never found a mascara that is as fabulous and I have turned everyone I know onto it!

    email: stacy.kozina(at)gmail(dot)com

  89. says

    Hi! I follow your blog and follow birchbox on twitter. My favorite beauty product is my Urban Decay Naked eye shadow.


  90. says

    OMG! I’ve been wanting to try Birchbox but I’m too cheap to do it.

    My favorite product is Kiehl’s Lip Balms #1. I always try different lip balms but always come back to this.

  91. Anonymous says

    Hi Kate! I am a new-found follower of you and your sister’s blogs!!! Ya’ll remind me of my sister and I, and I love all of your hair and beauty tips, so THANKS!! My favorite product is Victoria’s Secret Lip gloss that comes in a bright pink tin container–it’s not too sticky, very moisturizing, and has a soft minty flavor–I’m an addict:) Thanks for the chance at this great give-a-way at Birchbox which I have decided to gift as Christmas presents for all of my girls this year–can’t wait for them to start getting their goodies!!!


  92. Christie says

    Awesome giveaway! My favorite beaty product is Smashbox eyeshadows- great colors and they lat all day!


  93. Anonymous says

    Hi, Kate! I adore you blog and Pinterest. My favorite beauty product is Philosophy’s Mimosa shampoo and shower gel. So gentle on my hair and the smell wakes me up every morning:)


  94. says

    My must-have product is my DKNY Pure perfume. It’s light and airy and just smells CLEAN! Get comments on it daily and wouldn’t leave the house without it.


  95. Anonymous says

    I love wearing my Physician’s Formula Tinted Moisturizer. It does the trick every time.

    lauren_kay13 at yahoo dot com

  96. says

    amazing giveaway!! some of my favorite products include: Clinique lengthening mascara, Clinique evening moisturizer with SPF, and my new must-use-daily: Keratin Complex Infusion Therapy by Coppola – makes your hair look amazing! glad that I subscribe to your blog :) email: carlyjoybradshaw(at)gmail(dot)com

  97. says

    My favorite beauty product is Kiehl’s Sodium PCA Oil-Free Moisturizer, which makes my face feel fantastic. I LOVE it.


  98. says

    I love your blog! I found it via Pinterest and have started doing so many new things with my hair – I love it!

    My email address is monee2000 at yahoo dot com.

  99. Shena Setzer says

    My current favorite products is Laura Geller Blush N Brighten in Honey Dipped!

    I love your blog and video tutorials!! Thank you for helping the hair and beauty challenged!

    email is shena.setzer(at)gmail(dot)com

  100. says

    Hi Kate! My favorite beauty products are CO Bigelow Mentha Lip Balm Stick, MAC Lipglass in Nymphette, and Victoria’s Secret Hypergloss Eye Shimmer in Golden Lights!


  101. says

    I follow you :) My favorite beauty product is MUFE HD Powder. It’s soft and silky smooth and your makeup will NOT move!

    whittywhit09 {at} gmail {dot} com

  102. says

    My favorite beauty product (currently) is Korres Lip Butter Glaze in Wild Rose. It’s smooth and all natural!


  103. says

    Hi Kate! LOVE your blog! My favorite beauty product is Redken Anti-Snap Leave In Fortifier, it has worked wonders on my hair!! Hope to win, super excited about this give away :)

  104. says

    my new favorite beauty product is the aquage uplifting foam,!!! i think i’ve bought just about every one of the hair products you have recommended. thank goodness my sister can get the products at cost.

    birchbox sounds great!! thanks for the giveaway!


  105. Anna says

    I follow your blog…and my favorite beauty product is Tarte Lights,Camera,Lashes Mascara. LOVE that. My email is alevengood(at)gmail(dot)com