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Customer Love Notes: A Tea Time Favorite

Nerd alert: one of our favorite things to do is read the customer reviews in the Birchbox Shop. You all are an opinionated bunch—and we like it! We especiallylove the love letters you write to your favorite products. (Though we’re still waiting on the haikus and iambic pentameter.) From time to time, we’ll be highlighting extrasweet customer serenades. Next up, a sweet, aromatic, and organic tea blend

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In 1996, husband-and-wife duo Gary Shinner and Jill Portman opened an unassuming teahouse on San Francisco’s Fillmore Street. Word got out, and the success of their enterprise led them to create their own brand of specialty teas. Nowadays, Mighty Leaf Tea Company creates top-notch blends for discerning tea drinkers from coast to coast. Here’s what some Birchbox fans had to say: 

"I don’t drink tea very often so when this sample arrived, it quickly found a home in my kitchen cabinets. Coffee is often my drink of choice but an out-of-the-blue springtime cold had me feeling under the weather, and this little bag was just what I needed. The taste is strong but not overbearing— most teas I’ve had are very weak in flavor—but this was delicious. A little bit of honey and my throat was feeling much better. Will definitely be getting more in the future, maybe even trying the others from the brand."- Stephanie 

I’ve been a tea drinker since middle school and this tea was one of the best I’ve had. One bag was enough to get quality flavor when following the convenient brewing instructions. I was particularly impressed by the green tea’s smooth finish since other green teas I’ve had tend to have a funky after taste. The chamomile was my favorite though. I’ve already bought two boxes and know I’ll be buying more when I run out.”- Giraffe1182

I am usually a coffee drinker and I feel like this tea could change that. I loved that you could actually see the tea leaves and even flowers in the tea bag, which was so cool. Plus, the smell was amazing. I think I am converting from coffee to Mighty Leaf Tea!!” - Stephanieocnj

Have you tried these palette-pleasing teas? Let us know what you think!

—Ally

Customer Reviews let you share your opinion with the Birchbox community.Get the scoop on leaving feedback here!

Customer Love Notes: A Devilishly Cool Polish Collection

Nerd alert: one of our favorite things to do is read the customer reviews in the Birchbox Shop. You all are an opinionated bunch—and we like it! We especially love the love letters you write to your favorite products. (Though we’re still waiting on the haikus and iambic pentameter.) From time to time, we’ll be highlighting extrasweet customer serenades. Next up: a crowd-sourced collection of fashion forward nail colors

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Last September, we teamed up with fashion design duo Ruffian on their very first nail lacquer collection. Ever since, Ruffian’s on-trend Crowdsourced Collection has been winning over legions of fans. Here’s what a few Birchboxers had to say: 

"Ruffian? More like smoothian. How was I blissfully unaware about to one of the glossiest, shimmeriest nail polishes ever!? I have the color "Hedgefund," a modest green color—I’d call it a feminine forest green. Love it. Plus, unlike most nail polishes, the wear and tear is at a minimum."—hilarying

"I just applied two coats of Fox Hunt RUFFIAN Nail Lacquer to my fingernails and I am in love. The color is perfect for fall without being pumpkin-y or school-affiliated burnt orange. The lacquer went on smoothly with full coverage and I found the brush easy to use, which is rare for this uncoordinated lefty. My nails look awesome in this color!"—GradysGal

"I love nail polish, but I am hopeless at making it look like the salon, even if I buy top-of-the-line brands. This polish is amazing. I painted my nails quickly before a week sailing in Greece. At the end of the week, this polish had BARELY even chipped!"-Ashley

These fan girls have convinced us—have you tried these miraculously long-lasting polishes? 

—Ally

Have your own product paramour? Pen a love letter to your favorite Birchbox products by leaving a customer review! 

Customer Love Notes: dr. brandt’s microdermabrasion skin exfoliant

Nerd alert: One of our favorite things to do is read the customer reviews in the Birchbox Shop. You all are an opinionated bunch—and we like it! We especially adore when you write about your favorite purchases. From time to time, we’ll be highlighting some of your extrasweet product love letters on the blog. 

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This innovative scrub is formulated to give you professional-quality results at home, thanks to pharmaceutical-grade aluminum oxide crystals that remove dead skin cells and improve texture. And unlike other products, this one eschews sulfates, phthalates, and synthetic chemicals. As if flawless skin weren’t enough, it also leaves behind an invigorating citrus scent. But don’t take our word for it; check out what some of these Dr. Brandt fans had to say: 

Without a doubt, this is the best exfoliator I’ve EVER used! I love the fine crystals - they don’t hurt, but you can feel them exfoliating as you scrub. I also love the tingling fresh feeling you get on your face after you rinse it off. It also rinses cleanly, which is a huge bonus. The price is a bit prohibitive, but this product is MORE than worth it. LOVE IT!- Becs

"So happy I had this in my box. I had just used my last bit of exfoliating face wash so this was a nice surprise. I love the lemony scent and how my face felt like it was washed with peppermint. It’s a great way to wake up in the morning! My skin felt very clean and soft after using. I actually want to use my points on this one!"Colby

"I’ve had microdermabrasion done in the doctor’s office, and Dr. Brandt’s product definitely compares well. I like the texture of the cream, and the fragrance is light and fresh. Overall, the finished product is super smooth, glowing, youthful skin!"Mom2Boys

—Ally

Customer Reviews let you share your opinion with the Birchbox community.Get the scoop on leaving feedback here!

Customer Love Notes: Atelier Cologne’s Orange Sanguine Cologne Absolue

Nerd alert: One of our favorite things to do is read the customer reviews in the Birchbox Shop. You all are an opinionated bunch—and we like it! We especially adore when you write about your favorite purchases. From time to time, we’ll be highlighting some of your extra sweet product love letters on the blog. image

It’s a well-know beauty fact: Citrus-based fragrance can be extremely tricky to pull off. Until now, that is. Highly concentrated and totally distinctive, Atelier Cologne’s Orange Sanguine Cologne Absolue lasts longer than traditional citrus scents and elegantly blends sweet blood orange and bitter orange with heady jasmine and rich sandalwood. 

"Orange Sanguine Cologne by Atelier Cologne is absolutely extraordinary. Any time I spray it, it smells almost as if someone is peeling oranges right next to me. This scent lifts my mood immediately. Sunshine in a bottle."- Monikaus

"The hubby loves it! What a beautiful scent, it smells like oranges which makes me thing of mimosas—and that’s not a bad thing. This just might become my new signature scent."Jade

"I hate perfume. Hate it. Absolutely cannot stand the stench of most of it. And if you say "citrus" to me, I immediately think of the nauseatingly sweet smell of a Victoria’s Secret body splash. No really, I absolutely cannot stand most perfume. But this one?THIS. IS. GLORIOUS. Light, yet sophisticated. Clean, yet elegant. Refreshing, delicious, and because of its concentration it lasts a good long while without being overbearing. I bought it immediately. And I’m going to buy more."- Bourbonface

—Ally

Customer Reviews let you share your opinion with the Birchbox community. Get the scoop on leaving feedback here!

Customer Love Notes: A Life-Altering Highlighter

Nerd alert: One of our favorite things to do is read the customer reviews in the Birchbox Shop. You all are an opinionated bunch—and we like it! We especially adore when you write about your favorite purchases. From time to time, we’ll be highlighting some of your extra sweet product love letters on the blog. 

Made with just the right amount extra-fine shimmer to boost radiance without being sparkly, Manna Kadar Cosmetics sheer glo shimmer lotion subtly reflects light to make your skin look fresh and youthful. Here’s a peek at what one love-struck customer had to say about this versatile highlighter: 

"I have been using the same liquid luminizer for a long time and had never found anything else that could compare until I tried the Manna Sheer Glow! It’s lightweight, blends easily, and leaves a nice glow without being overly shimmery or glittery. Some luminzers make you look oily, but this gives a sheer, soft glow. I finally used up my sample (a little goes a long way!) and am now looking forward to the full-size!” Donna

What’s your secret to faking a luminous complexion?

—Ally

Have your own product paramour? Pen a love letter to your favorite Birchbox products by leaving a customer review! 

Love Notes: How a Rich Balm Saved A Birchbox Customer from Dryness—For Good

Nerd alert: one of our favorite things to do is read the customer reviews in the Birchbox Shop. You all are an opinionated bunch—and we like it! We especially love the love letters you write to your favorite products. (Though we’re still waiting on the haikus and iambic pentameter.) From time to time, we’ll be highlighting extrasweet customer serenades. Up next: a life-changing, multipurpose balm.

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Unlike those other guys,Dr. Lipp’s lip balm won’t leave you high and dry. Rather, this all-natural salve is clinically proven to repair rough, flaky lips and smooth dry skin patches. (You can even use it as a stand-in for cuticle oil!) Originally designed for nursing moms to heal sore nipples, it quickly become a cult favorite of savvy makeup artists for its ability to soothe and prime. Another convert to the cult of Dr. Lipp’s? Subscriber Erin Carroll. Just check out what Erin had to say about his pout saver: 

My lips are almost always dry and chapped. I’ve used up entire tubs of vaseline trying to moisturize them but I still wake up with lips that are less-than-kissable. Dr. Lipp’s has changed my lips completely and I could not be happier. A little goes a long way, so I feel like the product is worth the price. It has been added to my nightly routine and I have to apply lip balm during the day a lot less frequently. Love Dr. Lipp’s!”

—Ally

Have your own product paramour? Pen a love letter to your favorite Birchbox products by leaving a customer review!

Love Notes: How a Traditional Soap Solved One Customer’s Acne Woes

Nerd alert: one of our favorite things to do is read the customer reviews in the Birchbox Shop. You all are an opinionated bunch—and we like it! We especially love the love letters you write to your favorite products. (Though we’re still waiting on the haikus and iambic pentameter.) From time to time, we’ll be highlighting extrasweet customer serenades. First up: a life-changing soap.

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Tall, dark, and effective—it’s no wonder that blemish-prone ladies have been falling for Shea Terra Organics’ Authentic African Black SoapMade with healing oils, this vitamin-rich soap is known for its ability to clear up breakouts and lessen signs of aging. We could wax on poetically about its restorative powers, but we’ll let Avianka take over:

“I had been researching black soap and its medicinal benefits, as I have maturing acne prone combination skin—not a pretty thing to deal with at age 33! After reading some of the reviews on the Birchbox website, I decided to give this black soap a go. Let me tell you, it is simply amazing….more then I ever wished it to be! In just two weeks, It has done wonders for my skin. I am seeing an even and brightened tone with no blemishes brewing! I am looking forward to a long healthy relationship with this soap. I have clean, fresh, vibrant skin that is FINALLY acne free! Thank you so much BB! <3”

She’s convinced us—have you tried this miracle-worker? 

—Ally

Have your own product paramour? Pen a love letter to your favorite Birchbox products by leaving a customer review!