I read some of the comments from last month and for June on MSA and people keep saying they wish it had bigger samples. I never received a large sample from Birchbox and for me they are the exact same price, I had to pay taxes on both boxes. Am I missing something? The brands I receive from Sephora are better to me than what I received in Birchbox or what I see my cousin getting in Ipsy, but people keep saying those are better. I'm trying to figure out what they expect from a $10 box.
I totally agree with your comment.
I've had Birchbox for nearly three years. I can count on one hand the number of boxes that had the same diversity and quality of products compared to Sephora Play.
In addition, Birchbox is typically five samples, which often includes a tiny perfume vial as one of those five. Sephora Play is always six samples, with the perfume considered a bonus.
The larger samples that I've received in my Birchboxes are typically dry shampoo, shampoo/conditioner or black eyeliners. All of these are things I like, but they are also the cause for a LOT of complaints on MSA.
The "frequent repeat" brands from Sephora Play are broadly a higher quality than the "frequent repeat" brands from Birchbox.
I think this is a damned if you do, damned if you don't situation. That, and people seem to love to complain. The value for Sephora Play is great. It's a $10 box, so expecting the type of items you get in a $20 box is very confusing to me.