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Reminder – Check Your Email for Birchbox Sample Selection!

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Reminder - Check Your Email for Birchbox Sample Selection! Items

Reminder to check for your Birchbox email to select your sample for this month! (This link will take you to the sample choice page, but you have to use your own personal email link to be able to select your sample).

If you are new to Sample Choice, here is a quick explanation from Birchbox:

If you’re a new subscriber or haven’t heard of Sample Choice, here’s a quick rundown: Each month we give our members the option to choose one sample for their box. All members will receive an email December 22nd (Aces and Early Access) or November 23rd (everyone else) with the option to choose one of the samples above, or a guest-curated box. Act fast, because supplies are limited! If you don’t choose or prefer to be surprised, don’t worry! We’ll send you a box suited to your Beauty Profile.

In addition to the three samples you can pick from, you could also pick a complete curated box instead:

Reminder - Check Your Email for Birchbox Sample Selection! Option Reminder - Check Your Email for Birchbox Sample Selection! OPtions

What did you pick or plan on picking? I went with the Relax and Recharge box since I like Balance Me products, love tea, and want to review as many samples as possible for points!

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. got the email 3 hours ago and the curated boxes are GONE! i really wanted the relax and recharge so I guess i’m skipping this month.

  2. I am extremely excited about the Relax and Recharge box. I think we will all deserve a little pampering after the holiday season!

  3. I went with the Tocca. I actually received it in a BirchBox a couple of months ago in a different scent, so probably won’t get any points for this one, but at least I know there’s something I’ll like in my January box!

  4. I didn’t pick anything this month. Nothing sounds good to me, personally.

    I do give thumbs up though for them having 2 curated boxes to choose from instead of 1.

  5. Liz, I think you have a typo. You mean December 23, not November 23? I didn’t get a sample email from birchbox. How are people getting this early access?

    • People who got e-mails today are either Aces (have earned 500 BB points in a year) or referred someone in the last month. Everyone else will get their e-mails tomorrow.

      If you are an Ace or did a referral and did not get an e-mail, contact BB customer service and let them know. Say what your choice is and they should reserve it for you. If you’re not an Ace or didn’t do a referral, you should get the e-mail tomorrow.

  6. I’ve had Birchbox for 4 months (next month) and I don’t believe I’ve ever gotten a sample pick email. I’ve checked my junk and spam folders and haven’t seen anything there either. Has anyone else had the same situation?

    • Just email them, and they will fix it for you. You just have something checked somewhere on your profile that doesn’t let them send you emails. They will fix it.

  7. THANK YOU for the reminder! I was babysitting all day and I completely forgot. I was able to grab the Refresh and Renew box. Normally I just pick a sample because I like to be surprised but I’ve been really disappointed in my boxes lately and I like the sound of the items in that one!

  8. I would get the Tocca in Cleopatra if I hadn’t just bought the full size for myself! It’s lovely and I think it will last me until next winter.

  9. I went with the relax and recharge box. I just wish the curated boxes also got the colorful boxes- December’s box was pretty.

    • Oh, I didn’t know about that!

  10. I picked Relax and Recharge, but all the choices looked good. But I think I’d use all of the items in that box and I drink a LOT of tea, so I can’t wait to receive it! I love that some of you guys have more than one subscription. I can definitely understand why you would do that!

  11. I haven’t decided what I will choose yet. None of the options excite me too much so I might leave it to chance! Whenever I don’t choose a sample or add a Birchbox plus item I get my box several days sooner. 🙂

  12. I picked the Tone It Up, I like Klorane and Whish.

  13. thabks for posting! I almost forgot to reserve my box, went with the Relax and Recharge box. Hoping to reserve the Tocca on my other account tomorrow!

  14. I picked the Relax and Recharge box but the other box was tempting as I want the Klorane and would have liked to try the peel. The shadow drove me away from that box, though. Do not need/want shadow!

  15. I went with the relax and recharge box — it’s the first time a curated box has appealed to me and I haven’t tried any of the items before. I have another account that gets to pick tomorrow. I’m not a huge fan of the Naobay (have tried it before) so I’ll probably choose one of the others.

  16. Oh thanks! I almost missed the email! I picked the tocca cream. I’ve been wanting to try it and almost bought some the other day so I’m excited to get it in my box!

  17. I have 2 BB accounts – 1 I’ve been selecting a curated box with and the other I pick a sample. This month I’m trying picking a sample (Rosemary Lotion) with one account and picking nothing with the other. I’m trying to see if I get a better box by not picking – thoughts?

    • I didn’t pick one month and I think I actually ended up with a better box. It’s probably a good idea not to pick anything if none of the sample choices excite you.

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