Beauty product and clothes delivery companies that personalize to your preferences are definitely trending right now. You’ve all heard of the popular names like Birchbox, Ipsy, Stitchfix, and even BarkBox for your dogs, but have you ever heard of BFF Box? Probably not.
BFF Box is something my four best friends from college and I came up with where we send each other boxes of our favorite beauty products, snacks, or fun jewelry and other accessories. The five of us each live in different cities (two of us are in the Chicago area) around the country and we only get to see each other a few times each year so this is a fun way for us to stay connected!
Throwback to 2007
How BFF Box Works
Every three months, we use drawnames.com to randomly generate who we send a box to that time. Each person receives an individual email with the name drawn for them so it is a complete surprise each time who you are receiving your box from. We draw names once a quarter so by the end of the year each girl will have received a box from everyone. There is even a function on the site that allows you to indicate which names each person has already drawn so that no one picks the same name twice.
We have a target date for when to send the boxes each quarter: March 1st, June 1st, September 1st, and December 1st. The only rules are that there must be at least four items in each box and the spending limit is $30. You can send either full sized items or sample sizes – your choice. After every one has received their boxes, we send each other pictures of what was in our box and who it was from.
My first box came from my friend Mandy.
Items Received: volume comb, sweater saver, Too Faced eye shadow primer, EOS lip balm, and EOS lotion. I am obsessed with the eye shadow primer and it was something I was in the market for at the time so it was a perfect addition to my box!
My box this month came from my friend Jacki. Since it was my birthday, she put in a few extra goodies for me! 🙂
Items in my box: Say Yes to Blueberries facial wipes, Elf blush, a makeup brush, Dr Pepper lipsmacker (awesome!), Urban Decay eyeliners, a brow pencil, gold nail polish, and NYX matte lipstick in Summer Breeze. I am completely in love with the lipstick and wear it basically everyday!
Shameless car selfie showing off the color of the lipstick
BFF Box has been so much fun and I look forward to giving/receiving two more boxes before the end of the year!
What are some of the ways you stay in touch with long distance friends?