Thursday, 22 May 2014

Review: Birchbox

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This is a bit of last minute post hence the reasons why the pictures aren't great quality (we can all thank instagram for that). I just wanted to make this post as I've seen a lot of controversy over whether these beauty boxes are worth it or not.

I've been subscribed to Birchbox for about 6 months now and I haven't really been disappointed at all. I think it has a lot to do with the fact that I'm not really expecting amazing things which I know sounds strange for something I'm paying monthly for but more often than not, or actually most of the time in my case, I've been sent a brand I've never heard of (which I love), a nice variety of products and they've seemed to actually pay attention to my beauty profile and sent me products accordingly.

The idea of a beauty box, I think, is great. I love trying new products and especially from lesser known or even international brands that I otherwise wouldn't have heard about let alone been able to find where they're stocked and that is the main reason I opted for the Birchbox as opposed to Glossybox. From other bloggers I've seen what they've recieved in their Glossybox each month and it all seems to be easily accessible 'highstreet' brands and products whereas Birchbox I've found has more of a variety. I'd still enjoy trying new products each month even if they were highstreet brands (there are no beauty snobs over here) but for the same amount of money, or I think that Birchbox is slightly less actually, I much prefer the wider range of brands and products I get each month.
So all in all I really like beauty boxes and I'd love to subscribe to more! There are always going to be some months better than others and I think that just makes it more interesting and at least there might be at least one thing you like each month rather than wasting the whole £12.95 on one product you end up hating.

Just an FYI, I really loved this months Birchbox. The packaging was beautiful and all 5 products were really useable and just all round lovely!

The products for May 2014:
benefit they're real mascara £19.50
aromatherapy associates revive bath oil £39.00
soigne nail varnish £11.00
philip kingsley dry shampoo £13.50
liz earle cleanse & polish £13.50

I'd be really interested to know what you think and if you're subscribed to a beauty box and what one!

Lots of love.

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1 comment:

  1. This is such a coincidence, I actually just wrote up a post about my May Glossybox today. I think beauty boxes are a fab idea, but I've been subscribed to Glossybox for 3 months and this months box (which was a collab box, so it was 'special' haha) was the best one that I've got to date - and at that I've only enjoyed half of the products that I got?
    I actually unsubscribed this morning because after shipping to Ireland I end up shelling out €16 a month for something that's a complete gamble - think I'd rather put it towards a product that I actually want, if you know what I mean?
    I think this is the general thought on Glossybox though - I've heard REALLY good things about Birchbox, and your products look great! It's such a pity they don't deliver to Ireland!

    XO, G from grace'd