My Thoughts on the Birchbox Beauty Subscription Boxes


Over the last few weeks I have noticed my skin becoming quite dull, bags appearing under my eyes and that my hair and general complexion haven't been glowing as much as they used to  due to the level of fatigue I have been experiencing due to my chronic health issues. With my health not quite on my side, I needed something to give me a little pick me up and make me feel better about my appearance. I have stopped spending much on makeup recently due to saving for a house, but last month I discovered an offer on Birchbox where you could get two boxes for the price of one and I decided to give it ago.

Birchbox is the UK's number one beauty subscription box and first came on the beauty scene almost seven years ago. It is adored by millions of subscribers and has been highly rated by hundreds of beauty bloggers. Boxes cost £12.95 monthly including postage and come with five to six different products based on your beauty profile. 


The first Birchbox I received was the Summer Daze beauty box towards the end of July. The box had a beautiful palm tree, pink design with pull out draws, filled with a mixture of skincare, bodycare and makeup items. I was really impressed with the overall design and couldn't wait to stack the boxes on my dressing table. They are the perfect size for keeping all your samples, as well as keeping track of all your monthly Birchbox goodies. My favourite products from this particular box was the Rituals - Ritual of Hammam shower gel, which is intensely foamy and leaves your skin feeling like silk after a nice hot bath and the English Laundry, Notting Hill Femme which is now my new favourite perfume. The fragrance has a floral, juicy musky scene with  notes of Bergamot, mandarin, cassis, jasmine, rose, vanilla warm wood and amber. Other products in the box included: Percy and Reed wonder overnight recovery which is a great nightly hair mask, the Balance Me micellar water and a pop beauty eyeshadow trio.


The 'All the details' box which came out in May, arrived at the same time as my Summer Daze box as part of the two for £10 offer that I used. I love the marble effect of this box and how feminine it looks, but admittedly I was a little bit more disappointed with the products in this one. My favourite product from this box was the Kueshi hair mask shine and volume, which has given my hair a new lease of life since I have been using it and it also has a wonderful vanilla frosting scent. I know the Kueshi hair mask is a product I will definitely reorder in future. However I found the Doucce mascara that came with in this months box a little bit clumpy and I wasn't a fan of the Whish body cream - it felt nice on my skin, but I wouldn't pay the £27 full price in future. The other two products that came with this box was the Marsk mineral eyeshadow in Vanilla frosting which i'm sure will come in handy and The Hero Project Double Blur that I haven't yet tried.


My third and most recent box is the August Mermaid Box that arrived last week. This box came with a full sized Spectrum brush in rose gold and pink that I love and also LOC eyeshadow stick in Rock Steady that I can't stop using. The LOC eyeshadow doesn't budge all day (in fact you need a pretty good makeup remover to take it off), it is highly pigmented and has a creamy, easy to apply texture. I'm not usually an eyeshadow wearer, but I can't wait to order more of these. Other products in my box included: Merci handy hand sanitiser (which is one my favourite hand sanitisers, but I have too many of them), High Performance sugar texturising hair spray and a Seba Med clear face mattifying cream. 

I love trying new cosmetic and skincare brands and I feel like Birchbox has opened me up to a few brands that I haven't yet tried and I thoroughly enjoyed receiving a surprise box of monthly treats, however  I'm not 100% sure whether some of the products I received were right for me and that is the gamble you do take with subscription boxes like these. Overall I do think Birchbox is quite good value for money and I love the monthly themed boxes so I'm going to try it for a few more months to see how I feel. Would I recommend the Birchbox? If you're looking for new products to try and don't mind surprises, then why not?

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  1. That pink makeup brush is so pretty! It is always fun to try out new products and different brands.
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