For my birthday I received a subscription to Birchbox. I was so happy to finally get this as I have wanted a subscription for such a long time. For those of you who don’t know what Birchbox is, it is a monthly beauty-box subscription service in which you get 5 beauty product samples and an added extra. Sometimes the samples are small and sometimes they are full sized but they are always good quality. It works just as a magazine subscription does in that you pay for a certain amount of months, I think I have 3 months, and a box comes in the post each month.
I am a sucker for lovely packaging. I am worried that when I go to university I will run out of money because instead of buying cheap I will buy pretty. The Birchbox packaging is actually gorgeous and changes every month, with each box being designed by an illustrator. I cannot express how cute the month’s box was. Inside the box the products were hiding in a branded Birchbox bag, cream with mint green writing. This is a really nice touch, also it adds to the excitement when you are unwrapping it all.
The surprise element of Birchbox is something I am really keen on because you never quite know what you are going to receive. It is fun to try out the new things that you receive and experiment with them. Birchbox works in a very clever way because if you like something in your box you can order it from their website, which appears quick and easy to use. Such a simple but clever concept!
Here is a quick list of what was in my box this month….
1. Laura Mercier – Face Polish – £26
2. bliss – foot patrol – £18.50
3. Laqa & Co – Cheeky Lip Pencil in Humble Bug – £17
4. John Masters Organics – Citrus Neroli Detangler – £16
5. Benefit – the POREfessional: license to blot – £15.50
6. The Birchbrush – £5.99
I haven’t had a chance to try it all yet but from what I have tried my favourites are the POREfessional Licence to Blot by Benefit and the bliss Foot Patrol, which smells gorgeous. Overall this is a great service and if you are stuck on what to buy a friend for a birthday then this would be a perfect gift to get them, a gift that white literally keeps on giving, every month.
Love Holly x