As far as beauty sample boxes goes, I’ve been loyal to one. I’ve tried a few other ones but I always rave about one particular brand. This week, I was lucky enough to be sent the July edition of Birchbox
*, something I’ve heard a lot about recently. First off, appearance wise, it has impressed me. The box is smaller, making it seem more filled out with the products. The box was tied with a bright and summery orange ribbon, which is a nice touch. It makes a nice change!
Like most, Birchbox consist of five beauty samples. It also comes with a draw string bag, which will come in handy when I’m travelling next week. I received a moisturiser by Blanc Cachemire, a leave-in conditioner by Beauty Protector, a blush by theBalm cosmetics, Laura Geller gel liner and a tube of Skin Food by Weleda. The bonus sample is a sachet of Chia which is rich in Omega-3, protein and fibre. To be honest, I don’t like healthy things like seeds and nuts, but I will give this a go! I’ll put it in my porridge and I’m sure I’ll hardly be able to taste it.
Birchbox seems, to me, a lot more luxury and life-style orientated than the usual sample boxes. This is a great chance to trial luxury, lesser-known brands. Apart from Weleda, the other brands are not available at a regular high street drugstores, but if you visit the Birchbox E-shop
, you can repurchase the samples you loved using the most. The contents of the boxes vary ever so slightly from subscriber to subscriber but it doesn’t appear to be like a major difference like Glossybox. The difference is not big enough to ruffle a few feathers! I might be wrong, but from the June reviews, I’ve not noticed a huge different in the contents.
My favourite thing in the box is the leave-in conditioner, which was also in last month’s box but as this is my first Birchbox, this is the first time I’ve received all of these samples. My hair forever needs some TLC so I always welcome new hair products. This one from Beauty Protector smells really nice and promises to maintain hair by protecting it and making it silky smooth! I also love the blusher sample, it is my go-to shade, but the sample is too small to get an even coverage on my blusher brush. It’s is so adorably packaged, it’s like a little magazine! I’m also a huge fan of gel eyeliners but I wish the one in the box came in black. I will try the purple but it’s not a colour I usually go for. I usually find a use for every sample I get in beauty boxes, unless it’s loose powder in a small tub, then that’s going right to the back of my drawer!
A monthly subscription is available from www.birchbox.co.uk
and cost £10.00 per month plus £2.95 P&P.
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