I've always wanted to try out a subscription beauty box and after a long session of choosing the one most suitable for me, I decided to try out Birchbox. At first, I thought I'll go for one month and then it led to another and again and again. Now I'm stuck with 6 boxes and will talk through each one in detail with what I love/hate about it.
Let's get into it!
February Birchbox: my first ever Birchbox would have been a very big disappointment if it wasn't for the Spectre Tapered Brush. The contents of this box are so dire and not worth the price (no matter what the booklet says). The biggest disappointment had to be the shower gel and hair spray however, I was pleased with the face brush and perfume sample.
March Birchbox: This one was slightly better, I really loved the lip balm which was actually by Birchbox's own brand called Arrow. Next thing I enjoyed using was the brow fibres gel and the hair mask sample.
April Birchbox: Hm, to be honest this one really disappointed me. I was really looking forward to receiving the 'Dew The Hoola' sample but instead I got given BadGal Lash? Which is an OK product, but come on now... What beauty blogger wouldn't want to try the latest beauty item released by one of their favourite brands? This actually forced me to go out and buy the full size Dew The Hoola which I hated and am selling on my Depop haha... (Waste of money). However, I did really enjoy using the Beaver products (this came with a hair mask but I had used it before taking the pic, soz!), the combo made my hair feel super smooth and easy to manage the next day.
May Birchbox: HUGE disappointment if you ask me.. The only good thing about this was the beauty sponge which actually isn't half bad, but nothing amazing compared to my complexion sponge by Real Techniques. I was sad to find out I didn't win a holiday as well :(
June Birchbox: I think I was mostly looking forward to the box itself rather than the products hahaha! I mean, I love all things pineapple and palm tree related but just look at the items in this box.. Crap aren't they? The eyeliner is okay, the hairspray I've tried before so I knew what to expect (it's actually really good), and the rest I haven't tried yet so can't judge but I don't know if I'll like them as the scent isn't the best haha.
July Birchbox: Now, this one got me excited! I love John Frieda products, so this was already a win-win situation for me, and then the mini Nails Inc product! Oooh such a pretty shade for the summer!
Overall, I don't think I'll be coming back to Birchbox unless they do a special deal for bloggers who want to try new products as I felt like this was over priced for what you got. Majority of the sample sized products they sent out were ones you could pick up at a John Lewis or Boots counter for free..
Definitely not worth the hype - sorry guys.
Have you tried a monthly subscription? What did you think of it?
Lots of love,