I’ve got a quick review for you today. I’m sure you’ve all probably seen these Birchbox reviews by now as they have been out for a little while, but I’ve decided to take a few snaps of them to share what i think.
I’m lucky that my aunty (who has recently turned 50!) was bought a 6 month subscription to Birchbox and although she loves products and in theory it was a great present for her she just won’t use them…..cue me being the very happy recipient of every Birchbox for the next 6 months!
The first one I received was the Lulu Guinness box. I love the outer cardboard cover of this box, stripes and monochrome are a particular favourite of mine and the dress on the front of the box is a stunner as well, cannot complain one bit!
Generally I love these boxes as they’re so handy for storing just about anything and they can stack up in display on your desk or shelving or be stored away for safe keeping. I also really like the drawstring bags, they’re so handy for travelling with and are actually really good quality and last very well.
As always these boxes come with a ‘menu’ and this one was no different. It contained a Korres body milk, Molton Brown hand cream, Pores No More pore perfector, Benefit Stay Don’t Stray, a perfume sample and a Lulu Guinness stick of rock in the same black and white design.
I cannot wait to try the citrus body milk from Korres, I’ve heard so much about them and citrus is my favourite scent.
Molton Brown hand cream looks the perfect size for your hand bag and I’m looking forward to using this.
The sound of the pore perfector is ideal, but on lifting up the tube i can see straight through it and can see already that there is only a tiny bit of product in the tube which is quite disappointing and I doubt I will be able to get more than 1 or 2 uses out of it.
I can’t say that perfume samples excite me in the slightest. I’m hoping my cousins appreciate these as I’ve just filled a huge bag of samples and products I won’t use for them and this has definitely gone into it!
Benefit’s Stay Don’t Stray has been on my list for a long time and i’m very excited to try it out, it’s probably the highlight of this box for me!
So marks out of 10 for the first box….probably 6/10. I like the variety and there’s a few products i will enjoy but the pointless tester of pore perfector and yet another perfume samples was pretty boring for me.
The second box has exactly the same set up with a drawstring bag and a menu card. Some people might consider the brown box to be boring but i really like it’s simplicity. Brown paper is something that I love and it can be so effective at making things and it reminds me of this.
This box contained:
Benefit’s Porefessional – I’m already a fan and have lots of tester sizes for ’emergency purposes’
Non Aerosol Hair Spray – this will be great for my gym bag or handbag on a night out! Fingers crossed it’s an effective one.
Skin Life – I love skincare samples so I’m sure this will be put to the test soon.
Eyeshadow – gorgeous colour but I have many in the same shade so this pot has again gone to my cousins.
Perfume – Again not a fan of these, I’m yet to find one that i actually like so they’ve gone to my younger cousins, I’m sure they’ll love them!
So marks out of 10 for this box? Probably 7/10 for variety, the perfume still lets it down though.
I love receiving tester size samples and I’m so grateful to my aunty for sending me her boxes, it’s so much fun to go through them all even though I get them late and could know beforehand what I’m getting by reading others blog posts. However I think if I was paying the full amount for each of these boxes plus P&P I’d be disappointed when I could be spending the £13 on something that I chose myself.
Maybe the next few boxes will change my mind! What do you think of beauty boxes in general? Do you think they’re worth it?