Beauty

After 3 Months with Birchbox, here’s what I Think

I’m always ready to try a beauty box, so this summer I took advantage of some offers and signed up to Birchbox and LookFantastic box (post to follow for this one). I like to give things a proper trial because one month isn’t enough. Beauty Boxes are a funny thing because they try to appeal to lots of people at once, meaning not everyone’s tastes will be covered.

My first Birchbox was pretty good. I liked the contents but felt the items could have done with being a bit bigger.

Birchbox July 2017

Birchbox

As you can see, it was generously stuffed!

Birchbox

It smells nice and does the job, it’s definitely a contender for a future purchase (although I am pretty brand loyal to Batiste, it’s quite a similar product).

I can vouch for this cream, it feels great on! My feet are a bit rubbish, I need one of those scabby peeling masks but this made them feel nice when I applied it after a bath.

Birchbox

Birchbox

The GoGo tint is a lovely colour but I was disappointed with the size, the Benefit Counter will give you a sample this size for free if you ask nicely.

BirchboxGorgeous nudes. Again, a lovely quality product, it had staying power but as a muted tone I can’t comment  much on pigment. I can say it did look nice after I’d applied it though!

Birchbox

My eyebrow/eyelash comb had a wobbly end! I now know from stalking social media that Birchbox actually has a reputation for excellent customer service, so if I’d said something at the time they would have just replaced it. Back in July when I received it, I didn’t know so I sulked a bit!

That was my first box, which was for July (in the UK). In the interest of not making this post infinite, I haven’t taken individual photos of the contents of other boxes.

Birchbox August 2017

Birchbox August

This Birchbox was offering up some serious mermaid vibes. I LOVED the Spectrum brush (everyone is in love with Sprectrum right now anyway). The mattifying cream was good, I would normally like to use it for a month before I commit to an opinion but the sample size wasn’t big enough. I’m a very shiny human so I did appreciate its mattifying effects.

The eyeshadow is gorgeous. I don’t normally use eyeshadow crayons but this one isn’t sticky and didn’t crease, so I’ll be using this again. It’s a gorgeous coffee coloured shimmer look that I smudged into a smokey eye and made me feel all posh and grown up. Smoky eyes are very ‘now’ as we descend into autumn.

The anti-bacterial gel seemed to be a strange choice. I suppose it’s luxurious to be germ-free, it just doesn’t feel like a luxurious product. Probably because it mostly gets used after I’ve washed my hands in public toilets (I’m a bit of a germophobe).

The sugar spray is really good. I think I’ll buy that again, it doesn’t feel as drying as salt spray.

Birchbox September 2017

Birchbox

Birchbox

This one is my favourite. There’s cooling eye cream, stickers, blush/eyeshadow, lip balm, Dr Paw Paw everything balm and a nice smelling leave in conditioner spray. I don’t have a favourite product necessarily, it’s just full of really good stuff. I want more boxes like this please, Birchbox!

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Birchbox

18 thoughts on “After 3 Months with Birchbox, here’s what I Think

  1. I’ve always wondered about birchbox, mainly because the boxes are so pretty and I am so not a beauty product kind of a person it would be nice to be sent a few bits that I don’t have to choose and try and make myself look more presentable #stayclassymama

  2. I had never heard of these boxes before. I am not very good at finding and buying myself beauty bits so they look like a good subscription for me. #stayclassymama

  3. I recently canceled my BB subscription, but this kinda makes me miss it already lol. Love the reward point system they have but ended up keeping my Ipsy instead. Sigh.
    #StayClassyMama

  4. The more I read your blog the more I think I want to sign up to a beauty subscription box… I’ve only recently (last coupe of years) properly started wearing more than mascara daily!! I’ll wait to see how you got on with LookFantastic! #stayclassymama

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