Birchbox* - £10 + p&p
This is the second beauty box I have ever had. When Glossybox first came to the beauty community, I did subscribe and from that I discovered the amazing HD Brows palette which I've almost finished using! However, I felt all in all I was paying £12 for something that I wasn't necessarily that keen on. I realised I would only end up using one or two samples out of the possible 5/6. So I unsubscribed. When the opportunity came up to review April's Birchbox, I was a little undecided. I know a lot of people feel the same way about Glossybox now and there's also the Feel Unique box in competition. However, when I read that the former people behind the Jolie Box had got together to create Birchbox; I was a little intrigued.
The one thing I noticed about the Birchbox is the packaging. The brown cardboard style box really caught my eye as it's simple yet chic at the same time; with the hot pink accent. It also came with a bow around it but I didn't photo that, boo! You also get a little mini magazine with it which I really like the design of. It's easy to read. Not too much writing but not just a magazine full of photos.
The smell of the soap is so lovely. It has lavender inside it and is wrapped in a gorgeous vintage style wrapper. The lipstick/pencil reminds me of the chubby sticks on the market. I was surprised to see the shade is something I would wear and it's quite glittery! I got a little sample of Weleda's skin food at a blog event which I am still yet to use but apparently Victoria Beckham highly rates it so I am rather excited to try it! I've not tried anything as of yet but if I really like something, I'll be sure to let you know :-)
All in all with the delivery, packaging and the quality of the products I think I would actually subscribe to Birchbox. It seems a little more up my street compared to any other beauty box!
What do you think of monthly beauty boxes?
XO love, Ashleigh x
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