Birchbox UK Beauty Subscription Box
Many of you will have heard of Birchbox, with over 5 million boxes delivered and 400, 000 subscribers this monthly beauty subscription box has gone from strength to strength in popularity in it’s 4 years running. The idea of beauty subscription boxes is fairly new and incredibly popular, especially among fellow beauty bloggers. It offers you a chance to try new products and broaden your essential items by trying new, exciting cosmetics that you might have walked by and missed in the past.
The only other beauty subscription box I have tried in the past was GlossyBox and I was really impressed with their full samples and the new products I discovered by trying it. The boxes are very similar in price, GlossyBox works out £15 more for a yearly subscription but are both around the £13 mark on a monthly subscription. GlossyBox did have more girlie packaging, always has 5 products in a box and in mine was larger and had more full sized products than in this Birchbox but I have heard negatives for both boxes when it comes to small samples.
In the box you receive 4 to 5 different products randomly from a list of many. As it’s random you may look and wish you had something else or be glad of what you received, the pro’s and con’s of the beauty box. Some of the items I received were full sized whilst others were small samples. I’ll be reviewing the items separately as try them, but the items that I received in my box were –
- BeautyBlender Pink Sponge & BlenderCleanser Solid Beauty Cleanser
- OPI Nail Polish Mini Kit, Brazil Collection 2014, Blue
- Silk and Honey shea butter hair mask – Sample
- Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré – 5ml Sample
- Caudalie Divine Oil – 15 ml Sample.
It’s a really nice range of products, all different so there is something for everyone. I wasn’t able to find anywhere to buy the Silk and Honey shea butter hair mask, it looks as though Silk and Honey actually make their product as a kit to make up the product for £55, all kits are sold out on their website, and I given a pre-made tub. Birchbox is hard to work out the overall savings with your products but the BeautyBlender & BlenderCleanser pay for the box on their own. The tiny OPI polish is worth £2.50 as part of a set and I have heard such good things and fantastic reviews of both the Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré and Caudalie Divine Oil which I am excited to try out and potentially invest in in the future after testing.
Overall the Birchbox is great value for the money as you get products worth way more than you pay, it just might not be items you would have originally gone for. For a monthly treat if you are open to exploring new beauty products then this is a great way to do it, or to try out samples of more expensive items you’ve had your eye on.