Thursday 18 April 2013

Birchbox - April 2013

Birchbox April 2013* £10 plus p&p

I initially heard of Birchbox via Youtube a couple of years back when I would see YouTubers from across the pond reviewing this box which they were sent monthly with a selection of high end beauty products to try for a monthly subscription fee. I was intrigued and immediately went in search of a similar concept in the UK which is when I was introduced to Glossy Box. From the moment Glossy Box went on sale I have been a sub, and like most serious relationships there have been some ups and downs. We have fallen in and out of love more times than I care to count and sometimes it has surprised me and others it hasn't. But ultimately we are bound together. That was until this week when I cheated on my beloved Glossy Box and tried out the other side. The original beauty box that is Birchbox. It came to the UK earlier in the year and is set to be a big competitor in the beauty box stakes. Offering high end samples each month for £10 plus p&p this box comes beautifully wrapped in your generic beauty cardboard box with the products enclosed in a pretty handy drawstring bag. This month I was sent the April box* to test the water. I was presented with 6 products, all deluxe sample sized with a full sized lip pencil. Despite being brands which I was unfamiliar with I actually enjoyed discovering newer brands and this was the chance to try those that I had not heard of before, plus the cute mirror will definitely be a handy addition to the handbag! Although the soap I think I shall be passing onto my mother. Ultimately I would have liked to have seen a few recognisable brands, I think it helps you feel like you are getting more for your money none the less there are a good few items which I am looking forward to trying. If you fancy giving Birchbox a try for yourself then check out their website here. Plus if you sign up for a yearly subscription then you get 2 boxes absolutely FREE. 

*PR Sample