Being a beauty junkie is hard work sometimes, I acknowledge wholeheartedly that I’m every marketers dream (having studied the subject you’d think I might know better) and can be sold to on packaging alone- YSL lipsticks, Mac anything, the list goes on... And so the beauty box concept is one that sits well with me. I love the idea of a monthly little box full of beauty goodies, allowing me to try brands I may not have otherwise even considered buying and basically just providing me with a decent beauty fix.
That said, six months into my Glossybox subscription and one too many skincare sachet samples pushed me over the edge. I just found these were teeny tiny sachets beauty counters hand over in fistfuls and surely it was supposed to be ‘travel’ sized goodies filling my Glossybox each month? Eventually when I found the actual box itself to be the best part I faced my fear of possibly missing out on a full sized Chanel lipstick next month and cancelled my subscription (brave, I know).So after a few months of being beauty box-less, yesterday I received my very first Birchbox with a little help from the logistical genius that is Parcel Motel in order to get it across the pond. My first impression is a good one! I had heard that Birchbox is a little more edged toward higher end luxury brands and this I like- if you are going to drop €40 on a body oil it’s nice to try before you buy. The box itself is a smaller version of Glossybox, with a minimalist look but really sturdy. The products inside the box were wrapped up in a gorgeous little sand & yellow mini cosmetic tote, very springtime!
1. Beauty Protector: Protect & Oil (£16 / €19.42 approx.)
2. Eyeko: Skinny Liquid Liner (£12/€14.56 approx)
3. Nail Rock: Nail Glitter (£6.99/€8.48)
4. Urbanveda: Radiance Exfoliating Facial Polish (£8.99/€10.91)
5. Gilchrist & Soames: The London Collection Shower Gel (£13.75/€16.68)
There was also the cutest tiny Green & Black 70% Chocolate that didn't quite make the photo's (sorry...).
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