Beauty boxes are very popular here in England. A lot of beauty bloggers have subscriptions to some of them. As a newbie to UK cosmetics, why not try it? And it took me a long time to choose which among the brands in the market should I subscribe to. After reading different reviews online, I decided to try Birchbox. According to Birchbox’s website, it is a New York-based company that sends 5 sample products to its subscribers monthly for a price of £10 plus a shipping fee of £2.95 (total of £12.95/month). Not all subscribers will get the exact items. The price is cheap enough, so I gave it a go. I ordered my box through their website on a Thursday night and it was delivered on a Monday via Hermes. The delivery time was not bad. The outer box was sturdy enough to protect the main box which is gorgeous!
When I was ordering online, the company was offering Benefit Real Trio sample so I took an advantage and put the code on checkout. Instead of just getting 5 samples, I got 8 which is a good thing.
Inside the Box
Inside the Box Here is the list of items inside my Birchbox May 2017 box:
1. Free Benefit Real Trio:
Tinted primer (3.0g)
Waterproof eye make-up remover (7.5mL)
Benefit products have a very good reputation. So, these items are a bonus!
2. Doucce Punk Volumizer Mascara (RRP £18*)
It has a jumbo fibre wand that will define each individual lash. Sounds good to me.
3. Caudalie Vine[Activ] Glow Activating Anti-wrinkle Serum (RRP £36*)
This serum promises a shot of anti-cell burn-out complexTM to brighten dull skin and smooth fine lines. Application should be twice a day (AM/PM) for best results. It’s not that I need this one, but I know someone who might.
4. Marsk Mineral Eyeshadow (Fifty Shades) (RRP £14.49*)
The product is made out of natural ingredients which is good for sensitive skin (a plus!). I find this item very handy for a demure touch or a full-on smokey eyes.
5. Spectrum Collections Marbleous C06 Tulip Eye Contour Brush (RRP £4.99*)
This brush has tapered synthetic bristles which is perfect for smudging, blending and defining. One of the items I love in this box! I know I have a lot of brushes but this one is gorgeous!
This spray is part texturiser and part dry shampoo which will add instant lift to unwashed hair. This could be useful at some point when I don’t want to shower but have to go out (haha!).
*RRPs correspond to full-size items.
I found a brochure at the bottom of the box. It has information and tips on how to use the products. The editorial team also included the RRPs which I think is very helpful for customers who want to buy the full-size items.