I have heard about all the various beauty boxes for sometime now and finally, caved in. I saw that BirchBox offered 50% off your first box for students hence finalising my thought process into which product to get. I purposefully only signed up for one month so I could see if it was really worth renewing before I committed. I love how they personalise each box based on a beauty quiz but, as it was my first box I received the standard products.
It arrived super quick and the box was really cute – bigger than I was expecting.
The first thing I noticed was that it arrived in a really cute bag saying “best day ever”. It is a really nice size so I am sure it will become very useful at some point.
I immediately saw a mini Batiste poking out – a perfect travel size of a dry shampoo I already use and love.
I was super excited to see a Benefit lip product! I received the colour “Pink Thrills” and the unique teardrop shape (which my camera refused to focus on, hence the picture from the website!) combining a liner and lipstick created a unique, but smooth application. It is a long-lasting product, one which I am very impressed with.
Really interested by this primer and can’t wait to see if it actually works! However I have heard of balanceme and know they are an established brand so was very exciting to receive a sample of one of their products!
Ok honestly, I was a little disappointed by this – just a shower gel?! However, it smells glorious and is a perfect travel size so overall I am happy I received this.
Finally – a Birchbox exclusive (ooo)! Yet again I am loving this purely for the travel size cuteness of it all as I have more than enough make-up remover. I am yet to try it but it does look like a really good product.
So, is it worth it? I wasn’t massively impressed with this product but, I feel that is because I wasn’t able to experience a personalised box. I do feel like I will subscribe to this in a few months, however I am unsure whether I am ready to commit to a full year. It is great value for money and a perfect treat for all beauty lovers. It is also very handy to have a lot of travel sized items – which I have already been provided with a few essentials from just one box! For any other students I really recommend using the 50% off the first box offer with Unidays just so you can experience a selection of great products for an excellent price!
Are any of you subscribed to Birchbox or an alternative? I would love to hear more and be persuaded to sign up!