One of my absolute favourite things is trying out and finding new beauty faves, so when my friend gifted me a three month subscription to BirchBox for my birthday I was so excited. As I started to fall in love with the beautifully packaged goodies each month, I decided that I’d have to share with you my beauty subscription box experience.
As I got my subscription as a gift I received my first box for my birthday tailored to questions my friend had answered for me when she ordered it. I was then able to edit my account, tailoring my BirchBox to me by answering a series of questions covering everything from my complexion, if I had dyed hair to my personal style. I feel like there was just enough questions to build a detailed profile but also, it skipped the ‘what zodiac sign are you’ type questions that have no relevance, which made setting up my account quick and easy.
Once I’d answered the questions I was all set up, to await next month’s box. And something which made receiving my BirchBox more exciting and actually quite helpful was that they send you a little email when your box is out for delivery – giving you something to look forward to throughout the day. Is it just me or does anybody else think that there’s nothing quite like knowing you have a nice little package of goodies waiting for you when you get home?
The nice thing that I found about BirchBox, is that once your box arrives and you’ve had a little try of that month’s products you can rate each item in your ‘my boxes’ section on your profile and BirchBox will treat you to free delivery on your next box, plus a free mystery beauty product. Which is a win win really; you get to tell BirchBox exactly what you’ve been loving and you get another little treat out of it..bonus.
BirchBox is full of these sweet deals. If you fall in love with one of the products you’ve sampled in your box you can get 10% off the full size item at The BirchBox Shop. And once you order 6 boxes in a row you’ll become a ‘BirchBox VIP’ which entitles you to 15% off everything!
I couldn’t write a review of these little cuties without mentioning the adorable box designs that vary each month. The February box pictured here was 70s themed with purple and orange psychedelic flowers, as BirchBox celebrated beauty through the ages. Other box designs this month included a bold 80s pink and purple graphic and a fun 90s white and pink geometric print.
My favourite box that I’ve received so far, was definitely the collaboration with Ohh Deer in January which featured a pink flamingo and green leaf print, it was the true definition of the heart eyes emoji.
Any of the little boxes could be reused to store your new found beauty goodies or up-cycled into something else. If you’re the artsy kind, why not try gluing the boxes together to sit on top of one another, to create a quirky set of small desk drawers.
So what was in my February Box?
In my February box I received 5 new beauty products; Luseta coconut milk hair mask, Percy & Reed hair finishing polish, The Beauty Crop trio eye shadow palette, Model Co. conceal and correct pencil and Marcelle gentle make-up remover for sensitive eyes. I’ve been loving the coconut milk hair mask as I haven’t really dived into the world of hair care and hair masks before – something I probably should do with dyeing my hair every month, but I’ve really been loving how this product leaves my hair feeling so soft and smelling amazing.
I’m not going to go into a review of the products individually as I wanted to let you all know of the idea and process behind BirchBox but if you’d like to see a review of monthly products in the future drop me a comment down below.
The only major issue I had with BirchBox was that the eyeshadow palette I received (featured in these photos) arrived shattered. However, once I sent a quick email to them explaining what had happened, along with a photo of the product they were more than happy to send me out a new replacement palette, which arrived promptly, and in one piece.
I’m definitely looking into setting up my own subscription soon and would love to here of any beauty subscription boxes you guys have tried and loved.
BirchBox – www.birchbox.co.uk