First look at April’s Birchbox!
Last week I received an email from Birchbox asking if I would like to receive their April box to review and I was thrilled! I’ve done lots of research into Birchbox and am always tempted but then look at my piles of unused and unloved products and talk myself out of it. But this may have changed my mind…
There may be some of you thinking what the hell is a Birchbox? A very good question.
It’s a beauty subscription box: you pay a monthly fee and every month they send you a beautiful box packed full of ‘high-end beauty and lifestyle samples’ for you to try. Then, if you like them, you can then buy full-size products on the Birchbox e-shop. Each box comes with a booklet giving you more information and tips for using each product; lifestyle recommendations (music, TV, films, food and beauty); as well as recipes (salted caramel cupcakes? Yes please).
So what did I get?
TheBalm Cosmetics ‘How ‘Bout Them Apples?’ Cheek & lip cream
Laura Mercier ‘Ambre Vanille’ souffle body creme (this smells absolutely DIVINE)
Lord & Berry Couture Kohl Kajal eye pencil
Color Club Gala’s Gems nail polish (an exclusive from Birchbox’s collaboration with London-based Spanish blogger Gala Gonzalez)
Yes to Cucumbers facial wipes (which I’ll save for flights… you all know how I feel about face wipes)
ProperCorn sweet coconut & vanilla popcorn
And how much does it cost?
A monthly recurring subscription is £10. You can cancel at any time and even get a refund if you’re not happy and send back within 14 days (with products unused, OBV).
A six monthly subscription is £50 (one box free)
A year subscription is £90 (three boxes free)
You also earn reward points with every box bought which can be redeemed against items in the Birchbox e-shop.
Pretty good, right? I love the idea of being able to try lots of different products in sample size. Have you tried Birchbox? Are you tempted? You can get more information or sign up HERE.