Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Review | January Birchbox

Hi lovelies,

I was lucky enough to win a 3 month subscription to Jolie Box at the BBloggersXmas Event last year. Jolie Box has become Birchbox and I have been eagerly waiting for my January Birchbox box to arrive in the post. I have personally never been signed up to a beauty box as I did not think that you always got your moneys worth with the samples inside, but I was thrilled to win this subscription. 
The postwoman at university was really intrigued by the bright pink box she presented me with. Inside this box is the actual Birchbox, opening that is a pink pouch filled with the goodies! I love the packaging and will be keeping it to reuse it. 

I loved the Birchbox magazine which talks about the theme of the box being a 'fresh start'. The first product is a sample of I Coloniali Deep Body Massage Cream. I've never heard of this brand before, a full size of this product is pricey at £35 so I hope I do not love it! The next product is a sample of KMS California Free Shape quick blow dry spray. It has two separate layers that work to detangle and softer hair whilst making it blow dry faster. Inside Birchbox there was also a Teapigs peppermint tummy tonic tea sample, my Dad has enjoyed this as I am not a tea drinker! Being a lip product lover I am excited to use the fresh Sugar Rose Lip Treatment, a balm that keeps lips flake free, soft and has spf15! There is also a small sample of the WEI Jujube age control serum, I am trying to get into using a serum on my skin and this one claims to reduce redness and fine lines. It is very expensive with a full size product costing £60 so I expect big things. The last sample in the box is the Taaj Creme Mains Delhicates Hand Cream, this is a good sample size from the French brand many people rave about. It is enriched with shea butter and smells of cinnamon.

Overall I am happy to have samples of brands I have never used before to try out, from first impressions I would probably not repurchase any of the products because they are either too pricey or not necessary something that interest me but will let you know once I have used them :)

A subscription to Birchbox costs £10 a month plus p&P.*

My giveaway to win a selection of prizes including MAC and Soap&Glory is up here!

*competition prize


  1. I have only ever subscribed to glossybox and only did it for 3 months. but the things you got in this box seem so much better than everything i got in the whole 3 months with glossybox! will look forward to seeing what you get in the next 2 boxes!


  2. well done on winning the subscription! I haven't made my mind up whether to subscribe to birchbox or not, we'll see what the next few months bring! haha :)
    Eleanor x

    1. Thank you! We shall see how the next few months go :) xo

  3. How fun that they included a tea sample, shame you don't drink tea though x

  4. I LOVED my birchbox! Now that I don't have it I miss em. Theyre like a present every month :) xo Beautyaddixion


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