Thursday, 26 September 2013

September Birchbox

I stopped trying the Birchboxes as i kept being disappointed by them.
This month had an offer where you got 3 items free if you subbed, so i thought id give it a go.....

Was i right to.....?

So onto the individual items:

This refreshing gel increases circulation and eliminates toxins from the system. The mix of grapefruit, rosemary and juniper berry essential oils has cleansing and skin toning properties, leaving skin looking healthy, smooth and radiant. Aromatherapy Associates pride themselves on using only the best quality ingredients – nothing harmful or artificial – and ensure every ingredient plays a positive role in the product. 200ml.
RRP £31 for 200ml

Molton Brown has become a British Institution. With their renowned signature scents and iconic packaging, we’re big fans of Molton Brown here at BBx HQ. The Ylang-Ylang Body Lotion mixes yuan zhi root with vanilla and ylang ylang, and the energising scent is perfect for those with busy lives.
RRP £25 for 300ml

Luckily, this hydrating, semi-matte lip colour lives up to its cheeky moniker. Whether you’re heading to a BBQ or a wedding, it’s guaranteed to stay put through burgers and ribs, champagne toasts and beyond. The concentrated, vitamin-rich formula heals dryness while coating lips in long-lasting colour. Kitty, a soft baby pink.
RRP £15 for a trio set

This ultra mild cleansing formula by dermatological experts Bioderma is a skincare wonder that ticks all the boxes – just ask the following questions. Can you use it both morning and evening? Yes. Does it cleanse as well as remove make-up? Yes. And is it gentle on your skin? Yes – tested under ophthalmological supervision your eyes won't smart at all. It even removes waterproof make-up. 250ml.

Full Size (Shade 8)
Both professional and fun, it’s brought to you by noted foot specialist Bastien Gonzalez, who puts his products to the test with a long line of luxury clients before giving them the seal of approval. Apply safe in the knowledge it has been dermatologically tested and is free of Camphor, Toluene, Formaldehyde and DBP
RRP £16

As an extra gift they put in:
Mini Size
The recipe for the white bar melds cocoa butter and organic whole milk with Madagascan vanilla for the deepest of flavours.
RRP £2.29 full size

These are the 3 free items. These came separately with no information.

Beauty Protector Protect & Detangle Leave-In Conditioner 

mini bottle (7ml) of Color Club polish in shade 6010 "Reign In Spain"

coola Classic sunscreen with cucumber facial moisturiser (7ml)

So, has this box changed my opinion of Birchbox?.....I'm not sure.  Its certainly better than the ones I've had in the past, but it hasn't made me eager to subscribe to the next month....

I read that people are happy with their Birchboxes. Are you one of them? What was it in the box that made you like the box and keep subbing?
I know i keep saying it, but i still prefer to do my own beauty box swap!

Is there something I'm missing here? Am i expecting too much from a box? I don't know.....


  1. I've never subbed because of all the disappointed reviews. You got a lot of things but I must say I'd only use 3 of the items
    The lipstick looks amazing though!

    Kerys | Little Bo Blab

  2. Cool post! I really want to try bioderma, would you buy it again?


  3. I actually quite liked mine! I think it was because there were a couple of full sized items in there, not just little samples - but the chocolate helped too!

  4. I loved my birchbox this month (: but with boxes you really have to be prepared to be disappointed because it's not going to be perfect every time (:

  5. I just re subbed too, I didn't see anything about three free products though, where did you see that? I should be getting my box anyway, I am extremely excited for the Bio derma!

    Thanks for sharing
    xo, Janelle @ GlamorousMama


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