Birchbox April 2013

(Birchbox – £10* + £2.95 postage)

I love nothing more than to receive beautifully wrapped boxes through the post. Even better when they are filled with an assortment of beauty goodies for testing. The Birchbox was no exception, arriving inside a delivery box for protection, wrapped with a ribbon and printed with the Birchbox logo in bright pink. Lifting off the lid you find your samples, again perfectly wrapped within a small Birchbox branded drawstring bag, exciting you to peer inside and find out what you have received. 
I used to have a subscription to Glossybox, but cancelled it after I was disappointed consecutively with the quality of the products inside. However, there was something about these little gems inside the Birchbox that excited me. Although they are not something I would ever think of picking up myself, that is the beauty of these sorts of boxes. They introduce you to products you would never have normally found. For example, the Weleda Skin Food (around £5) is coveted by Victoria Beckham and is supposed to be amazing for dry skin. I cannot wait to try it out. The La Societe Parisienne De Savons Soap (£8.50) smells absolutely incredible, the most floral soapy smell and I’m sure it works just as beautifully as it smells. I have also wanted to try a lipstick pen for a while, so the Glossy Kiss from Mirenesse (£19.50) should be a good place to start. This colour looks gorgeous. The Gerda Spillman Age Serum (£69 for 30ml), a swiss brand with all of the Swiss prestige, usually has a hefty price tag so I’m looking forward to giving this 5ml tester a go. And finally the Green and Spring conditioner with all natural ingredients suggests from its natural smell that it is going to work wonders on the hair. Five products that I would not have normally looked at, but now I can try something new and most probably fall in love with one if not all of the products. Also, these boxes and bags make excellent storage for bits and pieces around your home and I will definitely be using the pink drawstring bag as my new brush carry case for travelling.

So after my first Birchbox experience, I am actually quite taken and I’m thinking of starting up a subscription as soon as I am back off my travels. Do you subscribe to Birchbox? If not, do you feel any more inspired to do so now? Id love to hear what you think.

V x