Hello all, welcome back to another Birchbox review, and my last Birchbox review. Lets jump straight into it.
First of all I liked the tin idea. At least with a tin I know it will last longer than the normal boxes and it is re-usable. However I DISLIKED the design, it is so old fashioned. The design is for their 5th year Birthday, but not pretty compared to the other boxes I have received.
Lets dive into the products.
Whittard of Chelsea tea bags x3
Yep tea bags, I don’t even drink tea so this was a waste. In my profile when I complete my likes, dislikes and preferences no where did it state do I want tea in my box. I bet this is because it’s a UK box – STEREOTYPES!!
There were 3 flavours:
1- Earl Grey
2 – Mango & Bergamot
3 – Lemon & Ginger
POLAAR sun cream – retail price £25
Another product that I didn’t really need, I will use it as it is sun cream but not needed as a sample. Sun cream is so easy to purchase why spend £25 on it
I am turning into a negative reviewer, but when I spend money for samples and I get two products so far that I won’t really use…… WASTE
AMIKA Bombshell blowout spray – retail price £14.99
Okay I received 2 hair products again this month, I don’t even use them all. This is a common complaint online that I see, makeup products are less and less where as there is always loads of hair products….
However I did try this texture spray the other day for my ponytail and it was very good- used on dry hair. I probably would buy the larger version.
Benefit – POREfessional pearl primer – RRP £27.50 full sized.
YAY beauty products, and a good one. I have wanted to try this primer for a while but refused to pay the full price. I was sent a tin tiny sample size which is good enough. I do like it under my makeup, it smooths out dry skin and dry spots – leaving my makeup after application flawless.
Number 4 Jour d’automne smoothing balm – RRP £24.50
I have tried the balm when my hair was dry due to me having naturally frizzy/curly hair.
It worked well, but really smells like men’s lynx body spray :p weird but it works.
Ella Eden eye shadow – RRP £12.99
Very nice creamy eye shadow, no fall out and very shimmery.
I use this in the centre of my eyelid for a highlight.
May even be good to use as a highlight on the face, see the swatch below.
I have tried this box for the last 4 months, however I have decided I no longer want to spend £12.99 a month on this box.
I get loads of hair products and rarely get makeup products like promised. Each month I am slowly becoming disappointed.
My profile was always updated so that products should match my needs however I never felt Birchbox paid attention to it.
This month was the last one I wanted and I have now decided to cancel my subscription.
Will I look into other boxes HELL YES! However next time I am going to research into a lot more depth to get the best price for my money.
Leave your thoughts below.
Links to my previous boxes:
March Birchbox – first time buying
April Birchbox 2018- Cath Kidston special edition
May Birchbox 2018