A random selection of beauty products for £10? Yes please. I saw an ad over on my main platform of Instagram advertising 2 beauty boxes for £10 from Birchbox UK, I immediately clicked the link and bought them.
What’s the harm in trying new products and brands? The total price was £12.95, the £2.95 was for postage through Hermes.
After placing my order for the June box I waited excitedly to receive my packages. 6 Days later I received a dispatch email, then 7 days later it finally came.
Products I received – June Box.
Ella Eden Eyeshadow, RRP £12.99
Benefit Porefessional Pearl Primer, RRP £27.50
Balance Me Face Wash – RRP £16
Number 4 Smoothing Balm – RRP £24.50
Polaar Sun Fluid – RRP £25
Whittard Tea Bags
As I used the code MINE which enabled 2 boxes for £10, the second box was a mystery one and it definitely topped my expectations! This “mystery” box included brands like Benefit once again and I was surprised that they even threw in a Glamglow mask! Wow!
Pros – Some of the brands I have heard of before, of course, those being Benefit, Whittard and Balance Me. Other brands that came in this box I have never heard of but it’s exciting to try new things, most of the time anyway. It’s great that it includes multi-purpose items for hair, face and body. For £10 I don’t think you can moan, a Benefit tester
Cons – Paying £2.95 for postage and then it taking a week to arrive was a little ridiculous, I have paid £1 more for Argos to deliver something to me on the same day. That’s only the real con I can throw out there. The product selection comes across as though it’s aimed at women 20+, also the aesthetic of the box seems a little more dated than what I would be drawn towards as a 20-year-old woman. Some of the samples are tiny like super tiny, but I guess that takes me back to my point of it was only £10 so don’t expect huge sizes of products.
Would I repurchase? – I’m stuck between whether I should or not, I want more makeup based items instead of hair care or tea bags. I might give it another try as it was only £10. I think the box is really good value if you’re unsure of what you want to try out or unsure of what to get someone as a gift. I may stay on the subscription for the July box to give it another go, you can cancel the subscription at any time.
Find Birchbox @ https://www.birchbox.co.uk
(Disclaimer: I have to disclose that I have not been paid to make this review or been approached. I reviewed the box solely to see if sub boxes were worth it)
I hope you all enjoyed this post! Take care – Beth.