Good afternoon friends,
2 years ago I bought my first Birchbox, (see links below) and man, I was not a fan.
In all honesty, I think all subscription boxes, Birchbox included were hyped up, and maybe influencers and Instagram users would post about how wonderful products were and that they were worth the money and hype.
Now I know I only paid £12.95 each a month for these boxes, but still, I was beyond unimpressed with what I unpacked.
To Birchbox’s credit, the last couple of years their boxes have dramatically improved, and I’ve been tempted more than once to sign back up. And here we are!
Each monthly box contains 5 items, that vary from deluxe mini and full sized. Boxes are £12.95 including P&P
Full sized items are available to purchase in Birchbox’s site, along with a 10% discount if that item was featured in your monthly box.
Anywho, let’s have a look at the January 2021 ‘Trust the magic of a fresh start’ edit.
First off, what a cute little box –
It’s been an emotionally draining year for all of us, I read the message on the top of the box and my eyes welled up, woman, keep it together!
I appreciate the quote on the box, a important message for this year moving forward.
Dr.Botanicals Cleansing Bar – Lemon Superfood Nourishing & Balancing RRP Full Size £7
Exfoliating your skin with this lemon oil hard soap bar. I’m not the biggest fan of a solid soap bar, but I have leaned towards them the past couple of years, and is refreshing to see it in a subscription box.
amika RESET exfoliating jelly shampooRRP £20 full size 140ml (received 20ml)
‘Rebalancing and soothing shampoo for your scalp’ I am not a fan of the thought of a expholiating shampoo, although, the small sea salt is soft and can imagine this feeling amazing. And a little massage on the scalp is great for hair growth.
This Works Morning Expert Hyaluronic Serum RRP £37 for full size 30ml (received 10ml)
This is a deluxe mini sized tube, but only a small amount is needed, very light and glides on well with a soft scent.
Lise Watier Illuminating Primer Luminous Fresh Cream-Gel
RRP £42 for full size (received 7ml)
I love this Illuminating and brightening multipurpose gel. There’s a slight shimmer, that adds a subtle glow on your skin
Marcelle Purifying Mask RRP £17.50 for full size 50ml (received 10ml)
This mask is made to be perfect for cleaning for your pores. I haven’t yet used this product, but always welcome a face mask, especially one that gives a deep cleanse.
Most of the items are deluxe minis, but I’m fine with that. They’re all a.decent size and contain enough product for a few uses.
I did expect a bit of make up, instead of it being skincare heavy, but for the winter, that’s to be expected, and I’ve received items that will benefit my skin during these cold months.
What do you think of this month’s Birchbox?