Lulu Loves Birchbox

Friday, March 14, 2014
I was subscribed to Glossybox for about one year and then I subscribed to Birchbox and a lot of the boxes were amazing, especially their first box but back in September/October 2013 I unsubscribed to all of the boxes as I was receiving really poor boxes! However, when I saw that Lulu Guinness was going to collaborate with Birchbox, I was quite excited so I ordered! But all is not as it seems...
Firstly, the box, now I thought that the actual box had the Lulu Guinness stripes/design on it but no it is a sleeve! I wanted to keep the box for the stripes on it but it is a flimsy sleeve that I am going to be throwing away so I was really disappointed!

The leaflets that come with the box - one is an information sheet about the samples in the box, there is also a code to get you £20 off a £100 spend on Lulu Guinness. The third leaflet is for a free 'makeupper' and to try the new Gimme Brow. You also get a stick of Lulu Guinness rock/candy which is cute but I will not be eating it, I am giving it to a friend. 

The first sample is a fragrance sample and I am not a big fan of fragrance samples I think they are kind of filler samples to make it look like you received more. However this is the Christopher Wicks English Laundry No7 Fragrance which smells sweet but musky, my mum likes it and it is quite nice but I am going to give it to my mum. I do love the simplistic packaging though. 

Benefit Stay Don't Stray Eyeshadow and Concealer Primer is the second sample and it is the one I wanted the most. I have wanted to try this primer for months but I am in love with my Nars pro prime. I have tried this a couple of times and while it keeps my eyeshadow looking nice, it isn't as good as my Nars pro prime. Also it has a tint which is too dark/orange for my skin and it emphasises dryness. 

Thirdly, Molton Brown Rhubarb and Rose Hand Cream, this hand cream smells just as nice as it sounds. It smells like old fashioned boiled sweets, maybe like pear drops or rhubarb and custard sweets/candy. I love the scent but I hope it doesn't irritate the eczema on my hand. 

The last couple of samples include the Dr Brandt Pores No More Pore Refiner which I will try and use on my nose as I do have large pores there and see how it works. The last sample is the Aromaworks Serenity Body Oil which I haven't tried and I am not a fan of oils - for the face, hair or body so we will have to see about this. 

Overall, I am quite disappointed by this Birchbox, I thought the box would be striped but it is a sleeve. The sample I was most looking forward to using (benefit primer) was a bit disappointing and didn't live up to the hype for me. It is safe to say that I am going to unsubscribe now...again! ★★☆☆☆, 2/5. 

Did you receive the Lulu Loves Birchbox? What do you think?


  1. Ohhh I nearly re-subscribed because like you I thought this was an exciting box, but I forgot to do it - I'm quite glad I did now! Pretty much just a normal box with a coloured sleeve on it! Surely they could have at least coloured the box...xx
    The perks of being a hipster

  2. I was so close to buying this box because of Lulu Guinness being a part of it! I thought that the products might have reflected her quirky design a little more - maybe some brights thrown in with some clean cut products or something but I'm glad I didn't give in to temptation!

  3. I'm so glad someone agrees, I thought when I posted my unboxing of this months birchbox I was being too harsh seen as so many people were raving about it!
    The samples are tiny this month and totally not worth the money, even if they are high end!
    Uses the pores no more with caution, I got the worst break out I have had in a long time after using it and am now nursing a painful, bright red ichy face :(

    Caitlin xo

  4. I wanted to subscribe to a box but honestly I don't think I will. I'm not a fan of samples and stuff like that. It's nice to try and guess what you'll have and open the box etc but I don't think it's for me.


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