Birchbox: April + May

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
I re-subscribe to Birchbox every so often if a box looks pretty good or it is a collaboration with another company. A couple of years ago I was subscribed to both Birchbox and Glossybox but I cancelled both subscriptions as I wasn't receiving another good. However, I noticed a code on the blog A Little Obsessed for a free May Birchbox, if you bought the April one so two boxes for the price of one seemed like a great deal. 
April Birchbox (£12.95): I was excited to try a few things from this box (although I didn't get the Laura Mercier lotion I wanted). I wanted to try the Yes To Cucumbers wipes as I have been interested in this range for a while; also the TheBalm Lip & Cheek Colour looks so cute! I was disappointed with the wipes as they did irritate my skin but I will use them to remove swatches. I have heard other people with sensitive skin saying that these wipes irritated their skin too. I sold the eyeliner, lotion and nail polish. The amazing product was the lip/cheek colour, firstly the packaging is pretty amazing....and the product is great too - I am not a cheek colour kind of girl but I loved the rosy flush this gave. Overall, the box was quite poor in my opinion - ★★☆☆☆, 2/5. 
May Birchbox - Harpers Bazar (£12.95): This box is a collaboration with the magazine Harpers Bazar and the box is very colourful and cute. The box contains some positives and some negatives overall for me. I am happy with the Aromatherapy Associates Bath & Shower Oil and I will definitely try out the shampoo and conditioner travel sizes from Beauty Protection. Also the nail polish came in the most luxe packaging ever but sadly the shade doesn't suit my skin tone. I do not like the Benefit They're Real Mascara *I'm the only one who doesn't love it* and the Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish irritates my skin sadly as I did love it a few years ago but then my eczema started and I haven't been able to use it since. I will keep the mascara and cleanser packaged up for a giveaway in August! Overall, this box was a good mix but I'm not very impressed - ☆☆, 3/5. 

*The code wasn't explained well on their blog post so you don't get your May box free but you get two May boxes, the second one is free - I haven't received my second box yet (v. disappointed that the code wasn't explained, I probably wouldn't have resubscribed)*

Did you received either of these boxes, if so, what did you think?


  1. I love your blog and thank you for the honest opinion on the Birch box. Thers one here in Australia, but i haven't yet subscribed because i am worried i will just get crap haha. <3 Mishmsxo

  2. How Bout Them Apples looks so amazing, I'm so jealous of everyone who got it in their boxes ahah! I love theBalm stuff!
    Kallie, But First, Coffee

  3. I loved my Birchbox subscription but had to cancel because I'm cutting down on spending, but I'm gutted that I missed out on the Harpers Bazar box, it looks really good.

    Shame the discount code was misleading, I hate that!

    Laura x

  4. I got the may box, blog review below. I'm really pleased with what I got - its different from yours, there's only one product that I didn't want and I've swapped it so I'm happy.

  5. It's a shame that the offer wasn't properly explained and the boxes weren't what you hoped for. I unsubscribed to both Glossybox and Birchbox as well as I wasn't happy with the products that I was receiving :( x

  6. Good to see some honesty regarding these boxes, I was always a bit dubious when both Birchbox and Glossybox got popular, no one seemed to have any issues...!

  7. Ah what a shame you weren't very happy with your boxes, I really did like both April and May's box xx

    Gemma // Miss Makeup Magpie

  8. I recently unsubscribed fro Glossybox and made the switch to Birchbox. I was very impressed with the difference in the quality of the items, luckily I got a nail lacquer in my colour and having used the shampoo and conditioner last night I can say they left my hair feeling great, silky and smooth. I wasn't too keen on the bath/shower oil but then I do tend to prefer lighter and fresher scents as opposed to herbal ones. Great post :)




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