Birchbox UK Unboxing / Review – August 2016

It feels, a bit, like I mostly share subscription boxes with you at the moment and, I think, that’s because I mostly share subscription boxes with you at the moment! Why? Well I had money left from both Christmas and my 30th Birthday, most people gave me money, and very little I wanted to buy because when you have a baby you become a bit obsessed with buying them stuff but often forget about yourself. As such, investing in some subscription boxes seemed like a good way to treat myself throughout the year as well as having something to blog about when health is bad but I want some easy posts to write – I love sharing boxes with you all and I love seeing sub box posts so I hope you like reading them too.

If this post tempts you to try out a Birchbox sub then don’t forget to use my sign up code which will get us both points to spend in the Birchbox shop (£5 for you and £10 for me):

Birchbox is the only beauty specific subscription that I’ve kept going because, simply, I had samples on samples on samples, there was just too many samples! I am finding it hard to let go of Birchbox, though, even though I don’t need more samples. They’re one of those companies that, when you consider unsubbing, an amazing box comes out. This month it wasn’t a box, but a bag, a grey neoprene bag with various zip colours (I got the beautiful green/blue which was my favourite!) and it’s my favourite month for a while. I will, genuinely, use every single one of the samples, there isn’t a single one where I am considering putting it in a giveaway or gift box for someone else. 
I really like the bag. When you subscribe to lots of services you do end up with a surfeit of boxes and, so, a bag can be much more handy. We’ve had bags before but this is definitely my favourite because it’s much bigger than previous ones and it’s seriously usable. I like it very much. 
And here’s what I got in the bag. Four brands that I already know in the shape of Anatomicals, Philip Kingsley, Yes To, and Balance Me and two I’ve not tried before in the shape of Merci Handy and Marcelle
The variety of products is good, too – We have body care with the scrub, hair care with the dry shampoo, skincare with the face mask and wipe, makeup with the eye liner and general usefulness with the hand cleaning gel. 
I will, absolutely, use every one of these products. Who doesn’t need hand gel? And this one smells really, really nice which makes a good change from the standard alcohol scent that we normally get. Body scrub, face mask and dry shampoo are pretty self explanatory and they’ll all be suitable for what I use (interested to see what the Philip Kingsley dry shampoo has to offer). The wipe is a nice added bonus and the shade of the eye liner is a beautifully dark purple shade. Very very happy. 
As always I’ll be interested to see what next month has to offer, if you are too then don’t forget you can use my link to sub and get us both some lovely lovely points to spend:

Did any of you get anything different in your boxes/bag this month? I’d love to know what other variations there was. 

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1 Comment

  1. Abigail Alice x August 11, 2016 / 8:49 pm

    Fab birchbox! I love receiving samples in the mail it's so much fun to try new brands. This looks like a fab little box.

    Abigail Alice x

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