Birchbox 3 Months On

Subscription boxes are a weird niche, they're a nice little pick me up each month tailored to you. For me, I've always wanted to try these and for the past three months, I've been subscribed to Birchbox. Each month I've received a bunch of products and I've given my verdict on them. I thought I would review the whole service after three months of purchasing and share my loves from the boxes and the ones you could definitely miss out on. 

The boxes overall have been good, there hasn't been any in which I haven't been disappointed. The service offers boxes tailored to you, after filling out a quick questionnaire it helps to tailor the products to you. What I've found throughout the boxes is it's normally 1 or 2 products that you will receive that might be different to what other people receive. This means there isn't that much personalisation around the box and what you get. 

However, I feel like the products in there, for the most part, are tailore…

It's All About The Hips

Hip dips? Who's heard of them. Most people have heard about them before but let me explain for the people in the back, they are the dips between your thigh and hip which won't exist in every piece of clothing and some days it may be more prominent than others. But especially in fitting clothing you can see them in all their glory.  I used to shun myself when I noticed them, I'd fear putting on a bodysuit and knowing you'd be able to see them. It was a real eye opener for me when I noticed myself begin to check how I looked in clothing more than usual, and no I don't mean checking for any marks or dog hair on clothing, I became fixated on how clothing fitted and what it could hide and what would stay visible. I'm not saying this is a bad thing but I noticed a real change in my mood when things wouldn't be hidden by clothing. 

We have to learn to love our bodies and no this love may not always be high but it's there indefinitely, for me I have seen my body change majorly through puberty and finding more of my shape. I have gone through differences in weight and it's really changed my perspective on my body. I looked back at some of my photos of my body from last year and I used to get sad thinking that I would love to look like that again, and of course I could if I chose to but I realised now that I have more shape now especially in the hips. 

As someone who is a little more on the curvy side i've really struggled to accept my figure, there are things I could change if I wanted but for me a lot of it is acceptance. There's some things with my body I have just had to accept and one of them was that my hips have dips but i'm okay with that. It reminds me that I should celebrate it and not mock it. Who cares if a bit of clothing shows off your stomach or a bit of thigh, what do people expect their to be underneath. 

Accepting the dips wasn't easy to say the least and i'm not saying that I don't get concious and upset by my body, I've just learnt to accept it more than resent it. I noticed my acceptance once I took less notice of social media, a build of jealousy formed when I would scroll past people who had amazing figures hip dip free and it would create this whole vicious cycle. But this is toxic and it isn't fair to wish you were someone else when you don't know what they go through. I realised the things I hate about my body someone else would probably love to have, and my body no matter what I do will never transform massively so it was time to start enjoying my shape. 

Experimenting with fits was a big one for me, your shape can change all depending on the fit of clothes. I slowly started to try new things and worked out what I like on my body and the fits I would rather avoid. For me personally anything that is low rise and not up to the waist isn't my cup of tea. I feel like I could spill out of it and for someone with bigger thighs I feel like it crushes them. I love a good old bit of high waist as it pulls in the waist as well as showing off those hips and pull everything in together. 

Dress wise I realised that I want something a-line where possible, it still shows off the curves but gives me a bit of wiggle room towards the stomach area. For me it's very rare that I will have everything tight fitted, I like to wear something that has a bit of flow to it. Allowing my body to breathe rather than being tightened around 15 layers of polyester. 

It's about time more people learn about accepting our body, you can dress your body to suit any particular shape if you do it right. It's all about proportions and playing with fits, if you want a more slender fit then go for something straight and fitted or if you want to experiement with curve and creating a more rounded silouhette then going for anything that pulls in at the waist and gives in an hourglass shape then this will definitely help. 

Let me know down below what you've been doing to help love your body and any different ways you've been styling your outfits. 

Until next time, Chloe!

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  1. I think that hip dips are great and everyone should embrace them! I personally like wearing loose tops but with fitted trousers or jeans (since it's been so hot recently!) I love both styling and staying comfortable . Also, you looks so pretty in your pictures! x

    1. Yes! this weather is making it so hard to style clothes at the moment all about keeping cool

  2. I know what you mean, some days they’re there and sometimes they aren’t as obvious and some days you care and some days you don’t! I think as long as you’re comfortable in your own skin they’re something to embrace!

    1. Exactly! All about being comfortable in your skin

  3. Haha I have hip dips too! Only recently heard of that phrase 🙈 but yessss embrace those dips

  4. I’ve seen hip dips becoming a prominent thing in social media at the moment and I hope people don’t worry too much about it. It’s such a natural thing and we shouldn’t feel self conscious about our bodies! I’m all about body positivity and confidence 🎉🎉💞

    1. Love it! Gotta be confident in this world

  5. I love this post! I think it's so hard to truly accept your body for what it is but it's something I've been trying to do more this year! I used to dread clothes shopping because I hated everything I tried on and only seemed happy when I could for into a size 10. Now I know what to look for in terms of what's going to suit my body and I've learnt that the main thing is comfort, even if it fits great but isn't comfortable, it's going back on the rail. Great post! 😊

  6. I've never heard of hip dips until this post. So important to love all the little things about yourself x

  7. I didn't even know hip dips were a thing before reading this post! I've just started to accept my body this year. I mean, there are things I'd like to change but instead of beating myself and my body about them I've realised that certain changes can take time and I should appreciate my body no matter what it looks like xx

  8. Im really trying to just embrace my hip dips at the moment!


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