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…

What You Should Be Taking To University

For a lot of people who just got their results University is now around the corner. It can seem overwhelming with so much to sort out and figure out it's not like anything that's happened before in your life. If you're moving out it may feel weird, what to pack what to take. What should stay at home it's all very much a blur. As I'm going into Second year I thought I would give you my tips on what to take to University. Now I'm not going to mention the main essentials as so many people have talked about them. UCAS have put together a great list of what you need here. I thought I would talk about the extra bits you're definitely gonna need.

The main things you're gonna want are your home comforts. For me I was so excited to move out, I didn't think I would miss life at home but it's definitely daunting living by yourself or in halls so take from home what you can. In my first year I took a few things from home. I took my favourite mug, my essential blanket, oh and of course too many lights. It's really good to take things from home as it makes the place feel more homey and not so much of a scary place. Obviously you will need to buy some new stuff but you might as well take some home comforts.

Photos are probably the main thing I needed as it made the place feel like a home. It didn't make it feel like some new scary place that wasn't really mine it felt like my humble abode. I took photos of friends, family, holidays the lot really. They're nice to have around, they fill the space and they are also good to have if you're feeling a little homesick. I never actually felt homesick throughout the time and I think it's down to all the home comforts I had in my room.

Posters are another good thing to take, this year I am taking a lot more to really get a better feel for my flat. I want it to feel like it's my place and I can't wait to go back and put my touch on the place. You can buy so many inexpensive ones. I recently picked up a pack of 14 from Ikea and they are amazing with such many details on them.

Bedding was another one that helped. I picked out some new bedding for when I moved in and it helped to make the place feel more homey. This year I have picked up a cute set from Asda it has this gorgeous blue mosaic prints on it that are great to add a pop of colour to my flat. Bedding is such a nice thing to spruce up a uni room and who doesn't love new bedding.

With homeware and little bits and pieces for your accommodation my main tip is not to go too expensive with it. If it breaks or go missing you're gonna be sad that you spent so much money on it. Plus you may not always be in your accommodation as you will probably be out and about so don't go too overboard with it all.

My last tip would be really to take what you want. At the end of the day you know what makes you happy and if you wanna take that massive teddy or all your favourite mugs then you do it. I am going to be doing another post on the essential stationary bits to take to University on Sunday. Let me know if there's anything you want to know around University.

I have a new Bloglovin Post up on Friday and a new Blog post on here every Wednesday and Sunday.  Sunday's University post is about The essential stationary bits you'll need from pens to organisers i'm talking about the lot.

Until next time, Chloe!


  1. I'm moving into uni in almost a week, it seems so crazy! Thanks for your great tips on what to take😊 you're so right about the home comforts, I'd be so lost without them

    Lon x

    1. They're honestly so handy!

      Chloe MySecondAttempt

  2. I'm looking at university for next year so ill definitely keep this post in mind :)

    1. Hope you manage to find what you want to do@

      Chloe MySecondAttempt


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