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…

Why I'm Getting Back Into Reading

I've been taking more time to focus on me and my wellbeing, I'd become so focused on everything and I struggled so much to make time purely for me, I struggle to sit down and just focus on something without my mind racing thinking about everything I have to do. I used to read so much during college and when there was coursework, exams, and general life mounting up it was good to shift my attention to something.

But for me, I have to be deep into the book for it to really help. I love a story that grips you the whole way through, i'm a major lover of crime and drama books or any book that leaves you unexpecting what will happen next. I have a stack at home of some of my favourite books that the minute I started reading them, I couldn't put them down at all.

At the moment, I'm reading I am I am I am by Maggie O'Farrell I'm not going to give much away but each chapter focuses on her life, and the experiences she mentions really does make you put life into perspective. I have to fight myself every night not to just read it all in one go, i'm allowing myself about 2 chapters a night but at this rate I will be done in a couple of days but it honestly is so good.

I'm also bad for going on my phone, i'm always connected or on my phone in some sort of way. Whether it's watching something on youtube or netflix, or twitter, or just reading a news article I feel like I am connected to my phone. And although it's good to be connected, you can't beat staying off your phone for half an hour and get your head fixated on a book. It's helped me make my time on my phone more efficient, avoiding to some extent the pointless 40 minute scrolling.

But where can you get the good books? If you love a good bookshop (which come on everyone should) then traditional Waterstones is a good one to check out, but if you want to sway from the crowd and pop into somewhere new, and if you're Manchester based then Fopp and Paramount are the places to check out.

Fopp is one of those all round places, with books and music and dvd's it really has a range of things. Or Paramount across from the arndale is great for a weekend trip

Until next time,Chloe!


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