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 tailored to what I like. I was massively impressed with the first box to get such a great range of products. From a holy grail Dr PawPaw lip balm £3.95 to a Beauty Crop bronzer £8 that's part of my staple makeup kit. There's been a real range of products, I like the fact that each box focuses on different types of products, I remember when I first reviewed the birchbox I wanted some haircare and low and behold I got it! 

Apart from the products I just mentioned there have been a few others that have been floating my boat, the Generation Clay Ultraviolet mask £28.50 has been a godsend for my skin. We all know I love a good face mask and I cannot stress enough how much I love this, I'm tempted to pick up the full-size version of this as I can really see this staying in my mask collection. The Balance Me Wonder Eye cream £20 has been a treat also, eye creams aren't really something I've invested in and even though am not close to needing it yet I thought I would invest and start taking care of my eyes. 

I spend a lot of time looking at a screen whether it's my laptop or my phone and that puts a real strain in your eyes, this has been a nice little boost for my skin and I've noticed a big difference already. Going hand in hand in this for that eye care, the Vitamasques Diamond Eye Pads £4.99 have been a right treat. These have been lovely to use when I've needed some real TLC. The night after submitting my dissertation my skin felt so tired and drained and this was great just to refresh the under eye area, I looked like I hadn't been panicking for days about it after using these. The best part is they don't cost the Earth either! 

There have been a few others that have rocked my world and I will feature those through my Instagram Stories throughout the next week. I'm currently reviewing this month Birchbox so I'll give you my thoughts on those bits on Instagram. There have been some bits that haven't worked out great for me, and it's not because they don't perform well it's more so that they weren't really the products I had in mind. 

First up on the pass list is the Benefit Porefessional £28, this is controversial I know and I feel like a very old school blogger mentioning this. But I've just never got on with the much loved porefessional, I don't find it really works well with my skin. No matter how much or how little I apply it always ends up crumbling and flaking off my skin, it never seems to sit right with me so I am happily going to be donating this. As well as this, the Human + Kind Body Souffle £16.45 is another one for donation I am a big body lotion person and I can't get enough of it, but because everyone and the next door neighbour knows about this I am still going through stuff from Christmas. This means that this just got put in the pile to use but I've never come round to trying it. And like the porefessional, I would rather donate it to someone who will actually use this as I see this taking pride of place in my pile of don't use products. 

Sadly the NUXE Creme Prodigieuse Boost Gel Cream £29.50 was just not the one for me. I used this up until the last pump but I felt like it did nothing for my skin, I remember being dubious of this, to begin with. But it just doesn't really do anything, I gave it a good going but sadly it's not the one for me. As well as this the Chella Eyebrow Cream £20didn't work wonders for me, I finally figured out how to use it and even though it was too light for my brows I gave it a test run to see if it could be a lasting product for those with lighter brows. And I found this just never really seemed to set, the brush it comes with isn't great and messed up the application rather than helping it. 

I feel like I have to give the boxes a bit of credit here, it's gonna be hard to satisfy a customer with each product. Everyone has different tastes and I think they do pretty good with what they put together. Would I carry on my subscription? Well, I'm going to trial it for another 3 months and see. I really like the boxes and I like the chance to try new products that I wouldn't normally have considered. 

Let me know down below if you've received Birchboxes and how they are for you!

Until next time, Chloe!

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