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Monday, 8 September 2014

September 2014 Birchbox | Happy Days Edition


Birchbox* were my favourite subscription service for quite a while, but I don't think their last couple of boxes have been the best. It must be a logistical nightmare trying to source products for these boxes though so on the whole I don't think they do too badly - there's always variety, which for me is one of the most important things.

I liked doing a beauty box roundup post last month, so I'll be back towards the end of the month with another one, this time with my thoughts on the products themselves and how much use I get (or don't get) out of them over the next couple of weeks.

+ Agave Healing Oil Treatment 
+ Premae Mild Dermabraison Face & Body Scrub 
+ ModelCo Power Lash Mascara
+ Jane Iredale Just Kissed Lip Plumper in 'Rio'
+ Benefit It's Potent Eye Cream
+ Birchbox Happy Days Photo Clip
+ Urban Fruit Smashing Strawberry Snack Pack

My favourite thing so far is the little sample of the Benefit It's Potent Eye Cream. I'm always on the search for the perfect one and although I'm not sure it exists, I'm quite enjoying trying new ones. I also really like the Urban Fruit lifestyle extra - even Ralphie hopped over and stole one & he's particularly fussy when it comes to fruit so I think it's a winner.

The ModelCo mascara seems really gloopy and the Jane Iredale Just Kissed Lip Plumper is a little too brown toned to work against my skin tone, which is a shame but I'm sure I'll find someone who will be happy to take it off my hands. On first impressions it's not the most exciting box, but maybe by mind will be changed if I'm wowed by a few things.

Are you subscribed to Birchbox? 

Jennie
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27 comments:

  1. Lovely review, I switched from glossybox to birchbox earlier this year but the past two birchboxes have left me a bit underwhelmed too. I'm excited for the autumn/winter boxes, hopefully they'll be a bit better! x

    SophiesMakeupBlog

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  2. Thanks for the great review, Jennie! I gave up on Birchbox months ago as I was getting little bits of things that I just didn't ever try for one reason or another but maybe I should give 'em another shot.

    Happy Monday!

    Meghan xo
    www.fancypantsandsugarshacks.com

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    1. I wish they could be a little more consistent! x

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  3. I think these monthly boxes are a lot of fun, but I'm not sure I could commit - as you say, it must be hard to source a collection of products that will be of such a high standard that it would please everyone. I do like seeing what you get though, it's good to know what you think of them too. x

    Miho @ Wander to Wonder

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    1. Totally - definitely a bit of a risk signing up! x

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  4. I think this is why I'm a little reluctant to subscribe to a beauty box, as I'd be worried that I'd be left being disappointed and wondering if I'm wasting my money, cos to be honest the only thing I'd probably really want to try out of this one is the eye cream :) xx

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    1. It's the downside of everything being a surprise I think! x

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  5. I'm not blown away by this box! Which is a shame, I normally like Birchbox!

    Stephanie
    http://missstephanieusher.blogspot.co.uk/
    http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/3436251
    xxxx

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    1. They've not had the best couple of months, hopefully they'll pick up soon! x

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  6. Not a bad little box but I don't think it's worth the subscription fee!

    Tara x

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    1. It's a shame, they've not had the best few months x

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  7. Looks like beauty boxes are on their way out. I don't think beauty brands are seeing them make a difference in sales or brand awareness and I think as consumers we're starting to get fed of paying for something which we no longer see the benefit in. I never tried a beauty box myself. I tried graze and think that's an awesome idea. Especially as the food is yummy haha :o) x

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  8. I love the Benefit Eye Cream & have been few a few sample pots. I think Its time to purchase the full size. I don't think this is a knock it out of the park box but there are a couple of great things in there. So hit & miss these days.
    http://www.letstalkbeauty.co.uk/

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    1. It's really quite nice, I agree! x

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  9. I keep debating whether or not to sign up to a beauty box again but I'm not sure. It's so much fun receiving samples.

    I would love to try a Jane Iredale lipstick! The only little sample I have is one I received in my first beauty box, Joliebox back then.

    xx

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  10. This seems really early, I hope mine comes soon! I've just finished a trial size of the Benefit eye cream & really liked it, so it will be great if I get another in my Birchbox xxx

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  11. Please do let me know your final thoughts on the mascara!

    -Kati

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  12. I'm tempted to try out a beautybox, they seem so fun to get a little gift every month

    www.kcwong1.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. I wasn't blown away with this months BB. I think the past few were so good that they were a tough act to follow. Am all sampled out...

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    1. Hopefully next month will pick back up! xx

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  14. Did you not receive the Beauty Blender? I thought all boxes would receive it in Sept?

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