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Monday, 19 January 2015

January Subscription Boxes: Glossybox, Birchbox & My Little Box

Hello & Happy Monday! I hope your week has got off to the best possible start.

Here's a quickish roundup of the January Birchbox, Glossybox & My Little Box. It's quite interesting to see them all side by side & I'd love to know which is your favourite, or if you subscribe to any other boxes that were particularly good this month.

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Birchbox - Women's Health Edition*
  • Philip Kingsley Body Building Conditioner
  • REN Radiance Renewal Mask
  • Activbod Cooling Finish Lotion
  • Heal Gel Intensive
  • Stila Lip Glaze
  • Matcha Green Tea
  • Women's Health Exercise Band
There are a lot of great products in here, it certainly made a good first impression. The REN mask is one of my favourites, so to have a little tube is wonderful. Similarly I'm quite a fan of the Heal Gel intensive formula and it's nice to see it in here. I haven't tried the conditioner or the cooling lotion yet, but I definitely will very soon.

The green tea was surprisingly good and I haven't used the exercise band yet for fear of it shooting across the room and knocking something over! The Stila lip gloss was a little disappointing, I'm not a fan of the super sticky formula, but it was nice to try & it's a full size too!

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Glossybox Fresh Start Edition*
  • Hello Fresh Voucher
  • MeMeMe Eye Liner Pencil 
  • Naked Lips Organic Lip Balm 
  • Kueshi Natural Revitalizing Face Toner 
  • Jelly Pong Pong All Over Glow 
  • Nicka K Powder Blush 
Opening the box to be greeted with 5 full sized products was quite impressive and something I wasn't expecting. It certainly seems like Glossybox are off to a great start. The eye liner is the only product I won't get any use out of, but I've already passed it on to someone who has been really enjoying it. The lip balm is sat on my bedside table and I think it's really wonderful. The All Over Glow is something I've tried before and absolutely adore, my favourite way to use it is to mix a little in with my foundation.

Toner isn't something I use all the time, but I've been giving this one a good trial over the past week or so and I'm surprised by how much I like it. It's very calming. And my favourite thing in the box is the powder blush. It's a loose powder with a powder puff applicator so there's none of the mess of a usual loose powder product. The lid also does easily screw off so you can get a blush brush in there if you prefer.

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My Little Energy Box*
  • Happy New Year Print
  • My Little World Magazine
  • 2015 Calendar 
  • Good Energy Gym Bag
  • Nails Inc Nail Polish 
  • Talika Moisturiser 
  • My Little Box Face Spray
It's not often that My Little Box miss the mark, but unfortunately I think they have this month. The gym bag is a nice idea, the print is very sweet but the material isn't the best. As always the little magazine was a lovely read and I think I'm going to keep the calendar on my desk. The moisturiser feels quite nice, I do love a good face spray and the nail polish is a beautiful deep red.

It's still not a bad box though, and they're on to a good thing if even their not-so-impressive offerings are still so well thought out and presented. 

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I think Glossybox just manages to come out on top for me this month (when they get it right they get it very right), with Birchbox a very close second.

Are you subscribed to any beauty boxes?
I'd love to know your thoughts!  

xoxo

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34 comments:

  1. My favourite was definitely My Little Box. Birchbox just didn't do it for me this month, I didn't feel like the bits I got particularly fit the theme. I don't subscribe to Glossybox as it seems to be a bit hit and miss but can see why it was your favourite! Thanks for the round-up. I'm so nosy, always enjoy seeing what everyone got in their boxes.

    Lisa xo | otweek.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I like seeing what's in different boxes too <3

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  2. Loved reading this Jennie! I'm with Birchbox at the moment but love seeing how it compares to the other boxes, i've been really temped by my little box recently too x

    SophiesMakeupBlog

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    1. They're usually really amazing! xo

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  3. I was a little disappointed with My Little Box this months but I did love the theme and calendar, I think I'm just a tad more excited by the products in my Birchbox xx

    Ioanna | Hearting.co.uk

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    1. Yeah, wasn't the best from them xo

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  4. I get the My Little Box too and it seems we thought much the same about it! I usually rave about it but this month was a bit 'meh' which surprised me, as I am a bit of a gym bunny so thought the theme was right up my street. I am looking forward to next months box though if the collab is with who I think it is (it's on my blog if you want to take a look but won't post a potential spoiler here!!)
    www.lovedbylaura.com

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    1. Hopefully next month will be better! Xo

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  5. The My Little Energy Box looks really sweet and such a nice idea but you're right, it isn't as impressive as what the others have to offer.

    Mel

    http://blog.meljwills.com

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    1. Hopefully they'll be back on track next month! ox

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  6. I'm not subscribed to any beauty boxes yet - I can't decide which one! But this is a really good comparison to help me make my decision. Thanks for posting Jennie!x

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  7. The only subscription box I'm subscribed to is Ipsy, which is often compared to Birchbox. I was looking up reviews of the both of them online and ended up choosing Ipsy, because I heard that Ipsy was more consistent with quality while Birchbox can be up and down. However, I really like what you got from Birchbox this month, because I actually don't know how to use beauty products, and the women's health edition is probably more suited to me. I started subscribing to beauty subscription boxes in hopes that I'd slowly but surely learn how to use beauty products :P Ipsy also comes with YouTube tutorials :) -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

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    1. Ooh I don't think we have that one here xo

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  8. I think this months Glossybox & Birchbox have some great products in. Although I do love that red polish in My Little Box. I have to say I'm never tempted to start up my subscriptions to any boxes as they are so hit & miss. I do like the Latest in Beauty boxes because you don't have to subscribe & you only buy a box if you want to.
    http://www.letstalkbeauty.co.uk/

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    1. They're always pretty impressive too, I think the buy when you want to boxes are generally better put together xo

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  9. I love the Ren mask. I've had bad experiences with birchbox in the past but I'm still interested in subscription services because it's like getting a little present every time!

    Fancy Nancy’s YouTube

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  10. I've read another review on that toner, definitely tempted to get one! :)

    Tara x

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  11. I haven't collected my My Little Box up yet and from the reviews I'm really not excited for it :/
    Megan x
    London Callings

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    1. Not their best, but still pretty cute! xo

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  12. Oooh I can't wait until I have the little bit of extra money each month to subscribe to one of these! Until then, Ill just enjoy reading and seeing you unboxing them. Hope you're having a wonderful Monday, Jennie!

    xx Kathryn
    http://www.throughthethicket.ca

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  13. Ah, I'm obsessed with HealGel - if only it wasn't so expensive! It really works a treat though :) xxx

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  14. I've just subscribed to Birchbox so I was intrigued to hear your thoughts, I'm glad that the box wasn't a disappointment, I'm excited about receiving mine now :). xo PolkaDotLemon

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  15. The GlossyBox looks fab although if I was going to subscribe to any of them it'd be My Little Box...it always looks so cute and the products look great! x

    Josie’s Journal

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    1. I think they're the most consistent xo

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  16. I'm really wishing I'd kept my Birchbox subscription up, I love the sound of the REN mask and the HealGel! :)

    Jess xo
    http://just-jesss.blogspot.co.uk

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  17. The Glossybox looks like my favourite one out of these three too, looks like a good selection of products :) xx

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    1. Really nice to see full sized products! xo

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