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Kate Reviews: Birchbox April 2020

While in lockdown, I have found myself ordering quite a few things to keep me occupied – a present from me to me for staying sane maybe? One thing I have signed up to (and am very excited about!) is a couple of beauty subscription boxes, specifically, Glossybox and Birchbox. I love the idea of getting a surprise box with various products to try without having to go out and search for the latest products myself. There is also the bonus of discovering up and coming brands that I usually wouldn’t pick myself.

My April box turned up yesterday (in May!) which I’m not too fussed about as its the first one but I hope they are able to get back to speed when the world settles down a bit more. The box works out at about £10 a month and is usually (or apparently) worth a lot more.

The Box

First, let’s talk about the box. I LOVE IT. Birchbox have partnered with Anthropologie to to make the prettiest box ever. Anthropologie is an American clothing retailer selling an assortment of clothing, jewellery, home furniture, decoration, beauty, and gifts. The theme is ‘One of a Kind’ which is celebrating individuality. I am so excited to put the box somewhere in my bedroom – let alone try out the products!

Moving on to the products…

KNDR Beauty Mood Balm in Sorbet Serenity (Full Size) – £13

This is a colour shifting formula that adjusts to the PH in your lips and moisturises your lips at the same time. I have to say, when I tried this out, I couldn’t quite notice the change… but I don’t know if that was just the light I was in. Nonetheless, this is a lovely little balm for when my lips are feeling dry and the packaging is very cute.

Huygens Infusion Blanche Purifying Face Wash (RRP £21)

I haven’t yet tried this but upon an initial sniff, this smells SO strong and seems quite watery which isn’t encouraging me to try it. It consists of tea tree, aloe vera and glycerin which draws moisture to your face. I will give this a go and see how it goes.

Percy & Reed No Fuss Fabulousness Dry Shampoo (Travel Size) (RPP £6)

Oh boy was I happy to see this one during lockdown times! I hate having to wash my hair when I have no where to go. It’s such a long process. I can’t wait to use this. It doesn’t have a strong smell which is encouraging and doesn’t leave white marks like other dry shampoos due to its ultra-fine corn flour. I also think the packaging is very pretty!

Elemental Herbology Cell Plumping Moisturiser (RRP £46)

I put this on this morning and was immediately put off by the smell. It is SO strong and not in a good way. It’s quite thick and made me feel like I wanted to wash my face. However, I have just felt my face and it feels so hydrated and plump! I’ll keep trying this to see if I can get over the smell. Even better, it’s cruelty free.

Brushworks Silicone Cleansing Pad (RPP £4.99)

If you don’t have one of these already, go and buy one. I have been using one of these on my face for ages and absolutely love it. My face always feel so clean after using it. I was very happy to get a replacement on in this Birchbox!

I’m looking forward to receiving my next box! Have you signed up to any subscription boxes? What are your faves?

Kate x

13 thoughts on “Kate Reviews: Birchbox April 2020”

  1. I’m so glad you’ve reviewed one- I’ve spotted Birchbox the other day and was tempted to subscribe, but looking at this content- I don’t feel like, this particular month box, would be for me. Would you recommend trying? And, more importantly- will you continue to review these? X

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    1. So I got the April and May box at the same time. I’m still a bit undecided. I am also subscribed to Glossybox and so far, much prefer that, so if you were to subscribe now I’d say go for Glossybox. The April Birchbox was a little disappointing to me but the May box is much better and offers things like a Mascara. Also with Birchbox they have a variety of products that you might get or might not so it really is a surprise. I’ll make sure to review my May boxes soon x

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  2. I subscribed to Birchbox for quite a while (and also have an unboxing on my site!) and I wasn’t entirely blown away by the products apart from one or two items which were too expensive to bulk full size and full price. To be honest I loved the boxes more than what was inside them! I’ve reused all of them for storage and organisation.

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    1. I’m finding the same! Some of the boxes have been really hit and miss with some of the products not even being the right ones. I’ve also suffered an issue with their website where they’ve taken over £100 and had no response to my messages. I’m not sure how much longer I’ll be subscribed but I love the boxes. I’m also subscribed to Glossybox so can always use those to stack up, haha! x

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      1. Oh gosh! That’s awful. Hope it gets resolved soon. Might try out Glossybox as a treat 🙂

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  3. Hi, I came to your blog to thank you for following my blog 😊 however, I have been ‘lost’ here for a while reading your posts – this one included! So, thank you Kate for following me AND providing me with a great distraction. 😁

    I previously subscribed to both Birchbox and Glossybox and of the two Glossybox was my favourite; it’s better value for money, has a wider spread of products and more full size ones. That said, as emmarrr96 points out, the Birchbox boxes are beautiful, and super useful for storage, but the contents tend to be sample size.

    I’m a complete sub box junkie, thoroughly enjoyed reading this post and your readers comments too

    Entirely Beauty

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