Thursday, February 19, 2015

February Birchbox... Might be my last??

February 2015 Birchbox Review


Its that time of the month again where I share with you the contents of this Months Birchbox. For the last few months I've really been loving what Birchbox had to offer, but now I feel like the excitement and surprise is wearing off. Especially with this box.

It just didn't do it for me. I'm abit fed up of getting food samples for one and getting a second sample of a product I really don't like - AND reviewed on their feedback that I didn't like it is really beginning to grind my gears.

I've been weighing up for a while whether or not I'm going to cancel my subscription and use the £12.50 for something else - I think this box was the decider for me.

Not that the contents are completely rubbish, don't get me wrong. I do think that Birchboxes are a great way to try new brands and products that you wouldn't or couldn't normally afford. But this particular box has left me really uninspired. Here's what I received:

  • Caudalie  Vinoperfect Radiance Serum - Value - £14.25
  • Chia Co® - The Chia Co. Oats + Chia  - Value - £1
  • Liz Earle Botanical Shine Shampoo 200ML - Value £2.50
  • theBalm® cosmetics Stainiac in Beauty Queen Value - £2.50
  • London Butterflies  Body Butter Soufflé  Value - £3.50
  • Wild About Beauty Golden Skin Glow - FULL SIZE - £21 

A pretty good box value, but most of these I'm not really bothered about trying out. First off, I HATE the Staniac sample they've sent. I've had this before and hated it, so it's abit of a waste that I've received it again. I also don't rate Wild About Beauty, and this particular product isn't exactly the sort of thing I'd use. I can see how it would look good on someone going for the bronzed look, but really this isn't for me. I'm going to pass these two onto a friend, see if they like them. 

Food samples are becoming to annoy me too. I almost always give them to my boyfriend, and I'm pretty sure he will be getting this one too!

If your a long term reader of the blog, you'll know that I didn't really like th Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish and the Botanical Shine Shampoo smells just like it. It's a handy size and I'll get some use out of it in my swim bag, but not something I'd like to repurchase. Same goes for the London Butterflies Butter Souffle. And it's full price is ridiculous for a body butter, so that definitely isn't going to be repurchased! 
The only item I've really liked is the Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum, but I knew I'd love this because everything I've ever tried from Caudalie has been amazing. 

But overall, I'm getting bored of Birchbox. I think I could spend £12.50 in a much better way, do you? 


  1. I have seen a few reviews on this box and it doesn't look that good, it hasn't made me want to sign up and get it anyway. And I am addicted to beauty boxes atm. Are you going to see whats inside next months box or not?
    I got the look fantastic box this month and that was lovely.. have you tried that? I reviewed it if you fancy a read.
    Gemma x

  2. Birchbox is fun for a few months, I had some boxes I loved and some like this, which I just didn't care for. I stopped my subscription because too many samples built up and cluttered my makeup drawer. I do have a few products I have sampled from birchbox that are now part of my daily routine but once the novelty wears off, it becomes a waste money


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