Beauty Boxes: March 2013 Birchbox

I've never subscribed to a monthly beauty box before. Mostly because I know that there might be some products in the selection which would not suit my skin type at all. I've previously ordered the Little Beauty Boxes from Latest In Beauty (as well as a few of their collection boxes), however the March Birchbox will be my first actual subscription beauty box. Birchbox (previously called JolieBox), costs £10 (plus £2.95) per month, which is pretty much the same as most subscription beauty boxes available.


So what actually arrived in my Birchbox? The March box contained:
Laura Gellar Beauty Inkwell Gel Liner - I'm excited to try this out as I find that gel liners work best for me when I want my liner to last from morning til night. It'll be interesting to see how this compares with my all-time favourite gel liner, the ELF studio cream liner (which doesn't budge at all!)
RMK Cleansing Balm - I've never tried a cleansing balm before so this will definitely be a new experience.
La Sultane de Saba Body Lotion With Argan Oil - I'm not too keen on body lotion samples, because I tend to stick to products that I love. I will be keeping this aside for when it gets warmer because during the winter, I prefer to use thicker products (like body butters and balms) on my skin.
Molton Brown Valbonne Fine Fragrance - I have a large collection of perfume samples, but another one won't hurt.
Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream -  I previously got a sample of this in a Latest in Beauty box some time ago. The cream is really thick and you only need the tiniest amount. I've used it before as a cuticle conditioner, as it can be massaged in and the tiny tube is perfect to carry around in my bag (when I remember to put it in). Not sure if I would purchase the full size tub though.
Sanctuary Thermal Transformation Face Mask - I am in need of a good facial, particularly with wedding season coming up. This is a two step serum and clay mask which will hopefully improve my skin appearance.
There was also a lovely little tin of Lindor Chocolate Truffles included as the lifestyle extra. Perfect for a chocoholic like myself =)

Overall, I'm quite pleased with the products that I've received as it means I'll get to try new products that would never normally pick out for myself.

Will I stay subscribed? Yes and no. For the meantime, I'm staying subscribed, but I would like to try out other subscription beauty boxes, so I'm not sure when I'll be unsubscribing from Birchbox. For now, I'll be trying out the products from this box and waiting for next months box =)

Have you subscribed to any beauty boxes? Which ones would you recommend?



  1. I ordered mine the other day, i have yet to receive it but definitely excited about it!

  2. I think getting a surprise package of goodies is so exciting!


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