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Birchbox Review – Good Enough To Eat

Birchbox sent me one of their lovely monthly boxes to review.   It was the April box which was “Good Enough To Eat,”

Make Up Goodies

Inside the box were my small sample sizes of some make-up, popcorn and wipes.

I actually like the sample sizes as they’re definitely handy for holidays and small make-up bag goodies.  There seems to be a monthly theme around the boxes and some suggestions for DIY Beauty by using natural ingredients from our kitchen cupboards to make our own home made masks and scrubs.  There are some fabulous recipes online on their blog.

There are different levels of subscriptions to the service, which also lets you buy full sized versions of your samples online.

Monthly Recurring

  • £10 + £2.95 P&P = £12.95 a month.
  • 5 samples.
  • Earn reward points.IGN UP

6 Month Subscription

£50 for the 6 months + £2.95 P&P = £67.70 for the 6 months = £11.29 each month.

Yearly Subscription

£90 for 12 months + £2.95 P&P = £125.40 for the 12 months = £10.45 each month.

My Box Samples

Thebalm Cosmetics – How ‘Bout Them Apples?  

A cheek and lip balm cream.  It’s actually pretty nice.  I have rosy cheeks so wearing anything on my cheeks apart from fake tan and brown shades is impossible, but as a lip colour it is nice a light.  I have the Pie shade which is a bit bright, but summer is coming, so it might get an outing quite soon.  I actually really like the wee sample which seems to have a magnetic closure strip.   I’m quite impressed by that as a sample.

Lord and Berry Black Kohl Eye Pencil

This made my make-up bag in ten seconds flat.   It draws on easily, but doesn’t come off quickly in wear either.  It’s not a brand I’ve heard of before, but I like it.

Color Club Gala’s Nail Polish

I have the wee gold struck colour.  I tend not to wear nail polish on my hands, so I can’t comment on this one much, though it may well make it onto my toes in summer.  The sample size seems reasonable to me and looks like it would easily do a few coatings of both fingernails and toes.

Laura Mercier Souffle Body Creme

This is what made me realise I haven’t been taking care of myself.  Just squeezing out some of the souffle and rubbing it into my hands reminded me of holidays gone by.  It’s more of a honey vanilla smell that I expected so very lush and very subtle and unexpected.

Yes To Cucumbers Facial Wipes

An organic, soothing cucumber wipe, oil free and made to cleanse, gently exfoliate and moisturise.    The travel size has 10 towels, so it’s about the size of the small packs you’d normally buy in shops.  Paraben free, so great for getting rid of make up last thing at night.

Propercorn, Popcorn Done Properly

This was intriguing.  Ours is sweet coconut and vanilla for 35 calories per bag which is really good.   It tasted very much like a bit of a combination of cinema and butterscotch popcorn so actually very satisfying in a small bag.  I’ll like to know where to buy these regularly for the long term as I’ve not seen them in shops here and we don’t have a Waitrose, which seems to stock the larger bags.  The sample size is actually the perfect snack size, but I can’t find those anywhere.

Final Thoughts

This is definitely a luxury purchase.  The samples are great quality and with more free money, I’d have bought the large sizes of all of them.  I’m not sure if that says I need to take more care of myself or what, but I really enjoyed getting this wee box.  It seemed to be a very personal thing to get.

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