Saturday, 28 December 2013

Birchbox or Glossybox?

Birchbox or Glossybox?
Around September time I decided to put my student loan to good use and subscribe to a beauty box purposely to get more familiar with different brands and try out more products. At the time, I couldn't decide on whether to subscribe to Glossybox or Birchbox so I decided to go for both until the New Year and by that point I'd cancel one of my subscriptions. Which is what this post is all about!

Every month I get very eager for the postman to deliver my beauty boxes and most of the time I am not disappointed but I have been taken note on what I've been getting every month and will be talking briefly about products that stood out for me!

September
Glossybox September - HD Brows bronzer has become an everyday staple in make-up set. Dr Lipp balm has done wonders for my lips during this winter time.

Birchbox September - Demolished the chocolate fairly quickly and since this box I have purchased a few flavours and quite enjoyed it! I also have been carrying the mini size Bioderma with me when sleeping out so this has become super handy!
Birchbox or Glossybox?
October
Glossybox October - I have already used up the Katy Perry perfume and because of this sample I received the big size for Christmas! The Harmony smoothie serum has become a staple in my skincare.

Birchbox October - This box really appealed to me because by this point my Dr Lipp balm ran out so to receive another was saving my pennies! 
The products I received in this box were fairly expensive. The Egyptian cream is one product I used because it was one of those skincare products that helped improve the skin. Also been using the Laura Mercier foundation primer a few times too!
Birchbox or Glossybox?
November
Glossybox November - I was happy to receive an eyeshadow because I like trying new make-up brands so I was happy to get this. Also the Vichy products are highly blogged about so was happy to get to try them!

Birchbox November - I loved this box a lot! the herbal teas were nice (cinnamon not so much). I have used the shampoo up and the is a review ready to be posted and the Chella highlighter has really impressed me. 
Birchbox or Glossybox?
December
Glossybox December - The only thing I liked about this box was the nude lip gloss because it really suits my skin type. Other then that I was not impressed with my box. I got a vibrant blue eyeshadow which is not a colour I would ever where, also I received yet another perfume sample which is annoying after receiving them in the last 2 boxes.

Birchbox December - Have not had the chance to try any products just yet but the hairspray and eyeshadow looks appealing to try!

Overall Summary...
I think overall I am going to continue with my Birchbox subscription and cancel my Glossybox subscription sometime in the New Year. I was happy at first with my Glossybox but it got off putting receiving numerous perfume samples and products that are no use to me. September was the best box I ever received by Glossybox but the last 2 or even 3 were quite disappointing. One thing I would miss about this box is the appealing, reusable storage boxes the products arrive in.

 Birchbox always send out a variety of products for me to try and their box fits the chosen theme of that month really well! I always seem to use more of my Birchbox samples than I do of my Glossy ones. Plus you get more samples around 6-7 at a time so you get more of your moneys worth.

I hope this post has been somewhat help to people who are undecided on which box to subscribe to. These are just my personal opinions, the boxes may change next year but I don't want to continue paying £10-£12 a month for something I am not impressed with. 


So long my Glossybox subscription!


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20 comments

  1. Ooo, this has been very helpful Katie! I've been deciding which one to subscribe to, I think the Birch Box is the one I'll go for! :)

    Lucy | a little of lucy

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    1. You are welcome! I definitely think Birchbox is more money worthy, especially for products wise. It is rare I received perfume samples in my Birchbox's and when I did it was along with 5 or 6 other things not as a main sample
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  2. I definitely agree, Birchbox are way better. i've been meaning to cancel for a while but am worried ill miss something great as soon as i un-subscribe haha xx

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    1. I literally unsubscribed two days ago! I know that is what had kept me holding out for my next months box case it was good. If it is then never mind!xx

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  3. Thanks for this post! I've tried each and was really stuck with what to get. I also got the september Birchbox and the chocolate was yummy! If you like the Bioderma why not try the L'Oreal Micellar Solution? - Unless you have already!

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    1. You are welcome lovely!
      I have never tried it I have heard/saw loads reviews on it though! I may invest in some next year x

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  4. I've been waiting for this post for ages :) so helpful!xo

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    1. haha I know some other bloggers said the same thing!
      I am glad you find it useful :) xx

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  5. Ohh this is such an interesting review, thanks for posting it! I've been subscribed to Glossybox for a few months now and like you am getting a little tired of the numerous perfume samples. I may just have to try out the Birchbox! Toni xx

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    1. you're welcome, Yeah if it wasn't for the constant perfume samples I don't think i'd of cancelled xx

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  6. I would say Birchbox has done it for me, but thats only down to this post. I would have to try to see!

    Daisy x
    www.daisydaisyxxo.blogspot.com

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  7. This has been such a helpful post, I've been thinking about subscribing to a beauty box but didn't know which to choose so I'll definitely be looking into the Birchbox!
    xxx

    www.salted-roses.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks!
      and go for it if that is what you are interested in, I am looking into another beauty box for next year xx

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  8. After reading you post I have just subscribed to Birchbox! Great post! xx

    Mapped Out | A Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

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    1. aw that is great! so glad I helped you decide xx

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  9. I used to be subscribe to Glossybox but the products were poor quality found myself getting more useless products then ones I liked after reading your post I've subscribed to Birchbox...the selection just seems much better :D can't wait for my first box xx thanks for this helpful post

    http://subjectbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. yeah I know what you mean, I got constant nail vanishes which were no use to me much.
      hope you like it!x

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  10. I've had a Glossy Box subscription for a while but am going to cancel is as I'm never overly impressed. I think I'll give Birchbox a go instead after reading this post!

    Jo x
    www.woobered.com

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    1. I cancelled mine few days ago glad I did - I'll probably regret it when they send out good stuff but so far I am happy :) x

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