My LAST Glossybox, Birchbox and LookFantastic Beauty Box Reviews

This month, I cancelled all three subscriptions.

It occurred to me, after opening my bedside table drawer, that I’m not personally getting my money’s worth. The drawer is crammed to the top with all the unloved makeup, skin and haircare products from my subscription boxes from the last year. Maybe three boxes a month is just too much (that’s 16 new product samples every month).

This decision has got nothing to do with the boxes themselves. They’re generally brilliant.

Have I made a terrible decision? Perhaps. I’m honestly not sure I can survive without some sort of subscription. That’s why I’ve decided to swap out these 3 for something a little bit nice (and a little bit cheaper overall). Watch this space.

Anyway…

I’ve had long enough since receiving my subscription boxes to give everything in them a good testing so now I’m here to let you know what I thought!

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It’s June and I’m liking the blue and pink this month. Birchbox have sent me a Birch-TIN to celebrate their 5th birthday, LookFantastic have gone for a cool tie-dye theme and Glossybox have stuck with their signature design of black and pink. Both LookFantastic and Birchbox have thrown in an extra goodie this month.

So, how do I rate them and is there a box that stands out above the rest?


LOOKFANTASTIC BEAUTY BOX (£15 PER MONTH – FREE P&P)

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This month’s theme:

“Into the Blue”

What’s in the box?

  • Mádara SOS Hydra Moisture – Radiance Mask
    A face mask that didn’t react and turn me into a lobster. This suits sensitive skin is a really nice mask.
  • Elemis Superfood Facial Wash
    I love anything Elemis so it’s no surprise that I also really like this.
  • Christophe Robin Cleansing Volumising Paste with Pure Rassoul Clay and Rose Extracts
    This is really interesting. A rough paste that lathers up on contact with water. Left my hair feeling really clean.
  • Studio 10 Liquid Foil I-Radiance
    Love the glitzy look. The perfect shimmer for summer eyes.
  • Vita Liberata Fabulous Self Tanning Tinted Lotion
  • Rituals The Ritual of Dao Body Cream
  • Real Chemistry Environmental Rescue Essential Day Cream
  • Elle Magazine
FAVOURITE ITEM:

Elemis Superfood Facial Wash

LEAST FAVOURITE ITEM:

Tanning lotion – simply haven’t been able to apply yet because it requires a mitt for application and I don’t have one.

OVERALL RATING: 4/5

 


BIRCHBOX (£10 + £2.95 P&P per month)

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This month’s theme:

“Birchbox UK is Five!”

What’s in the box?

  • Ella Eden Compact Eyeshadow in Faith
    Love this. Blends beautifully.
  • Benefit POREfessional Pearl Primer
    Brilliant product and a fab base for my makeup.
  • Number 4 Jour d’automne Smoothing Balm
    Doesn’t work.
  • Polaar Velvety Sun Fluid Face & Body
    This has been really handy for keeping in my handbag
  • Amika Bombshell Blowout Spray
    Really like this for a textured, messy look.
  • Whittard of Chelsea Teabags
    YUM! Really good tea. Love the flavours.
FAVOURITE ITEM:

There’s actually a lot in this box that I like. My favourite is probably either the  Ella Eden eyeshadow or the Benefit Primer. I just can’t decide!

LEAST FAVOURITE ITEM:

Number 4 Jour d’automne Smoothing Balm

OVERALL RATING: 4/5

 


GLOSSYBOX (£10 + £3.25 P&P PER MONTH)

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What’s in the box?

  • Laritzy Cosmetics Shade Stix
    I actually love this as a nude lip colour. Yet to use it to contour.
  • Monu Skin Eye Cool Gel
    A nice gel. Soaks in really quickly so ideal to pop on at the start of your skincare regime.
  • Nip+Fab Glycolic Scrub Fix
    I’m beginning to really like Nip+Fab products. This scrub is really lovely and leaves my skin feeling refreshed.
  • Novex Mystic Black Deep Hair Mask
    Not sure how much it did for my hair. Need to use again.
  • Wilkinson Sword Intuition f.a.b. Razor
    You might have seen this one advertised on the telly recently. Well, it’s pretty damn good!
FAVOURITE ITEM:

Laritzy Cosmetics Shade Stix

LEAST FAVOURITE ITEM:

Novex black deep hair mask

OVERALL RATING: 4/5


 

It seems it’s a tie this month between all 3 boxes!

Did you get any of these boxes this month? What did you think?

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