Monday, 2 February 2015

Birchbox Slimbox

I love beauty boxes, there is something quite exciting about getting home from work to find a box waiting for you either on the doorstep. However,  more often than not,you get home to be greeted with the "sorry you were out" card knowing that. You dare to look on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest or your blog reading list, everyone will have their box and will be merrily posting about it. So Birchbox have decided that to save us all from having to wait that extra 12/24 hours extra waiting should it your box be at the sorting office because they are introducing Slimbox!

Birchbox Slimbox

Slimbox by Birchbox


So, the idea of Slimbox is that instead of the regular box, this one has been slimmed down to postbox size which means even with the outer packaging, it will fit through most standard sized letter boxes and it is so well made, it remains in tact having come through your letter box.  As you can see it has most definitely been slimmed if you look at the difference between the box I had in January and this one!  


So, inside your Slimbox, you still get your five/six decent sized sample products and within this box, which I have to say is just brilliant, the contents are: as follows:

Birchbox Slimbox Inside

Birxhbox Loves

Birchbox Slimbox Contents


London Darjeeling Hand and Body Lotion - A light, silky, floral come citrus body lotion which smells absolutely delightful. Inspired by the delicate, reviving aroma of Darjeeling tea, this silky-soft lotion is packed with jojoba and aloe oils to moisturise and the subtle fragrance of Darjeeling to lift the spirits and renew the skin. This is a 50ml size which is brilliant.

T-London Darjeeling Hand and Body Lotion


Liz Earle Beauty Co Botanical Shine Shampoo - I am pretty new to the world of Liz Earle, so I am excited to see this product within the box.  Said to include West African shea butter, natural source vitamin E, shine-boosting apple and orange extracts plus naturally derived cleansers, this shampoo gently cleans without stripping to leave hair soft, shiny and smooth. Contains no sodium lauryl/laureth sulphate.  This again is a 50ml sized bottle and I cannot wait to try it.

Liz Earle Co Botanical Shine Shampoo


Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum - I am a huge fan of Caudalie products, especially the oils, so this is a product I am looking forward to trying. Described as being an oil-free serum which uses powerful grape-derived viniferine to promote even tone and a glowing complexion; fading the look of pesky dark spots and preventing them from making an unwelcome appearance. It is perfect for all skin types and the luxe formula is free of irritating ingredients like parabens, sulfates, and petrochemicals. This is a 10ml sample.

Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum

the Balm Cindy Lou Manizer - this is a product I have heard and read a lot about and have never tried, so whilst it is quite a small sample, I am really looking forward to giving it a try.  Described as being a three-in-one highlighter, eyeshadow, and all-over shimmer it uses light-reflecting silica particles conceal blemishes and fine lines, while the honey colour leaves a sheer wash of shimmer.

theBalm Cindy Lou Manizer

Cindy-Lou Manizer theBalm
Cynthia Rowley Beauty Eyeliner in Black is the final product in the box and it is a full sized product worth £11.  Not a brand I have heard of before but it is a kohl pencil which is described as being a luxe, creamy liners deliver bold color that lasts and lasts. 

Cynthia Rowley Eyeliner

Cynthia Rowley Beauty Eyeliner

The final item in the Slimbox is from The Chia Co and it is a sachet of Oats and Chia. Not something I have every tried and I see so many people adding Chia seeds to everything that I can now find out what all the fuss is about. They come in a range of three flavours which are Banana and Mango, Apple and Spice or Mixed Berry which is the option I have.  The description is "Wholegrain oats and sun ripened chia are blended with the finest quality fruit and virgin coconut oil to give our ‘just add hot water’ Oats+Chia a creamy, dairy-free texture". 

The Chia Co
So there you have it, the very first Slimbox which I think is just absolutely brilliant. It is packed full of brilliant products, all of which I have never used before, so it is even more exciting and the packaging is just brilliant, no more trips to the sorting office! Regular subscribers of Birchbox can opt to have their February box as a Slimbox. Birchbox costs £12.95 per month and this included postage and packaging.
What do you think to Slimbox? Are you wanting to sign up/swap your box over to it?

34 comments:

  1. This is a great idea, I always miss parcels because I'm in work x

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  2. these boxes really do have me ummin and arrin but they always seem to have things I have tried previously or do not interest me in the slightest , they are a great idea for teens i think though although by the time you pay for everything, you may have 1 or 2 items out of 12 boxes you have had and could have bought something lovely instead, Ii do like the look of th eyeliner though

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  3. I love parcels that fir through the door. I am a regular user of Liz Earle shampoo and conditioner it is amazing

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  4. I love the look of the new slim box - I still haven't tried the Birchbox but love the look of the contents of this one!!

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  5. The slim box is a very clever idea. Great marketing.

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  6. I just received my first Birchbox last month and the idea of a slim box is a great one.

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  7. A slim box is a very good idea indeed and those products look gorgeous. Am really tempted.

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  8. Have done about slim box in my blog aswel today.

    www.jinksybeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. I've never tried Birchbox before but this one actually looks petty good! xxx Thou Shalt Not Covet

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  10. That's great news that they've slimmed down their boxes to fit through a letterbox - nothing worse than the dreaded "you missed a parcel" note through your door!

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  11. A great idea having one to fit through your letterbox and fab that they don't just fill it with sample sized products.

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  12. These look like a fab idea, especially because they fit through the letter box

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  13. This is a great box! I love the variety from inner to outer health :) xx

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  14. slim boxes are a definate improvement, who wants to be traisping to collect after work.

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  15. That's such a good idea to slim the box down as I often don't hear Postie knocking at the door even when I am at home! I have the Liz Earle shampoo as it came when some other Liz Earle products. It has a lovely smell to it but I only use it once a week now. I have really greasy hair and if I use it for several days at a time it turns my hair into one huge oil slick!

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  16. What a great box of loveliness to come through your door! Perfect for a treat! I love the look of all of those products too and for £12.95 that's a bargain.

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  17. wow its fab that they have slimmed it down as I HATE having to wait for things to be re delivered or go all the way up to the post office to collect etc! I would worry that I may be missing out of bigger products that no longer fit but the contents of your box looks fantastic this month!

    Jess
    owlcrazymummy.blogspot.co.uk

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  18. Slimming the boxes is a great idea, There is nothing worse than having to collect your delivery because they couldn't post it!

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  19. Simming the boxes is the best idea ever. I would love to have one of these - I never get time for me and this might prompt me to try and get some!

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  20. Wow you got some great products! I love theBalm products <3

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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  21. Fab that it now fits through your letter box, so annoying to have to go and collect things! Looks like a good box this month - love the packaging of the highlighter!

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  22. I haven't tried any of these products yet, seems interesting!

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  23. This looks like such a good box, such a great idea to make it slimmer so it fits through the letterbox! xxx

    Charli | Beauty and Lifestyle Blogger at CHARLI B

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  24. Ahh so handy that it fits through your letterbox! I'd love to try the Liz Earle shampoo :)

    Jess xo
    http://just-jesss.blogspot.co.uk

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  25. I love the packaging on the eyeliner, so stylish!

    Frankie x
    Crazyblondegal

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  26. I love receiving a parcel, I get so excited to see what's in it

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  27. What a great idea for a treat or for a gift for yourself

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  28. That's an interesting mix of prodcuts in the box. The make up looks particularly useful

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  29. That's cool they came up with that! I love the balm cosmetics! :)

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  30. I am never sure about these boxes as I worry I may not use all that comes init.

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  31. I always got mine delivered to work so I didn't have letterbox issues, but I;m sure loads of people will find the new size very handy! Some great products in there too, I'm love to try the Balm product!

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  32. I like the size and that it fits through your mailbox. Sounds like value for money, really.

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  33. What a fabulous idea - hate missing post because its too big for the letter box

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  34. got mixed feelings about this box. i want to try that oats and chia

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