Monday, 7 September 2015

Happy 5th Birthday Birchbox

Birchbox was the first beauty box company to launch in the UK, so it earns it status as being very special. Since then there seems to have been an explosion of other beauty boxes flooding the market, but with Birchbox celebrating their 5th birthday, it has clearly got something right.


For their birthday box, Birchbox have gone back to their roots in the USA with each product coming all the way from the good old USA and it is a great box!

Happy 5th Birthday Birchbox
Happy 5th Birthday Birchbox

My first item comes from New York and it is from Bliss. A 30ml tube of Foot Patrol is one of those all in one products. It exfoliates, cools and conditions your feet giving them a bit of TLC. Now after the Summer, my feet do need some TLC as I've pretty much lived in my Fitflops. Alpha hydroxy and salicylic acids slough skin while cooling peppermint stimulates tired toes and it does, as a cream, smell absolutely delightful and is instantly refreshing when applied. A top tip is to apply to your feet before going to bed, pop on your moisturising socks and wake up the following morning with incredibly smooth feeling skin.

Happy 5th Birthday Birchbox

Next there is a 30ml sample of Paula’s Choice Skin Perfecting 2% BHA Liquid Exfoliant which hails all the way from Seattle. I am not familiar with the brand, so I am looking forward to giving it try. To use you apply once daily to clean skin using a cotton wool pad, you don't rinse off or remove but instead apply your moisturiser over the top. This product utilises Salicylic Acid to exfoliate, remove impurities, soften and brighten the complexion plus it is also said to reduce redness and build collagen.

Happy 5th Birthday Birchbox

Next I have a 30ml sample of John Masters Organics Citrus Neroli Detangler which hails all the way from New York. This conditioner uses Coconut Oil and Wheat amino acids to help detangle, repair and nourish the hair shaft, with neroli and grapefruit soothe those troublesome scalps. When using it, you can either rinse it out after 1-3 minutes or you can also use it as a leave in treatment.

Happy 5th Birthday Birchbox

Next up from San Francisco and Benefits POREfessional range which every subscriber will get to sample. ThePOREfessional Licence to Blot (which I reviewed here). For me this is a lifesaver of product. It works as an oil blotting stick which is designed to instantly mattify the skin, giving those of us with a slightly shiny t-zone a long-lasting shine-free complexion. This sample size if perfect for make up bags and for carrying in your handbag.

Happy 5th Birthday Birchbox


The fifth product is another that all subscribers will receive and it is Laqa & Co Cheeky Lip Pencil which comes all the way from Brooklyn.  My Lip Pencil came in the shade Humble Brag which is described as being a pretty blush pink shade and it is a multitasking item which can be used on the lips and cheeks. It is easy to apply and is really pigmented, much more so than I was expecting it to be
Happy 5th Birthday Birchbox

The final item is the Birchbrush. A product which you could say is the Birchbox alternative to the Tangle Teezer. Designed to sit comfortably in my hand, this bright orange brush is brilliant, I already love it and it does a great job of easing knots out of my hair without tugging and causing breakage and it also works really well if you have a hair mask on to brush it through and massage into the scalp, so again another fabulous multitasking tool to have.

Happy 5th Birthday Birchbox


I think this is a brilliant box.  It has a nice mixture of products which are all a really good size, perfect for a long weekend away, to pop into your handbag or to sample at home.


Happy 5th Birthday Birchbox


What do you think to the Birchbox Birthday Box?

30 comments:

  1. The tangle teaser is just what I need; my hair gets so knotty!

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  2. That looks like a super box for folk who are into that sort of thing! :)

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  3. This month is Birchbox's 5th U.S Anniversary, but it has only been available in the U.K since January 2013. Glossybox arrived nearly two years earlier in May 2011.

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  4. I have never subscribed to any of the boxes before.It's interesting to see what they contain.

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  5. Lovely selection of products. I have a tangle teezer and it's amazing.

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  6. love the products you were sent. The benefit blotting product sounds amazing, and everyone needs a tangle teaser! x

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  7. Oh wow this looks like a great -such a great range of things. Love the sound of the Licence to Blot

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  8. I've never subscribed to a beauty box, that's some interesting products you were sent.

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  9. Wow I can't believe it has been going 5 years, it doesn't seem that long ago that I got the first box. x

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  10. Some fabulous products, I have only received a box once but loved opening it to see what surprises were inside x

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  11. I would love to try these boxes, I enjoy trying new products and I've never heard of some of these (except benefit, of course) so I might have to look in to it. Xx

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  12. Ooh, that looks like a great box! Loving the fact they've got Paula's Choice in there! x

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  13. what a great selection of goodies! Wow 5 years!!

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  14. What a great box. I adore John Masters organics products but have never tried the detangler.

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  15. 5 years and i'd never heard of them? These look fab though x

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  16. Great box this month! I have that Paula's Choice product and love it, it's so gentle!

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  17. This is such a great box, what a fab mix of products! xxx

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  18. This box looks absolutely amazing! I would definitely use every single product inside it. I wish I'd subscribed to Birchbox instead of Glossybox now *sighs*

    Louise x

    With love from Lou

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  19. I just re signed up for BB so hopefully I can start seeing some good boxes. This one looks good! wonder if mine will be the same in US
    xo
    Janelle

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  20. Wow cannot believe birch box is 5 years old!! Looks like a great box this month! I really need to start subscribing again

    Laura x

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  21. How has it been 5 years already? I keep subbing and then unsubbing...I think I need to sub again now!

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  22. i always find birch box disappointing but this ones pretty good!

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  23. This looks great! I got birch box for a while then cancelled as I seemed to get an eyeliner every month! I've been thinking about signing up again though.

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  24. Super surprised to read that they are now 5 years old. I have never had a box but I would love to receive one in the future as I read so much about them.

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  25. Their boxes always look so cute and are filled with amazing products <3

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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  26. I cannot wait for my box to arrive now, after reading this! I don't mind which products I get, I am just happy the birchbag is back, as I used it for all my holiday toiletries! :)
    haveyouseenhowshespeaks.blogspot.co.uk

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  27. So many great products. I've never signed up to beauty boxes because there are normally more products I don't want.

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  28. This is such an amazing 5th Birthday Birchbox. I can't believe they've been around for 5 years already xx

    Kate | A British Sparkle

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  29. Wow! This looks amazing. I wish I would still live in the UK, unfortunately Birchbox doesn't deliver to Germany.

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  30. I have always wanted to try Birchbox! They always release such cute special edition boxes. I really want to build my own box at Selfridges :)

    Sophia Meola | A Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

    xx

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