You might be wondering how this predicament could possibly be a question as surely two beauty boxes would beat just one? This is what I was testing. Birchbox recently had a deal where you would get a previous months box and Septembers box for the price of one so I had to take advantage of the option really…
As you can see above the September box was housed in a cute little draw, I decided against photographing the August Birchbag I got as it is hideous! The draw is a really cute idea though, it’s perfect for desk storage. If I’m being honest a few of the the products were slightly underwhelming but as I got two boxes I don’t feel too out of pocket.
The first bits in the box are mainly skincare. First is from Anatomicals a brand I first discovered in a Glossybox many years ago. This is their Coconut and Mango Body Lotion, now I don’t completely love the smell as coconut isn’t my favourite but it will go into my sample size drawer. Now the This Works In Transit Camera Close-Up Cream is something I already own as YouBeauty got their first this month. Cross overs is something I’ve been noticing more and more lately. I love face masks right now so the Balance Me Radiance Face Mask is something I will definitely use. Finally is the NUXE Precious Scented Shower Oil which I’ve seen quite a few people loving over the last few months so hopefully I will as well as I love NUXE as a brand.
This trio contains the products I was most happy to see featured. I’ve never tried Puriskin Nurse Aid Skin but as a hockey player I find certain parts of my hands are drying up in the cold weather. Now the ModelCo Higlighting Trio was a product I got to choose, I already had the other option (cream blush, see another cross over,) and of course highlighter is in at the moment. Of the trio I really only think the light shade will work for me day to day but I’m sure in some FX look I will use the other two. Finally was a Marcelle Eyeliner which is purple! I loved dark blue eyeliner the other week so why shouldn’t I give purple a go too!?
Somehow I completely managed to miss off the Batiste XXL Volume Spray and also the Philip Kingsley One More Day Dry Shampoo.
Now these two bits are the disappointments, coincidentally they are both from the August edit. I’m sorry but no one loves a perfume sample, they’re not luxe and usually I hate the smell. while I do like the scent, it’s a plastic spray bottle, nothing special. Then lastly is hand sanitiser which is definitely not a luxury item and never will be because honestly as a college student it’s usually a necessity.
Overall the two for one offer wasn’t a waste of money it’s just not my favourite service, (right now Love Me Beauty is!) Would I subscribe again? Yes, if there was another deal like this on so stay tuned!