A few people i'm subbed to on Youtube are subscribed to Birchbox & so many people on Twitter and on Blogger are subscribed to Glossybox (the UK version you could call it!) so after seeing countless videos, tweets, blog posts, etc. on them, i just thought 'might as well'! It's only $10 per month & you can cancel at anytime, so i thought it was worth a shot.
Each month has a different theme, and this month's theme was 'beauty innovations' and Birchbox says the products this month are "products that are hopping boundaries, rethinking the compact, and shaking things up." The box came with a card describing each of the products, and that's on the other side of the little letter in the third photo. I think i'll quickly go through each of the products i received & give you my overall thoughts on it! Keep in mind that i haven't tried any of the products out, these are just my first impressions. :)
Befine Night Cream (white tube on the right) & Exfoliating Cleanser (packet in the center) - I'm always a bit hesitant to venture out into different products skincare-wise as my skin is super sensitive & break out-prone! But i do like that these are paraben & fragrance free and claim to be 'natural'. Will probably try these out soon!
Blinc mascara (tube on the top right) - This product really stood out to me out of the rest of them. It's supposed to be one of those mascaras that 'encases your lashes in tubes'.. i've never tried anything like it so i think it will be interesting to try out!
Kate Spade New York Twirl perfume sample - When i saw that this was in my Birchbox, i was a bit like... really? I can get the little perfume samples for free from department stores & such, so it was a disappointment tbh. It does smell quite nice though, very fruity & fresh.
LIFTLAB Lift & Fix High Potency Solution (little glass vile on the left) - This actually looks really interesting! *But* i was very disappointed to see that the cap wasn't screwed on fully & half the product leaked out. Thankfully it was wrapped in tissue paper, but still, half the product is gone now. :P Very frustrating!
Twistband hair tie - This was the *extra* that came in my Birchbox. Haha, a hairband? Really? It doesn't look too special or anything, just elastic tied in a knot on one side...
Overall, i was a bit of a letdown. After seeing previous month's boxes, this doesn't seem all too special. Especially compared to the Glossyboxes in the UK that have many full size products from high-end brands, it was a disappointment! I know Birchbox and Glossybox are not the same company & all, but they are very similar concepts and around the same price range, so i think my argument's a bit justified. The packaging is quite nice and i like that they did take the online survey i took when i subscribed into consideration. I'm going to stay subscribed & hope that next month's box will be better!