It’s the battle of the beauty boxes! As you may already know from my previous unboxing posts, I am subscribed to Birchbox, and I am absolutely in love with it. I had to give it up for the summer as I was not in the UK but as soon as I got back on British soil I had to renew my subscription because I can’t live without it. I also decided to get Glossybox for the first time, maybe because I am a hoarder and I would like to have all the beauty products in the world, but this is another popular beauty box which sends their subscribers amazing products. I thought it would be fun to do a little box-off every month and see who the winner is each time!
Let’s start with Birchbox! This month’s theme is ‘Heroes’ and the box is set up a little bit differently: it comes with a keepsake drawer instead of the usual lid. I like the drawer more than the lid because I intend to use the box as storage, and I think the drawer makes it more practical. How cute are the colours on the box, though? The most beautiful pastel pink, blue and yellow! This is one of my favourite designs ever! Now on to the content…
So my box is packed with the most heroic beauty must-haves and I’m really exited to try them all! The first thing that really caught my eye is the Starskin Smoothing Bio-Cellulose Second Skin Eye Masks. Wow, that’s a long name but basically, these ‘eye catchers’ are supposed to brighten, smooth and de-puff the delicate skin around your eyes. I’ve never tried eye masks before so I will definitely bust them out at my next pamper session!
The next product is Jane Iredale Smooth Affair Facial Primer & Brightener. I’m looking forward to using this because it claims to smooth the skin and minimise pores, to help makeup glide on and last way longer than before. Can’t wait to put it to the test on my oily skin and hopefully my makeup won’t slide off by midday anymore.
There was another makeup product in this month’s Birchbox and it is a Highlighting Trio by Model Co. A full size treat from the Aussie brand containing three radiance-enhacing creamy pigments which can be used onto cheekbones, brow bones and eyelids for an instant glow.
I also got a hair product: amika Bombshell Blowout Spray. This lightweight spritz is described as a styling superstar- volumising, smoothing, and texturing in one. It also contains nourishing antioxidants to strengthen and repair damage too.
The last product in my Birchbox is the Prodigieux Shower Oil by NUXE. I’ve heard such good things about this brand before and now I get to feel luxurious in the shower too! This precious scented shower oil with golden shimmer cleanses and leaves a satin finish. My skin is going to be beautifully pampered!
I also got a cute little bracelet as a gift for resubscribing to Birchbox. It is gold with a mint green strand so you can tie it to your hand and it says ‘Achieve’ on it.
Let’s move on to Glossybox! To kick of September, Glossybox has teamed up with Red magazine to curate a special Editor’s Choice box. Annabel Meggeson, Beauty Director, loves the sense of possibility and new beginnings that September represents so inside every box subscriber will discover an edit of autumnal beauty favourites to help them kick start the new season in style.