I discovered an international subscription service which doesn’t ships worldwide. Its called Birchbox.
Birchbox is ” the brainchild of two friends with a love of the internet and an itch to create a better way to shop for beauty products. Katia and Hayley envisioned a way for customers—just like themselves—to easily and efficiently try, learn about, and purchase beauty products online.”
For the price of $10/- only you get a total of 5 products in an adorable box. The products range from makeup removal, make up, hair care, and skincare,
Typically the package ships out by the 10th of every month, you receive a tracking number with the shipment details.
Have a look at the very cute box.
Below is a list of the products I received :
- Juice Beauty | Cleansing Milk | Full size | $22
Thanks to a vitamin rich formula of plant based ingredients (like raspberry, aloe and grape juice) this milky face cleaner melts away makeup, hydrates and soothes irritation. It has a creamy consistency and deeply cleanses the skin.
Its well suited for normal, aging, or sensitive skin and is an excellent toner. It replenishes the skin with its botanical extracts and feeds the skin with rich nutrients of vitamins C, B5.
2. PARLOR | Jeff Chastain | Smoothing Blowout-Spray | Full size | $24
This celeb stylist lightweight spritz adds instant volume and luster while protecting hair from heat damage. This product is exclusive to Birchbox.
I tend to blow dry my hair on weekdays. On weekends though I can see all the damage my hair has gone through through out the work week
You’re supposed to spray this product into wet hair and let it sit for a minute or two. After this you blow dry as usual.
The results are that the hair is much softer and full of volume! That totally works for me as I have thin limp hair which needs all the volume it can get.
Since I blow dry my hair almost every day a product like this is going to quickly become a staple for me. The smell is amazing as well!
A definite must-have for anyone who blow dries their hair a lot or uses other product that provide heat damage.
3. Real Chemistry | Luminous 3-Minute Peel | Full -size | $48
“Real Chemistry Luminous 3 Minute Peel removes large amounts of excess, dead epidermal cells in seconds. As the synergistic blend of ingredients is gently massaged into the skin, solids form under the fingertips. “
This product claims not to irritate the skin like regular chemical peels. It seems to be a God send for all those who expect instant gratification from their beauty products.
Once a week usage of this product is recommended.
4. Wilma Schumann Skin Care | Hydrating Collagen Eye Pads | Full – size | $18
These pads are meant to plump, hydrate and restore while enhancing eye contour gently and naturally. Instructions from Birchbox on how to use: “After cleansing, open foil pack and immediately apply one pad beneath each eye. Apply evenly to ensure a good contact with the skin. Leave on for 20 minutes then peel and dispose.”
I am going to try these out right after I finish this blog. Will be writing a separate review about it.
So that my review on Birchbox, August,2016. They messed up my order quite a bit.
I subscribed to them in July,2016. I never received that box so I reported it.
They sent me a complimentary box instead. This is the complimentary box however it is not in keeping with the theme Birchbox has running for August,2016.
Also, they include a product card in every box. As per the card I was supposed to receive 5 products.
The 4 that I have written about and one more which was supposed to be a MAKE | Silk cream lipstick in the shade ‘Taffy’. I never received it!
I have now unsubscribed and anyway they don’t ship worldwide. I was spending a lot just to get this box imported into the country.
So good! No spending unnecessarily on boxes that don’t have good service to begin with!
Hope you enjoyed reading this review. Thank you for your time and remember to be kind to yourself ‘coz there’s no one like you.
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