Wednesday, 30 March 2016

Beauty | Why I cancelled my Birchbox Subscription

If you regularly read my blog, something that usually features on it every month is my monthly Birchbox subscription. Unfortunately, it won't be anymore. Why? I decided to cancel it.

Why did I cancel Birchbox?
It wasn't that I didn't like it as I did but the trouble is, it was getting to that point where I just didn't have space to store the boxes anymore. I started subscribing to it February/March last year and I was really enjoying trying samples of new brands I'd never heard of or lots of Benefit samples but then I started to just get the same things over and over again. Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining but I honestly just don't have the space to store it!

I have a drawer full of beauty gifts and all my Birchboxes with some of the boxes still full of samples that I hadn't used as I either had forgotten about them or wasn't that fussed. So I thought to myself, "What is the point in subscribing to this when I could save £13ish a month to spend on something I actually wanted?"

That was the final decision for me. Don't get me wrong, I think they're a great company but when you don't have the space there's no point spending that money every month. I do have to thank Birchbox though for introducing me to Liz Earle and other Benefit products that I wouldn't have bought otherwise. I also discovered a couple of moisturiser brands that I love!

Would I recommend Birchbox?
If you want to try some new higher end branded products then I would definitely recommend as it works out about £2/2.50 per sample. I might subscribe again but for now, I'm not going to. In all honesty, I wouldn't mind having a look at Glossybox.

Do you or did you used to describe to any beauty boxes? What would you recommend or what was your experience with them? 

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