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Monday, December 16, 2013

Battle of the Beauty Boxes December 2013

Battle of the Beauty Boxes December 2013


Rather than doing individual posts of beauty boxes and drag the process out I thought I'd pit each box against one and other and see which turns out to be the best for each month. At the moment I have Glossybox, Birchbox and Love Me Beauty Box but if you'd like me to include any others do let me know (please keep in mind I do live in the UK).

Battle of the Beauty Boxes December 2013

First up we have Love Me Beauty Box which is the most customisable service out of the three, you can choose three menus so you get the products you want rather than a surprise each month but they do also offer a more traditional surprise box too if that is more your bag. Typically speaking I do tend to favour Love Me Beauty but this months boxes seemed a little samey and almost identical to one of their boxes I had not so long ago. This months I received a sample size of Matriskin Vitamin C Serum which I have been enjoying so far it seems to be brightening up my skin a treat but probably not enough to tempt me to purchase the full size version. There is also a full sized Lord and Berry Lipstick in Glazed Pink and a Lord and Berry Lipliner in Romantica - I would have liked the shades to be co-ordinated rather than a nude and a bright pink. There is also a full sized Headline Colors polish in Quicksand which is a nice enough deep nude and a sample size of Rodial Glamtox night which I have yet to try. For the last box of the year it was a little meh but truthfully not the worst box of the trio. Find the Love Me Beauty Box here - link.

Battle of the Beauty Boxes December 2013

Next up we have Birchbox which is a surprise box service and again a monthly offering. Truthfully I wasn't all that impressed with its contents either particularly considering it is the festive box but less of my belly aching and more of what is inside. Okay here is what is inside: Lamilou Body Milk which is Cocoa Butter and Rose Water scented sadly I'm allergic to cocoa butter so I couldn't try this one out but it does smell lovely. You also get a twist band hair tie which always comes in handy having long hair, a full sized nail rock nail glitter kit for sparkly nails, a non-aerosol hair spray, a rather pretty mineral eyeshadow from Alima Pure and lastly Sin Care Booster Serum in Party Girl. Admittedly not my thing but I can see what Birchbox have went for and have succeed in including party ready products to see you through the festive season and beyond. Out of all three boxes I would say that Birchbox on the whole tend to offer the best products and very rarely have a dud box. Find Birchbox here - link.

Battle of the Beauty Boxes December 2013

Lastly we have Glossybox which in my opinion tends to be the most hit and miss service out of the three yet this month they are the service that comes up trumps! Not only do you get rather impressive goodies, a beautiful box but also a magazine which is normally my favourite thing in the box...sad I know. As with the majority of beauty boxes there is a few products in this offering that I would typically cast aside - the Beautiful Moments Lipgloss (I don't wear gloss all that often) and the Yin Yin Rich Skin Food (I don't tend to use vials or dinky samples as there is not enough product to gauge a real opinion) but those two products aside this box is stellar. On to what I do like - hello full sized Seche Nail Lacquer in Blanc II a creamy, glossy white polish that is perfect for creating some festive nail art or even a chic white manicure. There is also a full sized tube of one of my favourite mascara's Maybelline Volum' Express Colossal Smokey Eyes Mascara. Oh but that is not all you also get a Wilkinson Sword Intuition Naturals Razor which is a 3 in 1 contraption that allows you to shave your legs without the need for soap or shaving gel. Pretty nifty. In my opinion (humble as it may be) Glossybox win this months battle! Find Glossybox here - link.

Is there any other beauty boxes I should investigate?

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13 comments:

  1. I subscribe to you beauty box. You can read about it on my blog. I quite like LIB boxes. It's always nice to be able to pick what you want to try. I like surprises too, but after bad experience with glossybox I no longer subscribe to boxes like that :-)

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  2. I've not heard of love me beauty box before, is it new?
    Rosy
    Www.sparklesoflight76.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. I prefer the look of love me beauty box, i got the glossy box but wasn't impressed...i didnt get the mascara else i may have been a little happier lol, so have now canceled my subscription. xx

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  4. My birchbox was diabolical. A vile smelling hairspray (fly spray). A piece of knicker elastic a herbal face cleanser that smells like medicine and a mushroom coloured eye glitter which looks like ive rubbed mud on me. Oh well.xx

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  5. Oh yes glossy box definitely the best this month, I got birch box and this month I agree was a bit of a disappointment.
    Liza | Glambeautys | YouTube

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  6. My Glossybox was a lot better than Birchbox this month, so disapponted. I was going to cancel Glossybox this month too in favour of Birchbox but not sure what to do now. I don't sub to Love Me Beauty as I like to have the surprise, plus they all look a bit samey each month x

    Claire | AgentSmyth

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  7. I have the Ipsy bag too and love it.

    katespitz.blogspot.com

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  8. Glossybox seems to be my favorite! Btw that shaver you got in the last box is THE BEST! It's so cheap in US, and it lasts forever. Love love it! I have that one too and the scent is lovely.

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  9. I think birchbox is winning on the boxes at the moment! I have unsubscribed to everything while I decide which one is the best!

    Emily
    www.beautybyemily.co.uk

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  10. Great idea to compare the three! I think there are fewer beauty boxes available in Canada, but I may look into them in the coming year.

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  11. I have all three as well... I agree that love me beauty wasn't as exciting as sometimes.. glossybox wasn't that festive but their limited Christmas box is stuffed with makeup! I had a different birchbox menu, with hairspray and moisturiser (a body and a face). I love that you've done a comparison post :)

    Sophie
    http://what-sophie-said.blogspot.co.uk/
    xxx

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  12. I also got the glossybox and birchbox and was disappointed with them, cancelled now. on to find a new box!

    Lucie // Fatbeautyx // My latest post ( Cocoa Brown 1hr Tan Mousse* Review ) // Vote for me in the #UKBA14

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  13. I ordered the 'surprise box' from Love Me Beauty, ended up being sent menu 3 (same box as you). Not what I call a surprise!
    iblushbeauty.wordpress.com

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