Friday, January 30, 2015

Birchbox - Slimbox

Birchbox Slimbox UK

We can all relate to the dismay of coming home only to be greeted by a glaring, red "sorry we missed you" delivery card from the postman. I would say there is nothing worse but that is being more than a little overly dramatic but it is annoying none the less. One brand hoping to ensure that they are not the cause of such dismay is Birchbox. Say hello to Birchbox - Slimbox...

Birchbox Slimbox UK
Birchbox Slimbox UK

All the same goodies as the regular box but is slim line packaging that can slot through most standard letterboxes. Genius.For the sake of scale I have shown the box with a nail polish and cream eyeshadow in front so you can see for yourself just how slim the box is. I sadly don't have an old, full size box to compare. Anyway here is what is inside this months box...

T London Darjeeling Hand and Body Lotion (sample size 50ml)
A light, silky, floral come citrus body lotion. From what I have experienced I don't think this would be ideal for really dry skin.

Liz Earle Beauty Co Botanical Shine Shampoo (sample size 50ml)
I have tried this is in the past, if memory serves me right it is gentle yet deeply cleansing shampoo.
It smells great slightly orange tinged and very, very fresh.

Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum (sample size 10ml)
I am a huge fan of the eye cream within the same range so I have high hopes for the matching serum. I have quickly applied this and can state that it has a light yet creamy consistency and is quickly absorbed by the skin.

Birchbox Slimbox UK

the Balm Cindy Lou Manizer (sample size)
I have the full size version of this super shimmery, peach toned highlighter. It is one of my personal favourites, it is a shame that the sizing of this is so small as it won't allow you to fully try it out on the face. I will most likely use this as an eyeshadow.

Cynthia Rowley Beauty Eyeliner in Black (full size/£11)
A black kohl pencil, not much else to say.

Birchbox Slimbox UK

The Chia Co - Oats and Chia (one sachet from a pack of five)
Personally I don't like the addition of food to beauty sample boxes, you pay for cosmetics so that is what you should receive. I'm sure not everyone will share my sentiments but none the less that is my view point. I don't like oats or chia so it is wasted on me.

You can opt to subscribe to the Birchbox, Slimbox here - link.
Prices start at £10.

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  1. This looks like a seriously good box and the idea to have a slim box is genius!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  2. OOh wow what an amazing box this is and what a genius idea too x

  3. Oh wow - is this the February box? I'm so excited! Unfortunately the slim box still wouldn't fit through my post box but I get them delivered to work so I don't have an issue. xx

    Ioanna |

  4. Ohh a Slim Box is such a unique idea! ^ v ^

  5. This sounds like a lovely box and I really like the looks for the nail polish! x

  6. Such a good box this month - love all the products! And the slim box idea is fab - great for people who aren't always in :) xx

    Brenda BusyBee

  7. This is quite an interesting concept and the products look good too!


  8. I don't mind food it beauty boxes actually - depends what it is.

    Lizzie Dripping

  9. It's a great idea that they're making these letterbox sized, I can't stand the dreaded red card either! x

  10. Oh, I love Caudalie! It''s so good that Birchbox is that nice, cause I don't like it either, when we are waiting for something so much, and get the note from "The Royal Fail", as I call it sometimes :)

  11. (Sorry to mention this, but, the title of your post seemed slightly misleading - I thought the ''slimbox'' was intended for loosing weight. Maybe you could have put ''Beauty Subscription'' or something? Sorry for being negative, hopefully you take this as a constructive comment!) :-)

    Rachel // Rachel Jayne Beauty

    1. Not at all :) I agree! It was an oversight, sorry about that but thank you for pointing it out :)

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  13. Really need to invest in these! Great idea to make it letter box sized too x
    eleanor's adventures // UK Fashion & Beauty Blog

  14. I like that they've slimmed down the boxes! One of the reasons I cancelled was because I was so fed up of having to go pick my box up.

    Antonia x | Fifi and the Diamonds

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  16. AHH I wish I could get BirchBox. Your sample sizes look decent; I'm always so disappointed when I open a beauty box and find miniscule samples - you can't ever take the product for a proper test run. x

  17. I love these little boxes! I recently purchased one from Latest in Beauty - can't wait to start testing these little gems.


  18. it was my 1st box this month from Birchbox! I didn't like it at all. I made a post about it on my blog:


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