Review: Birchbox UK – March 2018

Hi Everyone

I received my March Birchbox last Thursday.  Theme of this month’s box is ‘Mindfulness – ‘Be Present not Perfect’ – Birchbox are championing the importance of me time and the art of self-care.   Loving the box design again this month.


Birchbox is a monthly subscription box which costs £12.95 (inclusive of p&p) per month and 3, 6 & 12 monthly subscriptions are also available.  Usually five personalised beauty treats are included each month.

This month a Deluxe sample (3.0g) of the new Benefit Cosmetics BAD gal BANG mascara is included in every box. A product  / beauty information booklet and the following four products were also included in my box:

Benefit Cosmetics BAD gal BANG Mascara (3.0g deluxe sample / travel size) 4g RRP £10.50 8.5G £21.50 this is the new mascara from Benefit so was delighted to see subscribers were all going to get one in their boxes this month as wanted to try it anyway.  Although a lot of people love Benefit mascaras they are not my favourite so wasn’t sure if the new one would be for me either – but I have been v pleasantly surprised.  I like the black and pink packaging, larger sizes has even nicer packaging and the slim long brush is supposed to be streamlined for BIG VOLUME with 360 degree Reach and boy does it deliver.  I cannot believe how with only application how long and voluptuous my lashes look.    It gives more volume than my ‘hero’ MAC mascara and although have only used since last Thursday impressed already as no flaking,  but I have found v slight smudging under my eyes at the end of the night after using it.  The only other slight issues I have noticed is that after I apply I need to separate my lashes with a little brush as it adds that much volume I feel my lashes look a little bit clumpy and that is with only one application; and it also takes a little bit longer to dry as well but overall already it is my favourite Benefit mascara to date, think may even go on and purchase because of the volume it gives.   Although still will not be without my MAC mascara. 


BLAQ Eye Mask (One Set)RRP £22 for a set of 5 – subscribers had a choice of a BLAQ Hydrogel Eye Mask or Peel off Mask this month and I chose the eye mask as although love face masks as well I already have a number to use but I do not have that many eye masks at the moment.  This is a charcoal eye mask with hyaluronic acid to help de-puff, detox  so really looking forward to using, if results good will do a separate review post;


Oribe Après Beach Wave and Shine Spray (37ml – sample size) Travel Size 75ml RRP £20 – V happy to see this included as although Oribe hair care products are expensive I do think they are v good.  This 2-in-1 formula states works on both wet and dry hair to create natural, unfussy appearance of beach waves and I agree it definitely does without the crispy feel of some sprays and an added bonus is that it smells so good as well;

Happy with this months box as really like four out of five of the items.  Was delighted to get the opportunity to try the NEW Benefit Bad gal Bang Mascara and loving the Oribe spray and Baija body scrub as well.  So not too disappointed that I won’t use one of the items.


SPOILER:  APRIL Sneak Peek (below) is either a choice of a MODELCo Baked Highlighter – subscribers will receive an email to enable us to choose which colour.


If you subscribe during March for your first Birchbox you will get a FREE full-size ModelCo Eye Define Crayon Liner, while stocks last.  Just need to use the code DEFINE at checkout.  I think it is worth getting this month’s box to get the chance to try the new Benefits mascara if you haven’t already, along with four other treats.
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Or just in case you prefer money off your box (do not think you can use both) you can get £5 off your first box -(box is normally £10 +£2.95 shipping – you will get for £5 +£2.95 shipping) by clicking  link here and then copy and paste code at checkout to get your discount.    Thank you in advance if you use this link.

Look forward to any comments you may have – if you have received this month’s box would love to know what you thought, did you receive the same products as me in your box?

If you are not already a follower would love you to follow my blog too – would mean a lot.  Will have more posts up later today or early next week.

Enjoy the rest of today and hope you have a great week.

Thank you & take care.

Best Wishes Liz x

2 thoughts on “Review: Birchbox UK – March 2018

  1. Susan Kremer says:

    Hi Liz,

    What a great box and review. Like yourself I love Mac mascara but my favourite is zoom and nothing beats it for me. I will definitely get this box next week and will go through your link. I love Oribe and a lot of people will be disappointed I’m sure if they don’t get one in their box. I wish we got the same items but Birchbox can be a real hit or miss. They do sometimes fill the box with several repeats. I will choose the face mask because I find these small eye masks don’t work for me or my wrinkles lol. As is often with Birchbox the box is lovely. Thank you for a very good post that I enjoyed reading and hope you’re having a great Sunday. Love from Susie xx

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    • kellyklk says:

      Thank you Susie for your v kind comments – they mean so much as always. I agree would be great if everyone received the same in their boxes as someone is always going to be a bit disappointed they did not receive a particular item. I agree about the Oribe spray too.

      Yes eye masks don’t really help too much with fine lines/wrinkles but I live in hope lol. Thank you so much for intending to use my link as well, is greatly appreciated. Enjoy the rest of your day and hope you have a great week. Lots of love from Liz xx


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