Birchbox Review


So, I'm back with a big one. It's my Birchbox review! And when I say Birchbox review, I mean I've got three separate boxes to talk about so I better make this quick (I would recommend setting yourself up with a cuppa, we're going to be here a while). I've been reviewing some of the most popular beauty box subscription services available right now, starting with Glossybox (read my full review here) last time and now Birchbox! I loved the value for money of Glossybox, you get a good amount of full-sized products and a great selection of skincare but I thought it was only fair that I gave Birchbox a whirl. If you haven't heard of Birchbox, first of all: you okay, hun? More importantly, you need to get acquainted. So, let's talk about Birchbox! Birchbox is a beauty box subscription service as well as online shop that stocks all the brands you could ask for. You just have to choose a monthly, six monthly or yearly plan (from £12.95 a month including p&p which you only have to pay for the first six months), complete your 'beauty profile' and you'll start receiving these gorgeous tailored beauty boxes right to your front door. Each box has it's own unique style and feel and contains five products (one full-size) chosen especially for you. Well when I signed up there was offer to get an extra box and I've also got February's so I figured I'd show you what I received in all three boxes so you get a real idea of what you get when you subscribe to Birchbox - here we go, starting with the mystery box: September 2017: Birchbox X Oliver Bonas! 
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January Favourites



Okay, so it's more than a little late but you'll never guess what I've got for you... that's right, it's my January favourites! Favourites are my favourite posts (haha), they're always the most fun to write and I LOVE getting recommendations from other bloggers. This month I've been in serious hibernation mode, it's getting even colder in Brighton so I've taken the opportunity to curl up with a book whenever possible. I've discovered lots of lovely new things throughout January so without further ado, here's what I've been loving this month.
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What's In My Glossybox


This month I decided it was time to give beauty subscription boxes another go. I've been tempted into subscribing to a couple of different ones in the past. Birchbox and Glossybox being the most popular, with promises of free gifts, mystery boxes and simply amazing products but every time I've ended up having to cancel my subscription for one reason or another. It's been a couple of years since I've received a beauty box regularly and I hadn't really heard too much about them so I thought I'd give a couple of the most popular ones a go. First off I'm reviewing January's Glossybox! For £13.25 a month (£10 subscription with £3.25 postage and packaging on top of that), you get a really elegant, luxe feeling beauty box filled with five specially chosen beauty products. There's a mixture of full-size and miniature products with a crazy combined retail price so you know you're getting your money's worth with Glossybox - plus I've found the products to be very usable as opposed to some of the more 'out there' products you might get in other boxes. Anyway, let's get into it!
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What I Wore To Graduation


I've been a little busy this weekend... In case you missed it, I graduated! I've been studying for an MA in Modern and Contemporary Literature, Culture and Thought at the University of Sussex for the past year - I'm not going to pretend it's been the easiest thing I've ever done and there were more than a few times I thought I was going to have to drop out, believe me. But I did it, and this weekend - I graduated as a Master of the Arts! Honestly I've spent the last few months stressing about every little detail of my graduation day (I figured as I didn't think I'd have a second graduation, I'm definitely not going to have a third!) What was I going to wear? What lipstick? Which heels? It's been a year's worth of hard work, deadlines (35,000 words, to be exact) and more than a few meltdowns but I finally walked across that stage and got my Masters degree! I thought it would be nice to share some of that day with you so that's what I'm going to do.
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Everyday Make Up Routine



Welcome back! So, I'm going to be talking about my everyday make up routine, using some of my all-time favourite products. These are the things I use LITERALLY everyday (no matter what I' m doing) as well as the items you'll catch me repurchasing again and again. Like everyone, I like to try new things but ultimately I keep coming back to what works. Everything I use tends to be from the drugstore (that word again) or fairly inexpensive so hopefully they'll be something for everyone and it definitely won't break the bank (unless you buy one of everything like I do, in which case yes it may become rather expensive). Anyway, here are my top five essential beauty products!
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