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Glossybox or Birchbox? A Comparison...

Subscription boxes are becoming increasingly popular whether its food, books or beauty.  They are a simple and fun way to experiment with different products without leaving your doorstep. Glossybox & Birchbox are two of the UK's most coveted beauty subscription boxes. And there is often debate over which one is more 'worth-it'. I purchased both, and here are my thoughts on them. 

BirchBox (Left) - GlossyBox (Right)


  • PRODUCTS = In the January Box I received:
        • Your Sanitiser -  aloe vera hand sanitiser 
        • House of Cosmetics - Moisturizing serum
        • Mudmasky - Serum infused eye mask
        • Eyeko - Black liquid liner
        • Beauty Pro- Avocado face mask
        • Daily Concepts - Reusable cotton pads x2
The products in Glossybox are a decent size, most of which come at their full size. There is a good variety of skincare, essential products and makeup to serve you well through the month or to add to your existing routines. 6/10
  • PRESENTATION = The box arrived neatly packaged and thoughtfully put together. The package included a cute ribbon and pink tissue paper which genuinely made the experience a whole lot more exciting. I will be re-using the box for little keepsakes in the future as it really is beautiful. 8/10

  • DELIVERY = came fairly quickly, within 3 working days or purchasing. I was emailed on the day of delivery and after it had been delivered. 7/10
  • PRICE RANGE = RRP £89.22, The subscription box comes at £13.25 9/10
  • EXTRA REWARDS/INCENTIVES = The box comes with coupons and vouchers for, Emma Mattresses & The Glossybox reward scheme 9/10


  • PRODUCTS = In the January Box I received:
        • Dr Botanicals - Strawberry & Poppyseed Soap
        • Palmers - Coconut Conditioning Shampoo
        • Marcelle - Hydrating Mask
        • This Works - Morning Expert Hylauronic Serum
        • Lise Watier - Illuminating Primer 
The products all come in a deluxe mini size (apart from the soap), so this box would be better if you only wanted to trial various new products. The products received are mostly skincare rather than beauty, with 1 hair item. 6/10

  • PRESENTATION = The box arrived a little messy, the products were not organised. The contents included a small pamphlet plus the products. 6/10

  • DELIVERY = I received an email that said my parcel would be delayed for up to 15 days, however, it arrived within 4 working days of purchasing, which was a pleasant surprise. I didn't receive any notifications about delivery dates. 5/10
  • PRICE RANGE =  RRP £42.48, The box is on sale for £12.95, however, with UNIDAYS student discount it is £7.95 - 10/10
  • EXTRA REWARDS/INCENTIVES = The box was not provided with any, there is a page on their website that informs you of Birchbox Benefits though. 2/10


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