july glossybox

July Subscription Boxes! Birchbox vs Glossybox

Here’s my review on this months Birchbox & Glossybox!

Remember to let me know what you thought of your box this month if you’re also signed up!


july birchbox

So as always I give my honest opinions when I review things and I have to say that I wasn’t overly impressed with this months Birchbox. Not one of the products excited me this month and although after trying them I wasn’t displeased, I wasn’t overly enthusiastic either.

The only thing that caught my eye was the Waterproof brow gel as I have always been a brow kinda girl.. That sounded weird, but what I mean is I can quite happily go without any make up as long as I had good brows/a long lasting brow powder.

Without sounding like a complete and utter cheapskate, I never spend anything over the average for any product unless it really bloody impresses me and works well. When it comes to hand creams or shower scrubs, these are the sort of products you can pick up from a supermarket or the pound shop, for you guessed it.. £1. So anything over that price makes me raise my eyebrow.

Here’s the contents of the box:

Manna Kadar Beauty Step 3 RRP: £15

Balance Me Congested Skin Serum RRP: £16

Browcote Waterproof Brow Gel RRP: £6.99

What’s In It For Me..? Shower Scrub RRP: £7

Merci Handy Hand Cream in Cherie Cherry RRP: £4.90

Check out the vlog:

If you did want to sign up to Birchbox you can get yourself £5 off your first box using this link. (Usually £10 a month)


july glossybox 2018

Glossybox has impressed me yet again with this months box as every single item is just perfect! & look how stunning the box design is!

Here’s what was inside this months box:

Dermalogica Special Cleansing Gel RRP: £11.50 50ml deluxe mini (as shown) or £49.50 for the full 500ml size.

Essence I Love Extreme Volume Waterproof Mascara RRP: £2.80

Inuwet Cheek Shell Brush RRP: £13.20

Senhor Do Bonfim Sea Water Hair Spray RRP: £16

Regenerate Enamel Science Advanced Toothpaste RRP: £2.50 14ml deluxe mini (as shown) or £10 for the full 75ml size.

Free Sample

Hawaiian Tropic Duo Defence Sun Lotion SPF 30 RRP: £14.99 for a 180ml bottle. What a perfect little treat!

See my full review and unboxing video here:

Use this link to get 20% off your first box. (Usually £10 a month)

Check out last months review if you fancy.. Click here.

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  1. That brush from glossy box is too cute!!

    1. I know right!! xo

  2. I like the pink Birchbox design but it’s a shame there wasn’t anything to feel enthusiastic about. I’ve never heard of a Glossybox – it’s so pretty and looks like you get lots of awesome products! Thanks for sharing Lozza 💖 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

    1. I know 😞 the box is beautiful but hopefully next months products will be better. Thanks for reading Bexa! xo

  3. BethRebecca says:

    I’ve always wanted to try both of these subscription boxes! Getting a surprise makeup box every month just sounds like heaven

    Beth x | https://bethrebecca.com/

    1. It’s so nice! It’s my monthly treats and I love the surprise! Xo

  4. I’ve always fancied these but I’m so fussy and check products for vegan/animal
    Testing before I use and unfortunately I think half the products would go in the bin which makes me so sad 🙁

    1. I know what you mean. I’m so glad I’m seeing more and more products that are becoming cruelty free now though ☺️ xo

  5. I am always looking at boxes like these for gifts, just always worried it would be rubbish things so its nice to see whats actually inside them x

    1. I know the feeling! It’s a nice surprise as every month is a mystery, just some months are better than others xo

  6. Jasmin says:

    Oooh these sound so lovely! I used to subscribe the Lookfantastic box for a while but ended up having same stuff from different brands once a month haha. These sound like a worth to try out though!

    1. Ah see I was considering signing up to that one as well! Glad I didn’t now xo

  7. Birchbox would have won for me this month! I’m the complete opposite, I love to get things like body scrubs in sub boxes because it’s stuff I don’t like to physically go out and buy. The Balance Me serum sounds interesting too x


    1. Ah good view! Thanks for reading Sophie! 🙂 xo

  8. Loved seeing you compare these side by side, I’ve found Birchbox to sometimes be a little repetitive but that Glossybox looks incredible! How adorable is that mermaid brush? I’ll definitely have to consider subcribing after reading this 🙂

    Great post as always!

    Kate | http://www.katelovesx.co.uk

    1. Thanks Kate! It’s good to do a true comparison! 🙂 xo

  9. Loved reading these reviews, I find Birchbox to be a little repetitive too but that Glossy box looks amazing! How cute is that brush?

    Kate | http://www.katelovesx.co.uk

  10. jazziepickles says:

    I used to get glossybox but I unsubscribed because the contents just werent exciting me anymore. I’m thinking of joining birch box tho. Seems to have better items

    1. Ah that’s interesting as I’m the opposite! xo

  11. Love this! Been wondering forever whether to invest in a Birchbox xx

    1. I find I always have up and down reviews on them. Glossybox has never disappointed! xo

  12. I get both of these boxes too, and I agree with you. Birchbox seems to fill up on hand sanitisers and hand creams a lot, while I think Glossybox is more exciting and unique! The brush this month was adorable!
    Beth x Adventure & Anxiety

    1. Totally! I may just stick to Glossybox, but I think I’ll give the next few Birchbox’s another chance. The brush is super cute right! 🙂 xo

  13. Oh its such a shame that you didn’t think much of this months box, thanks for an honest review though! I love Dermalogica but haven’t tried any of the rest!

    Soph – https://sophhearts.com x

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