Birchbox Haul – The May Box 2018


I’ve recently been obsessed over beauty subscription boxes lately and being surprised by what will be in the next months box. It’s a bit like buying yourself a surprise gift and being overly happy when it arrives on your door step because you just don’t know what is going to be inside!!! I was very torn between what beauty subscription box to go for last month and was doing my research (aka watching tonne of videos on YouTube and seeing which one floated my boat more) and I decided to go with Birchbox. I ordered my first box during April so this months box is only my second one, however it’s safe to say I am obsessed. To be honest, one thing that sold me for Birchbox was the fact that the box design changes every month and the box is re-usable and super cute. I use mine on my desk and put my little stationary bits that I use daily. I actually unboxed last months box on my insta stories, so I may not do a blog post every month on what I got in my Birchbox as some months, it may be on my insta stories, so don’t forget to follow me on HERE ( I’m also super close to reaching 2000 followers on there – whoop whoop – ) !!

So how does Birchbox actually work?

Birchbox is a beauty subscription box where you sign up and ‘subscribe’ in order to receive a box every month with 5 different beauty products in, ranging from sample sizes to full size products. Each month the box design changes according to the season/event/holiday of that time of the year. So during spring and summer you’re likely to get a v floral box and during Christmas it’s likely to be a festive one. You can cancel anytime if you like, so for example if your going to be on holiday for a month or so and won’t be home then you can cancel for that month and re start back again whenever you want to. The products are personalised for your own needs and interests. When you first join Birchbox, you’ll get asked a bunch of questions about your skin type, hair type and colour, brow shade, what type of makeup look you like and so on, so that you can receive products in your box that you will actually use and enjoy.

How much is a Birchbox subscription?

You can subscribe on Birchbox for monthly, for 6 months or yearly and obviously the longer you subscribe for the more expensive it is. Monthly prices are £10 and £2.95 for delivery. For 6 months it’s £60 and £2.95 for monthly delivery, so you do still pay for delivery every month. Lastly for yearly subscriptions it’s £110 and £2.95 for monthly delivery. If you subscribe for a monthly box, then you will be charged £12.95 on the 01st of every month unless you cancel. However, if it is your first time subscribing to Birchbox then you can use my link which I will pop down to get £5 off of your first box… which means ONLY £7.95 for 5 products and a beautiful box (total bargain if you ask me)!!!

Discount link


Now that I got the FAQs out the way I can finally show you what I got in my May box. I just wanted to cover these questions as first time buyers may have questions regarding how it worked and the prices, just like I did last month.

1. Doucce Luscious Lip Stain in Amber Rose.

RRP: £21 || I received a sample size. ||

The first product I received was this lip stain by Doucce, in the shade Amber Pink and I received this in a sample size. This is in the formula of a liquid lipstick. I actually swatched it on my wrist and it’s v v pigmented and it dried instantly and was difficult to get off with a face wipe, which is a good sign of a liquid lipstick as it will stay on my lips for a long time.

2. Greenfog Botanic Geranium & Peppermint Botanical Bodywash

RRP: £8.95 || I received a sample size – 50ml .|| Cruelty Free & Vegan ||

The next product I got was this Natural Body Wash by Greenfog Botanic and I got it in a sample size. The sample size is 50ml so a pretty good size to test it out for a couple washes. It’s smells so strong of mint and herbs which I don’t actually mind because I quiet like that smell. I’m actually not going to use this at the moment and keep it and take it on holiday during summer as it’s the perfect size to take when travelling.

3. Benefit Hoola Bronzer

RRP: £25.50 || I received a sample size. ||

One other product that I received in my May Birchbox is a sample size of the Benefit Hoola Bronzer. I mean this bronzer is a classic and I actually have another sample size of this which came in a birthday set. I won’t really use this one until I use up the one I already have.

4. Spectrum Collections A05 Precision Blush Brush

RRP: £6.99 || I received the full size. ||

Another product which I got in my Birchbox was this Spectrum A05 Blush Brush and it is the full size product as well. This is actually my first Spectrum brush and it’s a cute baby pink colour. The bristles are super soft as well. However I think this would be better for contour/bronzer as it’s slightly angled.

5. Luseta Beauty Keratin Smooth Conditioner

RRP: £19 || I received a sample size – 40ml. ||

The last product I received in my Birchbox is this Luseta Beauty Keratin Hair Conditioner. I received it in a sample size which is 40ml. I’m quiet excited to try this conditioner as my hair definitely needs it as I have such dead and dry ends. I will actually take this on holiday with me *again* as it’s a sample size so perfect for travelling.

This is all 5 products that I have received from my Birchbox this month. Don’t forget that you can use my link which is above to receive £5 off of your first Birchbox subscription, which I think is such a great deal. Hope you enjoyed reading this blog post and comment down below if you have tried any of these products.

Ayse Merve.


68 responses to “Birchbox Haul – The May Box 2018”

  1. I always put off subscribing to these because i get worried i wont like all the products or id have some of them already, i love this months products but i have the Hoola bronzer already!

  2. Fran says:

    I used to have a subscription to Birchbox but I ended it early last year as the products became repetitive and the boxes were nothing special/not worth keeping. This year, they have really stepped up! That box is so pretty, could use that a blogger prop and the products in this month’s box seem good too! I love spectrum brushes, I got my first Spectrum brush in a birchbox actually, and it has to be the best brush I own. Might have to resubscribe!

  3. Annie says:

    What a pretty box! I love the tropical vibes you get from it! I really want to get into subscription boxes. I love the fact that what you’re getting is always a surprise. Thanks for sharing your thoughts on the May Birchbox with us!

  4. Hanna Mai says:

    Great post! I’ve been looking into Birchbox for a while now and I keep coming across reviews lately a lot, looks like a great box, I’ll have to give it a try x

  5. I love the design of this box! They’re always so pretty. The vegan body wash sounds so good! And spectrum brushes are amazing. Love that they’re vegan & always so pretty 💗Great post!
    Siobhan x |

  6. I’ve wanted to get a subscription beauty box but I’ve never known which one to get! This one sounds great, and you get such a pretty box too! Love the shade of that lip stain – it looks so pretty. It looks like you got quite a selection of products to try out this month!


  7. I really need to sign back up to a beauty sub box – it’s been so long since I’ve received one! I had to cancel my one due to lack of funds unfortunately but I’m hoping I’ll be able to start one back up again soon. This is definitely going to be on the possibility list, the products look so nice, especially the natural body wash!
    Alice Xx

  8. Louisa says:

    Wow, this box is worth it for the Spectrum brush alone! I think these beauty sub boxes are a great idea if you’re the kind of person that likes to frequently switch up their makeup/skincare routines. This is a great way to try new products and discover brands you might not have even heard of before.

    I love the design of the box too.

    Louisa |

  9. Hoola bronzer is my absolute favourite, it looks like you got some amazing stuff! I love your photos too- x

  10. The boxes are so pretty and I think I would definitely enjoy experimenting with all of those products- but I think I need to get a little better at makeup before I do a beauty box subscription, you know?? I would love to have one though just to try it out sometime!

  11. ksloves says:

    Okay gorgeous photos 👏🏻👏🏻 love this and am currently subscribed to Boxycharm but may be on the lookout for a new subscription. Great post and lovely read xx

  12. Tayler says:

    You make this box look perfect – I want!!

  13. Dreams&Lashes says:

    I love how you get to try loads of different things with these subscription boxes!
    Also, I have a brush from Makeup Revolution that looks exactly like that one #dupe haha

    Angela |

  14. Awh that sample size hoola bronzer is so cute! I’ve heard so many good things about it, but I am still yet to try it!
    Gorgeous photos btw!
    Aleeha xXx

  15. Laura says:

    Love your photos here! Good things in this one, love the Spectrum brush x

  16. ofbeautyand says:

    It looks like a great box! x

  17. glowsteady says:

    I always want subscription boxes but talk myself out of it because I know my skin is too sensitive for half the products I’d get. This month’s box looks like a really good one. I’ve never tried Spectrum brushes yet either x


  18. These all sound amazing, I’ve had glossybox in the past but wanted to treat myself so I’ve now subscribed thank you for sharing the promo code that’s made it a steal! Great reviews too, looking forward to trying the body wash always keen to find new vegan/cruelty free products

  19. Everyone always raves about Hoola Bronzer from Benefit, but I actually haven’t tried it myself! I feel like I definitely need to pick it up and give it a go though.. 🙊

  20. Ive always wanted to try the hoola bronzer. Overall it looks like a great box!

  21. I had to cancel my Birchbox subscription, but you’ve made me want to re-join! x

    Brooke |

  22. fayejessica says:

    I’ve considered subscribing to Birchbox for a while now and this has definitely made me think more about it.

    Faye Jessica |

  23. Firstly your photos are beautiful, but so is that box! It’s so cute and also great that they make it reusable.

    Tori  |
    Latest blog post: My favourite Disney Films & Free Quotes for Instagram 💕

  24. hudapervez says:

    I’ve heard so much about this beauty subscription box and honestly it looks amazing! Hoola is one my fav products ever! xx

  25. Andrea M says:

    This box looks so good, so many great products in here! The lip stain looks gorgeous and I love the Hoola Bronzer! Xx

    Andrea | Trxpical Andrea

  26. Kristin says:

    Some of these look really amazing! And I live the box design, could it be any cuter?

  27. How cute is the Birchbox packaging this month! Love a peek into the box in posts like this x

    Morgan //

  28. Sara says:

    I have always wanted to try Hoola bronzer and seeing you get this in your post has made me want to resubscribe to birchbox! You’ve got so many good products in this months box!

  29. I’ve never subscribed to a subscription box before. I always thought they would be filled with things you didn’t need or inexpensive junk but SPECTRUM BRUSHES? I would have been sooo pleased with that. And the packaging on this box is fabulous, must have been exciting getting that through the post! You’ve won me over I think!

    Charlene McElhinney

  30. I love you flat lays! So cute x

  31. charlotteannelane103 says:

    Birchbox is soo cute! Beauty subscription boxes are perfect for trying out products you wouldn’t necessarily pick up xo

    Char |

  32. What great products! I’ve only heard only good things of Birchbox and I am really tempted to start subscribing… Great post lovely! <3 xx

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