I thought I’d tell you about my little bit of luxury that arrives every month…my Birchbox. It might be a handy little post just before Mother’s Day for you to point your husband to. Yes, it’s £12.95 a month (all in) but that comes out monthly and really you can’t put a price on being a good mother. You’re welcome.

I made the decision to get a Birchbox back in the summer because I know nothing about beauty products and never buy them. I live on Christmas and Birthday presents, so this was purely for educational purposes. (!)

Each month, a box arrives in the post. I wait until Reuben is in bed and I consume all the literature and see what I’ve got. It’s sort of like Christmas or a really good magazine that isn’t too long and has lots of pictures and free stuff attached! I tell you, it’s made for mums. Of this one anyway.

Some months are better than others but it depends what you’re interested in – I really like the skin care products and it’s always exciting to get a bit of make up (lipstick or eye liner as opposed to primer!!) but nonetheless, I love to see what I’ve got and try everything.

This is what arrived this month…

birchbox - what I got in my box March 2014

*Warning* lush packaging alert

birchbox - what I got in my box March 2014

Box, bag of goodies and stuff to read

birchbox - what I got in my box March 2014What’s in the bag?

birchbox - what I got in my box March 2014This stuff !

birchbox - what I got in my box March 2014

Perfume, hand cream, body oil, eye make up keepy oner, pour refiner, and a massive stick of rock!

Not my favourite month, but I love the variety and the quality of the items they send. And the beauty really is in the whole process; beautiful box arrives, read all the accompanying stuff, this month written by Lulu Guinness, and then work out what you’ve got. There’s a leaflet that tells you what you have and how to use it.

And, the genius part of their business model is their online stuff – tutorials for how to use the products (and other stuff), general news, photo competitions and prizes every  month encouraging you to spread the word, and I’ve heard Pinterest experts praising Birchbox for their efforts! Quite clever really. And when all is done the bag comes in handy for all sorts of things (for tooth brushes when they’re staying with Grandma and Grandad, and for my nail vanishes!) and the box is great for regifting or an art project (I didn’t do this myself)…

birchbox artwork

Mr Birchbox the Robot Man with funky hair

Do you subscribe to a monthly box like Birchbox? What’s your one like?!

*Small print – this isn’t sponsored or affiliate, I’m just talking about something I like. But if you do want to sign up, email me (mumsdays@gmail.com) as we’ll both get money if I intro you. Win=win!