Battle Of The Beauty Boxes | Roccabox Vs Birchbox

Danielle Levy, roccabox, birchbox, 3ina, lartizy, vintage cosmetics company, laid bare skincare, battle of the beauty box, cath kidston, model co, beautaniq beauty, marcelle, afterspa, Liverpool

I remember back when I was a teenager watching Youtube and I feel like pretty much every other beauty video I saw was either a beauty box unboxing or a beauty box a vs beauty box b. Fast forward to 2017/8 and I've finally purchased my first two beauty boxes and it's time for my own battle of the beauty boxes!


Danielle Levy, roccabox, birchbox, 3ina, lartizy, vintage cosmetics company, laid bare skincare, battle of the beauty box, cath kidston, model co, beautaniq beauty, marcelle, afterspa, Liverpool
Danielle Levy, roccabox, birchbox, 3ina, lartizy, vintage cosmetics company, laid bare skincare, battle of the beauty box, cath kidston, model co, beautaniq beauty, marcelle, afterspa, Liverpool
Danielle Levy, roccabox, birchbox, 3ina, lartizy, vintage cosmetics company, laid bare skincare, battle of the beauty box, cath kidston, model co, beautaniq beauty, marcelle, afterspa, Liverpool
Danielle Levy, roccabox, birchbox, 3ina, lartizy, vintage cosmetics company, laid bare skincare, battle of the beauty box, cath kidston, model co, beautaniq beauty, marcelle, afterspa, Liverpool


Danielle Levy, roccabox, birchbox, 3ina, lartizy, vintage cosmetics company, laid bare skincare, battle of the beauty box, cath kidston, model co, beautaniq beauty, marcelle, afterspa, Liverpool
I first subscribed to Roccabox back in August last year when they did their collaboration with Em Sheldon. I'd never really gotten along with beauty subscription boxes as I'd been put off that when they first started they all seemed to be filled with foil packet samples, however Roccabox changed the game for me, as every box has at least one full sized product (mine often contain several full sized products) and it's only £10 for 5 products every month. One thing I love about Roccabox is that they regularly collaborate with bloggers and influencers, not gonna lie it's one of my blogging goals to collaborate with a subscription box company and create my own beauty box.

This month's box is all about getting spring ready and pampering yourself (especially after all that tough winter weather). Excitingly in this month's box, all five products are full sized products and I'm excited to try out some new brands I've never heard of before!

Anatomicals Firming Cloth Mask ~ I've never tried anything from Anatomicals before but I always spot their products in Boots and their packaging is always so eye-catching! This cloth sheet mask helps to plump up and firm your skin and bonus it's not just a cloth mask for your face, it also has a section for your neck to help plump and firm the skin on your neck which is great as that area often gets missed out with skincare products.

Laid Bare Skincare Pack Your Bags Eye Cream ~ Laid Bare Skincare is a brand I've never met before so I was excited to see the full size of their Pack Your Bags eye cream to try out. This eye cream has green tea, shea butter and eyebright extract to help brighten dark circles and reduce redness (apparently you can also use it on your neck). I do love that you get 30ml of product for £7.99 which I think is pretty incredible because you only need a small amount of eye cream so this tube is going to last you ages!

The Vintage Cosmetic Company Slanted Tweezers ~ I feel like I might have heard of the Vintage Cosmetic Company before but after seeing the packaging I want a bunch of their things. Since I moved all my makeup into my Alex drawers, I feel like all my tweezers have sprouted legs and ran away from me so I'm so thankful to see these stainless steel, rose gold tweezers!

Laritzy Eyeliner ~ Laritzy cosmetics have been in a couple of Roccaboxs so far and I'm loving the bits I've tried from them. I've tried their lip pencils and now trying this eye pencil I must say their pencils are so soft and creamy, so no sore eyes here! I've never worn gold eyeliner but I'm really excited to start incorporating into summer makeup looks.

3ina Nail Polish ~ I feel like I've seen everyone talking about 3ina lately, so I'm excited to finally get to try out one of their products! This polish is supposed to give you a smooth, glossy finish whilst having a hard wearing formula. I'm really tough on my nails when they're painted so nail polish never lasts long for me so I can't wait to put the hard wearing formula to the test. This peachy orange shade is not a colour I usually go for but it will be a great addition for spring.


Danielle Levy, roccabox, birchbox, 3ina, lartizy, vintage cosmetics company, laid bare skincare, battle of the beauty box, cath kidston, model co, beautaniq beauty, marcelle, afterspa, Liverpool

Birchbox is one of the OG beauty subscription boxes and one of the first I found out about. This month they've collaborated with Cath Kidston for their 25th birthday, their box is all about bringing a little sunshine to your days and a little glow to your skin. From what I've seen so far each box comes with one product that you can choose the shade of which I think is really great as there's nothing worse than getting a product in a shade that you would never wear (this has happened on more than one occasion for me!).

Model Co Highlighter ~ I've not tried anything from Model Co before so I'm excited to see a highlighter in this month's box cause well who doesn't love a highlighter, especially at this time of year. I decided to go fo the shade Frose which is more white based than the other shade you could choose from with pink veining throughout it. So this one was perfect for me as I'm super pale!

Beautaniq Beauty Brow Gel ~ I have pretty much no existent blonde brows so this year I've been heavily investing in brow products, but surprisingly I haven't tried out a filling brow mascara yet. I must say that even though I got the shade Blonde, it seemed really dark when I first tested it out on my brows however it now seems to have dried down to a better colour. I have very sparse tails on my brows (I legit got it from my mother) so if I let my brows grow out they have quite gappy tails and this didn't manage to fill these in so if you've got a pretty good brow naturally, I would recommend this for you. 

Cath Kidston Hand Cream ~ As a nurse I'm a massive fan of hand cream in general but from testing this out today I actually really like it. Because my hands are in such an awful condition (thanks nursing!) and because I use hand cream so often so, I can tell pretty much after one application if I'm going to get along with it. This one from Cath Kidston absorbed so quickly into my hands to almost a powdery texture so I wasn't left with greasy, shiny hands where it was just sitting on top of my hands. I really hope this is scent is part of the permanent range because I really want to buy tube after tube!

Marcelle Makeup Remover ~ Eye makeup remover is always a safe bet for me and I love testing them out as I have really sensitive eyes. This bi-phase makeup remover is supposed to get rid of every inch of makeup with no fight from you. It also supposedly helps to fight dark circles and depuffs your eyes at the same time so I'm excited to give this one a test run and see if it holds up to depuffing my eyes and reducing dark circles!

AfterSpa Makeup Remover ~ These makeup remover cloths have intrigued me so much, they seem to have grown in popularity this year and I'm still yet to try one. It basically is supposed to remove makeup using only warm water and all you have to do is chuck it in the washing machine with all your other washing to get it clean again. 

So who won?!

Whilst Roccabox contained all full sized products, for me I think Birchbox won this month as it had things in it that I would actually use and dare I say I'd probably use every product in the box. The shade of the nail polish and eyeliner was what made Roccabox lose for me! Don't forget to sign up now for Roccabox and Birchbox now, if something in this post caught your eye.

What beauty box was your winner?

Speak to you next time!

1 comment

  1. You can't beat a good subscription box! These both sound great but QVC's Tili box will always have my heart!

    Sarah :)
    Saloca in Wonderland

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