I decided to make January a bit brighter by treating myself to a subscription to Birchbox and I thought I would share with you what I got in my first box and what I think of it.
If you don’t know, Birchbox is a beauty subscription box that you pay for monthly and recieve in the post. You fill out questions on your online profile about your make up/beauty/body/hair product preferences and your box is tailored to you! The subscriptions costs £12.95 including postage.
Here’s my first box!
Let’s take a look inside..
In every box you get 5 items, and January’s was even better as you got 2 full sized products included and I had a code to receive a free full sized Ciate Eyeliner, awesome.
Lets take a moment to talk about the packaging, how lovely are the boxes!? They are proper sturdy cardboard boxes that come with a super handy pull our draw that holds your products. It looks great and would be awesome for make up storage too.
This months box was white with a cute ‘yellow lines and dots’ pattern on it, it also had Birchbox printed onto the front in gold and white font. The pullout draw was solid yellow, a lovely colour choice to cheer you up in dreary January. I love the little booklet that you get inside the box that says ‘Sprinkle happiness’
Lets take a look at the bath and body products that came in my box…
At the top of the picture in the white tube is Vasanti’s Brighten Up! Enzymatic face rejuvenator, exfoliating cleanser. This is enriched with Papaya, Micro-crystals and Aloe. ‘Dramatically improve your skins texture to reveal softer, brighter and younger looking skin! This powerful exfoliator mimics professional microdermabrasion results using 99% natural ingredients.’
This cleanser makes your face feel so fresh and clean, I am loving this so far.
The white and blue tube to the right of the picture is Merci Handy New Wave Love & Hand cream. ‘Your are Hand’some. We know your hands like the back of our own. We’ve been taking care of them for a while now, but what if we could make them softer that you ever imagined? Introducing the creme de la creme…’
This hand cream smells A-MAZ-ING! I love the smell of this so much, I can literally smell it as I’m typing this, its so good. The cream leaves your hands feeling lovely and soft without the slimy/oily feel that some hand creams do.
In the light blue tube is Kebelo’s Clarifying shampoo. This shampoo claims to deeply cleanse and rejuvenate hair. ‘THE ULTIMATE DETOX, As you exfoliate your skin, you should exfoliate your hair. The Kebelo Clarifying Shampoo deep cleanses and rejuvenates, leaving hair revived. Give your hair the treatment it deserves.’
I used this on my hair yesterday morning and as I wash my hair every other day I was interested to see how my hair was today. It is much softer and fresher looking than it usually is on the day I don’t wash it and I haven’t needed to use any dry shampoo, bonus! (as I’m sure i probably use this too much anyway.)
and finally, in the gold tube is the Nuxe Paris Precious scented shower oil. The product in the tube is actually gold which makes it feel quite luxurious and it feels (and smells) lovely on the skin as you rub it in.
Lets take a look at the make up products that came in my box…
The make up products that came in my box this month were the Lord and Berry Conceal-It crayon concealer in the shade ‘Beige’. I used this product yesterday and this shade was a really good match for my skin, I was also pleased with the coverage it gave.
As a bonus item, using a discount code, I got a full sized Ciate London Fierce Flicks eyeliner pen in the shade ‘black’. I only have one other eyeliner product so I was pleased to receive this. I really like the nib on this as its like a felt tip pen, I’m hoping that as an eyeliner novice this will make it easier, I better get practising!
I cant wait for next months box!
I hope you’ve enjoyed this post and found this useful, especially if you are thinking about subscribing to Birchbox or gifting a 3 month subscription to a family member or friend, which I think would make a fab pressie!
Until next time,