Okay, so as I was telling you all in my previous post, I found some great offers on Which Beauty Box UK and my second purchase was Birchbox, which I have had before, but sometimes, with not having a job at the moment, I have to stop and start some of my Beauty Box subscriptions. The deal on Jaina’s blog was if you subscribe with Birchbox that day, you got an older box free – two for the price of one!
I received my Birchbox and free Birchbox today and was super pleased as it was a box which I hadn’t actually bought previously – the December version. I am going to go through both boxes as I was really impressed with the contents.
This was a collaboration with Sophie Webster and I love the bright bejewelled packaging, and even more so the contents inside…
Elemental Herbology Facial Glow Radiance Peel – I actually had some sample sizes of these before and took them to Orlando with me in April. You can get quite a few applications out of the tube and I loved how soft and luxurious they made my skin feel.
Electric Hair Hydrate Shampoo – I have the kind of hair that I always have to use conditioner with, and so I kinda don’t like getting one without the other (I totally just moaned about the Dove shampoo and conditioner but that’s a different story). My Dad only uses shampoo so if he is going away overnight somewhere I can always gift it to him.
Eyeko Fat Eye Stick – This eyeshadow-cum-eyeliner stick is great for creating a smoky look. I received the shade Smoke which is a charcoal colour with a hint of shimmer in it. It goes on super smoothly and doesn’t drag on the eyelid at all.
Benefit Christmas Cracker – Possibly the tiniest and cutest Christmas Cracker I have ever seen in my whole 31 year long life. So cute in fact I don’t want to open it! Anyway, inside is a sample size of Benefit’s High Beam, which we all know is THE best liquid highlighter ever.
Model’s Own Nail Polish – I received this gorgeous matte, sparkly nail polish in the shade Valerian which is a deep, sapphire blue. I do love Model’s Own polishes and the velveteen lid adds extra luxury to one of my favourite products.
English Laundry Signature For Her – I’m a bit hmmm when it comes to perfume samples – I think they should be reserved for magazines, as it is great to try out new scents, but they aren’t something I ever remember to use. The scent itself I do actually really like though, and would definitely look out for it in the shops.
Lifestyle Extra: Sophie Webster Purse – The menu card says this is worth £25 which I am not at all sure about in the slightest but it is my favourite mint green colour and is great to keep loose change in.
I have a confession – I colour in. I have been colouring in colouring books for the past couple of years and now all of a sudden it has become fashionable to colour in. This month’s Birchbox lid has been designed for you to colour in anyway and anyhow you please and there is even a pack of colouring pencils included in this month’s box – how cute!! Anyway, on to the all-important products…
RMK Point Make-Up Remover – I much prefer oil-based eye make-up remover products as they seem to remove my mascara so much easier. I have tried and loved RMK products before and am pleased to receive this good-sized bottle as it will come in super handy seen as I use eye make-up remover everyday.
Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Tinted Moisturiser in Light – I am super glad this was sent to me in a light shade, as with some foundation-type products I have received in other beauty boxes they have been far too dark for me and so have not been usable, whereas this one totally is. I also think the size is very generous, and will last quite a while – in fact there would probably be enough for a week if you are planning a holiday. I have just had my holiday but I feel like I need another after seeing my friend’s gorgeous pictures from Cyprus.
WAH London Press on Nails – This month you could choose from three WAH London nail products and I chose the Press on Nails as at the moment they are my favourite things to pop on my nails. I received the pattern Going Up/Going Down which is a pale pink background with black and copper zig-zags. I haven’t tried WAH London before and so I am excited to try another new-to-me brand.
Jelly Pong Pong Caribbean Sun Bronzer Duo – This is a cute little compact with a matte bronzer and a shimmery bronzer/blush inside. It doesn’t come with a brush as it is a little too small for that, but there is a mirror on the inside of the lid. Perfect for the upcoming summer months, to add a little shimmer to those cheekbones.
Parlor by Jeff Chastain Moisturising Sea Salt Spray – Another summery product, this will enable you to create beach-styled waves, and if you are going to any festivals this year, it is a great size to keep your hair looking cool rather than crap.
Lumiere d’Hiver Reconstructing Masque – I think I mentioned in one of my recent posts, that since I had my hair highlighted, it hasn’t been in such great condition, therefore I can’t wait to smooth this mask all over my hair and hope it gives me amazing results.
You can get your very own Birchbox here. It may be a little late in the month, but they are holding a competition for whoever colours in their Birchbox lid the best! I had better get the crayons out…