I received my September Birchbox during the week – it is a monthly subscription box which costs £12.95 (inclusive of p&p) per month and 3, 6 & 12 monthly subscriptions are also available. Five personalised beauty treats are included each month and this month’s box theme is ‘Heroes’ – a drawer style box this month but no drawstring bag – hope we receive the bag again next month.
This month every subscriber either received a Model Co Crème Rouge for lips and cheeks or a Highlighting Trio – both full size items, the usual product / beauty information booklet, four additional products based on your profile I received the following:
MODEL CO Highlighting Trip in Champagne, Peach Bellini & Bronze – Full Size £17.00 – I am looking forward to trying this properly as described as being suitable for cheekbones, brow bones and eyelids – gives an instant glow – preferred this item as I had received the crème rouge before;
AMIKA Bombshell Blowout Spray– 29.6ml (travel size) – Full size £14.99 for 237ml – never heard of this product before and it is described as a lightweight spritz and a styling superstar, volumising smoothing and texturing in one – I have used a few times already and although it did leave my hair smooth, I have not noticed any other benefits yet and not too keen on the fragrance as bit overpowering for me but will try it a few more times to see if I see any further improvements / get used to the fragrance, might be better for shorter hair;
JANE IREDALE Smooth Affair Facial Primer & Brightener –7ml (travel size) – Full size £36 for 50 ml – Described as a primer and brightener which smooths skin and minimises pores to help makeup glide on and last longer than before – I have used few times and although it was a quite good base for my makeup and might have minimised pores slightly, I found it did not help my makeup last any longer or give my skin a brightening effect- at this stage will not be purchasing but will use it for a longer period to see if I get any better results;
POLAAR The Genuine Lapland Cream– 25ml (travel size)– Full size £15.00 for 50ml – ‘handy’ handbag size – described a cult favourite with their French team an antioxidant rich lotion which is brimming with a trio of vitamin packed berries to nourish protect and pamper dry skin and can be applied to face and body whenever your skin’s feeling parched – it is a thick cream consistency but when you apply it has more a balm consistency- leaves skin hydrated with a v slight sheen and is great for any dry patches as well – looking forward to trying this product for a longer period and think will be perfect for the Winter time as well.
I also received a gold tone bangle worth £15 this month for referring a friend, it has a peach string tie closure at back and it came in a lovely cream birchbox pouch – love this bangle and the one I received has the word IMAGINE inscribed on the front and if you subscribe this month using my referral code www.birchbox.co.uk/invite you will also receive one of these bangles with your first box – (However please remember this may be sent separately).
Although not overly impressed with some of the products this month – still v good value this month and do love the Polaar Lapland cream already and my box does have a good mix of makeup, skincare and haircare products which I am happy to receive although in future boxes as always I am hoping I will receive more makeup up items.
Any queries / comments please let me know and if you would like a separate review on any of the above products just let me know. If you received this months box would love to know what items you received.
Thank you – take care and have a lovely weekend.
Best Wishes Liz x