Hope you all are having a lovely weekend.
My review on my January birch box is later this month as my first box arrived damaged and although Birchbox v kindly arranged a replacement promptly it took a little while to arrive due to weather conditions etc. However although late I decided to go ahead and post short review as currently Birchbox has a great offer on, until 31st January 2018 or while stocks last (more about that at end of this post).
Theme of this month’s box is ‘OHH DEER’ – this month Birchbox have teamed up with Ohh Deer, a quirky British stationery brand. Love the design of the box again this month.
Birchbox is a monthly subscription box which costs £12.95 (inclusive of p&p) per month and 3, 6 & 12 monthly subscriptions are also available. Usually five personalised beauty treats are included each month.
This month every subscriber received a FULL SIZE Lord & Berry Blusher Crayon. A product / beauty information booklet, offer and the following four products were also included in my box:
Lord & Berry Blusher Crayon in Camelia – Full size RRP £15 – Camelia is a lovely dusky pink colour and the pencil application leaves it very easy to apply, however I find when you apply sideways it applies more gently onto the skin. Blends out very easily and leaves a lovely fresh gently colour to the cheeks. Not as long-lasting so some of my other blushes but do not mind as so easy to reapply – definitely will use and I am glad I received in the shade Camelia as perfect for my skin tone – the other shade you may receive is Peach;
Marcelle Waterproof Eyeliner in Charcoal Deluxe Sample – Full Size RRP £10.99 (reduced to £4.40 on Birchbox.co.uk) – I am always happy to see eyeliners included as one of my favourite makeup items. I received an eyeliner before from this brand in an earlier Birchbox and although I find them quite creamy, easy to apply I do not find them as long-lasting as other brands. However I do like this dark grey shade so will definitely use over a black liner for added definition – though do not think I would purchase;
Benefit Cosmetics the Pore Professional Pearl Primer (3ml sample )- 7.5ml £10.50 this is a small sample of the new primer from Benefit. It is pearl / soft pink version of the original Pore Professional. States…‘helps skin look bright, boosted & awake’. It is the same consistency and the only slight difference I see that it does give a v slight brightness to the skin as well. Although a small sample does not take that much product each time -I will use this but not that impressed that I would go on and purchase – however still a great way to try although I personally do not see a lot difference from the original;
Charlotte Mensah Manketti Hair Oil (Sample Size 15ml ) Full Size 100ml RRP £48 – although this is only a sample size, will still last a long time because you need so little product each time. Has a fragrance but not too overpowering. I had never heard of this brand before and although only tried for a short time I am very impressed already. It states will condition, add shine, tame frizz and care of scalp. I have used small amounts on both wet hair prior to styling and afterwards as a final step and have found it definitely seems to help smooth the lengths of the hair and also to keep hair smooth throughout the day. I have also applied a small amount to the ends after being outside when it has been windy/raining slightly and it helped straight away to tame the ends of my hair. This product definitely has exceeded my expectations and although the RRP is quite steep I would definitely consider purchasing especially if I see an offer on – my favourite item out of this months box;
I am happy with this month’s box as a good variety of products and I am delighted to have discovered at least one new product that I would go on and purchase the Charlotte Mensah Hair Oil. As well as being a treat each month that is one of the main reasons I love receiving beauty boxes, is discovering new products, brands. I am not that excited with the sneak peek item above for next month’s box but hoping there is a good mix of other products as well.
I definitely would recommend checking out Birchbox if you haven’t already as currently until 31st January 2018 or while stocks last you can get two boxes for £10, the January box and another surprise box (probably selection of items from 2017 boxes) when you enter code HAPPY at checkout – link here – only for new subscribers on rebillable subscriptions.
I do not think you can use this offer with the offer above but if above offer is over when you see this post and you are still thinking of subscribing to Birchbox UK – you can get £5 off your first box -(box is normally £10 +£2.95 shipping – you will get for £5 +£2.95 shipping) by clicking link here and then copy and paste code at checkout to get your discount. Thank you in advance if you use this link.
Look forward to any comments you may have – if you have received this month’s box would love to know what you thought. I will have more posts up later today or tomorrow.
Thank you – enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Best Wishes Liz x