I received my March Birchbox last Thursday. Theme of this month’s box is ‘Mindfulness – ‘Be Present not Perfect’ – Birchbox are championing the importance of me time and the art of self-care. Loving the box design 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 a Deluxe sample (3.0g) of the new Benefit Cosmetics BAD gal BANG mascara is included in every box. A product / beauty information booklet and the following four products were also included in my box:
Benefit Cosmetics BAD gal BANG Mascara (3.0g deluxe sample / travel size) 4g RRP £10.50 8.5G £21.50 – this is the new mascara from Benefit so was delighted to see subscribers were all going to get one in their boxes this month as wanted to try it anyway. Although a lot of people love Benefit mascaras they are not my favourite so wasn’t sure if the new one would be for me either – but I have been v pleasantly surprised. I like the black and pink packaging, larger sizes has even nicer packaging and the slim long brush is supposed to be streamlined for BIG VOLUME with 360 degree Reach and boy does it deliver. I cannot believe how with only application how long and voluptuous my lashes look. It gives more volume than my ‘hero’ MAC mascara and although have only used since last Thursday impressed already as no flaking, but I have found v slight smudging under my eyes at the end of the night after using it. The only other slight issues I have noticed is that after I apply I need to separate my lashes with a little brush as it adds that much volume I feel my lashes look a little bit clumpy and that is with only one application; and it also takes a little bit longer to dry as well but overall already it is my favourite Benefit mascara to date, think may even go on and purchase because of the volume it gives. Although still will not be without my MAC mascara.
BLAQ Eye Mask (One Set)– RRP £22 for a set of 5 – subscribers had a choice of a BLAQ Hydrogel Eye Mask or Peel off Mask this month and I chose the eye mask as although love face masks as well I already have a number to use but I do not have that many eye masks at the moment. This is a charcoal eye mask with hyaluronic acid to help de-puff, detox so really looking forward to using, if results good will do a separate review post;
Oribe Après Beach Wave and Shine Spray (37ml – sample size) Travel Size 75ml RRP £20 – V happy to see this included as although Oribe hair care products are expensive I do think they are v good. This 2-in-1 formula states works on both wet and dry hair to create natural, unfussy appearance of beach waves and I agree it definitely does without the crispy feel of some sprays and an added bonus is that it smells so good as well;
Baïja Gommage Festin Royal Body Scrub – Carmelised Honey (Sample Size 50g) Full Size 60ml RRP £14.90– have tried a number of Baïja products through Birchbox and have loved everything I have tried to date and this is no exception. This scrub has a vanilla, caramel / honey type fragrance with a sugar like consistency as you would expect with the name and although feels a little scratchy on the skin it does not irritate the skin and leaves it feeling so smooth and fragrant after you wash it off. Although the jar container is not very user friendly I do think it is really cute;
Manna Kadar Cosmetics Radiance Split Pan Bronzer and Highlighter FULL SIZE RRP £17: Nice to see a full size product included although it doesn’t look full size and I personally don’t think it is worth the price. I also have not opened this as I have tried this before and although pigmentation was quite good and bronzer applied ok, I just didn’t reach for it enough so went on and give it to a friend. So I intend to give this one away as well.
Happy with this months box as really like four out of five of the items. Was delighted to get the opportunity to try the NEW Benefit Bad gal Bang Mascara and loving the Oribe spray and Baija body scrub as well. So not too disappointed that I won’t use one of the items.
SPOILER: APRIL Sneak Peek (below) is either a choice of a MODELCo Baked Highlighter – subscribers will receive an email to enable us to choose which colour.
Look forward to any comments you may have – if you have received this month’s box would love to know what you thought, did you receive the same products as me in your box?
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Enjoy the rest of today and hope you have a great week.
Thank you & take care.
Best Wishes Liz x