Hope you all had a lovely weekend. I received my May Birchbox last Thursday. Theme of this month’s box is ‘Palm Leaves & Warm Breeze’.
The colourful design / pattern of the box is definitely in line with this month’s theme.
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 box contains a sample size of the Doucce Luscious Lip Stain – subscribers were able to choose from two shades, Steaming Red or Amber Rose (I chose Amber Rose). A product / beauty information booklet and the following four products were also included in my box:
Doucce Luscious Lip Stain – ‘Amber Rose’ (deluxe sample / travel size) Full Size RRP £21– tried a number of items from this brand before and have found them quite good. I chose Amber Rose as it a dusky pink which is one of my favourite lip colours. It has good pigmentation, looks and feels creamy on the lips, applies v easily, only slight transfer, does not feel drying on the lips either which is great. It also lasts really well, although to maintain true colour need to apply few times during the day, evening. Initial thoughts are that I would definitely consider purchasing full size in this colour and other shades as well.
Greenfrog Botanic Geranium & Peppermint Botanical Bodywash – (sample size 50ml) 300ml RRP £8.95 – always happy to see body washes in boxes as useful to have, but quite a small sample to receive considering the full size is 300ml. However this fragrance is not really for as don’t like peppermint/mint fragrances in skincare products, this one is also quite strong too. Although it does have a nice creamy consistency and cleanses the skin ok but has not impressed me that much to consider purchasing in another fragrance.
Native Unearthed Activated Charcoal Natural Deodorant Balm (15g – sample size) Full Size 60ml RRP £7.99 – I was happy to see this in my box to try however when I received my box the lid was off the jar and only 1/4 left in jar. However it does smell fresh and feels good/gentle on the skin but still not that confident with these types of deodorants, have tried few times but still unsure how it would last throughout an ‘active’ day so need to try for a longer period to confirm results – if impressed and would consider purchasing will post a separate review.
Marcelle New Age Precision 8-in-1 Power Serum (Sample Size 7ml) Full Size 30ml RRP £27 – I have not got trying this properly yet as already trying another serum – however does feel good on the skin, it has a creamy type gel that feels a bit like a primer on the skin. It states ‘that it will reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, firms and lifts the skin, creates a smooth, radiant complexion and without any parabens, gluten or added fragrance’. If it delivers on these claims I will post a separate review.
Eyeko London Skinny Liquid Eyeliner in Black (deluxe sample size 1.2g) FULL SIZE 2g RRP £16: I have already used this eyeliner a number of times and think it is very similar to the Kat Von D Tattoo Liner, it has a precise tip, it is a strong black colour, only slight difference is at times I feel it does just not last as well – however still happy to see included as I personally can never have too many good black eyeliners;
Although not too excited with this month’s box still good value and will use at least four out of the five items which is quite good.
I am hoping for an even better box next month – good start with the sneak peak below.
SPOILER: June Sneak Peek (below) is a ella EDEN Compact Eyeshadow in either Faith or Julia (Julia looks similar to my favourite Mac eyeshadow in ‘Shroom’) – subscribers will receive an email to enable us to choose which colour.
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Hope you have a really enjoyable week.
Thank you & take care.
Best Wishes Liz x