Birchbox – May 2016


    This is the second month that I have been subscribed to this box. In my April Birchbox post I mentioned how I will be trying out a range of subscription boxes over the year to try them out and let you guys know what I think. 

    The first Birchbox was very impressive, the design was gorgeous as it was released in conjunction with Rifle Paper Co. This month’s exterior was disappointing, the theme was ‘For the Dreamers’ and to be honest I just didn’t really get the packaging. I think they could have thought a lot more about it and come up with something a lot better. 


    Now lets move onto the products the first thing I noticed was the Spectrum Collections Unicorn Tears Wonder Sponge (RRP £4.99). This feels so much nicer than my Real Techniques sponge that I have however I am yet to try this out to compared. It just seems to be a lot more dense and softer which might be just because my Real Techniques one is fairly old now. They claim that this is the perfect partner for cream, mineral or liquid formulas. 

    LOC One and Done Shadow Stick in Empress Me (RRP £8.00) is the next thing I picked up when I opened the box but oh my god is this such a beautiful colour! I swatched this on my hand and it’s a beautiful copper colour which I am currently loving at the moment. This is so easy to apply and is really smooth which makes it perfect for a quick make-up look before work or school. LOC is Birchbox’s first in-house make-up brand which is awesome and I love this full-sized product.

    Phillip Kingsley PK Prep Polishing Balm (RRP £18.50) This is said to forget fly-away, frazzled hair and dry ends which will be really interesting to try out because since I dyed my hair blonder last summer the ends of my hair have been really dry and they need reviving. The leaflet also said that it also delivers ProVitamin B5 and Vitamin A to nourish deep into the hair. 

    Caudalie Vinesource Moisturising Sorbet (RRP £23) I love the sound of the sorbet part of this product and it will be really interesting to try this out and see how it feels. This gel like cream formula is supposed to hydrate, reduce redness and instantly soothe skin. 

    Rituals Tao Wai Wung Mild Exfoliating Body Scrub (RRP £19.50) This exfoliating body scrub is a surprising big sample for Birchbox so this is good. I always forget to exfoliate so I am looking forward to being able to try this one out as I don’t currently have one. This exfoliant is a blend of chinese bamboo particles and calming white lotus helps slough dead cells away to leave skin smooth. 

    This month Birchbox through a little extra something in: Yu-Be Moisturising Skin Cream (RRP £19.50) This is a small little tube that is supposed to hydrate any dry areas whether that is lips, legs or hands. 

    Next week’s Birchbox will be my last Birchbox as then I am going to move onto another Beauty Subscription although I am going to continue Birchbox for July’s issue as Millie Mackintosh is the partner in July’s Box. Which beauty subscription should I try next? Glossybox? Let me know any recommendations. 

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