Hello everyone, hope you all had a great weekend! To kick start this week I have my first Birchbox unboxing of 2016 to share with you. So this month’s box is a collaboration with Pinterest and has been designed to help you plan your ‘Best. Year. Ever.’ Pinterest isn’t a platform that I’ve really used to be honest but after seeing my box I decided to open an account and after following a few categories, I have seen that it is full of inspiration from food ideas to yoga, makeup to travel which makes for a wonderful platform to use. Anyway, back to the box!
which have been designed to help inspire you throughout the year and to hit your personal goals, now let’s get into the products:
Absolution L’Eau Soir et Matin
For those of you that don’t speak French (like me!) this is a micellar cleansing water. This contains hazelnut oil and aloe vera which are designed to soothe and purify the skin. Lately I have been switching between cleansing oils and micellar waters to remove my makeup so it’s nice to have a new one to try. This smells really nice, it’s quite aromatic and you can really smell the natural oils in it. The full size is expensive though, at £27 if I do like it I can’t see myself parting with that much money for a cleansing water.
Jelly Pong Pong Lighten Up Brightener + Waterliner
I received an almost identical product to this in a Glossybox a few months ago and at first glance, I thought it was the same thing and really it is, just a different brand! This is a matte highlighting pencil which can be used all over your face and also your waterline to help make your eyes look more awake. I use the So Susan one that I got in my Glossybox everyday so this one is good to have in my handbag for throughout the day. This is the only full size item in th box and retails at £14.95.
Parlor Moisturising & Repairing Shampoo and Conditioner
I received a texturising sea salt spray from this brand in a box a few months ago and I’ve really enjoyed using it so I’m happy to try something else from this brand. The one thing that I don’t like when Birchbox send shampoo and conditioner samples is that the always send the shampoo in a cute bottle that contains about 30ml and then the conditioner comes in a sachet with less than half the amount of the shampoo! Well, these products are designed to hydrate the hair and help to repair without weighing it down and they smell divine! They have the brand’s signature scent of ‘ripe peach, fresh cut grass and white woods’ and it is beautiful.
Crabtree & Evelyn La Source Ultra Moisturising Hand Therapy
I have such a stock of hand creams at the moment that it’s going to so long to get through them all! This one is a lovely addition to my collection, it contains seaweed and algae extracts which are designed to hydrate the skin and it smells beautiful and fresh.
Benefit They’re Real Tinted Lash Primer
When I opened my box, this was the first thing I saw and I was so excited! I have seen this everywhere on social media and whilst I was intrigued about the concept, I didn’t want to commit to buying the full size and then not to like it. This product has two used, you can use it alone for a natural lash look or you can use it beneath mascara to add more volume and separation. I tried this out this morning and I was so happy with the results I didn’t bother using mascara over the top. I’ve always used black mascara and this has a brown tint to it so I’m shocked that I like it so much on its own. It separates and adds definition, looks great on the lower lashes and your lashes feel soft and not crunchy like they can do with mascara. Love it!
Birchbox Compact Mirror
The final product in my box is this little compact mirror from the Birchbox brand. You can never have enough mirrors so this is a lovely addition to the box and I quite like the #nofilter quote on the back.
What I like about Birchbox is the variation of products that you receive, it’s not just focused on one area like skincare for example. Everything that I have tried so far I have really enjoyed so this box has a big thumbs up from me. What are your thoughts on this month’s box? Did you get any different products? Let me know in the comments below. Take care everyone and I’ll be back soon ❤
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