I am a little late (again) with this month’s Birchbox review, where on earth has March gone anyway? It’s been one of those crazy months where there seems to be something on the calendar every single day and the month has flown by. In between rushing around all month I have had the chance to use most of the little treats included in this month’s Birchbox and here’s what I thought…
The box itself was a really pretty one this month, I love it when the box features a collaboration and this time it was with home style brand Habitat. Jessie always ends up keeping my empty Birchboxes to put her bits and pieces in so she was very happy to get her hands on another pretty box!
I really like it when Birchbox offer a choice of products to try, sometimes it will be a choice of nail polish colour and this time you got to choose which Benefit mascara sample you wanted to try. Since I already have Roller Lash and They’re Real I decided to try the Bad Gal mascara. There’s nothing at all wrong with this mascara and the formula is great, it’s just not the best product for me as I’m not a fan of mascaras with big brushes, if you are, you will love this though. I’m still debating in my mind whether I like Roller Lash or Their Real best, maybe I’ll do a battle of the Benefit Mascaras blog post soon?? The full size product costs £17.50
The second thing in my box was a perfume. Style de Paris by Catherine Malandrino is a fun and very sophisticated fragrance. I absolutely love old fashioned classic scents and this one was just perfect for me. It’s the perfect accompaniment to a classy vintage outfit and I’ve had it in my handbag for a couple of weeks. The scent is pretty strong and lasts all day. This one was a definite favourite for me. The full size product is available from £50.
I’ve tried a lot of Philip Kingsley hair products through Birchbox, so far I’ve really enjoyed using all of them. This smoothing cream is perfect for keeping frizz and flyaway under control. Now I have shorter hair it’s really important to me to keep it looking smooth and sleek especially at it’s naturally wavy and prone to frizz. This product was great and I found I only needed to use a little, so even the sample size will last me a long time. The full size product is £18.
I also received a TanOrganic Self Tanning Oil in the box, I haven’t used this yet although I may do soon as my legs are far too white and shorts season is just around the corner. I love the idea of a self tan being an oil too, and this is the world’s first oil and tan product. The full sized oil costs £24.99
I’m really into skincare at the moment, I’ve been wearing less make-up and using more products to keep my skin in perfect condition. It’s probably because I’m merely months away from the big 3-0 so I’ve suddenly started panicking about keeping my skin looking good. So I was really happy to get the Janjira Pomegranate and Acai Cleanser in the box. This lovely cleanser smells lovely and left my skin feeling really clean and soft. The full size cleanser costs £24.
Also included was a sample of the new Penny Vincenzi book which I’ve not had a chance to read yet and a handy Habitat notebook which I’m keeping in my handbag to jot down blog ideas. There was also a 25% off Habitat voucher as well as lot’s of handy tips in the booklet which comes with every months box.
I was really happy with this months box, which had a great selection of products, I’m really looking forward to getting April’s box in a few days.
What did you think of the contents of this months box? If you’d like to sign up for Birchbox yourself I have a refer a friend link which will give you 50 points (£5) to spend in the Birchbox shop when you sign up. You can find out more or sign up for Birchbox here.