It’s been a while since I did a Birchbox review. My lovely boxes of treats come every month and for a little while I haven’t got round to photographing all the lovely products, but I certainly have been enjoying them. I thought it was high time I shared the contents of a box and the latest one is extra special as it is celebrating Birchbox’s 5th birthday. Happy Birchday Birchbox!
For those of you not familiar with Birchbox, it’s a monthly beauty subscription box. When you subscribe, you fill in a beauty profile and then each month you receive a lovely box of high-end products to try. You also earn points for each box which you can redeem on full-sized products in the Birchbox shop.
This months box is packed with plenty of lovely products and I’ve been using every single one. The box itself is really pretty, I like it when they do colourful boxes as I usually reuse them to store my ever growing collection of vintage accessories so they always come in handy.
Here’s what I thought of each of the lovely products in my box…
First up is a fab exfoliator from Laura Mercier. I absolutely love trying new exfoliators, as they are one of my favourite products to use. This one has really tiny micro beads and the lovely thick consistency makes it the perfect skin polishing product. As it’s quite harsh product I’d only use it twice a week to get my skin feeling really clean, smooth and soft. the full-sized product costs £26
I really enjoy trying organic products, especially for my hair and this Citrus Neroli Detangler from John Masters Organics, worked wonders on my thick unruly hair. The product contains coconut oil (which I often use on its own as a hair treatment), as well as wheat amino acids which nourish the strands. The grapefruit and neroli within the product are perfect for conditioning the scalp. I love the smell of this product which reminds me of a fruity cocktail. The full-sized product costs £16
I love lipsticks that come in crayon form. I always find them really easy to apply and I have quite a few different shades and brands in my make-up collection. The Cheeky Lip Pencil in Cray-Cray from Laqa and Co is the perfect coral lip shade and from my point of view would be perfect for a fun 1950s make-up look. It can also be used on cheeks. The pigment is absolutely amazing and it’s so easy to apply. The finish is quite matte which I prefer and I know I’ll be getting a lot of use out of this one. Normal price £17
The next product is a richly scented body cleanser from Beauty protector. I’ve used quite a few of their hair products but the Beauty Wash is the first body product I’ve tried from them. The body wash makes a lovely thick foam when mixed with water and makes even the quickest shower a luxury. I absolutely loved the strong fragrance in this product and I will also be using it as bubble bath for a relaxing long soak. The full-sized product costs £8.
I’m always thrilled to receive Benefit products in my Birchboxes. Porefessional is one of my favourite products from the brand, but I was yet to try the blotting stick. This product is perfect for t-zones and keeps the skin matte and shine free for up to 6 hours. I have very normal skin, so I’ve never really had a problem with shine, however I’ve still been using the product as I’ve found it gives a great smooth base to the t-zone under make-up.
Lastly this month’s beauty bonus product was a Birchbrush. This brush is very similar to the Tangle Teaser, but with slightly more rigid bristles. I wasn’t sure I’d like it when I first saw it and felt how hard it was, however I’ve found it great for detangling my hair as well as the kid’s hair and its small enough to fit in my handbag. Normal Price £5.99
This month was one of my favourite boxes so far. 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.