Getting excited about the arrival of my Birchbox has become a bit of my monthly routine. We get a lot of post in my house with me being blogger and Rob forever ordering fishing stuff from eBay. When I know the box is due, every ring of the doorbell has me hoping my monthly dose of beauty surprises has arrived.
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 was a particularly pretty one. I might keep this one to store some jewellery in or something. The box has a royal theme to celebrate the imminent arrival of another royal baby. So in keeping with the royal theme I dug out some magazines from 1953 and used some pictures of the queen looking young and beautiful as the backdrop for my pics of this months beauty treats.
All in all I was pretty impressed with the contents of this months box. Pretty much everything is stuff I will use and my daily beauty regime has been full of Birchbox samples recently as I’ve has some great things in recent boxes too.
The first product is a lovely Laura Mercier eye pencil in Violet. It’s a really beautiful colour and the formula glides on really smoothly. It also stays put amazingly well for a pencil without smudging at all. I’ve used it a couple of times instead of my usual black liquid liner and I love the pretty subtle look I achieved with it.
Next up was a Lola Barcelona nail polish in the shade Rambla which was a Birchbox exclusive. I love this pretty coral shade. I have quite a few coral polishes as it’s a colour I love. I really liked the colour I achieved in just 2 coats with this one. It dried really quickly and stayed put through several days of spring cleaning so I was really impressed.
The third product was a Percy and Reed London No Oil Oil. This is a great product which is applied to towel dried hair. It smells absolutely beautiful and my hair looked and felt lovely after using it. Having quite thick hair I don’t really need volumising products, but after a blow dry and straighten I was really happy with the product. It’s really light too so it doesn’t make hair feel weighed down or greasy either.
I then tried the Bliss Fabulously Foaming Face Wash. This product contains botanical extracts and is both a cleanser and exfoliator. I’m really making an effort with skincare at the moment so I was really pleased to have this product to try. I mostly used it with a cleansing brush while in the bath and my skin felt wonderfully clean and fresh after use. The product also smells really lovely.
I’m always really happy when Birchbox include a Korres product in the box as they are one of my favourite brands. This time the box included a Bergamot Pear shower gel. The shower gel contains aloe vera and is lovely and moisturising for the skin. The fresh pear smell is gorgeous and it feels like a real luxury bath product. This is proably my new favourite Korres product as it smells so yummy.
The bonus product in this months box a pack of Imedeen tablets which I haven’t got round to trying yet. This vitamin packed supplement is full of goodness for the skin and I will be trying it really soon.
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.