Saturday, 12 March 2016

Birchbox March 2016 Box!


It has only taken about 3 years of blogging, but I have finally signed myself up to the beauty box franchise! After a couple of nights browsing what other beauty boxes have to offer I finally decided on Birchbox. (It may have had something to do with the first box student discount!)
I have always been a little bit sceptical about paying a monthly subscription for something that is so risky to whether you will like what is inside but I am really impressed! (To be honest this whole process has taken me back to the claire's accessories £5 goody bag days!)



This month's March Birchbox is designed around the idea of 'you'. As a Fashion and Textile design student I love a good print! So the front of the box is amazing to me! There is also a little competition to find all of the words on the front of the box which makes the box appear more fun to me! The box is also the perfect size for my university pro-markers so I know that I am going to have a use for this afterwards!





When you open the box you are greeted with a gorgeous little drawstring bag filled with all of the products. This is a cute little feature of the box I think as it makes you feel like the company have really thought and taken time to protect the items. I also love that the leaflet gives you full product information as well as how to use each item! So let's see what was inside my box this month...


Arrow Boost Colour Enhancing Lip Balm £11 - FULL SIZE PRODUCT
The first thing this month comes is this colour changing Arrow lip balm. The product itself doesn't really have much of a scent which is the only thing that lets it down, but it really does work! I have already worn this a couple of times when wanting to have a little bit of colour on my lips, but nothing as heavy as a lipstick. My brother's girlfriend also received this in her box and found that it goes a deep pink on her. On me it goes a little bit lighter and more discreet. I kind of like how it looks! An added bonus is that this is a full sized product! 

ModelCo More Brows £13 - FULL SIZE PRODUCT 
I have to admit when it comes to doing my makeup I hardly touch my brows. A couple of years ago I discovered the Maybelline Brow Drama and loved it, however I could never really find the perfect colour. When I saw online that this product was a possibility in the box I really hoped that I would receive it! I have used it once so don't really have a full review for it yet, but I am loving it so far! Like above, this is also a full sized product! 



Spectrum Collections Tapered Powder Brush £7.99 - FULL SIZE PRODUCT
I have to be honest as soon as I opened the box and saw this brush I yelped with excitement! I have seen these mermaid like brushes all over Instagram but never really felt the need to buy one to add to my brush collection. I am over the moon that I am now going to be able to have Insta worthy shots! 

Rituals T'ai Chi Foaming Shower Gel £8.50
I have to admit this was probably the item in the box that I was the least excited about receiving. I am always up for trying new products but I don't think I will have much use with this as I always tend to have a bath rather than a shower. With that being said it could be nice to throw into my swimming bag to use during the week in the gym showers! Anything beats the coconut one that they use there! 

Beauty Protector Protect & Detangle £18.50
This is so exciting to receive, especially after getting some GHD's for my birthday! (I promise a 21st birthday haul is coming soon!) This product is a leave in conditioner which you spray into damp hair after washing first with shampoo. This leaves your hair feeling smooth and shiny! I think it also adds a layer of protection to the hair when using hot tools! 

Number 4 Lumber d'hiver Reconstructing Masque £36
I have never ever tried a hair mask before. I guess I never really understood how they worked or why you would need to use one. So I am excited to try this out and to see what I think!

Have you ever tried a beauty box before? I am really loving the idea of receiving some new products each month that I may or may not have previously heard of. I still do have that worry that I am going to hate everything that I receive though! Fingers crossed I don't! I am planning to have this post as a monthly edition to my blog, so hopefully you enjoy seeing what I get! 

Hope you have a lovely rest of your day and an amazing week! 
Lots of love, 


1 comment:

  1. Oh my, that brush really is so pretty! And completely Instagram worthy. I've been wanting to try a beauty subscription box for a while, but am a little scared to make the investment, so thanks for the review!
    Anyway, I wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Liebster Award! I love seeing your daily outfits and reading your blog in general, and I thought you deserved it! You can find more details in my latest blog post!

    --Corin | All Paths Lead to Wonderland

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