Tuesday, 11 June 2013

May Birchbox

Well, well, well, it definitely has been a while! As you know I was in Ohio for two weeks and so this is why I've abandoned my blog. Hopefully now ill be back to regular posting (hopefully). I signed up to Birchbox a few months ago and currently am now onto my third box. I did have photos of the first two boxes but then unfortunately never got around to actually posting about them!
Firstly, if you don't know what a Birchbox is, it's been around in the US now for quite a while, but only actually reached the UK at the start of this year, and was previously referred to as Joliebox. It is a monthly beauty box which contains samples, and some full size products which are matched to your profile. As I have quite dry skin I have had quite a few face moisturisers sent out which I have been absolutely loving!
This month I received four products, and two extras which was nice. The first product is my absolute favourite, and it's the Elemental Herbology Cell Plumping Facial Moisturiser. I have used this every night since I got my box (which I only got to open last Sunday as I was away when it arrived) but it has worked really well. I don't know if its because of this product but the tone if my skin seems to have really improved and evened itself out. It smells quite like Turkish delight, because it contains rosa water, and its made my skin so super soft. It retails at £42 which I think is pretty pricey but as it seems to be working so well I may have to buy it. 

Next is the B/Attitude Body Soufflé, which I haven't actually tried yet. My first impression is that it looks really rich and moisturising and may lead to soft skin. I don't regularly moisturise however as I naturally have quite soft skin everywhere apart from my face, and I don't want to start messing with it! If I end up loving it you all will be the first to hear!

Another product was a mini OPI nail polish. As someone who is a huge fan of the brand, I was very happy to find this in my box, and in one of my favourite nail colours, pink! It's a lovely shade, but the only downside was they never included what colour it was, so if I decide I want to buy the full size it's going to be a problem.

Finally is a lipgloss by Make Believe. It is called Enhance and is a shimmer lip gloss. It seems okay but I prefer a bit more colour in my lipgloss instead of just shimmer. It reminds of a lipgloss I would use when I was younger and excited to be putting any form of make up on. It does have a nice fruity scent though. 


One of the extras was a Doctor Duve Anti-Aging & Firming Eye Cream. This was actually two sachets worth which was pretty good as it actually gives you a chance to try the product twice to give you a better idea. Another one I haven't used yet but I may try it tonight and see.


Finally, the second extra was a Kusmi Tea,  a Detox Tea to be exact. It contains green tea and lemon grass which sounds like it could be good... If you're into that. I'm not a huge fan of tea so I don't know if I'll like it but ill give it a go! 

If you'd like to try a Birchbox simply visit www.birchbox.co.uk or www.birchbox.com to sign up. There are packages if you'd like to pay for it in bulk, but I currently pay it monthly at £10 plus p&p.
I've heard quite a few people complain about the samples in beauty boxes but I've been pretty happy with mine so far.
Have you tried a beauty box before? If so, please let me know what you thought and which is your favourite!


  1. Welcome back to blogging! :)

  2. WELCOME BACK! :D I miss reading your posts!

    I really, really would love to try Herbology Plumping Face Moisturizer, thingy! (why do skincare products get such long names?!) Anything that could even out skin tone is up on my list, haha! Also, if you don't want that tea send it over to me. I love me some tea and trying out new flavors and brands! :D Great post, Melissa! So good to have you back! xx


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