Ooh it’s Birchbox time again! I’ve been really looking forward to getting this box, no real reason I was just hoping for good things! And, oh, I wasn’t disappointed!
This month is the ‘Red Carpet Ready’ theme, but Birchbox is also supporting ‘Fashion Targets Breast Cancer’ so there’s various information regarding that, too. 30% of all e-shop sales in May and £5 for every friend referral will go to the charity – So beauty for a good cause, I like it.
So, here’s to this month’s box – If you don’t wait spoilers then look away now!
Oh just look at that collection of goodies!
This is OPI’s ‘Aphrodite’s Pink Nightie’ it’s a beautiful pink with a sheen to it and I can’ wait to try it, though I think it might be more of a toe nail colour for me. It’s my first ever OPI polish so that’s a massive plus, too. This is an OPI mini and a full size product would be £11.50.
This is the Elemental Herbology Cell Plumping Facial Moisturiser with SPF8 – it’s full of lots of goodness for the skin and it’s going to be a welcome addition to my list of things to try out in my skincare routine. This is a really good sized sample, it’s 30ml and the full size is 50ml which retails at £42!
This gorgeous pot contains B/Attitudes body souffle. I looove the packaging with the gorgeous blue design on the top, it’s so pretty. I opened it up and it’s full to the brim with a thick, gloopy body cream which smells absolutely divine! It’s a gorgeous spicy scent which reminds me of a mixture of incense and cakes – I rubbed a small amount on to my arm which now feels lovely and soft and smells just amazing, I can’t stop smelling it! The sample is 50ml, a quarter of the full size of a 200ml jar which retails at £24 – So another fantastic value sample.
I was instantly drawn to this pretty looking box, it automatically looks good quality and the gold design is such a pretty addition.
The box opens to reveal this clear plastic packaging which is pretty non descript, but neither good nor bad, really. I was expecting the product to be a powder so was surprised when I touched it and it was a thick creamy texture. I’ve swatched it on the back of my hand and it’s got an amazing shimmer to it. I was worried when I read it was meant to enhance a tan as I’m not the tanning type but this really won’t be a problem as it’s just a lovely, very shimmery product for any skin tone.
You can get an idea of the level of shimmer from this picture, but obviously shimmer isn’t always easy to capture,
On to the ‘lifestyle extras’ I got a couple of sachets of Doctor Duve Anti-aging eye firming cream. As ever, sachets are always welcome as an added extra, so these will be great to try out at some point and shall join the legions of sample sachets that I have become the owner of!
And, yes, a second lifestyle extra! This is the Kusmi Detox tea. It comes in a lovely tin, which I like, I like tins. The card says it ‘rids your body of pent-up toxins, boosts your energy and lowers your stress levels’ – If a tea can do that much then it’s worth its weight in gold! I’ll definitely give this a go, I like tea.
All in all, I love love love this box. I’ve not been disappointed by Birchbox, yet, and still not this month. I love the variety, some skincare, some bodycare, a highlighter and a nail product plus some nice extras too. I like that it’s supporting a good cause and I just like everything about this box. And if you’re all about the value, this box holds a good value as far as I can see, easily well over the price of the box itself. Good month, Birchbox!