Thursday, 13 April 2017

Birchbox UK with Boden Unboxing - April 2017

It's Birchbox time again! It was nice to get the box nice and early, this month, as my box took a little while last month so I didn't post it until rather late. That said it can be nice to get the box late one month and early the next as it feels like you get boxes really regularly, even if you are fooling yourself a little haha.
I liked this month's box and if you do, too, you can sign up using my link which will get you £5 off your first box as well as getting me £5 to spend in the Birchbox shop: 
https://www.birchbox.co.uk/invite/m6bv3



This month's box is in partnership with Boden and the box is rather pretty and very Spring-friendly. I like how bright and vivid it is and it was nice to have a return to the drawer style boxes again. 


The contents include two full sized makeup items, this month, which is a sure fire winner for me, and the rest of the products were quite nice too.


First up I got the Polaar 'Ice Pure Gentle Scrub with Arctic Cotton' in a 25ml tube. I quite like getting facial scrubs as they're something that I only use a few times a week so something like this, esepcially in such a good size, gives me a really representative idea of what it's like. The arctic cotton, in this, is supposed to be moisturising which is something that intrigues me as I really like the idea of something that both exfoliates and moisturises. 

The first of the full sized items is the Nip + Fab 'Colour Correcting Concealer'. As far as I can tell there was one of a variety of colours in different people's boxes. I got the green shade which is supposed to balance out redness and blemishes but others will have got yellow, orange or purple. I'm interested to see how this works as it's been a long time since I used a green colour corrector. A nice item to get a full size of, though, and certainly my sort of product. 

The second full sized item is the Manna Kadar 'High Definition Powder' - This was the item which you could pick one of two choices for and it was between this powder or a bronzer and highlighter duo. I went for the powder as I haven't tried a new powder in a while but also because this sized duo isn't so easy to use (mostly for getting a brush in) and the bronzer was a little dark for me. This is a matte powder and the shade seems like it'll be very neutral so, hopefully, something that'll work for a lot of people. 

Last but one item is the Parlor 'Volumizing Lifting Spray' which I think I may have had in a past box but haven't tried yet. My hair has been pretty happy, recently, due to an amazing shampoo I've been trying but due to having lost a lot of hair it does feel pretty flat so I may try this spray out soon. As well as giving volume and lift this spray is meant to nourish and strengthen hair and that's a really winning combination for me. 

The last item in the box is the Baija Paris 'Creme Moana' in 'Fleur de Tiare'. This is a 30ml tube which isn't loads for a body cream but I've tried this out, briefly, and it is one of those products with which a little goes a really long way. The description of this says that it is super nourishing and I have to say that I agree, my skin feels so soft and amazing after applying this. The scent is very fresh and slightly floral, it's really pleasant even though floral scent aren't normally for me. 

And that's the box. Two makeup items, one skin care, one body care and one hair care so, as normal, Birchbox have given a similar level of variety. The sample sizes are not bad and to have two full sized cosmetics items is a real plus for me. This is one of those boxes where the items may not have instantly wowed me but, actually, I can rally see myself using, and enjoying, them all.

If you want to sign up, and like me, are already wondering what May will hold, then please don't forget to use my sign up link and get yourself £5 off your first box and £5 for me to spend in the Birchbox shop: https://www.birchbox.co.uk/invite/m6bv3

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3 comments:

  1. I've been looking at different beauty boxes for my best friends birthday. I really like the selection available in the Birchbox

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