Sunday, 13 April 2014

Birchbox UK April 2014 Unboxing

I did my best to not look at the spoilers for this months box.....but I couldn't help it! I looked and wow what a great selection Birchbox had on offer. My first thought was Laura Mercier Body Butter...I want! I want! I want! My second thought was there is no way I will get it in my box, and I was right unfortunately. I guess I will just have to buy the full size when its back in stock :-)

This months theme is 'Good Enough To Eat'. All products are food related in some way or another, but in no way edible! (except the propercorn)

I was very impressed that my Birchbox arrived before any of the other beauty boxes I subscribe to (YBD, Love Me Beauty) so well done Birchbox you made my day!

Here is what I received in my box this month.

The first thing that caught my eye was the Full size bottle of Tommyguns Shampoo in 'Pomegranate & Orange Flower' which reatils at £5.50 for 250ml. You can probably read the text on the bottle so I wont bore you with repeating it. This shampoo smells amazing! I was however a little put off by the fact it says it will highlight fairer tones and my hair is very dark brown so will this have any effect on lightening my hair? I really hope not I like my dark hair and want to keep it dark. Hopefully it will just give it a nice shiny finish.

Next up is a product I choose myself - technically. Birchbox gave current subscribers the choice of 4 shades of nail lacquer from Colour Club but we had to be quick to make a decision! I opted for 'Aquamarine Azulino' - described as 'a pastel shade that evokes blue skies and the spring dawn' how lovely does that sound? These polishes are £15 for a set of 4.

A product I was very happy to receive was One Love Organics Skin Savior Waterless Beauty Balm. I really love organic products, more & more are making their way into my everyday skincare routine. This citrus scented natural balm is multi use. It can be used as a cleanser, moisturizer, to tame flyaway hairs and can even be added to your foundation for a smoother complexion! Full size is £30 for 39ml, this sample is a generous 15ml.

'How 'Bout Them Apples?' from The Balm is a product I've wanted to try for a while. At £26 for a palette of 6 shades it was a little bit more than I wanted to spend on a cheek & lip tint. I would much prefer separate single blushers as apposed to a 'set'. This sample is therefore perfect! I get to try the shade 'Pie' and who knows if I fall in love I may just purchase the whole set. It has a really creamy texture and is great for that little pop of colour.

The last product is my least favourite purely because I own so many eyeliners. Lord & Berry's Couture Kohl Kajal Eye Pencil in Black retails for £10 full size 4g. This sample is a mini 0.6g but as eyeliners go its handy to have a mini size to have when out & about. It's easy to apply and can be smudged for a smokey look. 

The lifestyle extra for this month is a wee 8g bag of Propercorn. I got the flavour 'Fiery Worcester Sauce & Sun-Dried Tomato' which I have tried before in a Boots Meal Deal and oh wow is it fiery! I couldn't eat the full size bag (20g) when I bought it as it was just too spicy, I'm sure I will manage this sample size no problem.

Overall a great box this month with a total value of around £25. Keep up the good work Birchbox!

If you would like to subscribe to Birchbox I'd love it if you use my referral link We will each get 50 points worth £5 to spend in the Birchbox E-shop. 

For a limited time you can use the Promo Code BBXCHOCOLATE to receive a free box of hand-selected, delicious chocolate bars from Cocoa Runners (worth £20+) plus a £5 gift voucher to satisfy your next craving. 

If your not a chocolate fan then use code SUMMERBONUS instead to get FREE p&p on your first box. 

OR use code BBXAPRILSHOWERS for a trio of extra beauty treats - eyelash curlers, Number 4 Non Aerosol Hair Spray and Benefits Stay Don't Stray

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