Sunday, 23 March 2014

Birch Box - March 2014 Review

I've been reading and watching good things about subscription boxes recently. Beauty ones especially seem to be the perfect little thing for trying out new products, especially things I may not have considered before. I decided it was time that I tried one for myself.

I decided on trying the very popular Birch Box to be my first ever Beauty Box. March's box was a collaboration with designer Lulu Guinness and inspired by her new collection. The box costs £10 plus £2.95 for postage on top of that. Of course, this is only a good price as long as the products are worth it.

Every box comes with a little glossy booklet. This month it was entitled Life Lessons as told by Lulu Guinness, which, if I'm honest, wasn't very interesting. I was more excited about the products themselves.

Benefit Stay Don't Stray -  This is a primer for eye shadow and concealer. Being out the house for around nine hours a day to work means that often my concealer will fade throughout the day. Hopefully this will mean that it will last a bit longer. It's a very small sample size but as a little goes a long way it doesn't really matter.

Dr Brandt Pores No More Pore Refiner - I thought this would be useful as like most people, I have quite large pores and I've been wanted to find a good product to help reduce them. As this retails at £39 it would have to be pretty good for me to justify spending that amount on it. Sadly, I haven't found it to be. After a couple of applications, I can't see any difference.

Korres Citrus Body Milk - This is one I've not yet tried, but it smells very nice. It's also one of the better sized samples.

English Laundry For Her Fragrance - I absolutely love this and I will definitely be investing in a full bottle. The scent is absolutely gorgeous and it lasts for such a long time. I was really happy with this sample.

Molton Brown Rhubarb & Rose Replenishing Hand Cream - This is another one I am considering in investing in. It rubs in really well and made my hands feel great afterwards. Not only that but it also smells great!

A stick of Rock - Probably the most useless thing in this box for me. As I'm cutting down on sugar I really can't eat anything like a big stick of sugar. For anyone else who loves sugar, I'm sure this will be great. For me, however, I'm going to have to give it away.

I found this box included some great introductory products and I was happy with it. I'm very much looking forward to April's box now!



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