I said I was going to cancel beauty boxes at the start of this year to catch up on the bag full of samples I have, but guess what I’m still getting a Birchbox through my door every month.
For the past two months now I’ve been getting different items in my box from the card description which is very annoying and if it carries on I will cancel my subscription.
Arrow Boost Colour Enhancing Lip Balm RRP £11 Full Size | link
Arrow is a brand for vegans which is paraben-free (harmful chemicals used to preserve cosmetics) and animal cruelty free. This is a unique lip balm as it looks different on everyone because it adjusts to your Ph. It isn’t really that moisturising so I wouldn’t use this when you have chapped lips but it does feel comfortable to wear when your lips are in good condition.
Model Co More Brows RRP £13 Full Size | link
Model Co is a brand that got introduced to me through Birchbox and I’ve receieved a couple of there products which have never failed to impress me. This more brows is tiny and seems like it’s a sample size but reminds me very much of the ‘Benefit Gimme Brows’ gel maybe going as far as calling it a dupe as it’s a cheaper alternative. The spoolie brush is small which I love as I can really work the gel into my brows, I have the shade medium/dark which is a tad too dark for me but I can definately see me repurchasing this once I’ve ran out.
Korres Santorini Vine Shower Gel RRP £8 | link
The scent of this is very fresh which makes it appealing, it lathers up well and feels lovely on my skin but I don’t think this has persuaded me to stop buying my Lush shower gels.
Amika Nourishing Mask RRP £19.99 | link
This is a hair treatment to help seal split ends and fight dryness by hydrating your hair using organic ingredients such as jojoba oil and buckthorn berries to soften and repair damage hair. Using once a week after shampooing and letting it soak in for 5 to 10 minutes. This has made my hair feel really soft as it was feeling a bit dry, hair treatments can sometimes be handy when you need that moisture boost when your conditioner is just not working. I also found it a lot easier to brush my hair after using this.
Pure & Light Organic Revitalising Facial Exfoliatior RRP £25 | link
A skin brightning exfoliator with the essences of rose, ylang ylang oils, berry seeds to act as micro beads and hyalouronic acid and silica to help achieve a radiant youthful glow. This is suitable for all skin types and I have been using this 2-3 times a week. I find the berry seeds to be a whole lot gentlier on my skin and it doesn’t make my skin feel tight and dry.
Birchbox Accessories Hair Tie | link
Can be used whenever you need, I tend to use these when I’m tying my hair out the way in the mornings getting ready to start my makeup and at night when I go to bed. The only problem I have found is because I have thick long hair I need to double twist my hair bands and this struggles with that.