March Birchbox

First of all, I want to apologise to you all for being MIA, I have completely neglected you guys! In the next few months I have my final exams before heading out into the big world of work and I let the stress get on top of me, last week I also pulled a muscle in my back and I spent most of it moping around feeling sorry for myself and I didn’t have any inspiration about to blog. However, after a nice meal out with Tom and a good start to this week I am back in full swing!

Secondly, the dress I ordered from ASOS was just a big No-No so again, apologies for that post not appearing!

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Lastly, I would like to take it all back, all of it! Everything bad I said about Birchbox in this post I want to take it all back after receiving this months Lulu Guiness inspired box. I knew when I saw the gorgeous covering on the box this was gonna be a good one, when I opened it up and saw a Benefit product, oh my, I almost cried! All the products I got this month are ones I would consider using and they were:

Benefit’s Stay Don’t Stray Primer

‘An eye Primer you can count on! Ensure eyeshadow and concealer stays put from AM and PM.’This was ‘Lulu’s Pick’ of the box, so thank you Lula! I have only heard good things about this primer and I am looking forward to try it.

Korres Citrus Body Milk

‘This hydrating lotion not only smells delish, it does your skin good too, thanks to almond oil and shea butter’ I actually got a fairly decent sized bottle of this for a sample and I’m hoping it will last me a while as I love the smell, it’s almost masculine and I have only ever had good experiences with Korres products!

Molton Brown rhubarb & Rose Replenishing Hand Cream

A fast-absorbing, repairing and deeply nourishing lotion to leave hands delectably soft and smelling sweet You know how everyone has that one item that you can always justify buying? That item for me is Hand Cream, I have more hand creams than any other product, crazy. I know. I love everything about this from the texture to the beautiful packaging.

English Laundry No. 7 For Her

Top notes of pear and jasmine blend with gardenia, vanilla and sandalwood in this delightful scent All my perfumes actually ran out recently so this is a handy little sample which means I don’t have to spend any money yet, but overall, not the best perfume I’ve ever tried.

Dr. Brandt Pores No More Pore Refiner

A favourite of photo-ready celebs, the sheer formula minimises pores and absorbs excess oil. This could not have arrived at a more convenient time as my pores look like freaking sinkholes at the moment, so hopefully this will be the kick into shape it needs!

 

What were your thoughts on this months birchbox?

Amy

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Destination: Disappointment (Birchbox)

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IMG_0446Hmm, this is not a post I ever expected to write. I heard about Birchbox last year some time but I forgot about it until about a week ago my Bloglovin’ feed BLEW UP with people raving about the February box, so I thought you know what, I love finding new products and brands so I’m gonna try it! This was Tuesday and it arrived today, so a fairly quick delivery. However, it was dropped off by a couple in a clapped out Ford and the seal was broken with a piece of Sellotape over the top.. I opened the box and it was the official box, despite initial worries! I opened up the box and I was first wowed by the classy box and the practical drawstring bag, but the actual products I couldn’t help but think *meh* I was never expecting full-sized products but seriously?! The samples were tiny.

Overall, I feel like I didn’t get my moneys worth out of it, but hey ho, it could just be February’s box that isn’t Wowing me, so who knows March’s may blow me away! One thing I do have to mention are the little cards with tips on one side and quotes on the other which I do like and two of them have taken place above Johnny Depp on my cork-board in my bedroom! I’m not giving up on it yet! On the flip side, something or someone I am LOVING at the moment is Blogilates! Yeah, Cassey Ho is my god right now, she says ‘Jump’ I say ‘How high?’ well actually, I’m more ‘No. my muscles, don’t make me do that’ but I know it will be worth it in the end when I’m on a Turkish beach in August!

What are your views on Birchbox?

Amy x