BirchBox Unboxing // March 2017

My March BirchBox arrived rather late this month, therefore my review on it had to be late, super sorry! However, it’s arrived and I’m really looking forward to digging into these wonderful products.

This month (and some other months) we’ve been able to choose one of the items that goes into the box. This month it happened to be one of the new Benefit They’re Real lipsticks and lipliners. I chose mine in the shade Lusty Rose as it seemed like the shade I would wear more often. It’s a very pretty, mauve shade and it looks beautiful with so many looks. Since the box arrived I have not stopped wearing it but I’m still unsure whether I love it. I definitely enjoy the colour and creamy formula but it just feels so heavy on my lips and if I’m paying attention to it and sometimes I can’t help but pay attention to it, I find that it really irritates me. These lipsticks retail at £16.50 full sized.

Next is the Batiste Dry Shampoo and Conditioner. I’ve been having a love affair with the Batiste Dry Shampoo for so many years now and I will always go back to it for a dry shampoo. I find that it works brilliantly, it isn’t bad for the price and the scents are gorgeous and really help the texture of my hair when I don’t feel like washing it. I’ve used this a few times and I do see a difference with this product in comparison to the original dry shampoo, I just find that my hair different with it rather than the original. Don’t get me wrong, I still love my dry shampoo from Batiste but I think this may be a new love of mine. This is a newly released product from Batiste (I could be wrong but I don’t think I am) and retails at £4.49 full sized which is around the same price some of the other dry shampoo’s from the brand.

I’ve never tried anything from the brand BalanceMe so when I received the Instant Lift Primer I was immediately excited. I love trying new primer’s and seeing what works for me and what doesn’t. This primer is supposed to help pores disappear and by using ingredients such as hyaluronic acid and acacia gum, it tightens and smooths the skin to create the ideal complexion. I have tried this already but I don’t feel like I’ve tried it enough to give a proper review. I also think the sample size is far too small and has very little product in it that I may only have 2 or possibly 3 portions left. This then means that I have to head out and buy the full sized product, which is £22 to see whether I really do like it.

I also received the Marcelle Gentle Makeup Remover for Sensitive Eyes, this retails at £14.50 and is a BirchBox exclusive. This is probably the product that I am least excited about, I often just use my normal skincare routine to remove my eye makeup and that works absolutely fine. I never go out of my way to purchase an eye makeup remover simply because I don’t think it’s worth the money and I don’t find any micellar water’s irritate my eyes at all. However, it’s a nice treat to have and I’ll take full advantage since I have it and hope that I don’t enjoy it too much because £14.50 for a eye makeup remover is a little pricey.

Lastly, I received the Rituals Sensational Foaming Shower Gel. I received the Rituals Magic Touch Body Cream in my October BichBox and loved it, it was incredible on my skin and made my skin feel really hydrated and refreshed. Since I’ve already tried something from this brand it has definitely made me look more forward to trying this shower gel.and it’s a foam which I find so much to play with!

Let me know what you had in your box this month.

Twitter: _bbbethan

Instagram: _bbbbethan

With love, Beth x

Advertisements

February 2017 BirchBox UnBoxing

BirchBox’s are my favourite thing. Some months they’re brilliant and other months they aren’t as good, but February 2017 has smashed it. I’m so excited to share with you guys what fun and exciting products I got this month. Let’s jump straight into it! 

For those who don’t know what BirchBox is, well it’s a monthly beauty subscription that deliver your box to you. It has 5 products each month whether it’s makeup, hair or skincare. Normally you receive 1 full sized products and then 4 small samples or depending on the occasion you may find more than 1 full sized product which is fortunate! 

This months is a good one and I’ve been so excited to share with you guys what I got. Firstly, the most exciting part of this box is the Sprectrum Collections Marbeleoud C06 Tulip Eye Contour Brush which retails for £5.99 and obviously this is a full sized products. I’ve been wanting to try some of the Spectrum brushes but I’ve always been nervous as some of them are really expensive. However, after having this brush I can definitely say I’ll be purchasing more. It’s so soft it’s unbelievable and the fluffy brush will be perfect for blending eyeshadow. 

Next fits perfectly with the brush, it’s the Pop Bright Up Your Life Eyeshadow Trio in Champagne Mocha. The three colours are gorgeous and this is probably going to be ideal for those who are starting fresh with makeup. So very excited to try this product. The full size of these shadows retails at £15.50. 


For hair care I was given the Beaver Professional Daily Moisture Conditioning Spray which retails at £21 for a full sized bottle. If I’m honest, generally I like to use minimal products on my hair as I find that it becomes greasy if I use too many. However, I do have quite frazzled tips so I’m exicted to try this product out and see if it makes any difference the condition of my tips. It does say to use this on damp hair and as I only was my hair a few times a week I’m assuming it won’t make my hair greasy. So we’ll just see! 


Next I got the Sebamed Clear Face Care Gel which retails at £5.69 full size. This is specially designed to target acne to heal without drying out the skin. I do have acne prone skin so I was extremely happy about receiving this! It’s always nice to try new products which may help my troubled skin. This is also full of hydulronic acid which is great to moisturise dehydrated skin. 

Finally, the last and full size product is the keeome Hydration Mask Therapy which retails at £29 for 6 masks, usually they’re £66 which is so expensive. I’m really hoping i dislike this mask simply because I’ll probably have to sell a limb just to afford them! However, it says that this helps to revitalise the skin in 25 minutes. At the moment my skin is so dry and I’m hoping this will help just to make it feel more alive again. 

I’m so pleased with this months box! I love receiving these every month. Let me know what you got. 

Social media: 

Twitter: _bbbethan 

Instagram: _bbbbethan 

Use my discount code bethdaviesblog for 20% off at www.coconut-lane.com 

With love, B x