If you’ve been keeping up my Birchbox reviews then you would know that I was kindly gifted a 3-month gift subscription by my best friend, Lucy. I have actually loved getting the boxes through the post and I really look forward to them. I was really sad that this was my last box and have actually now paid for a subscription so I guess that shows how much I have been loving them. I feel they are really good for the money and I have been loving trying out lots of different products. I intend to continue my
I feel they are really good for the money and I have been loving trying out lots of different products. I intend to continue my Birchbox reviews each month as I have been enjoying sharing my thoughts with my readers. I would love to know if any of you are Birchbox subscribers and what you got in your boxes and, most importantly, what your thoughts were!
I have to say March’s box has got to be my favourite so far. I think it has a fantastic range of products and quite a lot of them are either products I have wanted to try for a while or from brands which I already know and love. I wasn’t that impressed with the packaging of the box this month as it is a lot plainer than the previous months but I am not really that fussed by the packaging, I would rather the products be great!
Onto the products…
Benefit They’re Real Double the Lip in ‘Pink Thrills’
Full-size RRP £16.50. I think this was the item that I was most excited about as I have wanted to try the new Benefit lip products ever since I heard they were being released. Benefit is a brand that I know and love and so I was especially intrigued by their new lip products. You could actually choose what shade you wanted, which I didn’t as I wasn’t massively fussed and wanted it to be a surprise.
I have to say this is probably my favourite product of the whole box. It feels so lovely on the lips and is the most beautiful shade. I really feel that it complements my skin tone really well. I don’t think the lip liner element of the lipstick is overly noticeable and the colours blend together really nicely. I really want to try some of the other shades in the collection – they actually do a lip kit which has four of the mini versions of the shades in it. I think the minis are a fine size and I never use up lip products so I might have to get the kit, even if it does have ‘Pink Thrills’ in it. The other ones it includes are ‘Flame Game’, ‘Revved-Up Red’ and ‘Lusty Rose’.
Balance Me Instant Lift Primer
Full-size RRP £22. I always see Balance Me products in Boots and my local Waitrose but have never been able to justify sampling them as they are slightly out of my price range. Firstly, I like the fact that the product is 99% natural. I don’t normally pay much attention to whether a product is natural or not but I think it’s something I would like to consider more in the future.
The texture of the product is very different to what I was expecting as when it comes out the tube it looks like a cream but when you blend it into the skin it turns into more of a primer texture. I love how quickly it soaks into the skin and it feels good on the skin. It makes a nice base for my makeup but I can’t say it is massively different from the other primers I use so I’m not sure I will repurchase.
Korres Santorini Vine Shower Gel
Full-size RRP £8. This was another product that I was really excited about as ‘Korres’ is a brand I have always wanted to try but have always thought that it was really expensive. £8 for a shower gel isn’t exactly cheap but it is a lot more reasonable than what I thought ‘Korres’ shower gels were.
I really loved this product. It smells absolutely amazing and is a really refreshing scent. It also lathers up really well. It’s definitely a product I would look to repurchase in the future – maybe when I am wanting to treat myself!
Batiste 2-in-1 Invisible Dry Shampoo & Conditioner
Full-size RRP £4.49. I am a regular user of Batiste dry shampoo as it is my go-to to spritz through my hair when it is beginning to feel greasy. I normally opt for the ‘Nourish & Enrich’ dry shampoo which contains almond extract which is meant to nourish your hair. I’m not entirely sure whether this does have much of an effect on my hair but it makes me feel like I’m doing something for my hair!
I have to admit, I didn’t even know that Batiste had released a dry shampoo & conditioner range. I was incredibly intrigued by the premise and couldn’t wait to give it a go. If I’m honest, this is probably the one product I was disappointed with as I couldn’t help but feel that it made my hair even greasier. I will definitely stick with my usual dry shampoo.
Bobbi Brown Multi-Mask Kit
Full-size RRP £33 each. These are the smallest sample sizes but with the hefty price tag for the full versions, you can see why! I was a little bit disappointed that I didn’t receive the ‘Skin Nourish’ mask as I think it would have suited my skin type the best.
I have only tested out the detox mask so far and it is a lovely mask. It dries super quickly which is really handy and I found it was really easy to get off. I’m not sure I noticed an instant improvement to my skin so I think I’ll need to test it out a bit more before I can really form an opinion on it. I’ll be sure to feedback to you guys my thought!
As I said, I think this is definitely my favourite box to date and I am really excited for the next one. I am a little bit gutted because after I subscribed I realised that students get 50% off their first boxes which is really annoying so if you’re thinking of subscribing and are a student make sure you get the deal! If any of you write Birchbox reviews I would love to read them so make sure you leave the links to them in the comments.
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