Monday, 13 April 2015

Birchbox | April Edition - What's In Yours?

IT FINALLY CAME. Well, I say finally. It came right on time; but I'm dead impatient. 

Here is my April 'Royally Good' Birchbox [if you're a little bit like BirchWHO? reading this, check out my review on Birchbox from March here; which will shed a little more light on the whole thing.] There looks to be two variations of this month's box on the website [one pink, one blue] and I was lucky enough to get the pink one [lucky in that I'm obsessed with all things pink and fluffy, despite being about 3000 years old now.] 

Scroll down to read more about what was in my majestic pink box. [LOL I've just read that back and it sounds so rude trolololol... but I'm not hitting the backspace button cos I LOVE a good bit of innuendo humour and I'm hoping you do too!]

Moving on from my immature lolling, can we just take a moment to appreciate how BEAUTIFUL this box is please?






I really recommend signing up for this month's Birchbox. I genuinely had a ball unwrapping this instead of doing work; the box was so pretty with such lovely finishing touches and the whole thing was just dreamy. 

And I know this paragraph should come at the end - you should be able to see the products first and make your own mind up - but I'm just a] really excited and b] on a raging coffee high right now, so I wanted to get that out there. COOL.



So inside my Birchbox we have... the usual little accompanying leaflets with product deets and little BB beauty tips and tricks on [and there's a mint looking braid tutorial on there that I'm desperado to try] and they're all arranged inside a fab little drawstring toiletry bag, as seen below [and on my Instagram.]

This little bag is going to prove insanely useful in the mad whirlwind of disorganisation that is my life. And it's so cute, too.




And of course we also then have... the products. Which is what we're really interested in seeing. This month's box consists of five luxe beauty products and a sixth beauty bonus. Let's get cracking.

Laura Mercier Foundation Primer sample




Word on the street is that the Laura Mercier Foundation Primer sample is now fully out-of-stock [you got to choose what you wanted from a selection of Laura Mercier samples as part of this month's Birchbox - from a choice of this, an eye pencil or mascara] so I'm chuffed with my decision. 

It smells lovely, it's a nice consistency and it's just a really neutral colour [rather similar to the colour of the tube itself.] I'm always on the hunt for great skincare products; especially as I'm spottier as an ageing twenty-odd year-old than I was as a teenager - so I need coverage!! I usually use a Garnier BB Cream or a Rimmel Matte and Perfect primer I picked up a few years ago before my base, so I'm really keen to see how this works for me. 

The sample is a decent size, so I should get a few uses out of this as to be able to give you a fair and accurate review on how it works for me. I swatched a tiny bit on the back of my hand and my skin is now super soft and looks really dewy and fresh - so if it can achieve the same miracles on the carnage that is my T-Zone at the minute, I'll be amazed! I'll post again with how I get on with this product over the next couple of weeks, but my first impressions are good.

Lola Barcelona Nail Polish in Rambla - a Birchbox Exclusive


Ah, so pretty. I love this colour and as a nail polish obsesso, this choice was right up my street. Worth £7.50, this little pot of joy was created exclusively for this month's Birchbox. It's a vibrant, reddy-coral shade and I can't wait to have a genuine tan and have this colour amidst about 23 midi rings on my hands. 

Korres Bergamot Pear Showergel


I won't lie to you - I've never heard of Korres before. Maybe that's really bad and I'm just showing my ignorance of contemporary beauty products - or maybe it just is indicative that I only shop at Boots, Asda or Poundland these days [lol] - but this little sample is worth £8.00 full size and smells delish. Like proper yummy. Can't wait to try it out. And I like the packaging too.

Percy & Reed  Smoothed, Sealed & Sensational Volumising No Oil, Oil


I'm ok with beauty products overall, but with hair I am CLUELESS. Full-size, this is worth £14.00 and is dubbed to be a star product of the Percy & Reed celeb hairdresser collection; but I'm none the wiser. This oil is meant to tame the hair without weighing it down and seeing as I'm currently residing in fly-away city; this could be very useful to me. Again, this little sample comes in fab packaging and I am pretty excited to try it out and give my hair the TLC it undoubtedly needs.


Liz Earle Beauty Co Cleanse & Polish + Muslin Cloth



Well. I was buzzing to unwrap this little beauty. Wrapped carefully in tissue paper to give it extra surprise value, this two-step cleansing system is stuff of LEGENDS. I know loads of people who swear by this stuff and have read countless blogs singing its praises - so step back, Asda skin wipes - Liz Earle is in town. Genuinely well excited to give this a go. I'll let you know my thoughts.

The Sixth Extra - Inner Me Beauty & The Green Coffee Bean supplements



You had me at 'coffee'.

Well no, I'd better elaborate a bit more really. This supplement is meant to supercharge your hair and skin; you should take one capsule a day, with or after a meal. I was really made up with this sample, Birchbox. I defo didn't expect something like this. I'm currently taking about 234234 tablets for all my health ailments, so once I've checked its compatibility with my tablet diet I am really excited to give these ago. Plus once again, the packaging is gorgeous [and I'm a sucker for a good choice of font!]

What did you think of this month's Birchbox? Have you used any of these products? Let's get social - tweet me, leave me a comment  below or let's connect via Instagram :}
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