Tuesday, 12 May 2015

A Peek Inside my May Birchbox

It's no secret that I start counting down the days until my next Birchbox arrives; from the moment the current month's edition comes through the letterbox. This was all the more prevalent in the wait for this month's box - genuinely, after the little announcement from Birchbox HQ that May's box would be one you can COLOUR IN, I was buzzing. I sound like a child - and there's definitely a meme of this somewhere - but I F*CKING LOVE COLOURING. 


I won't bore you or go off on some mad tangent - so if you want more information about the concept of a Birchbox, how much it costs and what it's all about, click here. And if you fancy a nose through my experiences of Birchboxes past - click here and here. And on that note, let's get unwrapping.

FREE YOUR MIND | MAY 2015 BIRCHBOX



RMK Point Make-up Remover Sample (worth £20 full size)

Now, to say I've only just stopped using Asda's face wipes, I have been laden with lux skin cleansing products these past few weeks. My skin is living it's dream. My favourite thing about this product, no matter how good it turns out to be, is it's packaging and the use of such a minimal silver font on the front. Excited to try this out in my quest for gentle yet effective make-up removal.



Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Tinted Moisturiser Sample in Light (worth £27 full size)

This looks divine, the packaging is fab. This is the perfect product to have when you're on holiday - when you just want a little coverage on your face [plus, it also has SPF20.] I can't wait to try this - it's also quite a decent sized sample which will last me a while. 



Mirenesse Mattfinity Lip Rouge Sample in 04 - Angel Kiss (worth £21 full size)

From the packaging, I had no clue what this was. I should have known; the clue was in the name emblazoned across the cover. But I didn't - the packaging made me think perfume sample in all honesty. ANYWAY it was a very nice surprise to find a retractable glossy lip pencil in the middle of this! It's a GORGEOUS colour and applies so nicely, really glossy and fab. I am totally sold on this, I can't wait to wear it out. I normally go for bright pink, fuschia lipsticks but I've been getting quite into more neutral tones recently, so this was right up my proverbial street. AND AND AND - it doubles up as a cheek stain. How clever is that?!




Wah London Full Size Nail Art Pen in Shade 09 [from £7]

I was really excited to hear about Birchbox's brand of the month - Wah London - and dead excited to pick out my sample from a choice of Nail Art Stickers, a Nail Polish or a Nail Art Pen. Although I love nail stickers, I'm an impatient barsteward and I quite often mess fiddly tasks like that up and my rage gets the better of me. I also possess about 231 nail polishes [think obsessive compulsive hoarder levels of nail polishes.] So I decided to opt for the Nail Art pen. I'll be honest, I'm not thrilled with the shade I've received here. Like, a dark navy. I don't know if I have that many shades that would suit some navy art on the top of them. But I'm excited to find out! It's quite easy to use ... but quite watery too, so apply with caution or face the consequences [learn from my mistakes.]


Parlor by Jeff Chastain, Birchbox Exclusive, Moisturising Sea Salt Spray Sample [worth £17 full size]

I AM SO EXCITED TO TRY THIS! Boho, beachy waves here I come. I'll be honest, I quite often don't brush my hair. Just putting that out there. But this little beaut will make my statement, 'bed head' look acceptable! I can spritz and bohemify my tresses with this spray to achieve long lasting texture to give my somewhat flat hair a little oomph. Hopefully. 


Number 4 Lumiere d'Hiver Reconstructing Masque [worth £36 full price]

I'll be honest, I had NO idea what this was whilst I was unwrapping my Birchbox. First thoughts were moisturiser, then I thought it looked like a sachet of like whitening powder for your teeth or something... but turns out it's a nice hair mask. Or a masque - if you wanna embrace the sophisticated French vibes this bad boy gives off. I'll definitely use this, my hair totally needs some TLC and in all honesty, it's another excuse to sit in the bath a while longer.


COLOURING PENCILS

For all the funsies. These are so cute and such a nice little extra from Birchbox. You can use these to personalise and colour in the lid of your Birchbox [or whatever you want!] 

You can also choose whether you colour to relax or to compete, as BB have a competition on this month where if you share the finished result of your personalised, coloured in box with them online at blog.birchbox.co.uk/colour you could potench win a prize!



What do you think? Do you love, hate or recommend any of the products I received this month? Would you buy any of them from the Birchbox online store? What was in YOUR Birchbox for May?

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