The other day, I came home to my March Birchbox waiting for me. It was a Sunday, so I had a few hours after work to have a play with the new beauty products I’d received. Sunday night = Spa night. This month the box contained a Benefit lipstick which I was really excited to try, and as soon as I saw the Bobbi Brown face masks, I was sold.
The packaging this month is a branded Kraft box, which after reading the note from Katia, Co-Founder and CEO of Birchbox, made a lot of sense. It was a celebration of the original Birchbox, which was founded over six years ago. I thought this was really cute, but maybe just because I’m possibly the most easily swayed person to ever exist. (Did you see the packaging for last months box?
Benefit They’re Real! Double the Lip
I’d been really looking forwards to trying this new lipstick and liner duo ever since I received an email from Birchbox to choose my shade. I went with ‘Pink Thrills’ and it’s such an amazing colour, and the liner and the lipstick match perfectly. This two-in-one has a teardrop shaped applicator, with a lip liner at the smaller end and the lipstick at the bigger end, which makes it ideal if you’re on the go. It stayed put too. I just wish they’d do more
Vita Liberata Ten Minute Tan
Since this sample was a little on the small side and wouldn’t have lasted a full body application, I chose to take it away with me when I went to Brighton for a few days. This was probably one of the smarter ideas that I’ve had, since my legs where whiter than Casper, even though I had tanned two days before. Why am I so pale? You apply this tan for ten minutes, rinse it off and then you develop a golden glow within four to six hours. This is the future, no more orange stained clothing and bed sheets for me. After four hours I felt like I”d been on holiday for a month, I wasn’t orange, I had no streaks, and I didn’t smell like biscuits.
Bobbi Brown Face Masks
I didn’t know that Bobbi Brown did face masks until I got these in my box yesterday, but they are so nice to use and they’ve made my skin feel 10/10. They smell really good too, which is always a bonus.
Batiste Dry Shampoo and Conditioner
I am a very strong believer in Batiste and can relate to all posts online relating to hair being 90% dry shampoo by Friday. This little bottle also came away with me, since everybody knows you can make that wash last at least three days with a lil’ bit of Batiste, and it came in really handy. It wasn’t as good as the normal shampoo, and it made my hair a feel a bit greasy, so you have to really massage it in to get it to work, but it smells really good, it’s vanilla and passion flower!
Balance Me Primer
Primer is an essential for me since my make up seems to have dissolved by 11am, no matter what foundation I use, so I always love trying new ones. This one is 99% natural and smells like oranges, and it made my skin feel silky soft. My foundation went on smoothly over the top and by 11am, it was still on my face. This product was a winner all round really.
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Links to all the products in this months Birchbox