My May Birchbox has
arrived and I’m loving the new box design! This month two lucky subscribers
also won a dream holiday. Sadly I wasn’t one of those, but I did like the
contents of my box!
One of the
additional things Birchbox offers is points for reviewing the samples you
receive. You get 5-8 points per review, and each point is worth roughly 10p.
Seeing as how you get at least 5 samples each month, in two month’s you’ll have
about 50 points (£5) to spend in their store!
Cost: £10 + £2.96
p+p, so approx. £13 a box.
Sign up via my link to get 50
Birchbox points (worth £5)
This is the second spectrum product I’ve received from Birchbox
and just like the first I’m happy to see it. Tools are something I can never have
too many of, and beauty blenders are one of my new found make up loves. It
helps to smooth out my foundation application for that photoshop finish. Seeing
as how I throw out my sponges after 3-4 months this is a welcome back up. Plus
it has unicorns on the package, who wouldn’t love that!
theBalm Cosmetics – Stainiac in
Beauty Queen – RRP £10
This is a watery based formula, raspberry tinted stain for your
cheeks and lips. Now I’ve never really used stains on my cheeks, as I prefer
powder/stick blushes, but I do like them on my lips! This feels like a gel when
you apply and there’s not a strong pigmentation so you don’t end up with clown
lips. For those who prefer a brighter tint you’ll have to reapply.
Philip Kingsley – PK Prep Polishing
Balm – RRP £18.50
Yes a hair product! I have so many skincare products, in an ever
growing collection, so it’s great to receive something for my hair. This is
perfect for the summer as well, for post swimming. My hair always feels a
little fragile after I’ve been for a swim, and this balm-to-serum formula
promises to smooth frazzled hair. It also contains ProVitamins B5 and Vitamin A
for nourishment. You apply this post shower on towel dried hair, and you only
need a pea sized amount. Which with the size of this sample means it’ll last me
a good few uses.
Vita Coco – Coconut Oil – RRP £9.99
The second hair product in my box, and it’s one I’ve wanted to
try! I’ve heard great things about coconut oil so am pleased I get to try it
out. Shame about the sample size, but this is a bonus item, so I’m not counting
it as part of the box.
Caudalie is a frequent guest in a lot of the UK based
subscription boxes, and is a decent brand. It’s a lightweight and has a floral
scent, with a smooth texture. This is meant to help with reducing redness and
soothing skin. But seeing as how I already have a plethora of products, and a
waiting list to join my routine, I’m going to be using this on my elbows and
knees which need the extra moisture.
Rituals – Tao Wai Wang Mild
Exfoliating Body Scrub - £19.50
And we finish with the largest sample in the box! The full size
version has 325ml and this one has a lovely 70ml. This really is a gentle
moisturiser, with sugar sized scrubbing particles, which are actually Chinese
bamboo particles! You massage this onto damp skin and massage gently. If you’ve
ever smelt lotus scented hand creams this is a similar scent. For those who don’t
like that clean scent this product isn’t for you.
Perfect for getting my skin smooth for the beach!
Altogether this was a better box than my February box (Unboxing Here), for the variety! Tool, Hair
Product, Body Product, Make Up and Skincare <3
I really think that this is a great box for those looking to try
out new products. With a low price point and you get the value back with the