I honestly love being a student. The discounts I am able to get because of UniDays and NUS are sometimes amazing, they even had a Birchbox one which was 50% off. As I have never tried Birchbox before I decided to take the plunge, I’ve tried Glossybox, YouBeauty and LoveMeBeauty so it was only natural for me to want to try another beauty box!
First off the box is adorable, smaller than a Glossybox, similar to a YouBeauty box. This month they came in three different colours, I got the pink one. The letters on the box are actually a wordsearch which I had to stop myself completing before I took photos. It’s a really nice idea to add some interaction and purpose to the box, which I will inevitably use to divide up my drawers.
So what did I get? I’ll be honest, I was a little disappointed about the sachet of Lumiere d’hiver Reconstructing Mask as my hair needs so much more product that this little sachet contains, I’m still going to give it a go, most likely it will be great for the ends of my hair so it will still get used, I probably won’t purchase it, even if it works wonders, as full size is £36. Now the ModelCo More Brows (£13) I have tried before and I really like it. It seems very similar to the Benefit Gimmie Brow, which I haven’t yet tried, all it takes is a couple of swipes and it tames my brows perfectly. The Arrow Boost lip balm (£11) apparently changes depending on your lip PH, I often find this kind of product to be gimicky, such as the BarryM green lipstick, but I will give it a good go. Then is probably my favourite of all the products, the Spectrum Tapered Powder Brush (£7.99.) I love makeup brushes, the different technique applications are my favourite things, plus it’s pink and has ombré bristles! The intriguing red bottle is the Beauty Protector Protect & Detangle leave in conditioner (£18.50.) I’ve never actually used a leave in conditioner, I’ve religiously used hair masks for what seems like forever, so I can’t wait to see how this performs. Finally is a Rituals White Lotus & Yi Yi Ren foaming shower gel (£8.50.) I love the smell of this, I had a deodorant with this smell and I loved it so I can’t wait to use it, (after I’ve used up the million other shower gels.)
Overall I really like Birchbox but I might have to wait until another offer comes up before I order again. What are your favourite beauty boxes?