Sunday, 14 September 2014

What's in my September Birchbox?


This month's Birchbox theme is 'Happy Days'! The idea here is that September tends to be a month filled with both nostalgia and mid-year resolutions as we think back to the way the beginning of school terms used to feel, We may not have new pencil cases but Birchbox sure makes up for that with a good selection of products. Although many beauty boxes seem to have gone out of fashion or run out of good products to give out, these guys have yet to disappoint me. A really nice touch is that this month's box can also be used as a cute DIY photo frame if you're feeling crafty!

Agave Healing Oil Treatment (full size £16) - I have always been sceptical about hair oils, mainly since wasting £8 on those VO5 hot oil things and being bitterly disappointed. This however is a wonder product. I used it this morning and my hair is soft and silky as anything. There's enough for 2 treatments in this little bottle, 3 if you've got short or fine hair. I'm not sure I would pay £16 so I'll keep my eye out for similar products in Boots et al.

Benefit It's Potent Eye Cream (full size £25.50) - This is about the cutest sample I've ever received in it's teeny tiny box and teeny tiny glass pot! Eye cream goes a long way so I think I'll get a lot out of this, but as for it's claims to reduce dark circles only time will tell.

Premae Mild Dermabrasion Face & Body Scrub (full size £25) - In no universe ever will you find me  paying above £20 for skincare. However this scrub has a lovely scent and seems a tad reminiscent of St Ives scrubs, It does the job but you could probably find better for less.

Korres Citrus Body Milk (full size £9.50) - This is my first try of a Korres product and the scent is gorgeous. I can certainly see why people like their body lotions. I have to admit I normally opt for body butters as they are richer and go further, but this was really lovely to apply and not sticky like some moisturising products.

ModelCo Lip Laquer in 'Morocco' (full size £15) - This month Birchbox let subscribers choose a ModelCo product to receive which was a pleasant change! From two shades of lip laquer and a mascara I chose Morocco. I'm drowning in mascaras and need to get them used up so a lip product was on the cards! This isn't particularly pigmented but wears very nicely with a subtle sheen and no stickiness at all. I think it'll go in my handbag as the dinky size is perfect.

Urban Fruit Smashing Strawberry (lifestyle product) - This 100% fruit snack will be going into my goodies drawer at work! It's literally just yummy dried fruit, no processing involved.

Happy Days Photo Clip (lifestyle product) - If like me you're a bit too lazy to construct your DIY box photo frame, never fear! Birchbox have given every user a handy (and cute) photo clip to brighten up your desk or dressing table. What will you do with yours?

You can subscribe to Birchbox here* for a monthly box, and don't forget to visit the store for free delivery on this month's brands!

*This link is my referral link - You don't have to click it but I will get some extra reward points if you do!
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