January BirchBox – First Impressions

Hello lovelies, I hope you are all doing well. Today I am going to be talking about the January BirchBox and giving you my first impressions.

This months box is in collaboration with Rochelle Humes. To with off the design of the box is beautiful, it’s a marble design with a white/rosey quartz and gold foil running through it. There are 5 items in this months box one being full size and the other 4 are travel size or minis and each months box costs £12.95.

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Mélusine Jade Roller

This was the first item I spotted in this months box, I was so excited when I opened it up and realised what it was. I have seen some much about facial rollers and to get a full sized one in this months box was great.

I’ve given this roller a go and it’s really cooling. I think it will be great for calming skin if you’ve had a stressful day it could be quite therapeutic. I love the Jade colour as it’s a bit different from the rose quartz ones I see more often.

On the information sheet it states the roller can be used for “improving elasticity and fine lines, as well as puffiness and flawless skin. It also says to keep in the fridge to use it when applying a sheet mask to get an extra smoothing feel”.

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Greenfrog Botanic Body Lotion

This body lotion looks lovely, is it in the scent sweet argon and 85% of the ingredients are natural which is great. This is a vegan body lotion, it’s cruelty free and the bottle is fully recyclable!

I’ve never heard of this brand but I’m really impressed with this lotion. The scent is lovely, it definitely smells of argon but the sweetness gives it a vanilla aroma as well which I love.

This lotion is very soothing on the skin and it soaks into the skin quickly I’m really pleased with it and am tempted to purchase the full size product when it runs out.

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The Beauty Crop Glow Milk Highlighter

This highlighter is so cute! It’s a little travel sized product and I’m in love with the packaging it looks like a little milk carton and has a white and rose gold cow print design.

I loved the bronzer from beauty crop I received in another months box so am looking forward to trying it out. This product in enriched coconut and argon oil which I think will give it a great texture for a highlighter I think it will help the product to blend into the skin.

I have tried this product on the back of my hand and it blended well, it is quite shimmery and there a lots of flecks of glitter when you are under a light. I think this will look great on top of the cheek bones or underneath foundation if you wanted a glowy look.

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Phillip Kingsley Moisture Balancing Conditioner

As I’ve been using BirchBox for a while I’ve noticed the often put Phillip Kingsley products in their monthly boxes. I am quite excited to give this product a go as Rochelle has said she uses it and loves it. I have quite curly hair so am interested to see whether it will enhance them and make my hair look shiny rather than dry which you’ll know is a struggle if you have thick curly hair.

I like the scent of this conditioner it quite different from anything I’ve used before. It smells like a salon conditioner but it also has a little bit of a musky scent so I’m looking forward to how it will leave my hair smelling.

This product is labelled as “ultra hydrating with long-lasting moisture, it gives your hair a tangle free finish with softness and shine”.

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Vasanti Brighten Up Exfoliator

The last item in this months box is this facial exfoliator on the packaging its called a enzymatic face rejuvenator. I don’t use face exfoliators very often but when I do I use it to remove makeup and get any impurities out of my skin at the same time. Some of the ingredients include papaya, micro crystals and aloe in the formula.

This sounds like a very nourishing product. As it contains the micro crystals it is said to mimic professional microdermabrasion results, I may write another blog post about my experience using this exfoliator. 99% of the ingredients are natural, the exfoliator is said to leave the skin feeling “softer, brighter and younger looking”.

This is a good travel sized product, I like how BirchBox gives you a few smaller items that you can use and try out rather than a couple full sized that you might end up not liking.

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Thats all for the January Birchbox, i think this one has to be one of my favourites, let me know in the comments what product you would most like to try from this months box!

Thanks for reading 🙂

Chloe xx

December Birchbox – First Impressions

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Hello lovelies,

How are you all doing today. I’m starting my first blog post back in a while with a first impressions. I can’t believe Christmas is already over i hope you all had a great day, this December has flown by!

I was quite impressed with this months birch box, I love that it all came in a makeup bag instead of a box this month I think its makes it a bit more special as its the christmas one. I love the style of the bag, its a lovely forget green velvet fabric and the rose gold star in the middle of the bag makes it extra christmassy, I also love the rose gold detailing on the zip.

In this months pack I received 7 items, 4 of which were full size. At first glance I think the product I am most excited about trying out is the eyeshadow palette and also the soap sponge.

Palmers Coconut Oil – Body Lotion

This was a great first item to find in this months box, I absolutely love the brand palmers so i was very excited to see one of their products. I already have the hand lotion version of this scent so I knew I would love the smell of it. This is only a sample size but you get enough to know whether you’d like to repurchase it again. I am looking forward to trying it out to see if its any different from the cocoa butter body lotion.

Full size – £4.19

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Daily Concepts Soap Sponge – Mother of Pearl 

When I opened this months box this was the first thing I could smell, so was instantly drawn to it. I think the idea of this is different as I haven’t tried a soap sponge before. I am intrigued to know how it works and if it works well. I love the smell, so I’m hoping when its used the scent will stay with you for the rest of the day. This is another full sized product, it’s a 2 in 1 soap so can be used on the face and body.

Full size – £6.00

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Forgive Me Suzie Naturally Yours – Eyeshadow Palette

The next product in the bag was this full sized eyeshadow palette, the colours look perfect for me as they are exactly what I would normally use. I love the warm tones in this palette, the glittery shades look gorgeous. I don’t often use darker browns so am excited to give this a go. I have never heard of this brand before, they are cruelty free and vegan which is great!

Full size – £9.00

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BirchBox Angled Eyeshadow Brush

To go with the eyeshadow palette BirchBox have also included this lovely angled shadow brush. The bristles are really soft and full so I think this will be perfect for blending products into the crease of the eye. This is another one of the full sized products. Can you ever have too many brushes? I think not!

Full size – £4.00

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Percy and Reed Reassuringly Firm – Session Hold Hairspray

The next item is this Percy and Reed hairspray, I remember back along in a previous box I revived a Percy and Reed curling creme I liked the way it made my hair look but I wasn’t too keen on the smell. Hopefully this product will have a different scent. This is travel sized so would be good to take with you if you were going away.

Full size – £12.50

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Joliderm Nose Patch

The last full sized product was these nose patches. They are used for removing blackheads as well as impurities and excess sebum to also help prevent blackheads from returning. I’ve only used a nose patch once which was from Primark and unfortunately it didn’t work at all, so I’m hoping to see some results after using these patches.

Full size – £13.90

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Candy Kittens – Wild Strawberry

The last item was a little mini bag of candy kittens. As I’m vegetarian its amazing when you find a brand that do sweets that taste amazing. I love the peach flavoured candy kittens so was really happy to see a different flavour to try out. I really loved the strawberry sweets and would definitely recommend them to anyone whether your veggie/vegan or not! I thought it was a lovely little extra and a great treat.

Thats all for the Decembers BirchBox, i was really happy with all of the products I received this month. Let me know in the comments which product you would most like to try!

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Thanks for reading 🙂

Chloe xx

March Birchbox | First Impressions

Hello lovelies,

Today I am going to be sharing my thoughts on the March Birch Box. There were lots of lovely products in this months box so read on if you would like to find out about them!

Detoxifying Clay Face Mask | Generation Clay

The first item in the box I picked out was this detoxifying clay mask, it really caught my eye. First impressions were that I loved the packaging, I think it’s really sleek and classic they grey colour also goes with the theme of the mask as its contains charcoal. I have tried this mask out once and i really enjoyed using it. I applied a thin layer onto my face a let it sit for 15 mins. I loved how this felt when applying, it is quite a thick consistency so i found that I didn’t need to use lots of product. As the mask was drying it did make my face become quite tight which i liked as it felt as though it was working and doing something. I didn’t make my face feel itchy or hot at all which is something I’ve had problems with in the past with other masks. After leaving this on for 15 mins I removed it using a flannel and some warm water. The results of using this mask for me was that my skin felt very smooth and soft and the amount of bumps on my skin had seemed to receded a little which i was happy about. It also didnt break out my skin. I defiantly think I’ll continue to use this and may buy the full size product when i have run out. The only thing that holds me back slightly is the price as it is £28.50.

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“You Go Girl” Bronzer Compact | The Beauty Crop

My first thoughts when I saw this product was that the box and the packaging was gorgeous, that drew me to this item straight away. I have only tried to bronzer out once but from that i think i will definitely be using it again. The colour of this compact is a warm bronze rather than cool, I quite liked that this had more of a warm undertone because i think this will be nice to wear in the summer with a bit of a tan. The consistency of the product is lovely, it is really smooth but has a little bit of a creaminess to it so it’s not chalky at all. At first glance this looks as though it is a completely matte bronzer but it does in fact have little bits of shimmer within it which I think is lovely.

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Eyebrow Cream | Chella

I was really excited to see a brow product in this months box as I’m always looking for new beauty products to try. I love this look of the packaging it quite simplistic, the design of this product is also really clever in my opinion. I think it would be good to travel with as it’s not very big and you get the brow pomade and the brush all in one. To use this product you pop the lid off if one end to reveal an angled brush and on the other end you unscrew it and the product is in the end of the little pot. I thought the colour match was great for me, it is a cool toned brown colour called “tantalising taupe”. The consistency was creamy and went onto the brows really nicely I loved using the brush as it allowed me to be really accurate. This brow cream dries down pretty well and i would say it is completely smudge proof so will stay on the brows all day long. This product is £20 so in my opinion its a little pricey but i do like the results.

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Original Clear Balm | Dr.PAWPAW

The next product in March’s Birch Box is this hydrating balm. I have really enjoyed using this lip balm, it is unscented which is a little disappointing but the quality makes up for it. This is a clear balm and it was really soothing on the lips. The main ingredients in this balm are aloe vera and olive oil, so is very moisturising. This was a full-sized product and would cost £3.95 if bought individually. This balm has multiple uses can be used for lips, cuticles and skin.

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Smoothing Balm | Number 4

Also in this months box was a smoothing hair balm. This product smells lovely, it is used to help with curly hair that is frizzy and or coarse. I used a small amount on damp hair and it made my hair feel a lot smoother, it also looked really shiny which doesn’t normally happen when I leave my hair natural so I was quite impressed with that.

Scent Of A Dream Perfume | Charlotte Tilbury

The last product I received in this months box was a Charlotte Tilbury perfume Sample. I was quite surprised to find this in the box as i know this is quite a high-end product, the full-sized bottle is £49. To be brutally honest i was not a big fan of this scent, i think it is a little bit mature for me so i will probably give this away to a family member. I loved the rose gold and white packaging but just wasn’t to keen on the scent. I think this would be great for an older women as that’s what this scent reminded me of, it’s just such a shame i didn’t love it.

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That’s all for today lovelies, i hope you enjoyed reading. Let me know if you have tried any of these products out in the comments below!

Thanks for reading 🙂

Chloe xx

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