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

C.K Beauty

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March Favourites

Hello lovelies, today I’m going to be talking about the things that I’ve been loving throughout March and why. I can’t believe another month has flown by so quickly and we’re already in April, I feel like this year is going to go really fast!

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Anyway onto the favourites, the first thing that I’ve been loving throughout March is my coconut hand cream by Palmers. Recently my hands have been getting really dry, I put a little bit of this cream on each day and it’s really helping my hands. It has quite a thick consistency but sinks into the skin rather fast so you don’t have oily hands for ages after applying it, you also only need to use a small amount of this cream as I find a little goes a long way. I loveee the scent of this as if you’ve read any of my other posts you’ll probably know that I’m obsessed with coconut! The great thing about this cream is that it’s quite small so I can bring it around with me and use it during the day, and it’s also really affordable.

The next thing I’ve been loving is the Bourjois Bronzer that I bought earlier in the month. I talked about it in my Mini beauty Haul, I’ve been using it daily since I got it. I love the subtle contour it gives and bronziness to the face without looking too muddy or orange. The smell of this is also incredible it smells really sweet and chocolatey, the packaging and deign of the bronzer is another plus I really like about it. This bronzer is a drugstore product so again it’s affordable and i would definitely recommend it as its lovely! As i am quite pale at the moment i find this great to use to give myself some colour and make me look a little more alive ahah. I would also love to try out a blusher as it’s not something i use currently, if you have any suggestions let me know in the comments!

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The P.S Insta Girl nail polish in the shade ‘like that’ is another favourite of mine this month, I picked this up in  Primark as i thought the colour looked lovely and really wearable because i like to have my nails painted but when I’m at college and work I prefer to have a more wearable colour on my nails. This polish was a really great price and it lasts pretty well considering how affordable it is, you can get away with only applying one coat as its pretty opaque but if I have more time I’ll add a second coat to make it look a little more polished. I wear this polish daily and it’s become my new favourite. Along with the nail side of things i have also been loving having shellac on my nails which is what i have currently, the shine never fades and this time i went for a glitter on 2 accent nails, I love the look of this! As it’s quite an expensive thing to keep up i only have them done as a treat, i got them done a few days ago as it’s the Easter Holidays. The last time i got shellac they lasted really well about 2 weeks, when I got them taken off my nails had grown really well and they were stronger so I will definitely carry on getting them!

The last favourite I have for March is the Primark eyebrow gel, I got this when i bought the nail polish a few weeks ago and I’ve been loving it. My usual Rimmel brow gel had run out and I was looking for a new one so I picked this one up and it works really nicely, there is also a bit more product in this one compared with the Rimmel gel. It lasts all day on my brows and I can’t really fault it, if you are on a budget or you just want to try out something new I would definitely recommend this.

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Let me know what your monthly favourites are in the comments or if you have used any of the products I’ve talked about and what you thought of them!

Thanks for reading 🙂

Chloe xx