This month’s Birchbox “Word Up” edition is all about helping us in the search for for our new beauty essentials and must have products, and the word search inspired box is the starting point.
Arrow | Boost Colour Enhancing Lip Balm
This is another of Birchbox’s own beauty brands and the first introduction. The brand specialises in long wearing make-up and refreshing skincare designed to keep up with our busy lifestyles. This balm is formulated to adjust to your unique pH, and enhances your natural lip colour. Sceptical as ever with the claims I tried it straightaway and Eeek it worked! My lips turned a lovely pink colour but felt hydrated. It’s a thumbs up from me. RRP £11.00 full size.
ModelCo | More Brows
I love an eyebrow gel, personally I’m not good with pencils and powders, they require precision and patience – of which I posses neither trait. The gel delivers natural looking, fuller brows instantly, the quick drying formula contains hair-like particles to create the appearance of fuller, more even eyebrows, with the added advantage of shaping your brows as you go! You can’t go wrong with this I love it, I was converted when I received my first sample last year, I’ve never looked back. RRP £13.00 full size.
Beauty Protector | Beauty Cream Hand & Body Lotion
Having loved the hair products I had previously received I was intrigued to see if this would live to up expectations. It really does yay! The lotion is really rich with a thick consistency, it absorbed really well and my skin felt soft afterwards, the fragrance is incredible and it lingers all day! RRP £10.90 for 207ml, full size.
Crea-m | Revitalizing Anti-Ageing Cream
On first application I was impressed, it has a light texture than sinks immediately into your skin leaving it feeling smooth, refreshed and really hydrated, I can’t comment on the anti-ageing properties after only a couple of uses. It claims to stimulate collagen to boost plumpness, and fights against free radicals to strengthen skin and fight against premature ageing. RRP £29.70 for 50ml, full size.
Amika | Nourishing Mask
This repairing hair mask aims to hydrate hair while repairing damage and sealing split ends, it’s free form parabens and other unwanted chemicals, enriched with buckthorn berry and jojoba oil and it smells amazing. Unfortunately the sample size was too small to offer a proper review, I like to use a hair product at leat 3 times to see if it works for me, I only got one use, but it left my hair feeling soft, as for the the sealing split ends and repairing damaged hair, I can’t really comment on after just one use. RRP £19.99 full size 250ml.
Birchbox | Hair Ties x 2
I really dislike these hair ties, I find them incredibly uncomfortable to wear, I always end up with a headache when I use them – and I have to be honest I’m fed up of receiving them – much better hair ties out there. Cheap and disappointing box filler. RRP £5.00 full size, approx 8-10 ties.
I have mixed feelings on this month’s box, there were some great products included, but I think I drew the short straw compared to the samples other people received, I feel a bit meh! Which is unusual I normally love my Birchbox. If you want to discover more visit the Birchbox website, click here.
Thanks for reading – I would love to know what you think. You can contact me via email: Sarah.BeautyBoxAddict@gmail.com