Monday, 27 April 2015

April Birchbox Review

Whenever I come home and find this months Birchbox waiting for me, I get really excited. Especially when this months edition included not six, but seven beauty products?! (The joys of choosing which sample I wanted and discovering that the particular sample I wanted was already out of stock) Girl (..or boy), don't get even get my started!

Birchbox are celebrating the arrival of the fourth in line to the throne by putting their own favourite products on a pedestal with a delightful twist with the boxes - some are pink and some are blue and depending on whether the royal baby is a girl or boy, those with matching boxes will get the chance to win a huge colour co-ordinated beauty hamper. Now, onto the products..

The Laura Mercier Full Blown Volume Supreme Lash Building Mascara (£19.50) certainly wins the award for having the most longest name in the history of makeup, ever which hopefully lives up to its claims of dramatically lengthened, curled, sculpted, thicker lashes without any clumps which lasts all day long. The Laura Mercier Longwear Creme Eye Pencil in Violet (£18) makes a welcome change to the standard black and nude eye pencils that grace my waterline on a daily basis. It certainly will give the pop of colour needed to finish any intense eye look and will definitely last all day.

Oils are one of my weaknesses so the Percy & Reed Smoothed, Sealed & Sensational Volumising No Oil Oil (£14) is a much welcome addition to my arsenal of hair oils. Unlike the oils that I currently have in my stash that promise to hydrate even the most driest of hair, this actually is completely different in the sense that it will tame hair without weighing it down which I need, like now.

I'm not a fan of foaming face washes so the Bliss Fabulous Foaming Face Wash (£19.50) will most definitely be getting passed onto a friend although it does claim to be both a cleanser and exfoliator in one which leaves the skin soft and fresh with a blend of rosehip, chamomile and passion flower. So I may just end up keeping it for myself after all..

Granted the fact that I've never tried a Lola Barcelona Nail Varnish (£7.50) before but this particular shade Rambla; a beautiful pinky coral shade, is getting me excited for summer! Despite the fact that it looks ever so similar to Essie Cute As A Button albeit slightly darker, this will certainly be gracing both my fingers and toes over the next few months.

One thing that I hate about the sun shining is that I will suffer with heat rash and I'm currently itching my feet like no other so the Pommade Divine Nature's Remedy Balm (£19.80) is already being used all over and it's a life saviour! It's one of those multi purpose balms that you can use literally for everything and will do the trick so it's no wonder that it's causing quite the stir in the beauty industry!

I don't always trust health supplements that come in boxes especially those that claim to do a billion things so the Inner Me Beauty & The Green Coffee Bean (£10) will be getting put to the back of a drawer and forgotten about no doubt. Despite it claiming to give energy and mainting skin and hair, I highly doubt that it would work for me.

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