Monday, 28 March 2016

Beauty Box || Birchbox Word Up March 2016

After being subscribed to beauty boxes for coming up to two years now, I like to think that I've seen them all. I've seen absolutely bloody brilliant boxes as well as seeing some right old disappointing ones with the occasional on the fence ones which sadly is how I feel about this months Word Up March Birchbox. I feel like this box is pretty meh when compared to previous boxes - a complete mix match of products with no real stand outs. With that being said, let's delve into what I got in this months box..

Firstly, we have a 5ml sample of This Works Deep Sleep Plus+ Pillow Spray (£16+) which contains both lavender and a potent blend of vetiver and chamomile to help you achieve a longer night's sleep by up to two hours. Now I'm a huge fan of the The Body Shop's edition and I've also included the Boots Re:Balance offering into my stash too so whilst I am intrigued to see how this livens up to the hype surrounding it, I'm a little underwhelmed as 5ml is hardly enough to get a real feel for the product.

Next up is the Arrow Boost Colour Enhancing Lip Balm (£11) which is both paraben and cruelty free whilst being completely vegan and a Birchbox own brand. It adjusts to your pH to a create a shade that is completely unique. On myself, I found that it's pretty much a my lips but slightly better shade so I'm little disappointed in that. I probably won't really use this as I tend to stick with my trusty EOS lip balms.

I tend to stick to my usual brow routine which uses three products in total ranging from Natural Collection to MAC with a little bit of Benefit thrown in for good measure as it's a routine that has been tried and tested for a year or so now, so when I saw the ModelCo More Brows (£13) I was intrigued. I received the shade Light/Medium which is pretty much identical to the Benefit offering except being a fraction or so cheaper. It's also the same story when it comes to applying it onto my brows, matches perfectly so I will definitely be using this when my Benefit one dries up.

I absolutely love hair masks so the Amika Nourishing Mask (£19.99) is a welcome addition to my stash albeit being a one use wonder. This helps to seal split ends and fight dryness with a hydrating concoction of sea buckthorn berry and jojoba oil. As I'm currently coming to the end of my current conditioners, this will help me kickstart on using up my sample ones.

Hand Creams and I have fallen out in the last year as I've been far too lazy to apply it as much as I used too so I'm hoping that the full size Lanolips Rose Balm Intense (£9.50) will help kickstart me into using it more frequently again. This particular offering was created for those with specially dry hands as it contains medical-grade lanolin, shea butter, cocoa seed butter, rose oil and vitamin E to help moisture the skin deep down whilst creating a protective shield to keep the skin moisturised. 

Lastly in this months box is the Doux Me Comforting Face Mask & Exfoliator (£18) which contains an interesting concoction of apricot oil, chamomile and marshmallow extracts that is gentle enough to be used on even the most sensitive skin. I love a good exfoliator as much as the next one so I'm hoping this will be gritty enough for my liking; if not then I'll just use it as a face mask instead.

What did you think of the March Birchbox 2016?

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