Birchbox Review | March 2017

Firstly, I can’t believe that Birchbox sent out over 100,000 boxes for one month! That’s absolutely crazy!! I didn’t think it was such a popular subscription but clearly it is!!

Anyway.. here’s what I received this month:

Benefit They’re Real! I was so excited when I had an email come through saying that this was going to be in this months box! I’m a sucker for a lipstick and as this has a liner in it as well. Birchbox gave you a choice of what colour you could pick so I went for Lusty Rose as I’m really into a darker lipstick at the moment. It applied really nice and the stick itself was really soft, but somewhat too soft maybe as I found I pushed down harder for the liner to apply better and so it can end up a little wonky.

Balance Me Instant Lift Primer I’ve had this on for a few days and it’s meant to get blur any lines you may have. I can’t really say that I’ve noticed a difference – maybe it’s because I don’t have many lines, I don’t know.

Rituals Foaming Shower Gel Now.. for me personally who the hell puts a bathroom item in a metal can!! It’s just prone to rusting unless you dry everything down and let’s face it, ain’t no one got time for that! It foams up nicely and smells alright too. Nothing really to write home about!

Batiste 2-in-1 Invisible Dry Shampoo & Conditioner I’m the sort of person who has to wash their hair everyday so dry shampoo is something that I’ve used at festivals when I haven’t been able to shower at all! Now I may just be being heavy handed with this but I wish I hadn’t used it as my hair just looked even more greasy than what it was before. Maybe it’s me being heavy handed, having fine hair or not using it right but I’ll stick to washing my hair everyday thanks!

Caudalie Glow Activating Anti-Wrinkle Serum Again, other product that I couldn’t really tell the difference to not using this product. I was a little gutted too that the sample appeared to be half empty already so I only got to use it a couple of times. Maybe that’s why I couldn’t see a difference!If you’re interested in subscribing to Birchbox then use my referral code and you’ll get your first box for £5!

Did you have Birchbox this month? What was your favourite item?


To Do List: Feb 2017

How the hell is it March already?! Seriously I’m sure it was January just a bink ago! I’m so excited for March so am so pleased it has come round as quickly as it has!

So here’s what I’ve been up to over the last month:

  • I signed up to Birchbox and I absolutely love it! I received my first box and couldn’t have been any happier with it. You can see what I received in my first box here. If you’ve not yet signed up to Birchbox, then what are you waiting for?!  If you use code JW8HJ you will get your first box for just £5.00!
  • It was my birthday at the end of January so I thought I would write a haul post which you can find here. I really am lucky to have received so many wonderful gifts.
  • I did a review on Kiss Nails. For me these are the best false nails I have found and was lucky enough to receive some PR samples. You can read all about them here in this post.
  • I also did a post on what I bought in January, which was a mixed of makeup, lush goodies and an amazing bobble hat which I LOVE! You can see what I bought here.

I had planned to write a post on Pancake Day as I LOVE pancakes, but I ate them all before taking pictures, which is typical of me!! I some how managed to convince Andy that Pancake Day was a week early so I have certainly had my quota of pancakes for the year!

My social media following has grown which I am always thankful for and somewhat surprised that other people find my blog so interesting. If you’re not following me, then you can find the links here to all my social medias: Twitter Instagram Bloglovin’

How was February for you? Did you do anything new or exciting?

Sam xox

Birchbox Review | Feb 2017

I have heard and read so much on Birchbox, that I finally have ordered myself the box! I have to admit that it was the most exciting thing to sit and wait for and I was like a child at Christmas when it finally came through the door!

So, here’s what I had in my very first Birchbox:

Spectrum Collections Tulip Contour Brush | I absolutely love this brush! I have been meaning to buy some of these brushes for such a long time and now I am hooked. Not only does it look stunning, but it’s so soft and blends so easily!

POP Beauty Trio | This is in the shade Champagne Mocha and there are 3 shades from the full plate. For someone who has call the gear and no idea , the instructions which came with the Birchbox are so easy and simple to follow that I managed to achieve a really good smokey eye! I was well impressed with myself!!

Beaver Hydro Nutritive Repairing Conditioner | I wasn’t too sure when I first used this, as I’m normally one who puts a shed load of conditioner in my hair and I like to feel it feeling glossy when I wash it out. This didn’t have the whole glossy feel (maybe it’s because I wasn’t using loads?!) but I have to say that feel of my hair afterwards felt really nice and soft. I can’t say it had a really nice smell… it was just like normal smelling conditioner!!

Vasanti Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator | I love this product!! It has a really good grit to it, so it feels like it has actually removed all the dead skin from your face! To purchase the full bottle is quite expensive, but for me I would buy it as it’s done such a good job on my dry areas.

Keeome Hydration Mask | This was my least favourite product from this months Birchbox. The mask itself was huge (I guess they have to cater for everyone, not just little miss small face over here!) and I know it’s meant to be a hydration mask but it was VERY wet! I felt like I couldn’t sit up with this on in case it slipped off my face. After using it, I can’t say that my face felt any more hydrated than normal (and I had it on a little longer than the 25 minutes it suggests!)

Are you signed up with Birchbox yet? If not, then here’s a code JW8HJ and you’ll be able to get your first box half price!!

Sam xx