Birchbox – January 2014*
birchbox.co.uk, £12.95 (monthly)
A couple of weeks ago, the lovely people at Birchbox sent me this month’s box to try, and since I haven’t done a subscription box review in a long time, it seemed like a great opportunity to restart them, but from now on I’ll do them a little bit different from my previous ones. I’ll show you the contents of the whole box, but I’ll only review the products that stood out to me. If there’s nothing worth mentioning in a box, I’ll give it a miss. I think that’s a good compromise, what do you think? :)
Rodial Bee Venom Moisturiser || The description of this moisturiser says it’s ‘an advanced formula that revitalises and renews for naturally younger looking skin’. First of all, I’m going to ignore the silly price tag of £150 and talk about how the product felt on the skin; the cream is thick in consistency and it feels quite luxurious on the skin, despite that, it also sets fairly quickly not leaving a greasy residue behind. The scent can be a bit annoying, but other than that, it felt lovely on the skin. As I mentioned above, this baby costs a whopping £150 for a 50ml tube! As lovely as it is, I don’t see myself repurchasing this any time soon.
Philip Kingsley Moisture Balancing Conditioner || Having tried the Philip Kingsley Elasticizer and being completely blow away by it, I’m very keen to give this conditioner a go. It’s aimed towards medium textured, wavy or chemically processed fine textured hair; my hair is thick, wavy and chemically treated, so it fits perfectly into this category! I’m looking forward to seeing if it lives up to the expectation – bring on shiny, smooth and tangle-free hair!
Benefit The POREfessional || I’ve been using this face primer for a very long time now, and in case you missed, it even featured as the best face primer of 2013 on my Best of 2013 video. It’s a silicon-based primer, which smooths the surface of the skin and blurs out imperfections. On a good skin day, I use this on its own instead of foundation, but I also like to use it underneath my foundation on special occasions for a flawless finish. I highly recommend this primer!
The other products in this month’s box were:
What do you think of this month’s Birchbox? Are you a Birchbox subscriber?
- Product: Birchbox
- Price: £12.95 monthly subscription
- Where: Birchbox
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