May Birchbox

When thinking about what I wanted to write as my first blog post I thought to myself – it’s got to be this month’s Birchbox – which quite a few of you who follow my instagram have probably seen me post about a million times (oops).

In all seriousness I have a complete love affair with Birchbox – the packaging is beyond cute and I love that they are always coming up with new fun designs. This months came with a grey scratch off top so you can make your own patterns, and if you scratch underneath the logo you have a chance to win a luxury holiday; a dream right?

Although I didn’t win the holiday of a lifetime (boo) I still of course got myself some cute beauty samples, here’s a review of my top three products in this month’s box:

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Spectrum Wonder Sponge  

Available in pink or lilac (and currently out of stock as I write this) this is a big contender for the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge ~ however in my opinion doesn’t have a scratch on the original Beauty Blender. It has a soft texture and I prefer the teardrop shape to the shape of the RT sponge as I found the wider bottom helps cover a lager surface. It does soak up a lot of product like most make-up sponges do & is a great budget buy at £4.99. I’d give it a 7/10.

Caudalie Vinosource Moisturising Sorbet

A really nice hydrating product that feels lightweight on the skin. It has an almost gel-like consistency meaning its quite soothing on the skin. It has a very clean scent and I find that it’s best applied in the morning, despite Caudalie’s recommendations to use it in the evening as well. I find with having dry skin I need a thicker cream for the evening. However at a price of £23.00 for 40ml of product it’s definitely a beautiful moisturiser for underneath make up & I will be buying a full size. If you’d like to try you can purchase it here.

 Philip Kingsley Polishing Balm

As I have naturally curly hair I am often on the lookout for smoothing anti-frizz haircare products and this one delivers exactly that. I don’t exaggerate when I say you only have to use the smallest amount of this product to achieve silky smooth hair. I prefer to use it on damp hair although the usage instructions does state you can use it on dry hair for an “extra sleek look”. The price for a 75ml tube retails for £18.50 and you can purchase yours from Marks & Spencers or on Look Fantastic with free delivery here

Hope the information was useful and you enjoyed reading. Until next time x

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2 thoughts on “May Birchbox

  1. As I love your blog so much I have nominated you for the Liebster award. The post nominating you will be on my blog in the next hour. If you accept the nomination, keep me up to date please. I hope you enjoy it, it is great fun xx

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