Beauty Boxes, Hair, Skincare

Birchbox October 2013

October 21, 2013

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I seem to have waited forever for this month’s beauty boxes to come around and after an underwhelming Glossybox this month, I couldn’t wait for Birchbox to try and lift my spirits.

This months delights included the following:

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  • Laura Mercier Foundation Primer Radiance | £28.00
    A generous 15.0ml helping of this primer was very nice indeed. This will last a lifetime! I used a little of this on Saturday in the frantic morning rush when slapping on my stage makeup. It did a pretty fine job and putting on my foundation was most definitely a dream for once. I think this is a keeper to add to my stage makeup collection.
  • Dr Brandt Microdermabrasion Skin Exfoliant | £67.00
    I havn’t actually tried this yet, having not heard of the brand before I am expecting absolute miracles considering the price. A 7.5g helping is good enough for me to put it to the test though, so expect updates on this in the near future.
  • KMS California Curl Up Wave Foam Mousse | £15.00
    Being one of those with naturally curly hair, I am always buying products to make my curls and waves look nicer although most of the time I opt for straightening so it’s always a nice change for me to sport my natural hair do. This 75ml mousse should be plenty for me to test this out, despite the amount of hair I have!
  • theBalm cosmetics Stainiac | £10.00
    Having received a previous lip and cheek tint, I was a little apprehensive about this one. On swatching it’s a very subtle color, but I’m not sure the texture of this will get along with my skin, especially my cheeks. Time will tell with 1.2mls for me to play with.
  • Dr. Lipp Nipple Balm | £11.50
    I’ve been meaning to pick some of this up for a while and this months Birchbox was well worth it for this alone. An absolutely adorable 3ml size product. I own the Nip+Fab version of this and absolutely love it. Needless to say I will be saving this for as long as possible! If it had cheeks – I’d pinch them.

Lifestyle Extra:

  • Birchbox Eyelash Curler | £10.00
    I recently received a Curler in my Glossybox a few months back and havn’t really got to grips with having a very bulky object very close to my eyes, with my precious eyelashes in it’s grasp. At some point, I will have a play with them box and see how they do. It took me years to finally take the plunge with falsies, so hopefully I can be a little braver this time.

Beauty Box Extra:

  • Egyptian Magic | £29.00
    Three 3ml sachets of all purpose skin cream. Who does not love skin cream? I haven’t tried this yet, but through the packet it feels very thick – almost like Vaseline. With the packaging bringing a little Nile into the equation, I could almost see this as a death metal beauty item too. Can’t wait to play with it.

Another thing I enjoyed this month was the little cards in place of a “magazine” with a few tips and other bits of info. I’m a sucker for quirky graphics!

You can get your hands on a Birchbox for just £10 a month with £2.95 P&P. With the option to cancel whenever you want and earn reward points for each box which you can spend later it’s well worth it.

 Totally hellbent for teeny tiny treats




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  • Reply Sian October 21, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    Hey love. I got a tester of that Egyptian Magic cream from the text code sample website (I forget the name) and it really does look and smell like vaseline. Can’t say I was a fan. I ended up wiping it off my hands with a tissue and still weren’t happy, so washed them.
    Let me know what you think x

    • Reply Pants October 21, 2013 at 9:33 pm

      Will definitely write about it when I crack them open and let you know :o) xxx

  • Reply Gemma October 22, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    I tried mine today, and it really does resemble Vaseline! I hated the texture on my hands but I used it on some rough skin on my elbows and it practically melted it away! Something I’d only consider if I had some really really troublesome skin though as it was so horribly greasy! x

  • Reply Brittnee October 23, 2013 at 3:58 am

    I love that Dr. Lipp balm!

    • Reply Pants October 23, 2013 at 10:54 am

      Although I like my minis, I do like to have decent sized minis – but this is just too cute for words! Absolutely love Dr. Lipp too :o)

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