Showing posts with label Birchbox. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Birchbox. Show all posts

Friday 8 June 2018

Birchbox Unboxing - June 2018

I've not done an unboxing in a while and since I've not been writing much I thought I'd share June's Birchbox with you.

As I am sure you know, Birchbox is a monthly subscription box that costs £10 a month plus £2.95 P&P.

This month's box comes with 5 items and one bonus item.

The first thing I wanted to mention is not an actual item, but the box itself. This month it is a tin, rather than the normal useless cardboard box thing it comes in. It's fairly pretty and I'll definitely reuse it.

Poaar- Velvety Sun Fluid Face & Body

The first item is Polaar sunscreen. Not my favorite thing to get in a subscription box However, it is a useful item for thing time of year.
ARROW- BOOST Colour Enhancing Lip Balm in Berry Busy

This is not the first time this lip enhancing balm has shown up in a box and I didn't use it then and I won't be using it now. This product, as cool as it may sound, just isn't for me.

Number 4 - Jour d'automne Smoothing Balm

According to the information page, this is good for restoring softness and protecting against humidity and heat damage. I am not happy with this item. My hair gets cranky if I change up the routine. So, sadly I won't be using this product.

Lord & Berry  Strobing Highlighter Pencil

This was promising until I swatched it. It is blendable, but the line you draw never goes away, the glitter just moves around. It's just turns into a white line with clear glitter everywhere. Other than maybe using it on the cupid's bow, it's a fairly pointless product.

Ella Eden - Compact Eyeshadow in Faith

This was this month's choose you item product so, I like the colour. It's not a brand I've heard of before, so I didn't know what to expect. My first thoughts are the packaging feels cheap. For a single eyeshadow retailing for £12.99 I'd expect more. On swatch it feels average. Not very buttery or super bendable. Just ok.

Whittard Of Chelsea - Tea Bags

The bonus item this month is 3 tea bags (lemon & ginger, mango and bergamot and earl grey) from Whittard of Chelsea. I don't like tea so this one is a miss as well.

This month's box was not my favorite. The only thing I really like is the box it all came in. But that's happens with these boxes. I'm sure next months will be better,

Did you get this month's box? And if so what did you like best? Let me know in the comments below and as always, stay and play safe.


The Honest Bitch

Saturday 6 February 2016

Birchbox Unboxing - February 2016

I should be fast asleep right now, but the mailman rudely woke me up and for whatever reason I can’t get back to sleep so I thought I’s make the most of it and do a quick Birchbox unboxing.

In this month’s box there are 5 items and one bonus item and at first glance I’m pretty pleased with what I see. Inside this month you get....

Spectrum Collections: Tapured Powder Brush - The brush is a cute color and super soft, feel like pretty good quality. I’ll definitely use it. All and all not a bad start.

LOC- One and Done Shadow Stick in Perfect Cents: I know this product was done in collaboration with Tati on Youtube, so I was a little sad not to see her cute branding on this in the UK. That said, this shadow stick is amazing. So soft and creaming, very blendable and super pigmented, I can’t wait to use it.

Ole Henriksen: Truth Serum Collagen Booster: Good brand, good sample size. My skin has been freaking out lately, so I won’t give a try straight away, but once it calms down, I look forward to throwing it in the mix. 

Ayres – Body Butter in Patagonia: Not thrilled about this one.  It kind of smells like old lady or Jasmine and rosemary as the jar may say. I’ll be passing this one along, it just isn’t for me.

The Balm – Frat Boy: I’ve nearly bought this blush about a 100 times, but for whatever reason I’ve always changed my mind at the last minute and removed it from my cart so I’m very happy to see it this box.

L. Erickson – Grab & Go Ponytail Holder: is the bonus item, it’s a red hair tie… I have no feelings on this one. I’ll use it. So I guess that’s a win?

All and all anther great box from Birchbox. I hope you enjoyed this bonus post and I’m going to go and down a couple cans of Monster before work. But, before I go I have this question for you; what subscription boxes do you get and which do you enjoy most? Let me know in the comments below and as always stay and play safe.

The Honest Bitch 

Friday 15 January 2016

Birchbox Unboxing - January 2016

I was struggling with what to post today, then a knock on the door brought me my Birchbox, so I figured why not do a quick unboxing for you lovely people. 

 The first thing I noticed is the box is adorable. One the lid it says “Best Year Ever” with a lot of pictures of cute and inspirational things on it. Great looking box to start the year.
Inside the box there are 6 items, most of which are simple size. My immediate reaction is, I’m not impressed. I normally love my BirchBox it’s one of the boxes I really look forward to getting but this month…. The highlight is the box itself.

Inside the box you get:

Benefit – They’re Real Tinted Primer; I will give this a try, but as a whole I think lash primers are a complete waste of money.

Jelly Pong Pong – Lighten Up Brightener + Waterliner; I have never met a Jelly Pong Pong product I’ve liked so; I think I’m just going to pass this along. At the end of the day, it’s nude eyeliner…. Nothing to write home about.

Crabtree & Evelyn – Le Source Ultra-Moisturizing Hand Therapy; It’s winter, it’s a hand cream, I’ll use it. It seems to sink in quickly and didn’t leave my hands sticky like some hand creams do. Not in love with the smell, but it’s not overly offensive.

Parlor – Moisturizing & Repairing Shampoo and Conditioner; I HATE shampoo samples, also as much as I hate foil package samples and this managed tick both boxes and because of that it will be going straight in the bin.

Absolution- L’Eau Soir et Matin; It appears to be a cleansing water. I’m not wowed, but it is something I will use.

Birchbox – Compact Mirror; It’s cute. I like the “#NoFilter” on the front, the mirror itself is decent. It’s probably the best item in the box.

Like I said at the start this isn’t the best box I’ve received from them, but next month is Valentine’s day and I can’t wait to see the box they do for that. What subscription boxes do you guys get? Let me know in the comments below... I'm always looking to feed my addiction :-)  and as always stay and play safe.


The Honest Bitch