birchbox first impressions

February 2014 birchbox , uk edition. So in this months birch box we have a selection of 6 items . Must say box looks pretty empty this time . But here is what I got . First we have a bottle of shower gell by gilchrist & soames. I obsolutely love love the scent of it makes me think of shower gels I used have as little kid it wich instantly made me fall in love with it . You can buy full bottle for 13.75 . Next we have a little glass bottle that I was well exited about as I like little bottles . Its an oil for your hair by beauty protector. You can use this oil in dry or wet hair for that extra protection . I am looking forward to this as I loved the oils for hair that have got before in the beauty boxes so I’m hoping that this is as good as them. You can get full size for 16 pounds . Next there is exfoliating facial polish by urbanveda , I think all of the items in this box just smell like heaven making me want to try them all them in 1 go lol but my face always enjoys a good scrub to get that dry skin off specialy in the wintery winds and cold outside . And you can buy this for 8.99. Next we have eyeko skinny liquid eyeliner . I swatched it and oh I was impressed it dried super fast and the color is bold black and just brilliant . You can buy it for 12 pounds and I think this one is totaly worth the money well looking forward to trying this out . Next there is nail polish by leighton denny and I have been eyeing this up for a wile now cos I just feel exited by the weird little glittery black and white bits. Its so jazzy lol have it on over white nail polish and it looks well wicked and you can get this nail polish for 11 pounds. And last but nt least once again we have a small chocolate bar by green and blacks. I love their chocolate but its seem to be on repeat . Over all been a great box and am looking forward to using the products .

Once again another first impressions about this months birchbox. Let’s get straight in there . First we have body butter by laura mercier in ambre vanille scent. First of all I was well pleased that it came in vanilla scent as its always been 1 my favorite . But as any body buter its well oily . I’m never a fan of well oily . I tried it out on my hand and I put it on at morning time and now like 6 7 hours later I can still sniff the scent off my hand even with washing my hands and doing what ever trough the day plus the skin did feel bit softer but nt too crazy about it tho. You can get a full size one for 26 pounds . Ok next there is replenishing oat shampoo by weleda . Well ok it stinks my nose is just not accepting it lol . But its usualy a good start cos it allways seems to be the stuff that works the best. And I’m planing to try it out tonite too . You can get full size one for 8.95. This one is for dry and damaged hair so I hope it do some good for my dry ends . Next there is a highlighter pencil by chella. I’m usually nt a fan of like using anything but black on my face lol but I feel quite intrigued by the colors but I think I will try to embrace this one specially over my cheeks to cover up the redness that I always fight with . No harm in trying I guess . U can buy this pencil for 15.95. Next a black pencil by lila’lli . I really like this one plus I really needed new one . its quite soft but its really pigmented so it looks great for eyes and even as lip liner . You can get this in shops for 10 pounds . Next a little perfume sample by english laundary I can’t say this would be my kind perfume as am more of super sweet scents but I think this would be quite nice for like a night out or something along the lines as seem quite “heavy” you can buy it starting from 16 pounds .as my life style extra I got pukka herbs selection of 3 teas earl grey, elderberry and echinacea , three cinnamon teas. Never actualy seen this brand before but it be nice to try out some new. Teas specialy for making ice teas as am kind stuck with the cranberry and raspberry tea mix . And you can buy pukka teas for 2.29. Last we have a pencil sharpener that’s birchboxes own . Really needed one as I have like one with small and big sharpening bits . But the big part just makes the pencil zigzagy so a new one is a joy. Can buy this for 3 pounds. For past few months I’m def more impressed by the birchbox because its more variety of things that are nt the usual stuff in shops. Unlike the glossy box so I am considering droping glossy box and maybe trying something different . If you have any suggestions please be free to share 🙂

birchbox october 2013 review and first impressions

Birchbox finally finally arived , took a wile this time but its here and looks pretty good :). So what’s there? First we have laura mercier foundation primer radiance I just tried it out a bit and when first opened the tube I was like damn that’s to dark as it has little tone to it but when tried it on my hand it tottaly blended in and you couldn’t even tell anything is there same it absorbed very quickly so am well exited actualy trying it under make up as still no find for good primer . This one full price is 28 pounds . But as u dnt need lots of it to cover whole face . Next is dr. Brandt microdermabrasion skin exfoliant and honestly this is the item I’m most exited about from this box as to deal with my dry face u ment massage it in and wash it off like 2 times a wEek. And once again it smells citrussy seems like all the expensive things are like lemon themed lol. And this one full size is 67 pounds wich is a bit much but no harm trying so who knows . It is a bit like a scrub thing too just hope it doesn’t burn my skin. Next. Kms california curl up wave foam mousse. Well this is totaly out of my alley. Lol I’m a paranoid straight hair girl no curls for me but it has realy nice fruity smell and quite thick texture to it so might be nice I will hav look out for 1 for straight hair. Full price 15 pound. Next the balm cosmetics stainiac lip and cheek tint. Once again I’m fooled by the color that shows when its in the bottle. As it looks pure deep red like yeah look at that red but no its like light pink color. When u put on. In my eyes its like why put it on if u can’t even see specialy on my red face lol. Quite tick texture . But not for me. Full price 10 pound. Next a bit dissapointment as this was in the previous birchbox its dr lipp nipple balm for lips. Basickly u can use it for everything and it works really nice but even this tiny tiny pot goes for ever so might be good investment . Full 11.50 . Next a lifestyle extra. Ultradex. Full size from 5.49. Basicky its for ur teeth to help keep the inbetween bits cleen etc . Never actualy tried these things so they bit funky looking as stick with more traditional things lol but do want try them despite the freaky look lol. And last but not least beauty extra. Egyptian magic. Full price 29 pounds. Its a multi purpuse cream. As u take tiny bit rub it in ur hands till it turns into oil and ur good to wipe it on anywhere u want. I decided take all 3 mini packs with me for when go scotland next week . Giving me more space in bag . :). As have birchbox for wile now and I think its lots lots lots better than glossy box as feel like I get more for the same money etc and the products seem more use to me .

birchbox september 2013 uk first impresions

Birchbox is here. Some interesting things here . First thing I noticed is the little box and its reverence de bastein nail polish in bright blue shiny color that I absolutely fell in love with it came full size and originaly costs 16 pound . N15 . I tried just aplly it on 1 nail and it just flows so nicely and just everything u would ever wish for nail polish def am well looking forward to using it properly . Next we have bioderma sebium h2o serum thing. Its basickly for refreshing ur eyes all u do get som cotton pads and put them over ur eyes for haf a minute and then swipe over skin it clenses ur face cleans off all the make up and generaly freshens u up. It made me think of the tonic things u have for just refreshing face . As wear realy heavy eye make up I do like if all the make up comes off at night and u feel the weight come off and just refreshed so I like the idea of this water mix only thing it doesn’t have the niceest smell lol so nt be sitting on my face for long ( well that came out wrong lol) u can get a full size one for 9.99 . I am thinking about if it does make me feel refreshed to get it as am lately conserned about the dark circle of my eyes . Next is modelco party proof lipstic. In kitty. Its like darkish pink lipstick. I am kind into wearing lipstic lately but this tone makes my face just look weird lol like I have mega lips I know for some its the go for thing but I dnt like it . So prob be sending it to some1 else lol. They come in sets of 3 if u like lipsticks and cost 15.50 I think its pretty good price I might see too if there is other tones as it does seem like good quality and stuff just the color dnt go for me . Next is aromatherapthy associates revive body gel full size 31 pound . Its not oily at all . And seems really good. And I notice trough out this box that it has some weird smell theme going trough lol as smell of this gell makes me think of trees and woods and stuff not like in bad way just kind different . I tried it on top of my hand and it absorbed super quickly and made my hand super super soft like it happens infront ur eyes its crazy . And just after tiny bit well well impressed for my lovely dry skin. Then we have another molton brown last month I had a shower gel by them and now its body lotion. Thing I like about this is the strong smells they have and they stay on ur body nt just washes away and fades quickly. This lotion is lot more oily as normal cream stuff but got the smell is heaven but I dnt think I’d pay the 18 poinds for shower gel but the lotion I def would consider. And last . When u apply for the box u need fill like questions about u etc and there is section where u need choce what other things u like to see in box and I picked lifestyle so they sent me some green and blacks chocolate . White. Full pack 2.29 it tasted mmm haha I never tried their white chocolate but tasted amazing but I’m more cheep chock person so duno if be buying more of it . Over all box is great new things to try out 🙂

So today late in afternoon postman brought my first birchbox. Ok must say this seemed more fuller than the glossy boxes first box. It came with this mini mag and bunch of info cards about the box etc all came in this cute little pouch . So getting into it. First on top was birchboxs own brand gel mask basickly u put it tru night in fridge for it to go cold and put on in morning to take off the puffiness etc it seems like very cooling and stuff but I’m lucky this way that my eyes dnt go puffy in mornings . but maybe for some1 else it be great do think bit over priced as its original price is 10 pound . Next is bluemandarines skinlife energetic. Cellular cream tried it a bit feels so so moisturising on my face and absorbes super quick . And for dry skin its the key thing . The full size tube costs 35 pounds. Next is philip kingsley elasticizer pre shampoo treatment honestly never tried pre shampoo treatments cos its usualy kind after washing hair so this will be my try out for the night does seem promessing and my dry hair notting will do bad lol . Full size 27.50. Next is one thing I was going to buy if nt for this its a primer by gerda spillmann hydro pearls. It is one of them mini tubes but think be bit long lasting as need just little bit to cover all my eyes and as dnt realy use foundation all over my face . so yeah full size for 30 pound honestly bit expensive for my range but dnt mind trying out maybe be best find . Next is realy rich red lip pencil by laqa&co as am not the lipstic person nt to keen on it but the bright color atracts me greatly so maybe be opening new lipstic era for my self . Haha . Full size 14 pound . Next is molton brown ylang ylang body wash . It smells really really nice and refreshing good for try out but honestly wud never spend 18 pounds for a shower gell .cos it seems same as the cheeper brands . And last but nt least is inner me supplement pack it costs 35 pounds for 28 pills . I’m nt much a suppliments person but this one is heavily vitamin based for ur skin nails and hair so could be a nice try and maybe bring something new in my life to help with my dry skin.


as received my august glossy box and things were looking up in my bank account lol i thought i check out what other beauty boxes there are . so i came across the birch box seemed ok so see what comes out of it . price ways its same as the glossy box 12.95 a month obvious can get cheaper for longer subscriptions but thought for now at least for trying out will do me. left the link on the pic so can see for your self maybe it would suite you too . 🙂