September Birchbox Happy Days
The lovely people at Birchbox sent me another box for me to rummage through. I’ve said it in a previous review, but I ADORE getting post. It always cheers me up, so what could be better than getting post that includes beauty samples? It’s genius.
So this month’s Birchbox theme is ‘Happy Days’…
Urban Fruit ‘Perfect Pineapple’ – 100% fruit snacks are always good with me, perfect for your handbag for those days when you can’t stop snacking and desperately want to avoid the 4pm chocolate bar moment.
Benefit ‘It’s Potent!’ eye cream – I’ve had very good things about the Benefit skin are but I haven’t had a chance to try any. This eye cream aims to get rid of dark circles and smooth fine lines. I’m always on the look out for a new eye cream so I’m intrigued to try this. Plus isn’t the packaging super pretty?
Agave ‘Healing Oil Treatment’ – I always use hair oil after I wash my hair. I find it adds shine, smoothes frizz and helps to define the layers in my hair. I can’t wait to use this at the weekend.
Model Co ‘Power Lash’ mascara – My name’s Lex and I’m a mascara addict. I admit it. I have at least 10 on the go at the moment but there’s always room for more. Although this is a smaller sized mascara, the brush is still nice a fat and looks like it’ll give a good thick coat of mascara: not like these namby pamby fluttery mascaras!
Jane Iredale ‘Just Kissed Lip Plumper’ in Rio – Lipsticks are exciting enough, but teeny tiny lipsticks? AMAZING. This is so cute. It’s not a colour I would have gone for (a browny pink) but it’s still lovely and smells divine (that’ll be the mint and ginger).
Premae ‘Mild Dermabrasion Face and Body Scrub’ – Any skin care catches my eye as I love everything about it. However, microdermabrasion is a big no no for me. My rosacea means that anything harsh is asking for a flare up and angry, red skin for days. Which is a shame as this one sounds very good, containing olive granules to polish the skin. I will regift this to someone.
And that’s what I love most about Birchboxes. You might not like everything in the box, but you’re guaranteed to know someone else who’d like to try these products. I also usually end up putting bits and pieces from Birchboxes in my drawer at work: sample sizes are so great for stashing away for those days when your make up disappears or you have a last minute drink after work and want to perk up your day time make up.
The team at Birchbox have offered me a £5 discount code for any of my followers who want to give Birchbox a whirl. All the details on the subscription are here so have a nosey HERE. If you do decide to subscribe, simply enter the code: BBX5LEX (this is valid until the 30th of September ’14) to receive £5 off your first box. Bargain!
What are your thoughts on subscription boxes?