This month was all about Birchbox reflecting on where they started, and how far they have come. The choice subscribers got to make this month was which shade of the Benefit They're Real! Double the Lip in either Pink Thrills or Lusty Rose. There were no full sized products this month, so all five of my products were sample size. Birch box announced that this month's dispatch would be delayed a few days due to having to wait for the Benefit samples to arrive.
So the best part of this month's box was definitely the Benefit They're Real! Double the Lip sample. The sample, while not amazingly large, is enough for me to guess whether I will like it or not. I picked the shade Pink Thrills, go bold or go home was my rationale, which is a fuchsia lipstick and a berry pink lipliner combination. I actually really do like both the way this looks and the way it feels. Pink Thrills will be perfect to wear in spring/summer.
The second most exciting product in the box was the Batiste 2 in 1 Invisible Dry Shampoo & Conditioner in the scent Vanilla & Passionflower. I love all Batiste! Being a student in the last months of my undergraduate degree, lots of dry shampoo is needed to survive. This will make a handy handbag essential during the upcoming library binges.
The Marcelle Gentle Make-Up Remover for Sensitive Eyes is another very handy sample to have gotten. I love getting small samples of makeup removers because of their travel friendliness. They are so easy to chuck in a bag or suitcase. The Marcelle remover is one of those that have a top layer of oil based product that has to be skin up before use.
The last two products that I'm on the fence about are the Balance Me Instant Lift Primer and the Korres Santorini Vine Shower Gel. I've not experienced enough with the Instant Lift Primer but it does feel like more of a moisturising primer. It is supposed to reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles. The Santorini Vine Showergel smells great! I will probably take it travelling with me. However my only planned trip is to Florida in September, and this will not last me the two weeks.
This month there is also 20% off your purchase from the Birchbox shop! Even though I've already bought my Spring essentials, you can bet I'll be making a few more purchases.
Did you enjoy the Birchbox this month?
Louise x x