Monday, 10 March 2014

March Birchbox Review

Hey girlie's!!!

It's that time again... Birchbox time!!! This month's theme is a collaboration with Lulu Guinness, where Birchbox have added 2 of Lulu's picks and given the box a slight make over in Lulu's honour. I have to admit this is going to be my last Birchbox, I haven't been overly impressed by them this year and this month's box is quite disappointing as their are no full size products and the box really does seem quite empty as the samples are so small, also Birchbox must have forgotten to pop in the 'life lessons from Lulu' booklet as mine is no where to been seen.

So lets see the little treats I received inside my March Birchbox...

Benefit Stay Don't Stray 2.5ml (full size £20.50)
This is the first of Lulu's picks for our Birchbox this month and its probably the most exciting thing in my box too, say hello too a little sample of Benefit's Stay Don't Stray Eye Primer! The primer claims to keep your eyeshadow and concealer in place from AM to PM, so I'm really looking forward to giving this a whirl and considering I have oily eyelids I think I really could 'benefit' from this, just a shame the sample is so blooming tiny!

Dr.Brandt Pores No More Pore Refiner 7.5ml (full size £39.00)
I love Dr.Brandt products, it's a shame they are so expensive as I could certainly see myself using everything from them. This pore refining primer is a favourite of photo-ready celebs, and its sheer formula claims to minimise those pores and absorb excess oil all at once. It sounds pretty amazing right? I have actually used this twice since I received it and so far so good, it applies the same as Benefits POREfessional but has a strong menthol 'vicks' scent to it which isn't the nicest scent in the world, but I'll definitely use the whole sample up as I do like it.

Aroma Works Serenity Body Oil 5ml (full size £32.50)
As I've said before, I'm really not a huge fan of body oils but as this is only a tiny sample I'll use it up too see what its like. The oil is a blend of lemongrass, neroli, geranium and organic coconut oil, with all of those essential oils combined its supposed to free the mind of the stresses and uplift spirits, ooohhh!

Molton Brown Rhubarb & Rose Replenishing Hand Cream 7ml (full size £10)
Ohh I love a good ole hand cream and this one from Molton Brown smells absolutely incredible, just like the sugary rhubarb and custard sweets you get in the sweet shop, mm mm! I've actually been after a new hand cream for a while now so I'm looking forward to seeing if this is as good as it smells ha ha.

English Laundry No.7 For Her 2ml (full size £47.00)
Oh no, the dreaded perfume sample. This is such a pet peeve of mine when it comes to beauty boxes, I mean I could go into Debenhams and spritz perfumes until my hearts content and not have to pay a thing, but oh well. Moaning aside, this does smell lovely and I'll get another 2 spritz' out of it I'm sure ha ha.

Lifestyle Extra-  Lulu Guinness Candy Rock 
And lastly is this month's lifestyle extra, and Lulu's second addition to the box, a stick of rock. It's black and white striped design represents the traditional candy shops that inspired Lulu's spring/summer 2014 collection. Mmm I love rock, yum!

Overall I'm pretty disappointed this month and its made my decision about keeping Birchbox quite easy. It just feels like this months box is really lacking in goodies and to not even get one full size product is annoying too, as much as the Benefit sample is lovely I even think they've scrimped abit on that as its such a tiny sample. 

What did you think of this month's box beaut's?? Did you get the same as me?? I'd love to know.

nopin

9 comments:

  1. I have not subscribed to Birchbox because of the reviews of it that I have seen. I will stick to my Ipsy Glam bag!

    BethandBeauty.com

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    1. It's just been so bad so far this year.. Not impressed at al. Ohhh ive not heard of the Ipsy Bag.. Will have a look haha xoxo

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  2. I always seem to be the last person to get mine! Seriously hoping to get that Molton Brown cream, have been wanting to try that scent since the moment I heard of its existence! xx

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    1. Oh no! Mine came on the Saturday so it was super early, the Molton Brown hand cream is lovely xoxo

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  3. I've never been a fan of Birchbox, there's been so many people disappointed and it doesn't seem like its worth the money x

    daisy-drops

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    1. Yeah this year it has sucked... Defo un-subbing, really not enjoying it anymore xoxo

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  4. Birchbox just has not been good lately! Normally it's my fave but the samples keep getting smaller. And these "special" boxes are always way over-hyped =(

    Brittnee
    http://beautyproductaday.com

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    1. Yeah i totally agree, so dissapointed at how small the samples are this month and no full size items sucks xoxo

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  5. Ive just written up my post about my birchbox today, it'll be on my blog next week but I said exactly the same thing as you did about the hand cream- smells like those rhubarb & custard sweets haha! It smells lovely, shame its such a pissy little sample! I was happy with my box, but it was a gift from my brother, tbh I think I'd feel differently if I'd paid for it! xx

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