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Friday, 19 April 2013

April Birchbox 2013

So Mr Sunshine has finally decided to work his magic, the birds are singing, flowers are beginning to bloom, coats are off, sunnies are on and the flip flops may or may not have made a cheeky appearance.
So the arrival of Aprils Birchbox with its 'in bloom' theme couldn't have come at a better time. 
"at Birchbox HQ we're longing for warmer weather, sunny days and a lighter brighter outlook. So, just as the flowers are beginning to bloom, it's time to come out of winter hibernation and show your best self".
A little unimpressed with last months offering, all has definitely been forgiven with this months box. With decent sized samples, including a full size lipstick, this may, just may be one of my favourites so far.
Mirenesse | Glossy Kiss 
What they say: Add a pop of subtle colour with this sheer-but-buildable lip stick. Once you've worn your sample down, just use a sharpener to refresh!
My thoughts: This months box is worth it for the lipstick alone. I have a confession to make, I am a chubby stick virgin (que gasps) so I was really excited to see this sitting pretty at the bottom of my box. Perfect Kiss is a pigmented pinky red with gold undertones. The perfect spring shade, im sure I will get plenty of wear out of this. 

Gerda Spillmann | Renaissance Age Serum
What they say: Keep up your youthful appearance this spring with this antioxidant-enriched hero serum. Add it to your routine for fresh, supple skin for all ages.
My thoughts: This smells divine, and I cannot wait to give it a try, however a teeny tiny 3ml sample, its hard to really get a proper perception of the product. But with its £69 price tag im telling you all now that I will not be purchasing the full size tube. 

La Societe Parisienne De Savons | Soap 
What they say: Fresh scents characterise these soaps by La Societe Parisienne De Savons, and - bonus - the retro packaging will look fab in your bathroom!! 
My thoughts: This is no doubt going to sound silly, but im really not a fan of that squeaky clean feeling you get from traditional soaps, so this will be going to my mum. However that being said it smells lovely (like parma violets), and top marks for the retro packaging.
Natio | Gentle Foaming Facial Cleanser
What they say: An effective wash which omits traditional lathering chemicals to prevent skin feeling taught and dry. 
My thoughts: A serial skincare junkie I will welcome most cleansers to my routine with open arms, so I was excited to see the Natio Gentle Foaming Facial Cleanser in this months box. This smells divine with notes of Sandalwood, Rosewood and Jojoba, so I cannot wait to give it a try. 

Weleda | Skin Food 
What they say: Victoria Beckham is just one star that swears by this all-natural moisturiser which softens dry heels and elbows with ease. We love it. 
My thoughts: I have already succumbed to the charm of Caudalie which has been highly praised by Posh herself, so im looking forward to trying yet another skincare item loved by the queen of all things beauty & fashion! If its good enough for Mrs Beckham then its definitely worth a shot! 
Lifestyle Extra
Birchbox | Paname Paris Mirror 
They say: Brighten up your outlook with our Birchbox 'Let The Sunshine In' mirror - perfect for those on-the-go touch ups!
My thoughts: I love this months lifestyle extra, a cute, decent sized mirror, perfect to pop in my handbag! Although I question the £7.50 price tag! 

What did you think of this months Birchbox? 

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  1. Oh wow what a gorgeous box.. I love everything you got, even the mirror! I wish I hadn't cancelled a couple of weeks ago. Oooops xxxx

    Gemma ♥ | Miss Makeup Magpie

    1. thats the annoying thing about beauty boxes isn't it!! sometimes I think 'meh why bother' but I know in the back of my mind that if I cancel the next box would be amazing ;) haha xx

  2. I really love Skin Food, it's so good for super dry skin! That lip colour looks so pretty! <3

    Jennie xo |

    1. oo thats good to know, im really looking forward to trying it :).. such a perfect summer shade :) xx

  3. I love how spring like this box it, the Lipstick looks gorgeous!! xo

    Hannah xo | Glitter And Sparkle

    1. its such a pretty shade isn't it?! Birchbox did well ;) xx