So Birchbox is back! That lasted long, I just missed it too much to not get it anymore. The annoying thing is , is that I’ve lost my vip benefits, but then I don’t think the benefits are not that great anyway as Ive never received anything from it. I feel like this is a very summery box, I thought they would of gone with a more subtle theme for just after Christmas but I guess sponsors are sponsors!
NUXE – Prodigieux Shower Oil | RRP £10.50
Now I used this product and didn’t even know that I had. This did nothing to my skin, it didn’t make it glow or leave a shimmer like it said it would in the pamphlet it came with, maybe I didn’t use it right or something just because Ive had the oil from nuxe and I love it so to me this should of been a great product as well? or is it normal for products from the same brand not as good as the other? I really love in shower products so I was really excited to use this product, I will be honest my skin did feel a bit smoother after but nothing that was massively different. Im not downing on this brand because I do love the oil that I had received in a box before so maybe I got a duff one.
PARLOR by Jeff Chastain – Moisturizing Sea Salt Spray | RRP £17.00*
Everytime I’ve used sea salt sprays my hair has gone very tacky and felt horrible so I was scared to use this product, It did say in the pamphlet that it wouldn’t leave a tacky texture. It did. Not as bad as I’ve had it before but it did leave a weird texture in my hair and actually made it difficult to brush my hair at some parts, This did leave a lovely wave in my hair though. I blow dried my hair so it was straight and then sprayed this in (It does say you can do it on either damp hair or dry! ) so I thought I would give it ago that way as I do normally have a wave in my hair so after I sprayed it in and crunched it a few times and let it dry it left a really nice beach waves look in my hair. I will say I’m very lucky and my hair goes like it normally when I leave it to dry so I probably wouldn’t use this product again just because I don’t like the texture it leaves but I would definitely recommend this to anyone that doesn’t have a natural wave in there hair.
Afterspa – Amazing Makeup Remover | RRP £5.50*
This was an awful tester product, This was basically a scrap of cloth from left overs of the full products. There was pink little sort of fibres coming off of it. I will say I have these in full size, not from the brand after spa but a cheap brand from B&M bargains ( I did do a review previously on my blog ) and they work amazingly! This little sample did work well, it did remove my makeup fine there just wasn’t enough space to get all my makeup off. These are a great idea just because it saves on the waste of wipes going into a rubbish pile in the ground so I would suggest getting your hands on some. I just don’t think this sample size gave the brand a very good first impression because the sample was so rubbish.
Lord & Berry – Blusher Crayon in Peach | RRP £15.00
I have tried Lord & Berry before and liked it so I was excited to try this product, I’m very fussy on blusher though but this colour was so lovely on my skin tone. Im very pale but this brightened up my cheeks so nicely! It was so smooth to blend into my cheeks as well which some times I find my makeup rubbing off because I’m blending too much but this one just blended on! This was very expensive for £15 as this was a full size but I feel like this would last a long time. Its also very buildable which I love in blushers just because I like a more subtle look sometimes but then sometimes bit more vibrant.
Marcelle – Waterproof Eyeliner in Charcoal | RRP £10.99*
I love love love this! I always have the issue with eyeliner where I put it on my eyelash line and It prints onto my bottom line, which is a big hate because I have to rub it off through out the day but this one didn’t do that! It didn’t budge or smudge all over my eyes. It applied very well as well and felt very creamy. I would 100% buy this full size, its not too expensive at £10.99 either and if it went I didn’t have to check on my eyeliner all the time I would pay a lot more than £11.00! Would definitely recommend!
Now this box was a lot of mixed feelings, some samples just didn’t work well for me, not sure wether it was me or the actual product to be honest. I feel like this blog post is me just moaning about a lot of the products, but I don’t want it to seem that way. I am just giving honest opinions on the box I received, so I hope its not to negative for you!
Hopefully next month will be much better!
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*RRP correspond to full-size items