Birchbox : My top 7 products

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It’s really bugging me that it’s not an even number!  But I suppose by the time you get to the end of this post, it will be…sort of.  I’ve been a member of BIRCHBOX for about 3 months now.  BIRCHBOX is a box full of beauty and lifestyle products sent to your home every month for you to sample.  I’ll be honest, not everything I’ve been sent has been a hit but I have discovered a few that I would definitely go out and buy.

And here they are:


1 : balance me wonder eye cream | I have been applying a small amount of this every evening, it smells good, feels great when applied and looks like it’s doing something.

2 : N4 Lumiere d’hiver Super Comb Prep & Protect Leave in Conditioner | I am loving this!  I find the regular conditioners make my fine hair greasy.  But spraying this on my towel-dried hair twice a week is working wonders!  It says it also provides color protection too – high five!  Not only does it smell lovely but it also got a thumbs up from my hairdresser.

3 : SOIGNE botanique | Painting my nails and I.  We’re hit and miss.  Sometimes I like it…and then half hour later decide they make my sausage fingers {thanks Paul} look even more chubbier and stumpier.  But I do like this colour.  It feels all grown up.  And it goes well with bike oil, too

4 : laura merice flawless skin face polish | Want to know what I love?  A good gritty face wash.  One where you can really feel it scrubbing and doing all kinds of greatness to your skin.  This is one of them.

5 :…and this is another!  VASANTI BrightenUp! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator | I have used this one more than the one above.  It smells amazing and my face is glowing afterwards.  But that could be down to how much I scrub and scrub and scrub…soo good!

6 : benefit they’re Real! mascara | there was always going to be a mascara in this post, wasn’t there?!  But there is a good reason why for this one.  The brush is what I look at first when buying mascara.  And this is a good one.  The tip of the brush has extra ‘spikes’ at the end which helps with the lengthening of the lashes and with the lower lid lashes.   A lengthening mascara with a great brush. #Win

7 : Wild About Beauty creme eyeshadow in ‘olivia’ | Wild About Beauty is co-founded by the gorgeous Louise Redknapp and international make up artist, Kim Jacob.  I always tend to go for the more natural or lighter eye shadows, so sending me this in ‘olivia’ was ideal for me.  I’ve been wearing it more or less everyday since it arrived.  It’s creamy, easy to apply and is staying on all day for me = big hit.

So I mentioned there would be 8 products by the end of this post.  And here it is:

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the original beauty blender!  At first I thought it was some sort iphone contraption…then I thought it was a foundation applicator…then I thought it was a make up brush cleaner…and then I decided to actually take a proper look at it.  I’d guessed correctly, it’s a foundation applicator.  I can’t give you a proper review on this as I haven’t tried it yet {plus there wasn’t anywhere to attach my iphone… ;) }, but I strangely kind of love it without ever using it!  Will keep you posted if I do.

And there you have it.  My top 7 {8…whichever way you want to look at it} BIRCHBOX products received so far.

Fingers crossed, the September ‘HAPPY DAYS’ Box {they’re all themed} is a good one.  You can go online and see what’s coming in this month’s box…but I like getting a nice surprise when the box arrives…you know, a bit like living on the edge ;)

4 thoughts on “Birchbox : My top 7 products

  1. Ooh some of my top picks there too I have to say! That Laura Mercier face polish is just amazing. As is the Benefit mascara and I’m really fussy about mascaras. I love my Birchbox it’s such a lovely treat :-)

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