Thursday, 23 January 2014

Birchbox Tiny Tweaks...


After Zoe from zoe lou and the beauty blog, go check her blog out if you haven't already, asked me if I'd heard the spoiler from Birchbox, I got super excited to find out that every Birchbox subscriber would receive Benefit's POREfessional this month. I was really hoping, fingers and all toes crossed, that I would also receive a rodial sample, no I can't contain myself when it comes to the spoilers, however unfortunately I wasn't so lucky to receive this too. 

I got way too excited about this month's box and even had my mum bring it to me at work, because my willpower is non-existant, my mum loves to see my box too, so we went to a local cafe and opened it over lunch, God knows what the staff thought. 

This month's box is based on making 'tiny tweaks' to make 2014 a better year, I love this concept and the 'tiny tweaks' booklet which gives 30 'Birchbox approved' tiny tweaks for everyone to achieve daily together to make this year a success. I think the products fit in perfectly with the theme and I am excited to have discoved some new brands this year already!  
Lavera Basis Sensitive Handcream £4·45

I wasn't too excited to see hand cream in my box this month as I have enough tubes of hand cream to rival Loccitane right now, so I will probably pass this on to a family member instead.
Premae Anatomy Nutrients Instant Renewal Body Oil £9·50

The Premae Body Oil excited me as I've received a product of theirs in a previous beauty box and I loved it! I love that they pride themselves on their products being vegan and cruelty free as I have been looking more into 'green beauty' recently. This oil aims to tone and firm the body whilst leaving skin soft and smooth. I have yet to try the oil properly, however I was shocked upon testing it, to realise that it has no scent, I find this strange for a body oil and this is my one of my biggest persuasions when it comes to beauty products. That being said, I'm excited to try it out as soon as I've used up my current body oil, I will update you once I've tried it out. To be continued...

Philip Kingsley Elasticizer £27·50

Philip Kinsley Elasticizer is one of those must try products and I'm pretty sure I got a slightly larger sample in a magazine last year, having never got round to using it or being able to find it, I am pretty excited to see if it really does make my hair soft and bouncy like they say it should! 

Benefit The POREfessional £24·50

Benefit POREfessional, the product they claim helps to avoid the oily t-zone creeping through or make up sliding off come PORE o'clock (4 o'clock). With the latest hype surrounding this product, I was more than happy to receive this in my box this month as I've not yet had the pleasure of trying it out. This flesh coloured foundation base glides over skin with a silky smooth texture and so far I've been loving it!

ITSU Miso Soup £2·25 (for 3 sachets)

I'm not sure why beauty boxes have recently started including food samples, tea bags I'm ok with, as long as they're herbal, I guess we are what we eat and that beauty comes from within but I don't remember signing up to receive food. Anyway... I have always wanted to try miso soup but the two days before I received my Birchbox I actually tried it at Wagamamas, and I hate to say I don't like it, I wish I did because it's super healthy but it most certainly didn't tickle my taste buds! I will try this one, simply because I have it and it's a different brand, if I change my mind, i'll update you.

Vasanti Detox Nutrient-Rich Purifying Facial Cleanser £18

The Vasanti Detox Cleanser really intrigued me, as it is labelled a 'purifying cleanser' and is said to remove everyday impurities. I've only used this product once but so far, so good. This cleanser is really creamy, and it smells pretty nice too, it's a familiar smell that I can't wuite put my finger on. This cleanser lather up well, doesn't sting eyes!! the main thing I look for in a cleanser! and it leaves skin feeling soft and fresh.

Overall I'm pretty happy with this month's Birchbox, a little dissapointed I didn't recieve a Rodial sample, have I said that yet?! but it's still worth the money, in my opinion.

Are you subscribed to Birchbox? What did you get in your box this month?


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