Thursday, 17 April 2014

Birchbox April Thoughts : Good Enough To Eat

 This month's Birchbox theme was Good Enough to Eat, with either the name of the product or the scent being, well, good enough to eat. I am really happy with this months box however I can't help but take a sneak peek at what others got on Instagram and I always find myself a little envious when I see other products that I didn't receive. This month I would have loved to try the One Organics balm as I've heard so many good things about the brand but I guess we can't have them all! Luckily Birchbox sell everything from the box in their Birchbox shop, so I may have to treat myself to that one next month! This month I was really excited to see The Balm and Lord and Berry featured, as I've heard a lot about their products but never got round to trying any, I also received a product from Laura Mercier which is always a bonus!

Before I switched to Birchbox I was always peeking at Instagram to see what people were getting in their boxes each month, I remember being so amazed by seeing Birchbox featuring a product by Laura Mercier and I think this is when I finally decided to switch to them. So I was really happy to see this Laura Mercier product in my box this month! I have way too many body lotions, I'm talking a whole draw full of unopened body lotions but this one smells insanely gorgeous so I didn't mind another! I actually put it on Sunday morning and was being told how nice I smelt Sunday evening, so the scent does last all day! It smells so sweet and is really moisturising, I just hope I don't get too addicted at £44.50 a pop!

I was so excited to see The Balm featured as I have never tried a product from them before, however I have constantly lusted after the Nude'tude Nude Eyeshadow Palette and Mary-Lou Manizer! Why I've never purchased them I'm not sure! This is one of the cheek and lip creams from the How 'Bout them Apples palette which contains six colours, I got the colour Pie, which I think maybe the one everyone got, which is a gorgeous pink toned red. I'm not the best with cream products but when swatching this one, it seems to blend well and isn't too bright, even if it looks so in the palette, I think I'm going to try blending this with my real techniques complexion sponge and see how that goes, this is a new trick I picked up for cream blushers.

                                           Yes To Cucumbers Facial Wipes £4.99 

Although I'm not a big face wipe fan, I've heard a lot of good things about the Yes To range and with these being 100% natural, they can't be that bad for your face right?! Surely it's better to remove your makeup with a 100% natural face wipe than not at all? I used one the other night as a pre-cleanse and they are super gentle, but still be careful around the eye area especially if yours are delicate like mine, they still tend to sting a little! They smell lovely and fresh and will be perfect for your handbag or gym bag for those moments when you may need to remove your makeup in a dash.

Lord and Berry has become quite popular recently and I'm lucky enough to live around the corner from a Sally's store which has actually just started stocking it! I'm obsessed with eyeliner, I barely go a day without wearing it, unless I'm sick, so I was happy to receive this in my box. I love that this is a miniature size, so it fits perfectly in your handbag for touch ups throughout the day. I like that this is black, which may sound silly but I hate when I receive coloured eyeliners in boxes as I'm not so brave with colours, so a standard black eyeliner is perfect as I know I'll use it.

There is always some sort of tasty treat in the box and I was really happy to see Propercorn's sweet and salty popcorn, me and Dan became obsessed with these on one of our many trips this year so far and haven't stopped buying them since! They're just so tasty and under 40 cals for this little bag which makes it guilt free snacking! Right?!

Color Club Nail Lacquer in Gold Struck, part of the Gala's Gems Collection £15

Most people love nail polishes and are happy to receive them in their box, however I work with Gel polish and therefore it's very rare that I wear regular nail polish. As I hit 100 followers on Bloglovin at the weekend, Yayyyy! I have decided to put this nail polish in a giveaway along with some other goodies, so keep your eyes peeled and as soon as I've ordered the rest I'll put my giveaway up.

I just want to say Thank you so much to those of you who follow me and read my posts regularly and especially to those of you who take the time to comment, I really do appreciate it!

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