It’s arrived! (Well, it arrived yesterday morning)
I have been waiting for this box to come and it has felt like… forever! This month’s Birchbox has two special packaging designs; one pink and one blue and the reason being is because Kate and Wills baby no. 2 is expected to arrive this month! How exciting – another royal baby! I love babies 🙂
So when my package arrived this morning, I was so excited to unravel my box and see that I am Team Blue! Birchbox are hosting a competition this month in response to the royal baby. All you need to do is share a photo of your box on FB, Twitter or Instagram and use the hashtag #HRHBirchbox and don’t forget to add/mention @BirchboxUK and put down what you would do for a day if you were queen. If the royal baby is a boy, then all blue box entries will be entered into the £500 prize draw. If the baby is a girl then all pink entries will be entered into the draw and have a chance of winning £500.
Birchbox Royal Competition: Click here for more details
Inside the box was even better! The range of samples this month are some of the best ones I’ve received so far. Pretty much, all of the samples are very decently sized. In my box, I got:
- Liz Earle hot cloth cleanser + cloth (my fave!)
- Lola Barcelona nail polish in Rambla (my fave!)
- Pommade Divine remedy balm
- Laura Mercier eye pencil in black violet
- Percy & Reed London volumising no-oil oil
- BeFine warming clay mask
I would say the nail polish and eye pencil are probably full-sized items out of all the products. There’s a total of 6 products in this box because one is an extra beauty bonus (the mask), usually there’s only 5 products in a box. I really like warming clay masks because they heat up when you apply them on the skin. This helps to gently open the pores to penetrate deeper to remove any clogged pores and purifies the skin. With the clay mask, hot cloth cleanser and remedy balm, I can actually create my very-own homemade spa facial. That reminds me, I need to do a blog post on how to do a spa facial-at-home so keep your eyes peeled because I will get round to doing it soon I promise!
I love getting skincare samples in my box as well as nail polishes. Haircare products and makeup products are also a good choice but I don’t wear much make-up and my look is very natural and minimal so I rather get skincare and nail polishes instead. I have a nail polish addiction!
This month, BB has also teamed up with British magazine, Tatler to create a limited edition box filled with the best of British companies including Liz Earle, Aromatherapy Associates and more. I am really going to enjoy my box this month. I’ve also been saving all my boxes and built up quite a collection so I need to figure out how I am going to upcycle them and reuse them. I’m thinking with the BB signature boxes, I could create a mini box of all the products I’m not too keen on to give to friends and family or save them for a future giveaway for my blog?? *ponders*
Are you subscribed to Birchbox? What did you get in yours?