Birchbox – May 2016: For The Dreamers

Birchbox – May 2016: For The Dreamers

Birchbox May 2016

Birchbox is probably one of the most recognisable beauty subscription services in the UK and it is evident why.  I’ve always thought their attention to detail is second to none, such as the additional little pouch they provide for all the products.  I’m also a big fan of the inclusion of the “beauty or lifestyle extra” which always wins brownie points with me.  It’s these little extras which make Birchbox a firm favourite with so many beauty fans.

 

Birchbox May 2016

Birchbox May 2016

 

Rituals – Tao Wai Wang Mild Exfoliating Body Scrub

This is my first time trying a Rituals product but I’ve heard multiple times they’re the ultimate luxury/zen brand.  Body scrubs are one of my favourite products to receive and I’m happy to report this was a really generous size (70ml).  It is enriched with calming White Lotus and nourishing Yi Yi Ren extract which either effortlessly aids a peaceful night or a fresh start in the morning.  I really loved the sophisticated scent and thought it was very soothing.  The scrub itself is effective but gentle on the skin, definitely doesn’t have any scratchiness to it.  I would happily repurchase this and it’s encouraged me to look into the Rituals product line as a whole.

 

Birchbox May 2016

Birchbox May 2016

 

Spectrum Collections – Unicorn Tears Wonder Sponge

I’m a big fan of Spectrum Collections’ beautiful makeup brushes so I was definitely inquisitive to try their take on the Beauty Blender.  Now I’m pretty loyal to the Beauty Blender brand, as I think it’s hands down the best on the market.  However, they are on the pricey side so I’m always on the look out for a more purse friendly alternative.  First off, lets take a moment for the amazing name, Unicorn Tears – so cute! The latex free sponge itself is much firmer than I’m use to, personally I prefer the bounce of the Beauty Blender but this did provide a lovely and even coverage.  For the price this is a pretty great beauty blender alternative.

 

Birchbox May 2016

 

Caudalie – Moisturising Sorbet

I actually use this product line already and I can’t recommend it enough for sensitive skin.  This is the perfect summer moisturiser as it’s gentle, light, easily absorbs and not greasy.  Plus we have to mention the cute pink packaging. Caudalie is such a great brand so I was really happy to see it included in this month’s box.

 

Birchbox May 2016

 

theBalm – Stainiac in Beauty Queen

I’ve never had a great track record with stains but this one differs from any I’ve previously tried.  Stainiac is gel based and far more moisturising than the usual stain due to the addition of aloe vera.  The shade, particularly on the lips, is perfect and thankfully not as bright as it looks in the tube.  Hands down the best stain I’m yet to try.

 

Birchbox May 2016

 

Philip Kingsely – PK Polishing Balm

The inclusion of a hair product just goes to show how varied the contents of this box is.  This months box has covered skincare, makeup tools, makeup, body products and haircare.  This frizz fighter is light on the hair and smells lovely.  As someone with super straight hair it probably isn’t aim at people like me but I would happily recommend to a friend.

 

Birchbox May 2016

 

Vita Coco – Coconut Oil

This month’s beauty extra was my absolute favourite coconut oil from Vita Coco.  The list is endless as to what you can use it for; either as a makeup remover, hair mask, makeup brush cleaner, shaving cream, moisturiser or even as a spread on toast.  This is the perfect travel size and it’s one product you shouldn’t knock till you’ve tried it!

 

Birchbox May 2016

 

Our score: 9.0/ 10

Overall I was very impressed with this box. There was a good variety of products, some of which I'd happily repurchase and a strong selection of brands. It was great to see the addition of coconut oil in there too. I'm already looking forward to next month's box!

  • Quality of products9
  • Originality9
  • Packaging and delivery9
  • Value for money9
  • Selection of products9

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