Initially this post was scheduled for tomorrow, but I got my box today and was SO excited that I couldn’t just wait any longer.
This is my first ever box that I receive from any brand and I must say that I was a little bit surprised by its size. I honestly was expecting something from the range of a shoe-box but I got this tiny thing with the size of my hand. Oh well..
Now, about the products. There were 5 of them and personally I kind of like them. I would have probably been happier if I got some other of the products, but hey, mine are not bad at all!
1.MARCELLE – Gentle Make-Up Remover for sensitive eyes 50ml
Birchbox exclusive – $14.95 for 150ml.
I’m very excited to try this products as I suffer from sensitive skin and struggle to find gentle products. It’s a two-phase make up remover as it has one watery and one oily part and you have to shake well to mix them. It also says that is suitable for people wearing contact lenses!
2. Benefit – they’re real! Double the lip in shade Lusty rose
Found in every box – £16.50 retail price.
Okay, so probably I’m a little bit too harsh, but I doubt I’d personally buy this lipstick for myself. It’s so tiny, there isn’t much more product than showed in the picture. It’s nice and soft and everything but to me – it’s just not worth the money. Other than that, I’m very happy that I got the chance to try it with Birchbox.
3. Model CO – Highlighting trio – champagne, peach bellini & bronze
Full size product – £17.00 retail price.
I don’t usually wear highlighter, but I really like this one. It’s so beautiful and creamy, I’ll definitely be using it for special occasions. I really like how subtle is and not too bright or heavy. The packaging is very light (it’s 3.6g after all) and I think by far this is my most liked product from the five.
4. Balance me – Instant Lift Primer – 5ml.
Product sample – £22 retail price for 15ml.
I also don’t use primer very often (except for the eyes), but I’m excited to try this one, as it promises to hide enlarged pores and redness. It’s 99% natural but you can see that the whole back is covered with the ingredients list. I think it’s too much ingredients for my liking, but will give it a try. I once got the Balance Me lip balm and it expired rather quickly, so I’ll be careful with this one here.
5. ORIBE – Dry texturing spray – 37ml.
Product sample – 75ml – £21 and 300ml – £41 retail price.
I’m kind of curious to try this product obviously because of its price. It says that it helps to build some volume and also that can it be an alternative to dry shampoo. Honestly, I’m quite happy with my Batiste dry shampoo for less than £5 and I’m wondering what would be that great about this Oribe product that would make me spend 8 times more for it.
Okay, so that’s me and my products. I really wanted to try the Bobbi Brow skin nourish masks but these products right here are quite nice as well. So the box contains products for about £55 or if we look at the price for the full products – almost £90! Wow, such a bargain considered I paid around £8 for it (I used the student discount when purchasing the first box)!! I will wait for the sneak peak for April and probably will continue my subscription.
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