Beauty

Whats In My – Limited Edition Birchbox

A couple of days ago, Birchbox released their limited edition ‘I got it from my mama’ Mothers Day box, and without knowing too much about it, or its contents I placed my order. I did this on Monday evening, and without any dispatch emails, my parcel arrived on Wednesday morning at the absolute crack of dawn.

I think the idea behind this box is that it would make a great mothers day gift, and I 100% agree with that if your mother is someone who is into makeup / beauty.. mine however, isn’t. I think I’m the only girl in the whole family that has this passion for beauty and makeup.

My mum has been using the same 2 products for years to keep her skin clean and hydrated, and don’t get my wrong, for a 50+ woman my mums skin is in fantastic condition, not a wrinkle in sight.. but you can’t get her to try new things and she never wears makeup.. not a smidge of it so these products just wouldn’t be suitable for her.

However, they are all perfect for me! As I mentioned I didn’t really pay too much attention to what was in it, I just think that Birchbox, and Glossybox are great ways to try new products without breaking the bank, and from what I could gather, this one had higher end brands and products than the standard Birchbox.

This box came packed with 6 full size products, and 4 deluxe samples, and is a good mix of fragrance, skincare and makeup.

So with all that out of the way, lets jump in to the products.

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Dr.Botanicals Moroccan Rose Super Food Facial Oil – Full Size – RRP £19.99

This fast absorbing oil is packed with antioxidants and hydrating ingredients like almond oil, vitamins A and C. It is designed to nourish the skin, stimulate collagen production and protect the skin, all whilst rejuvenating the skin to help improve the over all tone  and help to brighten the skin.

Use – apply 2-3 drops to cleansed skin and gently massage in. Can be used morning or night.

Shop – DrBotanicals.com

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Rituals The Ritual of Ayurveda Hand Cream – Full Size – RRP £9.50

Formulated with Almond Oil and Indian Rose this hand cream packs a hydration punch and helps to maintain skins softness, whilst giving off a pleasant subtle scent.

Use – Massage into clean hands whenever they need it.

Shop – LookFantastic.com

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Max Factor False Lash Effect Mascara – Full Size – RRP £10.99

This mascara claims to do it all, volume, length, thickness, no clump.. this mascara does it all. With a lightweight, easy to apply formula and a brush that captures every lash in just one stroke, this mascara gives a false lash effect without the fuss.

Use – work the wand through the upper lashes, wiggling from side to side, apply two coats for extra volume. Use the tip to coat the lower lashes.

Shop – Boots.com

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Sarah Chapman Skinesis 3D Moisture Infusion Mask – Full Size (1 sheet) – RRP £13.50

This sheet mask sculpts perfectly to your face to provide a luxurious and fast skincare pamper. The formula restores dry and dehydrated skin to its former self, adds instant hydration, plumpness and soothes redness for a boosted complexion and leaves skin feeling restored and radiant.

Use – Remove the mask from the foil sachet and unfold (be careful, it has 3 layers, the mask itself and the two outer protective layers). Smooth onto the face and leave for 10 – 15 minutes.

Shop – Lookfantastic.com 

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Lord & Berry 20100 Crayon Lipstick – Intimacy – Full Size – RRP £14

This multi tasking, richly pigments crayon combines the full colour of a lipstick, the sheen of a gloss, the nourishing feel of a balm and the precision of a pencil. Gorgeous lips in a flash!

Use – Outline the lips with the tip of the crayon, then lay flat to fill in the lips.

Shop – LordandBerry.com/uk

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VQ by Vitamasques Rose Quartz Facial Roller – Full Size – RRP £29.99

This innovative tool feels incredibly soothing, and helps to ease facial muscle tension, relieve stubborn headaches and improve the elasticity of the skin.

Use – Roll over bare skin, or on top of a sheet mask for a few minutes every day. Use the smaller side around the eyes to get rid of puffiness.

Shop – beautycutie.com

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Emma Hardie Protect & Prime SPF 30 – Deluxe Mini (30ml) – Full Size (50ml) RRP £46

This multi tasking, light weight protecting and priming cream has a non greasy formula the provides eight hours of daily protection against UVA and UVB damage as well as priming, blurring and evening out the complexion.

Use – Apply to clean skin, either alone or on top of your normal day cream or serum.

Shop – Lookfantastic.com

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Percy and Reed Wonder Balm – Deluxe Mini (30ml) – Full Size (75ml) RRP £18

This multi tasking balm adds moisture, boots shine, smooths, adds definition, softens, protects against humidity and speeds up styling.

Use – Work a small amount through towel dried hair then style as normal.

Shop – Feelunique.com

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Philosophy Amazing Grace EDT – Deluxe Mini (15ml) – Full Size (65ml) RRP £35

This best selling fragrance has notes of bergamot, soft muguet blossoms and long lasting musk.

Use – Spray on pulse points (wrists, neck, behind ears) to increase longevity.

Shop – theperfumeshop.com

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Philosophy Pure Grace EDT – Deluxe Mini (15ml) – Full Size (65ml) RRP £35

Designed to give you that just stepped out of the shower feeling, this scent is clean and fresh, like soap and water. Subtle tones of water lily and leafy greens make it a refreshing scent for every day.

Use – Spray on pulse points (wrists, neck, behind ears) to increase longevity.

Shop – Boots.com

So thats everything that came in this limited edition box! Overall I was blown away by the contents, it really packed a punch in terms of variety and quality of product, especially for the price I paid for this box (£23).

I can’t wait to start trying these products out, expect lots of reviews coming soon!

Talk to you soon!
Byee xxx

 

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