Thursday, 18 April 2013

April Birchbox 2013 UK

I hate mornings. My bed never wants to let me go and I don't want to leave it. The only time i don't mind getting out of bed in the morning is for my Birchbox. If you aren't familiar with Birchbox it's an american beauty box company that recently came to the UK when it took over Joliebox. You get, on average, five samples per box with a mix of full size and sample size products. The boxes always have a theme, this months theme was "In bloom".


Mirenesse Glossy Kiss:
First up, my favourite item in the box. Believe it or not this is actually my first lip stick. I was expecting it to have the consistency of a lipgloss and the finish of a lipstick but i found it was more like a pigmented lip balm. The product is a gorgeous pink with subtle gold shimmer. This is the full size product worth £17.50. Buy (here).


       Left: Light swatch         Right: Heavy swatch

Natio Gentle Foaming Facial Cleanser: This smells divine. It's a pretty standard cleanser but i'm going to be repurchasing it again just so i can sniff it all day (in the least creepy way possible). Buy for £6.80 (here).

Weleda Skin Food: I have tried skin food before, it's a great moisturiser which is really hydrating. It is quite thick which is great however it feels quite heavy on my skin which i'm not too fond of but it's a generally good product so i could look pass this. I tend to use this on it my cuticles as an intense moisturising treatment. This is a sample size, full size is buy 75ml for £8.95 (here). Buy 30ml for £4.95 (here).

La societe Parisienne De Savons soap: This, to me, smells like childhood. I can smell honey and grapeseed (it reminds me of Burts Bees honey hand cream, (here)) and is pleasant to use, going straight into my bathroom! Full size costs £8.50. Buy (here).

Gera Spillmann Renaissance Age serum: I won't get much use out of this products as i don't require anti ageing products. The summary of the product says it's suited for all ages but the title suggests otherwise... Buy for £69 (here).

Birchbox Paname Paris Mirror (extra): I really like that they add extra's like this, this is a really convenient mirror with cute packaging. Perfect to pop into your bag.

Overall I quite like this box. If you too like the look of this box and would like to sign up to birchbox you can do so (here). Subscriptions are £10 per month plus p&p.

66 comments:

  1. Hey! Thanks for stopping by my blog! I enjoye reading your post very much! Please visit again and follow if you like it :)

    Jess x

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  2. This months box sounds and looks great!

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    1. I was really happy when i opened it! Great mix!

      Talisa xx

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  3. This looks like a really good month! Lovely stuff x

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    1. Love beauty boxes that give a good mix!

      Talisa xx

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  4. That Mirenesse Glossy Kiss looks lovely and it's amazing that they included a full size product! I'm still on the fence about beauty boxes, but this looks lovely

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    1. I'll keep posting reviews and if you ever like the look of that particular box you can do a one of subscription!

      Talisa xx

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    2. Honestly it's my pleasure!

      Talisa xx

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  5. I think this looks like a nice mix of stuff - I love Skinfood, but agree it's too greasy/rich for a face cream for me. I've been using it as a gloss to add shine to a smokey eye, and it's fabulous!

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    1. That sounds like an AWESOME idea! Have to try this!

      Talisa xx

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  6. Hey dear I really like your blog! What about following each other? Also on bloglovin, facebook and even on Lookbook if you want...just let me know :3 <3


    NEW POST ON MY BLOG!

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    1. I'm really glad you like my blog! :)

      Talisa xx

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  7. the lipstick has a beautiful color!

    btw, I have a great giveaway on my blog, you can win 50 $ to spend on jewellery. Check it out here: http://livinginash0e.blogspot.ro/2013/04/haute1-jewelery-giveaway-international.html

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  8. Hi Talisa! I am thinking of subscribing to get a beauty box and this one looks lovely... certainly worth getting out of bed for! Thank you for commenting on my blog, I really like yours, perhaps we could follow eachother? Looking forward to reading your next post :)x

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  9. what a pretty lipstick!
    i keep thinking about trying glossybox

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    1. Hmmm i'm still on the fence with glossybox. They have occasional good boxes but birchbox (previously joliebox) is more consistent in the quality so i recommend birchbox!

      Talisa xx

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  10. still debating whether to do birchbox even though its so popular! are there good natural beauty options each month? xx

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    1. Completely. If you're looking for a completely natural box amarya is a good option i get that too but there have only been a few boxes in my 12 month subscription that i've loved so it's a bit of a risk!

      Talisa xx

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    2. ahh that sucks, but will check them out and see. thanks doll!

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    3. No problem, i hope i helped a little!

      Talisa xx

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  11. I'm so torn between whether to sign up for a Glossy or Birch box!!

    Victoria x
    www.florenceandmary.com

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    1. I'd opt for Birch. They're consistent with the quality of their products where as glossy have occasional great boxes and others are utter crap.

      Talisa xx

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    1. I'm really liking the Birchbox takeover!

      Talisa xx

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  13. in love with this post, and your whole entire blog in general.

    lots of love from the casper&pearl girls – a little Aussie fashion brand
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    xx

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  14. such a sweet lip colour! love the slight pink tint on your lips!

    P.S. it'll be really awesome if you check out my Outfit post at Fashion Week Sydney!
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  15. The lip stick really made this box. Birch box definitely seems like the best beauty box.
    New follower!x
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    1. I thought the exact same! Birchbox, to me, is definitely the best!

      YAY!

      Talisa xx

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  16. That lip crayon looks like such a pretty colour! :)

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  17. I have never got the birch box or glossy box before but really want to try it out as the products are amazing! great post x

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    1. Thanks, Krystel! You should try it :)

      Talisa xx

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  18. Hi Talisa, I am still waiting for my box to arrive -as usual it is always at the end of the month, I hope i get similar to yours, but I always seem to receive the dregs of what they have left. New follower. Love Laura xxx www.ascottishlass.net

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    1. That's super odd! My box always arrive on the day they say they're going out! Maybe you should email them?? Whenever i've had a problem they've dealt with it really well and been really nice :)

      YAY! Thanks Laura!

      Talisa xx

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  19. looks great:) cute blog

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    XO

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  20. Such a pretty box! I wished that they had Birchbox in Australia. x

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    1. It sucks that they don't do it there! They only recently started doing it over here in the UK so hopefully they'll branch out to other countries too!

      Talisa xx

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  21. Seems like a good box this month! I love that lip colour :)

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    1. Compared to the other boxes we've had since birchbox took over i was a little disappointed! It's still a good box though! It's just that the others have been great!

      Talisa xx

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  22. so sad i can't get birchboxes where i live. the weleda skin food is so amazing. i love weleda products in general.
    xx

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    1. The pomegranate body wash is just fabulous! It sucks that they don't do them in some places :( Where are you from?? Maybe you should email them a billion gazillion times asking for them to do it where you are and hope that you irritate them so much that they cave hahaha! (IF YOU DO THAT DON'T SAY I GAVE YOU THE IDEA!!)

      Talisa xx

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  23. This months box looks good and you have such a lovely blog, I love it :)

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    1. Thanks Cigdem! You're too kind!

      Talisa xx

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  24. All of these samples look amazing!

    jess xx
    dotofdaisy.blogspot.com

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    1. They're really good sizes too!

      Talisa xx

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  25. Ooo these samples look amazing! I love the idea of beauty boxes will have to look into this subscription :) xo

    Maydoll

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    1. It really is! Smells delicious too!

      Talisa xx

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  27. That lip stick looks so lovely! I really like the colour :) Contemplating whether to subscribe to a beauty box would you recommend this one?!

    xxx

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    1. Yes! This box has been the most disappointing one since i subbed in december and it isn't disappointing at all! Really shows the standard of the box :) Glossy box tend to do one off good boxes and then loads of little rubbish ones, that's why i opted for Birch :)

      Talisa xx

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  28. I really love your blog. What made you start it?
    The birch box looks cool, how do you order it?
    Did you get a 12:55 audition too ,if yes see you there.

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    1. Well, my friends are always asking me advice and tips on how to use products/which products are good and i felt the easiest way to share this without repeating myself 101282083290830329 times was to start a blog! Now i just really enjoy writing reviews and the response i'm getting.

      There's a link of how to order it in the post above :)

      My auditions at 11.45, good luck!

      Talisa xx

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  29. This blog is so good!!

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