If you could fall in love with a cardboard sleeve, I certainly have. How beautiful is the Birchbox for March? Collaborating with the incredible Lulu Guiness for the March box* has provided the box with an eye-catching, stand-out look, and I for one would love if this was a more regular thing. It just makes the boxes themselves look so much prettier, and I love a bold design. But what about the contents? The packaging may have caught my eye, but are the products inside enough to make the March box a success? Let's delve in...
As part of the collaboration with Lulu Guiness, Lulu has shared a hand-picked selection of beauty products, one of which is in the March box. Benefit Stay Don't Stray (Birchbox, £20.50) is a primer which can be used both on and under the eyes, ensuring shadows and concealers stay in place with no creasing. I've tried Stay Don't Stray before and I really like it - it's a product already on my wishlist to pick up in full size, so I'm excited to have another sample to get through, especially as Benefit samples last so long. You can check out the rest of Lulu's hand-selected picks here.
Molton Brown is a brand I really like, but haven't dabbled in much. The addition of the Molton Brown Rhubarb and Rose Replenishing Hand Cream (Birchbox, £10) is my perfect chance to delve into the brand a little more. A scent of deliciously sweet yet bitter rhubarb and beautiful rose, give this light-weight hand cream a beautiful scent, and such a handy size for popping in my handbag. It's also a new product to the Molton Brown range, which is pretty exciting!
Like most girls, I have pores which are more visible than I'd like, so the Dr. Brandt Pores No More (Birchbox, £39) is the perfect skincare product for me to find in this month's box. Pore No More is a quick fix for anyone with oily skin types, helping to absorb oil, reduce the appearance of pores and mattify shine. There's also a touch of Tea Tree Oil in the formula, which not only works as a fantastic anti-bacterial property for our skin, but is a great product to team with oily skin in particular. Very excited to give this a try!
The AromaWorks Serenity Body Oil (Birchbox, £32.50) is formulated with an expert treatment of Essential Oils, featuring Lemongrass, Neroli and Geranium; oils known to promote serenity, calm and wellbeing. There's also Organic Coconut Oil and Evening Primrose Oil, which work to uplift, restore and brighten your mood, making AromaWorks 100% natural. I love body oils, so this is one I will definitely be trying out over the weekend with an indulgent bath!
The final product in the box is one I think some people may grumble over, as it's a sample vial of perfume. But once you try the English Laundry No. 7 For Her Eau de Parfume (Birchbox, £47), I'm sure you'll be as smitten as me. With top notes of Pear, Jasmine, Melon and Apricot, heart notes of Gardenia, Jasmine and Almond, and base notes of Sandalwood, Vanilla, Whipped Cream and Musk, this is a delicious scent with a feminine touch and a masculine twist. Love.
I'm pretty happy with the contents of my March Birchbox, especially with the Lulu Guiness themed stick off rock as a lifestyle extra, and fantastic inserts including a discount at Lulu Guiness for Birchbox subscribers and a little book of Life Lessons As Told by Lulu Guiness. If you fancy giving Birchbox a go for yourself, you can subscribe to your very first box for just £5 - half the usual price of £10, plus post and packaging. All you have to do is enter 'BBXBloggers' at checkout, and eagerly await the arrival of your first, half price Birchbox!
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