I have been getting Birch boxes for a while now, I started getting them back in January after thinking about it for months before and I have to say I am glad I did, I’m going to admit that I am much a makeup newbie so rather than coughing out £40 for a bit of makeup I will never use I thought it would be a better idea to pay for a monthly subscription and have the chance to try new brands at a fraction of the price.
Birch Box is one of the many makeup monthly subscriptions to try but I went for this one purely because I saw an advert on my Facebook feed. I decided to pay monthly as its cheaper for me so it only costs me £12.95 a month, that’s with the postage added to it and it works out great for me.
This months box.. or bag should I say.. looks exciting, I had the choice of which color pattern of bag I wanted and I simple said surprise me, but you could choose from a light green or a lemon yellow.. I obviously got a yellow one. I actually really love this bag, I don’t own a lot of makeup that I use daily so having little bags can be really handy to store what I use in, and for when I go anywhere too.
One of the first things I have is this brow pencil from Meech and Mia, this is a full sized brow pencil and I am excited to try this out as I have extremely fair eyebrows which need to be crayoned on in the morning, every morning, So I am always on the look out for different brow products to help remove my weird look that I have when I don’t paint them on and the pencil has worked really well so far!
Next up I have this Estee Lauder pore cleansing jelly, its a brilliant green color and the smell which I can only describe as that smell new technology has, its quite sticky when you work it into the skin but once its dry it made my skin feel smooth and as I said, I like the scent.
Next up I have this coconut mango scrub, and I honesty didnt know what to expect before I opened it up, its a gritty, almost like a dry rub scrubbing material, the two ingredients that cause this are the coconut flake and shell.
It smells amazing! I used a small amount on my legs after shaving and it made them feel smooth and soft, I am definitely going to find this again in future when I run out of my sample.
Next up is this hair styler, I am going to assume its similar to hair gel but I am not 100% sure, I am always anxious about using products on my hair as it can get really greasy thanks to hormones so I haven’t tried this one just yet, like all the other products it has a lovely smell but I may give this to my mum to try, she has very different hair than me so hopefully wont cause any unwanted greasiness.
Finally we have some brushes from ecotools, they are double ended and I can’t wait to properly try these, I don’t own very many brushes (or make up to use said brushes) so I am always worried I will get something wrong when I use them but they do have a ‘how to’ at the back.
They are 100% vegan, recyclable and made from bamboo! This is now the most environmentally friendly makeup brush that I own… the only make up brush I own hah!
and there you have it, a roundup of what I got in my June Birch Box! if you are a newbie like me I recommend trying the monthly payment as you can cancel any time and it can expand your makeup collection without spending a pretty penny!
I’m off to play with my new products!!
Until next time
Disclaimer: I pay for birchbox with my own money each month, all thoughts and opinions are my own.