Skip to main content

Birchbox November 2018 Review

Hey my lovelies,

So because I miss doing my youtube unboxing reviews I thought I would start doing my reviews over here. I really need to find myself someone to edit videos for me lol. I can pay in coffee and sarcastic jokes.

In the meantime here we go with the start of my unboxing reviews.

This week I received my Birchbox, and because I have been back with them for 6 months I have been awarded Vip status. They sent a cute card to thank me for my loyalty. With this 'huge' honour I get 15 % off any purchases on their website as well as a free gift. The idea of the free gift excited me until I realised that my free gift was a shiny cheap looking makeup bag. This will not get used but thanks Birchbox anyway.

Moving on to my actual box. It is Nutcracker themed, to team up with the new film out at the minute. However I fail to see what any of the products have to do with the actual theme of Nutcracker. In saying that the box is stunning, I love it, I think it would have actually been gorgeous for the christmas box.

The products in this months box:

Manna Kadar Cosmetics, Diamond Dust Roller Shadow £15 full size
While this is a very pretty shimmery product I don't like roll on shadows, I find them awkward to use, I think I will enjoy it as a highlighter though, it is absolutely gorgeous.

Sand and Sky, Brilliant Skin Purifying Pink Clay Mask £39.90 full size
We received a 13g luxury sample. This will do at least 2 treatments. I do appreciate a clay mask and this one smells gorgeous. I am obsessed with pomegranate right now so this is a very welcome addition to this mask. It is quick drying and very thin which I like in a mask.

Poláar, Polar Night Cream £32 full size
Again this is another luxury sample. I am seeing a lot of brands using Algae in their treatments so I was intrigued by this. I was quickly met with a very strong perfumey scent and I was very aware of it on my skin, it was a very heavy product. This definitely wouldn't be a repurchase of mine, however I will give it a fair go. Reading the details has me intrigued, the light of the blue moon makes it work, So do i need to go out and lie in the garden under the moonlight to get it to work?

Dr Paw Paw Original Clear Balm £3.95 full size
As much as I love this product I am extremely disappointed as the full size of this is only £3.95 so to give us a sample size of this is a bit of a cheap option. Anytime I have received this item it has veen full size, so although I adore this brand and this product I would have liked to see a full size of such a cheap product.

Space Mask: Self Heating Eye Mask £3.99 full size
I am not a fan of self heating products especially around the eye. I like a product to be cold and soothing to take away the puffiness of eye bags. However as always I will give it a go and hopefully will have found a new product to love.

So let us summarize I am not really impressed by this box at all, it definitely was not a wow for me. Even now I can still smell that Poláar moisturiser on my skin. It isn't totally obnoxious but it is very prominent and I don't like that especially not on my face.

I have been saying for months I am going to cancel, though Amanda laughs because every time I say that I never actually do and of course in they roll every month to the salon. So hey I will see you all next month for my Christmas unboxing of Birchbox haha.

What is your favourite subscription box in the UK and what should I be trying next.

Love and blessings to you all,

Lyndsey

Don't forget to check out my Instagram for my daily pictures

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Fibromyalgia isn't a real illness!!

Hello my lovelies,

I hope this post finds you well. Yes you read this right. I don't believe that Fibromyalgia is a real illness!!

Ok ok, put the pitch forks down!! Before you start a lynch mob, I am not saying that people with it aren't sick. Quite the opposite. I just feel that this mystery illness Fibromyalgia has more to it than just one illness!


For a start it really isn't a diagnosis at all. It is the final straw after a process of elimination. You go through so many tests you will have had more pricks than kerplunk! You will have seen so many different doctors that you will feel like you see them more than your family. By the time they see you don't have a, b, c or d they have no clue so they tell you it is Fibromyalgia. They don't know how you got it, why you got it or really how to treat it either.Every study that is done contradicts the previous study. Some say its to do with nerves, some say its to do with blood. Some doctors claim there is a test to diag…

First Impressions of Maybelline Tattoo Brow

Hello my lovelies,

How are we all? Today is the 1st February! I know I cannot quite believe that either. January felt like it was so long, but now I am thinking wow that was fast!

I have been trying so many different brow products out over the years I wanted to share with you my experiences of my first impressions with some of the new products on the market.

I like Maybelline products for the most part, but I have to be honest and say I have never been in love with any of their brow products. I saw the Tattoo Brow, which claims to be waterproof and lasts up to 2 days. So I thought it would be a good one to try. I saw it in Tesco in their 2 for £12 so I also picked up a new mascara as well, because why not haha.

So this morning I sat down in front of my mirror and set about doing my makeup. It is one of those days where I couldn't be bothered doing anything major so i put the bare minimum on so I wouldn't scare my clients and I was done.

I opened the box and was instantly disap…

The Anxious Blogger

Hello my lovelies,

I hope you are all well. I cannot believe we are now in February. The year is whizzing by already. As you know I started this year with great plans to do new things. I am doing those, in fact on Sunday I did something huge. I went to a blogger event.

I went alone, walked in the door with shaky hands and sat down with over 100 people around me who I had never met before. I nearly didn't go. I hadn't slept great and had been exhausted from a few nights of little to no sleep. My blood pressure was high, my stomach was acting up. I had plenty of excuses and reasons not to go. Then struggled getting a taxi and uber. So many things were telling me not to go. Just get back in to bed and hide, and try again next time.

Standing there with my coat and bag as the fona cab app finally had a taxi my heart nearly jumped out of my skin, if i clicked accept then I really had to go. I had to tell myself that if I didn't go I would have been depriving someone else of the …