ByBusby has definitely taken a more reflective turn during January so I thought it’s time to end the month with something lighter & what better than my first impressions on this month Birchbox? We all know I’m a sucker for a pretty design & well Birchbox has out done themselves with this collaborative design by Ohh Deer. It’s really brings a spot of summer to the rainy days here in Surrey.
My first step when I receive my box is have a google to see if the products are cruelty free & luckily my previous boxes have all passed the test. In this one there’s an item or two that I won’t be using & hopefully it’s just a one off on Birchbox’s part. Anyhow lets get on with the reviews shall we..
To kick off with we have the product I’m most excited to use. I actually like receiving beauty appliances as well as products & last month I received a much need brush washer tool which I’ve loved. This month I was happy to see the face cloth because its something new & I actually wanted to try one. It needs to be machine washed first so I really need to pop it in the wash so I can get using it.
Okay guys I’ve just asked Jacob to open it because clearly I need help with sealed bags & it’s safe to say we’re both overly excited with how soft it is. It kind of looks like an eye mask without the strap but my god it is ridiculous fluffy & soft. I’m kind of scared that the machine will ruin it but gotta follow the rules.. hey.
Time to stop caressing the cloth & talk about the night cream. I’m not too sure if this product is cruelty free as there’s not a lot of info out there so please help me if you know the answer. It’s all in French & languages was never my strong point so I’ve relied on Birchbox’s description.
So it’s meant to give your skin a collagen boost to allow it to look refreshed even if you didn’t get those 8hrs. That sounds like a pretty handy product so I hope it is CF.
First things first I just attempted to swatch this so I can describe it & soo much came out.. there’s a heads up for you. Maybe its a design fault but the product itself smells amazing; I can’t stop smelling my hand! The consistency is nice & creamy. It feels quite light but definitely packs in a lot of moisture so I can see it doing what it claims.
I actually received a eyeliner in a previous box so I wasn’t too excited to see another however I decided to swatch this when I started to write & I’m happily surprised by the quality. Its really pigmented & has a slight shimmer which is a nice touch. It’s definitely black which is always a plus & well I applied my night cream on top & there is no smudge at all.
It seems to be a really handy eyeliner & even though I’d usually opt for a liquid liner I do like a good messy pencil look too so this will come in handy on the occasion.
It’s safe to say I was very happy to see this product in my box because my last Oribe product was amazing. I still have some left of that & I use it to add curls. This one is kind of a dry shampoo product but with the added texturising element. I can’t wait to use this to add more volume to my lack lustre hair.
I have been using it slightly & just like before I really love it. I wish I had the budget to buy more of their full sized products because as a brand they really are proving to create brilliant products that work well with my hair.
Lastly its on to the full sized product of the month which I’m not very excited about. I’m not a blush kinda gal & it’s also not cruelty free as they sell in China. I’m just not the best at blending lots of cream products so I usually opt for powder bases.
The product does apply really smoothly & it does blend with your finger tips easily. I’m just not sure if the colour would really work with my complexion as I definitely don’t need to highlight my red undertones. I’m not going to write it off completely as their products are meant to be good but I don’t think it’s totally for me.
I do think the January Birchbox is a bit hit or miss; there’s a few products I’m really excited to try & others that just aren’t for me. I do enjoy having a monthly box subscription so I may have little research & see if there’s any others I’d like to try.
On the other hand I hope you can tell I’ve been experimenting with my flatlays & I think I finally found a style I’m happy with but I’d love your feedback. Do you prefer the vertical design & are there any improvements I could make?