It’s been a while since I’ve spoken about Birchbox & well the last time I blogged about it was when I was deciding if to end my subscription. Today however I am back with a Birchbox first impressions because this months box has won me over. As you can guess I decided to continue my subscription & well this months box has finally impressed me; both with the design & the products.
Birchbox X Etsy
If you’re a reader since the bybusby rebrand then you probably won’t know I had an etsy store for a few years & I blooming loved it. I had my own store creating accessories & it was actually a big part of my life back then. When I saw birchbox was collaborating with them I was very excited & they have done a fab job.
They’ve teamed up with etsy sellers this month to create 10 bespoke box designs most of which I fell in love with. My box design is beautiful (by amberstextiles) & very me with the leafy design! Plus they went back to the draw style which is just handy. I love stacking my boxes & using them to store products.
Dirty little secret
This one was the choice of the month between a true gold & a rose gold shade. I opted for the fetch shade which is the rose gold because I thought it would go with the shades I usually go for. Tbh the product looks more like a lipstick in the packaging design however it is an eye crayon.
I don’t usually opt for crayon eyeshadows but it’s a really nice creamy texture which blends out really well but still retains its pigment. It’s a very shiny product so I could potential use it to highlight. I’m not entirely sure how much use I’ll get out of it but its a really good sized product & high quality.
This is an unusual product because it’s a melting lip powder that can also be used as a cheek tint. Even though its quite a small sample I can imagine you’d get a lot of applications out of it. I’m sure if I’m totally sold on the product because of how different it is but if you’re looking for a light lip tint then it’s perfect for you.
The powder melts really well on the lips & does finish matte but I wouldn’t use it as a cheek tint. That’s just not me. I’m going to keep trying it out & hope it fits into my basic routine from time to time.
This product is the one I’m most excited to use because it’s an overnight face mask. Yes you heard me right; an overnight face mask! It’s also made from pomegranates which I blooming love. It actually feels really lightweight so I can see how it works overnight. The smell is divine! At first I thought it was pretty fragrant free but as you mix it the scent really pop. It’s sweet but not overpowering which is lush.
I am so excited to try this that I think I might do a full on exfoliation this evening then use this. I just have to remember to cleanse in the morning cause I have to admit my morning routine is terrible.
Okay here’s another haircare product from birchbox but I am slightly intrigued to give it a go. Salt texturising sprays don’t tend to work very well with my hair but this is a sugar version. It does make me interested to try it. According to birchbox it’s meant to combine the affects of a salt spray with that of a nourishing mask which sounds good.
The only thing I’m worried about its that it recommends using a diffuser to get the soft waves which I don’t tend to use & I think it’s probably best suited to people with natural curls. I’m still gonna give it a good go but I’m not assuming it’s gonna work. Blooming negative Nancy over here.
Finally the product I’m least excited to try; a foaming shower gel. I do actually need a new shower gel so it has come in handy I just don’t really need another shower gel from birchbox y’no. The scent is sweet orange & cedar wood which is really nice & light.
It foams like crazy & well it probably wasn’t a great idea to try it sat on the shower while typing up this post! A little goes a long way let me tell you! The foam because quite thick so I think it’ll be fab for shaving. After just giving it a quick test I’m more obliged to give it a go.
So that’s August’s birchbox & well it has reignited my exciting for the subscription. The products this month was much more to my liking & I think they are starting to listen to their customers more. I’m glad to see the original box design back & love they opted to collaborate with etsy. I’m actually gonna have a look at all their stores & see if they have any home bits I would like!
If you want to sign up then you can use my code to get £5 off your first box then mention my name (Shelley busby) at checkout. I might make birchbox first impressions a more regular thing if they keep up the good work.
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