Friday, 19 September 2014

The September Birchbox 2014

Welcome to Septembers Birchbox review!! If your new to Birchbox, let me fill you in. 
Birchbox is a monthly subscription beauty box for £10 + P&P! You receive 5 beauty based samples +  the occasional lifestyle extra! This allows you to try out new products each month that you would perhaps never find in the stores! PLUS you can earn up to 12 "Birchbox points" with each box and once you've earned 100 points you can redeem them for £10!! BARGAIN! 

Now onto the review!  

September 2014
Agave Healing Oil Treatment | Full Size £16 - This is a lightweight hair oil to replenish, smooth and add shine to hair! It smells fruity and fresh, adds a lovely shine and makes your hair soft and smoothed. This sample is worth £1.06
Benefit It's Potent! Eye Cream | Full Size £25.50 - As most eye creams this one claims to reduce dark circles, smooth lines and "protect against free radicals". I'm not sure on the last one but it certainly reduces dark circles and has a slight plumping effect. It has a cream/gel consistency and feels lightweight on the skin! The only disappointment was the size of the sample but the packaging was adorable and an exact miniature of the full size. This sample is worth £5.10
Korres Citrus Showergel | Full Size £8 - I had already received the matching body milk to this back in March and although it smelt good, I found it quite masculine. This will be reserved for Dan when he comes to visit me at Uni! This sample is worth £1.60
Premae Mild Dermabrasion Face & Body Scrub | Full Size £25 -  I feel like the name to this is abit Gimicky. It's basically a normal scrub however I find that it doesn't have alot of granules in it to really scrub and the granules that are in it are quite large and wouldn't effectively cleanse my pores so it would likely cause more redness than what I actually want it for. Sorry Premae! This sample is worth £5
ModelCo Power Lash Mascara | £24 -  Okay, so I was really disappointed with this. It is an ordinary black mascara. It lengthens and darkens but it makes my lashes look spidery and doesn't add much volume. I also find that the packaging is frustrating as mascara collects around the rim as you put the wand back into the tube. I also dispute the fact that the wand is "unique" as to me it looks like every other bog-standard mascara wand. I would never pay £24 for this. This sample is worth £12
Lifestyle Extra
Urban Fruit Smashing Strawberry & Birchbox Happy Days Photo Clip.
I wasn't a fan of the strawberry pieces but my parents were. However, I loved the Photo Clip and it will be taking pride of place on my desk with a picture of my two best friends from home. 

Despite not being impressed with the Mascara or Premae, I actually liked the rest of the box. Plus the Photo Clip was an awesome addition and came at a brilliant time! :) 

Overall this box was worth £24.76 which is brilliant value for money!


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