I have no complaints with Birchbox UK March 2018 telling me to sit back and relax. We started this month with SNOWMAGEDDON (or ‘the beast from the east’ vs storm Emma). If you, like me, were one of the unlucky souls who tried to drive in this insane weather, then you’ll know the beauty of just sitting back and relaxing at home. (Thank god for working at home, hallelujah technology!)
Of course Birchbox have a slightly different slant which is behind this month’s theme. Instead of looking back (like last month’s 70s, 80s, 90s theme), this month is all about looking within. A bit hippie-ish yes, but this box seriously has you sorted for a proper pamper sesh.
Birchbox UK March 2018 unboxing
I can’t find any important dates in the month of March that can explain Birchbox’s move on this. (Maybe International Woman’s Day, at a push?) But who cares, obviously caring and looking after yourself should be a priority all year round.
So how does being more mindful relate to beauty products? Birchbox lays down the first step which is to sit back and relax with the following five beauty treats:
- Benefit BADgal BANG! Mascara
Birchbox and Benefit have a good thing going on – meaning they basically treat Birchbox subscribers to a sample of their latest product! Benefit mascaras are considered the best (they’re certainly a strong contender). I liked this mascara, but I wouldn’t agree that it was volumising though. Regardless, this still gives a big impact to lashes.
- BLAQ Peel Off Mask
We were given a choice this month between two Blaq products; a peel off mask or an eye mask. The peel off mask was a winner for me because logically I’ll get more uses out of it (over the eye mask) and oh my god these charcoal masks look just so satisfying to peel off.
- GLAMGLOW SUPERMUD Clearing Mask Treatment
Another OH MY GOD moment. I noticed Glamglow sliding into the Birchbox shop, but I didn’t expect to receive a sample in my box! I am so stoked to receive this, honestly. If you’ve not heard of Glamglow then you’ve missed out on one of the biggest cult beauty products in the last year. I can’t wait to try this! (This might even deserve its own separate review on here.)
- Nuxe Reve de Miel Body Scrub
Every Nuxe item I’ve received has been a banger. Since receiving the Nuxe Crème Prodigieuse Enrichie (moisturiser) in my Birchbox in November 2016 (whoa, that was ages ago), it’s become one of my skincare staples. So I have high hopes for this scrub!
- Oribe Apres Beach Wave and Shine Spray
Did you see the result this left my hair in the video? Need I say more…
- Benefit BADgal BANG! Mascara
I was also lucky to have received the Smith & Cult Lip Lacquer. Although this wasn’t explained anywhere in the box, I think I’ve received this as an extra because someone couldn’t resist signing up to Birchbox through my referral link (which I will leave at the end of this post, if you’re interested).
Box round up
WELL, Birchbox UK March 2018 has been the BEST Birchbox of the year so far, imho. No seriously, every product here has been so strong in terms of branding and type of product. I’ve been so excited about receiving these products I’ve written this post without even trying some of them yet – just because I wanted to get this out to you asap!
SPOILER ALERT! We’ve already received an April sneak peak at the back of our leaflet this month, which reveals the choice of a ModelCo Baked Highlighter. Spring is definitely on its way in our April box judging by our two choices (between Frose or Moonshine). Can it beat this month’s box, though?
Here’s my Birchbox referral link, where you can get 50% off your first box!
I have not been paid by, sponsored by or asked by Birchbox to make this blog post or video in any way – I just do it for the love!