I always feel annoyed with myself if I haven’t posted many blog posts between my most recent Birchbox post (this) and my last (April’s). Mostly because it feels glaringly obvious I’ve not kept up with pushing out content, which is true for this month. However another reason is down to Birchbox UK May 2018 and I being in sync.
I know I can’t really be in sync with a cardboard box, but bear with me. With its theme (which I’ll get to in a bit) and how impressively well it’s matched me to the samples, we are both on the same wavelength. Let me explain…
Unboxing: Birchbox UK May 2018
Okay I can’t stifle the brag any longer… I spent 2 glorious weeks in the sunshine state of Florida and the theme ‘Palm Leaves and Warm Breeze’ sits very well with me indeed. (Now that the holiday is over it’s more reminding me what I’m missing…)
Clearly the theme isn’t reflecting on the climate of Florida (as I am), instead it’s in the hope that a warmer climate is just around the corner for our shores. And these 5 beauty samples are selected for us in anticipation for clearer skies and more BBQ’s!
- Doucce Luscious Lip Stain in Amber Rose
We were given a heads up that we’d be receiving this sample this month, thanks to Birchbox giving us a choice from two colours! I choose the dark and musky pink option and it looks just my bag. (Tip: don’t apply like a gloss, only a little is fine!)
- Greenfrog Botantic Geranium & Peppermint Bodywash
With a name like that you know it’s organic and cruelty-free (it’s vegan too). But the reason I’m so pleased to find it in my box is because it’s tipped as great for psoriasis sufferers! Although my psoriasis is under control, it can affect which beauty products I use. So thanks Birchbox, this has got to be a first!
- Native Unearthed Activated Charcoal Natural Deodorant Balm
Déjà vu? We actually received a similar product back last July. Although this seems a little different and on first impressions it sounds more than just a deodorant. Inside are ‘sweat-absorbing’ natural ingredients like arrowroot, to ditch any harsh chemicals. (Another plus for my skin.)
- Caudalíe Make-up Removing Cleansing Oil
Ahh a brand I’ve discovered and grown to love from Birchbox. I’m always happy if I catch a glimpse of their logo in my box. Another natural sample, this oil dissolves make-up to which you just need to add water then rinse. Sounds a little less hassle than hot cloth cleansing (which I’m up in warmer weather).
- Luseta Beauty Keratin Smooth Conditioner
And finally, a conditioner to top things off. I did find it odd we received only the conditioner and not the shampoo. But occasionally between washes I will just wet my hair and massage in some conditioner to keep some softness. I usually keep silicones and sulphates away from my hair (there’s a silicone in here), but I’ll give this a try- if only to test out the keratin too!
Box Round Up
So after America (and the endless burger and hot dog snacks) I am looking to detox. Birchbox UK May 2018 have picked up on my signals and provided a few natural brands in my box this month. Now all I have to do is plan a detox meal plan.
Although sadly we’ve missed out on any full-size treats, we have been promised and given a choice out of two full-size products in June (if you don’t want to find out what this is stop reading now). So I am currently trying to decide if I want a rich warm brown, or pale sandy fawn compact eyeshadow from brand ella EDEN. Choices, choices…
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