I’m not sure where I saw or read it first, but when I found out Birchbox UK September 2017 would be partnering up with Oliver Bonas I was excited. Out with the predictable ‘back to school’ themes and in with the stylish brand collaboration. Ooh yeah!
Admittedly I haven’t shopped at Oliver Bonas, but that’s not to say they haven’t caught my eye. Especially thanks to bloggers like Olivia Purvis, this box has came just at the right time.
Birchbox UK September 2017 Unboxing
There were two arty designs to choose from this month. I actually liked them both, which is rare, I’m usually pulled to one more than the other. So as I couldn’t pick, I actually left it to Birchbox to decide for me and this is how I received this pink design box.
We were given a cheeky little teaser at the back of last month’s leaflet, so I was already expecting a full size product! The rest of the samples however, were a pleasant surprise:
Dr. Paw Paw Original Balm
Manna Kadar Fantasy 3-in-1 Blush, Highlighter, Eyeshadow (FULL SIZE!)
Rouge Bunny Rouge Bronzing Glow Liquid
R + CO High Dive Moisture & Shine Cream
Polaar IcyMagic Instant Eye Contour Energiser
With the exception of Manna Kadar, every brand is new to me. (You could say the same about Manna Kadar, as I hadn’t heard of them away from Birchbox.) This can perhaps pee off some Birchbox subscribers, however these all look and feel quite like high-end ish products.
Another plus is that they’re not your typical product. Oddly enough, I’ve found myself reaching for the Polaar IcyMagic Instant Eye Contour Energiser (a mouthful). Especially after work when I’ve been working on a screen all day, this can feel quite cooling and soothing.
Despite being described as a champagne pink, I find the Manna Kadar 3-in-1 sliding into the brown territory. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing, although I think I’d have to go quite light if I was to wear it as a blush or highlighter.
I was particularly wooed by the Rouge Bunny Rouge’s packaging. (I love that black on black.) Again, I’d hope this applied light when mixing it with my usual body lotion. Maybe this could have been a better sample for a summer box, but then again I’m not against autumn/winter tanning.
Added Little Extras…
As per usual when collaborating with a brand, Birchbox UK September 2017 added a little something extra for subscribers. This Oliver Bonas Bergamot & Mint candle was on offer this month, which is usually £12 but was knocked down to £9. (Or £7.65 thanks to my Birchbox VIP discount!)
I couldn’t miss out on this offer, with it sliding in at a perfect time for me, as I’ve just become a property owner (ooh it sounds so official!). On the side I also received 15% off my next (and first!) Oliver Bonas order too. Bangarang.
Box Round Up
We’ve been on a (at least one) full size item roll since April people, there’s no stopping Birchbox UK now! Seriously though, this box is a strong one. As I’ve said, the variety of products has really gripped me this month and I’m all about the brand collaboration.
No teasers for what could be on the cards next month yet. Although we have been told to keep our eyes peeled on Friday 29th September for giveaways, exclusive treats and Facebook fun.
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