not really one for beauty boxes. I’ve tried Betrousse previously and
although I found it quite nice I wasn’t blown away.
in my emails I got a discount code for Birchbox, so
decided to give it a try.
box was quite nice, although again, I wasn’t blown away. It’s nice to
try some new products, but there was only really one product in the
box that I liked enough to buy again. Anyway, heres what arrived : –
Blanc Cachemire Day Cream – Full size £54.95
What they say
100% natural ingredients are used in a high-tech way to provide a gentle approach to anti-ageing. The smoothing proteins found in cashmere fibres are carefully mixed with active ingredients including falun – a millennial sediment with high concentrations of calcium and silicon – at the French Laboratoire Neuroscience. These work in unison to encourage quicker cell regeneration and tighter, firmer skin. Blanc Cachemire Day Cream is lightweight, allowing for quick absorption. It also sits easily under foundation and has a lovely, slightly fruity scent.
I got a 15ml sample of this cream, and although it felt quite luxurious I found it less moistursing than I’d have liked and I was really put off by the scent. The scent is strange, a little like plants and a little like medicine. I really didn’t enjoy the smell on my face, as it was quite noticeable. The cream absorbed easily into my skin but didn’t have any great noticeable effects.
Traditionally only for the steady-handed, make-up artist to the stars Laura Geller has crafted these Black and Purple gel liner pots containing an accompanying brush – making a perfect gel flick a whole lot easier.
The Inkwell Waterproof Gel Liner is made from a silicon based no-budge formula that creates a luxurious, crease-free finish.
I believe that this was available in both black and purple, but sadly I got the purple. I am impressed that it’s a full sized product though. The liner itself has great pigmentation and lasts reasonably well, but the colour just isn’t for me.
The Chia Co. Chia Shots
What they say
It’s not always easy, but it’s so important to use ingredients that benefit your health while cooking – it shows both inside and out. The humble chia seed might not look like much, but it’s the richest plant-based source of omega 2, dietary fibre and protein. They are beloved by celebs including Miranda Kerr and Gwyneth Paltrow.
I got one packet of these. If I’m honest I havent tried then, or even thought about trying them yet. It looks like bird seed. I’m not sure what I’d use them in, maybe if I baked cakes or something?
Weleda Skin Food
What they say
No matter the season, you can (unfortunately) count on dry skin. Thank goodness, then, for the all-natural salve that is Weleda Skin Food. Infused with organic sunflower seed oil, a protective ingredient that’s rich in fatty acids, as well as the soothing, super-nourishing extracts of calendula, chamomile, pansy, and rosemary, it has a way of sorting out even the most stubborn of dry patches—face, feet, elbows, or hands. Plus, the essential oils of sweet orange and lavender leave behind a lovely scent.
I got a 10ml sample of this in my Birchbox, and was really looking forward to giving it a go. I really like it, its fab for dry patches and cracked heels. It has quite an oily texture but isn’t sticky once its on the skin. It’s fab as a quick fix and can be used all over. I get dry patches on my face and a little of this does help, though applying it at night is best for me, otherwise my make up doesnt settle if this is underneath.