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BIRCHBOX - May 2018: Palm Leaves and Warm Breeze

My Birchbox delivery was on point this month and for once it arrived in the first week of May. So here we are again, Birchbox time! And this month's Birchbox is definitely going to get you in the mood for summer and help us breathe fresh air into our routines with their Palm Leaves and Warm Breeze box, it's not my favourite design but still cute. Now inside the box, you will find a selection of good size samples of five beauty products, every subscriber will receive the Greenfrog Botanic Bodywash and each subscriber had an option to choose a DOUCCE Lip Stain in either Steaming Red or Amber Rose. During the summer I like to change up my makeup routine and it's all about the corals and pinks so I decided to choose Amber Rose and it's a gorgeous shade. So let's take a closer look, shall we?

DOUCCE Cosmetics. Luscious Lip Stain in Amber Rose. RRP | £21

Let's kick off the review with the exclusive product where subscribers could choose one of two options and for May's exclusive there was a choice of a DOUCCE Lip Stain in either Steaming Red or Amber Rose. Seeing as I am all about the corals and pinks during the summer I had to choose the Amber Rose, what a cute name too? This is a pigmented liquid formula which applies matte, dries in a few seconds meaning it won't transfer to anything and last for hours. I just love how this lip stain glided over my lips, with some wands you tend to make a mistakes and go over your lip line, but this one is perfect. I also like the fact that it came in a small size meaning it's perfect to pop into your handbag or put in a purse for a night on the tiles. 

Greenfrog Botanic. Geranium & Peppermint Botanical Bodywash. RRP | £8.95

I always get so excited when I discover new natural beauty companies, and even more so when they come in a beauty box. Greenfrog Botanic source botanical soap all the way from the Himalayas to make 100% natural, chemical free products. There are no parabens or SLS and no other nasty ingredients. They are vegetarian society approved, vegan and also palm oil free. The ingredients are not only good for your skin, but also the environment. The Geranium and Peppermint Bodywash was the perfect item for me as I often settle for natural bars of soap nowadays instead of gels, due to skin type and I also suffer from eczema. This product does not disappoint. It foams up beautifully and works just the same. It smells floral, refreshing yet uplifting and is great to use during a morning shower. 

Native Unearthed. Activated Charcoal Natural Deodorant Balm. RRP | £7.99

A little while ago I stumbled across a Holistic Massage Specialist who is keen on a more natural way of life especially when it comes to beauty  products and over on her blog she was talking about deodorant and what's actually in them. I must say I was completely shocked at all the different ingredients in them and the harm that they can cause. So I was pretty excited when I saw this little gem in my beauty box. We all know the wonder of activated charcoal, the beauty ingredient of the moment. It's been added to cleansers, face masks, toothbrushes, and even juices for it's ability to absorb toxins and pollutants. This is completely different from any deodorant I have used in the past. I tend to use aerosols and a Nivea roll-on. The activated charcoal deodorant comes in a small jar with a screw-top lid. On opening my first impression was that it looked rather odd, but smelled pretty good and in no way overpowering. I can't wait to see what this is like over the next few weeks. 

Caudalie. Makeup Removing Cleansing Oil. RRP | £18

Micellar waters seem to have become quite popular in the beauty world with lots of brands bringing out their own product to take on the trend. For those who don't know...micellar waters are a type of make up remover where oil is held in the water but in a way where the two don't separate. It is therefore a really effective make up remover that doesn't leave an oily feeling on your face and will help to cleanse and tone your skin too. For me I have been an avid user of Garnier Micellar Cleansing Water. However, I have finished my bottle and this cleansing oil came at the right time. I have been using it daily. It’s a lightweight oil that emulsifies when you add a little water – standard procedure for most cleansing oils. It removes make-up effectively, although I need two cleanses to completely remove heavy eye make-up. Then again, I find this to be the case with all cleansers and I double cleanse anyway. But I am finding this one is perfect for getting rid of stubborn mascara and eyeliner without pulling on the skin too much.

Eyeko. Skinny Liquid Eyeliner. RRP | £16

This little liquid eyeliner is set to deliver some serious winged effect punch. This was the product that I was most excited to receive, but let's face it, eyeliner has never really gone out of fashion. I have to say I love discovering a new eyeliner, and this one is pretty epic and gives me some of the best winged eye looks. It’s smudge free and the skinny felt tip end helps make my winged eyeliner work like a dream.

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14 comments on "BIRCHBOX - May 2018: Palm Leaves and Warm Breeze"
  1. The lip stain looks lush! I like the sound of the peppermint body wash too, sounds very refreshing! x

    1. It's so gorgeous. I have actually stocked up on another!

  2. I loved this months design! I think the body wash was definitely my favourite product this month, it smells amazing! x

  3. The lip stain sounds gorgeous and you're right such a lovely name too! I love the eyeko liners too!

    Gemma Louise

    1. I have quite a few of those eyeliners now! The lip stain is so gorgeous that I got another one.

  4. i got birchbox for about half a year and i have noticed how many times they repeat their products in the boxes, i love the box itself, so pretty! but glossybox wins for me again this month haha

    1. Oh really. I have not come across any duplicates yet, but if I so I will just unsubscribe!

  5. Wow, you had some lovely products this month. I'd love to hear more about the activated charcoal deoderant. The Caudelie cleansing oil looks lovely too.

    1. The oil cleanser is so amazing, everyone should change to oil. The charcoal deodorant was an odd one, but so good!

  6. I say this every single month but I really need to treat myself and sign up!! The packaging is so pretty and the Deodorant Balm sounds really interesting x

    1. Personally, I am really liking their boxes.

  7. I would be happy just to get the Caudalie Cleanser!


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