I was immensely excited when I had my Birchbox email for this months box, allowing us to pick between not one, not two, but three different box designs; 70’s, 80’s and 90’s.
Given that I was born in the 90’s, this is the box I went for.
The box arrived much earlier in the month than usual, which meant I got to dive straight into all the goodies I’d been sent.
First up was something I was rather excited for; Luseta coconut milk hair mask, RRP £32.
As I frequently colour my hair, I am very mindful of its condition, so really love when I get hair masks to try out. This one had a wonderfully light scent to it, and I ended up trying it out the very day I received it.
It certainly improved the feel of my hair, and brought out a lot of shine, but I can’t say it performed any better than other brands I’ve tried. My firm favourite still remains Percy and Reed.
I do occasionally mix hair masks in with my hair dye, when I did with this one, it did perform much better with the extended time on my hair - but then, after an hour, you would kind of hope so.
The second item I unearthed from my box was The Beauty Crop eyeshadow trio, in ‘love you so latte’ RRP £7.
As you will guess from the name, this is a coffee tonned palette, enriched with coffee extract for added brightness, although sadly no coffee scent.
Now, I’ve come across a similar trio from this brand which I didn’t really get on with. It was a cream, and not very easy to work with, so it’s safe to say I was sceptical.
I need not have been however, as these powders are easy to blend, with good pigmentation, especially when you consider the price. The three shades work beautifully well together to achieve a natural smokey eye.
Next up was the ModelCo green concealer, RRP £14.
This is to be applied to anywhere you find redness, to counter out the pigment and achieve a more even complexion.
It works as it claims, however, as I use Estée Lauder double wear, I get pretty full coverage, and haven’t ever had the need to neautralise underlying skin tones.
I’ll keep hold of it however, as it will be handy on occasions I use lesser foundations.
Next up was the Pixi shea butter lip balm in ‘pixi pink’ RRP £8.
There’s not a huge amount to say on this one, it’s a tinted lip balm. When it comes to dry chapped lips, it does what it needs and is mositurising. However, I’m not a fan of the tint. I’m on and off with wearing lip colour, but when I do, it’s never pink. The colour quite simply doesn’t suit me.
The final item in my box was a lovely finishing polish from Percy and Reed, RRP £10.
I’ll declare now, I love this brand. Every product of theirs I’ve tried has been top notch quality, with a beautiful scent that I’ve grown slightly addicted to.
As expected, this didn’t disappoint in the slightest. The polish leaves my hair with a luscious shine, without leaving my hair sticky or greasy.
Overall, I’m very pleased with this months box, and can’t wait for the next one. We’ve been given a sneak peek, and should all receive either a BLAQ hydrogel eye mask, or BLAQ peel off mask. Something I’m rather excited for!
What did you think of this months box?