Right, this is another case of me being a bad blogger and not being quick enough on the posting front. What can I say, sometimes life/work does get in the way – I say this because this months’ Birchbox is a London Fashion Week themed one, and of course – London Fashion Week ended over a week ago…oops! But, on the upside – the goodies in the box are still totally relevant and just as good for anyone running around town or who just wants a bit of a pamper. Plus any beauty box that comes with chocolate always gets my vote – especially when it’s Green&Blacks white chocolate…
So there are a few stand out products – beyond just the chocolate – the mini Bioderma is perfect for a weeekend away and gives those who haven’t a bit of a chance to see what all the fuss is about. Interestingly, Bioderma was one of the products that I saw crop up everywhere at LFW – on all the backstage dressing tables and peeking out of MUA’s kits – although I did also overhear one model say she couldn’t use it as her skin reacted…which is interesting as it’s a brand that I always thought was a good rounder for everyone. But goes to show – everyone’s skin is different!
Then there are two lovely make-up items – the Model Co ‘Party Proof’ Lipstick in a pretty nude shade and the Reverence de Bastien Nail Colour in a classic red – not a brand I have heard of before, but like the shade and always instantly impressed when there’s a nail polish in a beauty box…it’s a quick way to my heart!
There’s also a lovely little bottle of Molten Brown Body Lotion – always handy, but feel like this has cropped up a few times recently so not one that I’m really ‘wow’d’ by to be honest. Then there’s the Aromatherapy Associates Revive Body Gel – an unusual one but also really nice. I’ve been keeping this in my desk drawer for a hydrating refresh. It might become too cool in colder months, but now it feels fab after a clammy tube ride or spending too long in the personal space of someone else’s armpit on the bus.
Overall, another really fab box from Birchbox – to me they seem to have a certain consistency in quality and range of products each month that other beauty services don’t always keep up with.
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