Hey guys! So, it’s been a while since I’ve done a proper Birchbox post but I can hands down say that this is my favourite box that they’ve brought out in a long, long time. I’ve not had many unboxings where I’ve been really disapopinted but then sometimes, Birchbox will throw one out there like this that blows my mind and reminds me why I signed up in the first place! I normally do a video to accompany these and I will be using these products in a video but it won’t be an unboxing – it will be a makeup look! So, be sure to look out for that.
Let’s get into the products!
MANNA KADAR COSMETICS DIAMOND DUST ROLLER SHADOW IN ENCHANTED – RRP £15
So I’ve always been ecstatic to see any Manna Kadar products in the Birchboxes because they are probably one of my favourite brands that I’ve discovered since I’ve been using Birchbox. This roller shadow can be used on the eyes or on your lips – I’ve tried it on both and… honestly, I’m a little bit disappointed. Which I don’t say too lightly because I genuinely have given it a good go and tried it a few times. I don’t know if it’s the formula or the roller applicator but it comes out so patchy and you have to go over the surface a few times to get any pigment.
PAUL & JOE ILLUMINATING FOUNDATION PRIMER – RRP £27
I literally squealed like a little girl on Christmas when I saw this. A few months ago when I was running through the Beauty Bay website, I saw this primer with its stunning packaging and I wanted it so badly. But because it was a crazy £27, I decided to go for a cheaper primer. So the fact that I’ve managed to try this amazing product for a cheaper price is just insane. This is probably the nicest primer I’ve ever used and it genuinely works. I know there’s always conspiracy about whether primers are a bit of a gimmick or whether they genuinely work. But I can honestly say that for me, anyway, this one has really worked. It gave a stunning glow to my skin that shone through under my makeup and it made my makeup stay on for a lot longer than it normally would with another primer. So… I didn’t want to fall in love with it because of the price but I genuinely think it might be worth it! It’s so, so good!
POLAAR POLAR NIGHT CREAM – RRP £32
So I’ve used a Polaar product before and I didn’t like it very much so I went into this with low expectations but wow, have I been proven wrong! The cream is so lovely to put on your skin, leaves it feeling instantly refreshed and lightweight right before you go to bed. I went to sleep with it on, woke up the next morning and there was no oily residue or anything like that. And as for my skin? Despite the fact I had a late night and early morning, it didn’t show on my face. It looked glowing, it felt soft and it was just so incredible that after one use I had that effect! It’s so incredible and I can’t wait to keep using it!
BEAUTY BLVD DIVINE HYDRO GEL EYE MASK – RRP £8.50
This box with all these different eye masks seriously could not come at a better time for me. I’ve been under a little bit of stress in some areas of my life and it’s been showing on my face. My eyes, especially. I went from looking 23 to 123 with the enormous eyebags I was carrying around. So I used this with some real high expectations that it was going to change my life and I literally saw no difference! Nor did I feel any! It was crazy and so disappointing. I still have another one left so maybe I’ll give it another go.
SPACEMASKS SELF HEATING EYE MASK – RRP £3.50
This is the only one that I haven’t tried purely from the point of view that my skin is a little unhappy at the moment so I don’t want to risk anything new that I might react to. As I didn’t have the best experience with the last eye mask, I didn’t give this one a go but I will write a review about this one when I try it so keep an eye out for that!
So, there you have it! What do you guys think of this box? Which one is your favourite? Let me know in the comments below and also let me know if there’s another beauty box I should be trying!
Morgie out. x
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