Wednesday, 15 May 2013

May Birchbox UK

My monthly Birchbox just arrived through the door this morning and after ripping it open with a slice of peanut butter on toast in one hand I have decided I am happy with the contents of this months box.
Each month there is generally a theme, and the May theme is 'red carpet ready' (am I the only one who wonders when they think us average Joe's will be hitting the red carpet?!) Along with that, and perhaps more relevantly, Birchbox has teamed up with 'Fashion Targets Breast Cancer' to create awareness and generate funds for the cause.

The contents of my May Birchbox:
 1. OPI nail lacquer mini- the shade name of this one isn't actually on the bottle or the information card but I was happy to see this in there as it's a very 'me' colour. A very pretty purple with gold/bronze shimmer running through it, unlike anything else in my collection.
2. B/Attitude body soufflé- The information card tells me that this product is from a brand who own a London restaurant and Paris Spa and the price tag suggests it to be a luxury brand. It will be interesting to try the soufflé texture and the product has a nice clean baby powder-ish smell.
3. Elemental Herbology Cell Plumping Facial Moisturiser Spf8 - This is a brand I've seen in Space NK and is probably the product I was happiest to see in this box. I've recently run out of moisturiser and have been putting off buying a new one so I'll be using this straight away. At 30ml it's a nice size sample for a luxury branded moisturiser. 
4. MakeBelieve 'enhance' cream highlighter - This product is from a brand of tanning experts so is presumably designed to enhance your skin to give it a healthy glow for the summer. I am a fan of cream highlights and only have one that I use regularly so I'll definitely be giving this one a try. My only concern is that the sheen looks to be quite a frosty one so perhaps this is one for the night time. 

Beauty Extra: Doctor Duve Anti-Aging & Firming eye cream sachets
Lifestyle Extra: Kushmi Detox Tea- I always find it quite random when they include food-y samples in the boxes but I do like trying new teas so this will get used up (if it's nice).

 Swatch of the nameless OPI polish:

All in all a decent box this month full of products that I'll be using straight away.
What do you think of this months Birchbox? 
Did you get similar contents in your box? 
If you're not already subscribed would this box persuade you?

Rachel x


  1. seriously cant wait to receive my box!! that OPI polish is such a gorgeous shade, its a shame its nameless xx

    1. I know its a bit of a pain that it's nameless, Im sure I could find out the name but Im too lazy! Hope you get a good box x

  2. Ohh love the opi colour you got! Mine was a hot pink I already own :(




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