BEAUTY | US BirchBox Revealed!

So what was inside that BirchbBox?

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Do you even remember what I’m talking about?? Remember that trip to NYC Birchbox store back in November…I bet by now because I have taken so long to share it you probably don’t even care to know?!?

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Sorry my sarcasm is at an all time high this week!

Well I will share it anyway because there are some good bits I picked worth sharing…

Harvey Prince – perfume, I know perfume samples are love or hate in beauty boxes however I happen to like these I normally throw them in one of my handbags or keep them in my desk at work, they end up being handy to use on those mornings when Im in a frantic hurry and forget to use perfume or when in need for a top up. ‘You had me at ‘Hello’ which I believe is the name of the perfume – a fruity blend of Meyer Lemon, Mandarin, Grapefruit and flowers Forsythia and Plumeria. It’s a very pleasant spring like scent.

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Ellovi Butter – A lip butter made with just 6 ingredients. I had a read about Ellovi on their website, they pride themselves on making products which contain no synthetic ingredients, preservatives, parabens, or other secret ingredients. It is described as a butter which absolutely lives up to its name as I apply it to my lips it simply melts and provides lasting moisture! Whilst the scent is supposed to be Vanilla to me it smells more chocolately or even honey like which isn’t a bad thing as I’m not usually the biggest fan of vanilla scented items. This is one of my favourite picks!

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Next up …Juice Beauty Blemish Clearing Cleanser. I have not tried this yet as my skin has been behaving. However I can tell you this cleanser says it contains blends of organic lemon, cherry and aloe which deeply cleanses the skin and helps prevent blemishes.

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Macadamia Healing Oil Treatment – I’m not sure of anyone who doesn’t love this line of hair products. I love this stuff, I was so pleased I was able to choose this and didn’t hesitate but to add it to my box. This oil is especially good with sealing in moisture and helping to prevent dry brittle hair – for all hair types- especially in this harshly colder winter!

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Coastal Scents Palette – This mini sized palette gives four shades from their Revealed 2 eye shadow palette the theme of this palette is called ‘Ballerina’. I have not had chance to use this properly other than a swatch to test out the colours, it’s very similar in colour scheme to the Urban Decay Naked Palette although the colours are not as pigmented and I had to really work the palette to get the colour payoff shown in the pictures, so this palette would probably only be used for occasion wear at work. See below…

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Finally Oribe shampoo and conditioner – being honest I am extremely fussy about what I use in my hair so probably will end up giving this away, as I’m not sure nor do I want to experiment. My feeling is this shampoo and conditioner would be more well suited for naturally straight hair types.

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All in all quite a good mix of products, except for the Shampoo and Conditioner, which I had to have provided as part of the box and was unable to swap – other than this I am happy with all I had to choose from.

I was so happy to have stumbled upon Birchbox store in NYC, definitely worth a visit again – hopefully soon.

Thanks for reading ….

N x

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