I absolutely loved the concept of this months Birchbox, they teamed up with London accessory brand Skinny Dip, famous for cute and quirky phone cases i just had to get my hands on one. They were offering an upgrade on the boxes, for a teeny £4 you could get your hands on a £12 phone case – er hello, no brainer!!
Six lovely products to run through so i’ll get straight to the usual list below:
So the case was a real treat, it went straight on my phone and i loved the super cute lilac sea shell print – very Skinny Dip like.
I’m really pleased that i use my common sense and read the leaflet before giving the products a whirl because i was convinced that the Lord & Berry pencil was an eyeliner for the water line but oh no, it’s in fact a lip liner! It’s actually really handy, it’s clear so can be used with any coloured lipstick to stop the dreaded bleeding and smudging. I used it on a recent night out teamed with the daring Charlotte Tilbury Glastonberry shade that i was recently raving about here. I have to say i was impressed, the lipstick itself was such a bold shade that i appreciated the extra help to get the precision just right. I can report that the only smudged i experienced was from a cheeky little Jägerbomb.
A few of the items are on the unexciting side for me, the Beauty Protector body lotion doesn’t get me jumping for joy and the nail wraps i will give away as they won’t suit my newly shaped pointed nails – yep, I’ve jumped on that bandwagon.
On the other hand, one product that i am absolutely beaming about is the Ren wake wonderful night time facial, oh lord it’s a gooden. With a blend of glycolic and lactic acids designed to trigger cell renewal this really does prove the phrase ‘beauty sleep’. I have tried this a few times and i have been surprised with the results, it gets to work whilst you catch some z’s and i have woken up with super soft, radiant skin. There is a snag and that is in the form of the unpleasant scent, in fact i’m being kind – it stinks! I will have to weigh up the results a little more to see if it’s worth the smell.
Overall not the best box but not the worst, i’m still yet to try the mascara which is a full sized product usually sold at £18.00 so i have high hopes for this one.
Next box is only friggin’ December which excites me very much, it will be like extra Christmas presents – eep!
It's Emma over email but Ems face-to-face. By title, I'm a writer, photographer, creative, social media co-ordinator and more importantly rosé drinker. I'm also a daughter, sister, auntie, girlfriend and friend. I overshare and I swear. I have been dedicating my time to this space for four years. Lifestyle topics are my specialty, with a dose of daily fashion thrown in for good measure.