This month’s Birchbox is a collaboration with the quirky accessories brand, Skinny Dip. Skinny Dip are one of my favourite brands and I’ve owned many phone cases from them so when I heard Birchbox would be collaborating with them, I was quite excited! As always, this box contains 6 products ranging from skincare to make up and also this month for £4 extra you could ‘upgrade’ your box to include an exclusive Birchbox x Skinny Dip phone case worth £12 but as I’ve only recently bought a new one, I decided not to upgrade.
A brand that has featured before is No.4 Lumiere d’Hiver. This time round it’s their Super Comb Prep & Protect in the box. This is a leave in conditioner spray that strengthens, repairs and detangles hair whilst also providing nourishment and protection.
Thanks to beauty boxes, I’ve been able to try out a lot of products from REN and they’ve quickly become a skincare favourite. The Wake Wonderful Night-Time Facial is an overnight treatment that is said to leave skin brighter, luminous and refined. Ingredients include glycolic and lactic acids aswell as omega 3.
The only make up item this month is The Lord & Berry Silhouette Neutral Lip Liner which I was quite excited about. As a neutral lip liner this can, obviously, be used with any lipstick and lipgloss to prevent bleeding and achieve a precise lip. It’s innovative formula is also said to stimulate cell regeneration for a smoother, youthful look.
Next is the Acquaconfort Cream from Delarom. I was excited to receive this as a key ingredient is aloe vera. Something I fell in love with during my holiday, aloe vera was pretty much everywhere and in everything including my new favourite lip balm. This cream is light and refreshing with a delicate fragrance and as well as being enriched with aloe vera it also contains vitamin A, C, E and minerals to moisturise and jojoba butter to restore elasticity.
I say it every time I get to try a new hand cream.. ‘Will this live up to or be even better than Soap & Glory Hand Food?’ if you know me or have been reading this blog for some time, you’ll know that it’s a holy grail item of mine. This one by Cowshed may be just as good, I’m still trialling it but so far so good. The Cow Pat Moisturising Hand Cream is an oil based hand cream packed with shea and cocoa butters as well as lavender, grapefruit and cinnamon which provide a heavenly scent.
Lastly, we have a product that I find a bit odd to receive in a beauty box. The L.Erickson Grab & Go Ponytail Holder. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for getting a new hair tie as I’m forever losing them but in a beauty box?? It’s just a little strange. I would much rather another make up, skincare or haircare item. Saying that though, this is a good little hair tie as it’s sturdy and doesn’t snag.
If you’re not a subscriber of Birchbox yet but want to, you can join up via my referral link here. You’ll get this months box (if you subscribe before the 30th) and all upcoming boxes as well as 50 points (£5) and the chance to build up more points if you review the box each month, eventually you’ll have enough to have a little spree in the Birchbox shop as points do not expire for 365 days. Birchbox is £12.95 a month including postage.