Yes, I got suckered in to buying another one! It was on offer again so it only cost £5 – how could I say no??
I know this post seems mega late since we are now in June but I do have a really good reason for this! My first Birchbox arrived and one of the products was open so it destroyed the box and I had once less product to review!
Customer service at Birchbox is clearly something they take really seriously! I made a Tweet about this and they messaged me in no time asking me to contact them.
I didn’t actually write the Tweet thinking I would get anything from it but even after me saying it was only one product and the box that was damaged, they offered to send me a whole new box out!
I got my
grubby mitts neatly manicured hands on the replacement today so I was able to take photos! Posts just aren’t the same without photos!
May’s theme was Palm Leaves and Warm Breeze – clearly a Summer theme! The box is beautiful, not really my usual style but I’m really loving the palm leaf print!
Inside we have 5 products but sadly there doesn’t seem to be any full size items this time around – for the price I definitely can’t complain! Or can I?
Doucce – Luscious Lip Stain
This was the featured product this month and you could choose from two shades – Steaming Red or Amber Rose. I picked Amber Rose. I love the colour of this – it’s almost my lip colour but better.
As it’s a stain, it dries really fast – genuinely in seconds! It does claim to be comfortable for all-day wear but I really don’t agree. I found it to be so drying on my lips, it didn’t make them look dry or anything but it literally sooked the moisture out my lips as soon as it dried. It’s very uncomfortable!
Since I really liked the colour and didn’t want to give up on it, I found a solution to this. I used lip balm over the stain and that gives my lips the needed moisture. This does stain your lip balm so do this with caution and maybe use one you don’t mind getting a bit tinted!
This does transfer slightly too – especially with the lip balm trick – but the colour does last all day!
Greenfrog Botanic – Geranium and Peppermint Botanical Bodywash
This was the product that ruined my first box! The lid was completely off so it leaked everywhere! It did smell amazing when I opened the box though!
This product is cruelty-free and vegan which is great. It says it’s gentle and good for those with sensitive skin, eczema and psoriasis. Luckily for me, I don’t have any of these issues but I will maybe give it to my partner for him to try and provide an update if need be!
It smells really good – I can’t resist peppermint products – and it bubbles up nicely using a body puff. Even long after your shower you can smell it on your skin!
Did I mention it smells great?!
Native Unearthed – Activated Charcoal Natural Deodorant Balm
I thought this was the weirdest thing ever when I first opened it up! I thought there was no way this could possibly work!
I normally use roll on deodorants and had no idea you could even get them in balm form! It is quite bizarre using this for the first time. The directions tell you to take a pea-sized amount and rub in…it disappears to absolutely nothing and doesn’t smell of the normal deodorant smell!
By this point I was convinced I would be a sweaty, smelly mess by the end of the day! I was gobsmacked! I love this. It doesn’t leave any marks on your clothes and it lasts all day!
Considering we’re having a heatwave right now, I’m really surprised I can say it works this well! I’m so glad I now have another one as the little jar doesn’t last very long! This is also vegan and cruelty-free so I think I may make the switch to use this as my daily deodorant!
Marcelle – New Age Precision 8-in-1 Power Serum
The serum is to be applied morning and night and it can be used under makeup.
It claims to reduce the appearance of fine lines and firm your skin.
It literally melts into the skin and doesn’t leave it greasy at all. I don’t think it’s amazingly moisturising but it makes my skin feel soft.
I’ve been using it for about a week now but I haven’t really noticed any difference to my skin.
I don’t hate the product but I wouldn’t buy it on its own. I tried the Marcelle makeup remover in my April box and I think maybe it’s a brand I just don’t get on with!
Eyeko – Skinny Liquid Eyeliner
I’ve already tried an Eyeko eyeliner in by Look Fantastic Box so I was expecting some good things from this! I wasn’t disappointed!
Like it’s sister, this is super black and glides on effortlessly. Unfortunately, it still doesn’t give me the ability to create a perfect wing but I really do think I’m getting better!
Because this is a mini product, I don’t find it quite as easy to hold. I’ve also done a comparison and don’t think there is any difference between the skinny and normal liner.
I really loved this box, I’ve still not signed up for a monthly subscription but really tempted to after the quality of these products.
I’m also so happy with the quality of their customer service. They got back to me so quick and went over and above to fix my issues! Thanks Birchbox!
Did you get a Birchbox in May? What did you think about the products you got? If you are still swithering you can grab £5 off your first box using my referral code. I do get credit to spend in the Birchbox shop if you use it! If you don’t want to use my link you can just go through the Birchbox UK website.
Is there a subscription box you would recommend and would like to see me review? Let me know in the comments and I’ll try and get my hands on it!
Thanks for reading! I hope you have a fantastic weekend and I will see you again next week!