Category: Beauty Boxes

It’s all about the March beauty box ♥

So March is here… does anyone else think this year is going wayyyy too quickly?! It was Christmas a few weeks ago right?!

Anyway with a new month comes a new Glossybox and Birchbox and what better than them turning up on the same day?!

Now let’s start with the Birchbox. March’s edition come in a simple but beautiful box..

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And it comes with:

  • Batiste 2 in 1 dry shampoo and conditioner full size RRP £4.49
  • Balance Me, instant lift primer. Full size RRP £22
  • Korres, Santorini vine shower gel. Full size RRP £8.00
  • Marcelle, gentle make-up remover exclusive to Birchbox. Full size RRP £14.50
  • A gorgeous fabric Birchbox branded cosmetic bag with the words ‘best day ever’
  • and last but not least.. my favourite product of this box! Benefit, they’re real! Double the lip in Lusty Rose. Full size RRP £16.50!

This box is literally a beauty essential box, full of samples you would definitely need! I’m yet to find a primer I like to it’s great I’ve got this lush little Balance Me primer included.. and so far so good! Putting it on before my foundation it’s been working wonders.. my face looks smooth and my foundation goes on much better.

Then there’s the stunning Benefit double the lip.. this month we got to chose what colour we wanted between Pink Thrills and Lusty Rose.

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I went for the Lusty Rose and I’m sooooo glad.. just look at that colour!!! With this lipstick working as both a lip liner and a lipstick what more could you want! With a darker shade on top and a lighter shades base it works wonders. It’s got a semi-Matte finish and can last up to 8 hours it’s the perfect lipstick to keep in your handbag!!! ♥

I’ve always been a huge fan of Batistes dry shampoo, I mean who doesn’t love having this amazing product which means you don’t have to wash your hair EVERYDAY!!  And especially when it comes in so many gorgeous smelling flavours..

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I’ve always been a big fan of cherry, tropical and blush and they are definitely my go to brand when I buy a dry shampoo.. but they’ve not released their invisible dry shampoo and conditioner and in this months Birchbox I received the vanilla and passionflower scent and it is delightful.. almost makes you want to eat your hair! Haha. But at the moment I know you can buy two other scents, cocoa & cashmere and also orange & pomegranate! It Boots a 200ml bottle is just £4.49 , I would definitely recommend Batiste ♥

if you want to try Birchbox out for yourself – why not subscribe here.. https://www.birchbox.co.uk/invite/kristinasbeautybox

Next up is the Glossybox.. coming in a stunning pink box, you open it up to a little package all wrapped up in pink paper and tied with a little black bow.. when you get inside your greeted by your 5 beauty products on black shredded tissue paper giving it a real glamorous look… as you can see below.

inside this little beauty comes..

  • A full size oOlution, eye love. a 100% natural formula that is hydration and rich in antioxidants. This is worth £30 by itself making the £10 glossy box subscription fee so worth the money.
  • A full size sleek eye and cheek palette in ‘all day soiree’ which contains 4 eye shadows and 2 cheek colours. RRP £10
  • This Works ‘in transit camera close-up’ primer. Full size product worth £30.
  • Figs & Rouge, hydra-activ smart nutrient vital moisture day cream. a lightweight long lasting hydration for your face. Full size product worth £28
  • Last but not least.. we have a full sized Crabtree & Evelyn, somerset meadow hand therapy cream. worth £6.

I am yet to try any of these products.. so will update you all as soon as I do!!

If you wish to subscribe to Glossybox you can do so here.. http://referme.to/FaLGCio

Thank you for reading

K xo

February Birchbox ♥

So just like my Glossybox, in February I also subscribed to the monthly Birchbox. In this wonderful little box I received it contained the following ;-

  • Keeome hydration sheet mask – priced at £12.50 each or £65 for a pack of six.
  • Pop Beauty sample of their stunning palette in Naturally Bare – full size product RRP £15.50
  • Spectrum Collections Marbleous Tulip Eye Contour brush. – worth £4.99
  • SHOW Beauty Premiere Finishing Spray – full size product RRP £30.00
  • Beaver Professional daily moisture conditioning spray – full size product RRP £11.50
  • and finally because it was my first box I received a Smith & Cult Lip Lacquer in shade Now Kith – RRP £21.00

so here it goes.. straight away I’m a HUGE fan of a good sheet mask, so off comes the make up and on goes the mask.

Now when I first opened the packaging, I wasn’t entirely sure on the scent coming from the pack. I can’t explain it properly but the only thing I can say is all I could think of was trees *haha* but the mask itself was plentiful moist and had A LOT of serum. The packaging states its “100% Vegan and not tested on animals” so great for everyone! After the 25 minutes as instructed on the packaging I take it off and rinse my face with warm water. My face feels smooth and extremely hydrated.

Now I would say that this Keeome face mask is definitely an amazing mask to use and I would probably use it again..but for I would say this is a bit pricey. Overall I would rate this an 8/10,

Next up is the Smith & Cult lip lacquer worn today to work as shown in the picture. This is one of the best lip glosses I have ever used and would 100% buy some of the other shades that are available in their range! The texture is great, thick but not sticky at all and just look at that nude colour! This is actually an American brand but can be purchased from the likes of beauty bay, cult beauty and John Lewis etc.

More reviews on the rest of the products later on this weekend!! and if you wanted to subscribe to birchbox yourself you can do so here… https://www.birchbox.co.uk/invite/kristinasbeautybox

Thanks for reading, K xo

Glossy Box February 2017

So this month I decided to subscribe to Glossybox. Most of you will know what a Glossybox is but for those who don’t let me explain…
So you pay £10 per month + postage for a beautifully designed box to be sent to your house which includes 5 beauty products. These range from make up, nails, skin and hair products. Let me show you what February’s boxed included;- 

So we have;-

  • Vitamasques manuka honey, hydrating and moisturising sheet face mask.
  • Garnier Ultimate Blends restoring hair balm.
  • Ciate London nail polish in Iced Frappe.
  • La Theorie des Volcans face scrub.
  • Jeanne Arthes – L’Eua de Rose parfum
  • and with it being my first box I bagged myself a gorgeous lip tint!

Keep your eyes peeled on my blog for my feedback on these items.