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Birchbox review – November

So I’m at home today feeling ill and grotty so I thought I’d finally get my Birchbox review up. Please ignore my awful nails, I had a bunch of breaks and so I cut them right down and it’s they are all chipped and horrid, sorry!


On first open it was nice to see a big box, a hefty looking full sizer.


First item to get pulled out are Drinkwel vitamins. Their tagline is…the world’s first multivitamin for healthy people who drink. I’m a bit up and down with how I feel about vitamins and supplements as so much of it it bollocks. I don’t get drunk that much these days so I just used them as a normal vitamin, unsurprisingly no difference noticed as there’s only enough for 2 days normal or one day drinking. Seems like pseudomedical wank, frankly.

P1150978 Lord and Berry Bronzer – I get that this is a sample, however I wasn’t expecting a single pan without even a proper box or lid, just a flimsy plastic pack inside the box. It’s a nice shade, called Sienna, but I just couldn’t get it to show up on my skin! Maybe I’m just so used to heavy theatrical makeup that I can’t even see a subtle glow anymore. I’m willing to keep trying though, as it’s a nice matte finish with no shimmer which is great for non-stage looks.

P1150981 A very cool bottle! Beauty Protector Protect & Detangle. It’s essentially a heat protection hair product. As I don’t really use heat stylers at the moment it’s not really that useful but I’ll keep hold of it for if I get the urge to curl my hair. It is vegan, paraben- and sulfate-free if you like that sort of thing.

P1150982I was very excited as soon as I twigged this was OPI. Very high quality nail varnishes and this is a lovely shade called A Grape Affair and it’s a very deep grape purple. Pretty hard-wearing so far! Though I’ve discovered that spirit gum remover also acts as a nail varnish remover…


The ubiquitous perfume sample…English Laundry by Christopher Wicks. Eh…another vaguely floral, synthetic smelling, alcohol perfume. PASS! Cute envelope though.

Dr Jart clensing foam. I’ve had Dr Jart and been pretty pleased, though I’m rubbish at skincare so it all seems the same to me. But I like cleansers where you actually wash your face rather than use cotton wool, so that’s a plus.

So, all in all a fairly average box. Nothing too terrible but only the OPI nail varnish got me proper excited.

In other news, if I’m any better tomorrow I will be putting together my first video tutorial!