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May Birchbox

When thinking about what I wanted to write as my first blog post I thought to myself – it’s got to be this month’s Birchbox – which quite a few of you who follow my instagram have probably seen me post about a million times (oops).

In all seriousness I have a complete love affair with Birchbox – the packaging is beyond cute and I love that they are always coming up with new fun designs. This months came with a grey scratch off top so you can make your own patterns, and if you scratch underneath the logo you have a chance to win a luxury holiday; a dream right?

Although I didn’t win the holiday of a lifetime (boo) I still of course got myself some cute beauty samples, here’s a review of my top three products in this month’s box:

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Spectrum Wonder Sponge  

Available in pink or lilac (and currently out of stock as I write this) this is a big contender for the Real Techniques Miracle Complexion Sponge ~ however in my opinion doesn’t have a scratch on the original Beauty Blender. It has a soft texture and I prefer the teardrop shape to the shape of the RT sponge as I found the wider bottom helps cover a lager surface. It does soak up a lot of product like most make-up sponges do & is a great budget buy at £4.99. I’d give it a 7/10.

Caudalie Vinosource Moisturising Sorbet

A really nice hydrating product that feels lightweight on the skin. It has an almost gel-like consistency meaning its quite soothing on the skin. It has a very clean scent and I find that it’s best applied in the morning, despite Caudalie’s recommendations to use it in the evening as well. I find with having dry skin I need a thicker cream for the evening. However at a price of £23.00 for 40ml of product it’s definitely a beautiful moisturiser for underneath make up & I will be buying a full size. If you’d like to try you can purchase it here.

 Philip Kingsley Polishing Balm

As I have naturally curly hair I am often on the lookout for smoothing anti-frizz haircare products and this one delivers exactly that. I don’t exaggerate when I say you only have to use the smallest amount of this product to achieve silky smooth hair. I prefer to use it on damp hair although the usage instructions does state you can use it on dry hair for an “extra sleek look”. The price for a 75ml tube retails for £18.50 and you can purchase yours from Marks & Spencers or on Look Fantastic with free delivery here

Hope the information was useful and you enjoyed reading. Until next time x