Birchbox April 2015 UK Review

Birchbox are my favourite beauty based subscription box available here in the UK, and a service that I have been signed up to for quite some time. Each month, subscribers will receive 5 personalised beauty samples, tailored to their on line profile for £12.95 (inc P&P), normally which fit around a theme. This month Birchbox’s theme is ‘Royally Good’, in celebration of the soon-to-be, newest member of the British Royal Family – a little Prince or Princess.

Birchbox April 2015 UK Review

Birchbox April 2015 UK Review Contents

This month, Birchbox were kind enough to treat their subscribers to 5 beauty items, as well as a lifestyle item, which is always great to see. In April’s box I received;

  • Bliss | Fabulous Foaming Face Wash
  • Korres | Bergamot Pear Showergel
  • Lola Barcelona | Nail Polish in ‘Garcia’
  • Percy & Reed | Volumising No Oil Oil
  • Laura Mercier | Kohl Eye Pencil in ‘Black Violet’
  • Inner Me | Energise Me Capsules

Birchbox April 2015 UK Review Contents

Bliss | Fabulous Foaming Face Wash

Received 30ml Sample | RRP £19.50 for 197ml
This little bottle is said to be a dual-duty cleanser and exfoliator that can be used with all skin types. I’m not a big fan of foaming cleansers, as I find they strip my skin slightly, but this didn’t foam up much at all. It smells absolutely amazing, and gives a gentle cleanse and exfoliate without being too harsh. I’m definitely going to keep this for travelling as it’s a great dual product – perfect if you’re trying to pack lightly!

Birchbox April 2015 UK Review Bliss Korres

Korres | Bergamot Pear Showergel

Received 40ml Sample | RRP £8 for 250ml
“From the cult natural beauty brand, this sweet-smelling, aloe-packet body wash helps to hydrate skin”. I’m a fan of Korres, so it is nice to see something from them within this months box. I have a huge collection of travel sized shower gels, so this will be put with them. It smells amazing, and is from a great natural brand, so I’m definitely looking forward to using this when I next go away.

Lola Barcelona | Nail Polish in ‘Garcia’

Received Full Sized Item | RRP £7.50
If you’re a regular here at emilyloula, you’ll know that nail varnish isn’t really ‘my thing’, but I can’t deny that the colour is gorgeous. Lola have teamed up with Birchbox to create this limited edition varnish exclusive to subscribers, which is a lovely touch to this box.

Birchbox April 2015 UK Review Percy and Reed Lola Barcelona

Percy & Reed | Volumising No Oil Oil

Received 30ml Sample | RRP £14 for 60ml
Percy & Reed are a brand that I’m very fond of, and I always love trying out new things from them so I was excited to see this. The ‘Smoothed, Sealed & Sensational Volumising No Oil Oil’ (phew) is said to tame hair without weighing it down. I have very thin, but quite long hair, which gets weighed down incredibly easily, making my hair look really flat and boring, so this is definitely up my street. I’ve read really great things about this, and everything I’ve tried from Percy & Reed before I’ve loved, so I’ve got high hopes for this

Laura Mercier | Kohl Eye Pencil in ‘Black Violet’

Received 0.8g Sample | RRP £17.50
Birchbox allowed their subscribers to pick from three Laura Mercier samples this month – a kohl eyeliner, a mascara or a foundation primer. I’ve tried both the other items from Laura Mercier, so I picked the eyeliner, which was sent out in the shade ‘Black Voilet’. I would say that the shade would be better described as just voilet, as there’s no black about it – it’s very intense. The eyeliner is incredibly soft, and doesn’t tug upon application – like most kohl liners. The shade is very pigmented, and once applied it’s not going to budge. I’m looking forward to using this to create a look that’s a little out of the norm for me.

Birchbox April 2015 UK Review Inner Me Energise Laura Mercier

Inner Me | Energise Me Capsules

Received Month Supply (28 capsules) | RRP £15
I was really happy to see Inner Me capsules within my Birchbox, as I’m a huge believer in vitamins and minerals. I received a 28 day supply, which contain a special blend of vitamins to help support energy metabolism and maintain overall good health. I take quite a few vitamins daily, so I’m looking forward to giving these a try to see if they make any difference – I’ll keep you updated!

Birchbox have impressed me again this month, and I will get use out of everything but the nail varnish so its been another good box for me. If you fancy signing up to Birchbox, you can use my link – here, which gives us both £5 to spend in the Birchbox shop. Every time you purchase a box, refer a friend or review an item you got in your Birchbox you get points, and these start to mount up really quickly. I recently spent over £60 of points in the Birchbox shop, so if you fancy a nosey at what I picked up, you can read that post here. You can also read any of my previous Birchbox reviews here

Are you subscribed to any beauty boxes? What’s your favourite?

emily x

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  • You got some lovely goodies! x

  • The nail polish looks so pretty! Can’t wait to hear how you get on with the energy capsules x

    Jordan | Keep Dreaming ?

    • I can’t wait to try them – I’m trying to get fit so definitely looking forward to it, will let you know! x

  • Love Korres lately, looks like a pretty great box!

    Jen | enter
    my mac giveaway x

  • It all sound lovely! I think this box has quite a few nice bits inside! Love the polish. x

    • Yes it was lovely, some really great bits in x

  • It looks like a great box this month! x

    • It was a great box! Subscription boxes can be such a hit or miss, but I do love Birchbox usually! x

  • I’m not really a beauty lover butttt that crown decoration is absolutely adorable. I need one in my life ??
    Bee xxx

    • It’s adorable isn’t it – it was a christmas decoration!x

  • That is honestly one of the best Birchboxes I have ever seen! I used to be subscribed to the US version, but with so many foil packets and perfume samples, I felt like I was just wasting money every month.

    Connie | Sponsored by Coffee | Bloglovin’

    • Oh really – I would have always thought the US version was better than the UK for some reason! I think Birchbox is getting better each month here! x

  • Rebecca Marie

    Birchboxes always have the prettiest boxes but I think this is the best by far, especially that cute crown decoration! Rebecca | Rebecca Marie: UK Lifestyle Blog xxx

  • dannifred

    these boxes always look really good, especially curious about that eyeliner!

    • I’m always impressed with Birchbox – the eyeliner is such a lovely vibrant shade! x

    • Yeah there are some great bits in this months box! x

  • Amy Liddell

    I’ve been so tempted to sign up to Birchbox!

    • I really love it, I think they’re improving each month! x

  • I’ve heard so much about Birchbox but haven’t tried it! The products seem great though! I’m glad you’re having good luck with it

    • I really like Birchbox, get to try out so many brands I wouldn’t usually! x

  • han ?

    I’ve been really wanting to try a beauty box but I’m so confused as to which one 🙁

    • Birchbox is my favourite beauty box in the UK, and my Little Box is my favourite box overall. My Little Box has beauty & lifestyle items in it. What sort of box are you after x

  • Oh wow, that is a very good box, love everything that you received. I have the Percy and Reed No Oil Oil and I love it!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • Oh that’s so great to hear that you love it – I haven’t tried it out yet but I’m really excited to! x

  • you’ve got some really great product here! I’m loving the bliss facial wash atm, the scent is heaven 🙂

    xo, Jessie

    • It smells amazing doesn’t it!! x

      • I know! That’s the main reason why I went to get a full size after used up a sample. So relaxing and fruity <3

  • I just picked up my first Korres shower gel 🙂 look forward to using it as the flavours they do sound so yummy! xx

    Magpie Jasmine | Zoeva Brush Set Giveaway

  • Emily / Hannah

    This looks like a lovely box would definitely be excited to try out the no oil oil x

    han // emandhan xo

    • I’m excited to – I still haven’t got round to giving it a go yet but it sounds perfect!! x

  • I get BirchBox too! I love it! My last box was a choice and I decided on Mad Men, but I have no clue it was March or April honestly. This box looks great!

    xo, Lauren-lee

    Lauren-lee Grace Beauty & Fashion

    • It was a really great box! Ooo what did you get in yours? x

  • Beth Hodgson

    I wasn’t keen on March’s box but I love this month’s Birchbox!!
    I have also reviewed mine 🙂

  • Imogen Hunt

    Your review for this month swung it for me signing up, thanks for the subscription link, i’m really looking forward to trying Birchbox 🙂 🙂 🙂