Good morning friends and Happy Monday!
Now, I don’t mean to be a negative Nancy but I’ll tell you now this review isn’t a positive one.
I was less than impressed with Birchbox’ ‘Make it Count’ January edition.
All items bar the Turtle Bag are ‘delux minis’, therefore I only have the prices of each product full size
Real Chemistry Fresh start Foaming Cleanser 15ml (Full Size RRP £24)
This cleanser is horrid. I used it as instructed, on different patches on my face as thought some how I may be applying it wrong. The cleanser failed to foam, and quickly became sticky and tacky to the touch.
Straight in the bin unfortunately
Green frog – Natural Shower Gel 50ml (Full Size RRP £9.95)
Biodegradable bottle, vegan and Cruelty free. This shower gel lathered up well, and left my skin clean and soft. The verbena and bergamot scent floral earthy scent isnt my go to but is something different
Klorane Anti Pollution detox Shampoo with Aquatic mint 25ml (Full Size RRP £8)
Possibly the smallest shampoo sample I’ve ever recieved?
This detox shampoo cleanses hair of impurities and polluting particles; I hadnt tried a ‘Anti pollution’ shampoo but is pretty underwhelming. The Aquatic mint wasn’t too pleasent, not a fresh sweet mint but more of a toothpaste mint scent.
My hand looks abnormally huge, but this bottle was miniscule!
Arrow – Under eye brightening serum in shade medium ( Full Size RRP £17)
A Clean and Vegan Birchbox in house brand which is what we like to see, but a tiny 3ml sample? This serum brightens and moistures the under eyes, whilst giving a healthy glow.
Balance me – Beauty sleet hyaluronic mist 10ml (Full Size RRP £20)
I haven’t yet tried this properly as the spray pump doesn’t work which is a little frustrating. I dabbed a little directly onto my hand, a
Which gave a bit of warmth and a powerful lavender scent – if the pump worked I’d love to use this product.
Turtle Bags (Long handle) RRP £10
‘Made in India, organic, super strong, natural fibres, biodegradable, ethical and practical’
The long handles were a little too long for my liking, as my shopping was almost dragging along the floor, though I did tie knots into each handle which shortened them and gave me extra grip by doubling up the handles.
This bag can carry more than meets the eye, jam packed with fruit and veg, easy to store and wash, easily my favourite product of the box.
This box is a little hit and miss, I can’t say I’m overly impressed. Disappointing for the first box of the year, hopefully in the coming months we’ll recieve better quality and full sized products