Another short blog post sharing two previous Subscription boxes.
I’ve been subscribed to Your Bathbox for the past 18 months and have adored every single box, they’re always 5/5. Each monthly box is £9.99 + P&P, and includes 5 items which are handmade in the UK and Cruelty free. There’s boxes are always a joy to receive and a wonderful idea as a treat for yourself or a loved one
• Lemon Verbena Fizzing bath salts RRP £3.50 Smells like lemon sherbert, looks like lemon sherbert, feels like lemon sherbert. IS NOT LEMON SHERBERT. No they did not send 3 bathbombs, a soap and a bag of sherbert. Put it down
June – Fruit Salad
• Strawberry delight bath bomb RRP £4
• Lemon & Lime Fizzy bathbomb RRP £3
• Pineapple solid Bubble bath RRP £4
• Watermelon Artisan soap RRP £4
• Black cherry dead sea & Epsom bath salt RRP £3.50
If you’ve already read my Roccabox blog this morning, then apologies for repeating myself, but I feel I need to explain my blog post. I feel like I’m ripping myself apart at the moment, and don’t want my posts to look thrown together, they’re not, I just can’t manage to keep my drafts together long enough to publish.
As I said before…To save my sanity, and time to script another half a dozen drafts, I’ve decided to give a break down of what was in each of the boxes/bags, the prices and my over all rating on the box. Not exactly how I would normally review subscription boxes, but there’s no harm in mixing it up now and then
Each month, your Birchbox will either be delivered in a Box or a bag. I always keep my bags/boxes as they’re a decent size and useful for storage.
How on earth is it August already? My apologies for being AWOL the last couple of months, life took over and I haven’t been in the right head space to blog. (Again)
I have a few subscription boxes that I’ve needed to review; which I have, but then stripoed down and started over countless times.
Like I said, not in the right head space.
To save my sanity, and time to script another half a dozen drafts, I’ve decided to give a break down of what was in each of the boxes/bags, the prices and my over all rating on the box. Not exactly how I would normally review subscription boxes, but there’s no harm in mixing it up now and then
If you’ve got any questions about a particular product, be sure to ask!
April ‘Vegan beauty’ Score5/5
• Kat Von D Vegan Beauty Kitten Mini Tattoo Liner RRP £10
Today we’re playing catch up with beautiful boxes, if you’ve read my previous blogs you’ll know that I’ve been struggling the past couple of months and has taken its toll on my blog too, apologies all!
A few months late but I didn’t want to miss out on sharing my thoughts with you all. Let’s get into it, first up is Birchbox’s ‘Future is now’ April edit
Stasher silicone reliable bag RRP £12.99 (available in green, yellow and orange)
What a genius idea? This silicone bag is reusable, easy to clean, durable and great for the environment.
This multi use, airtight bag can be used as a make up bag, or a toiletries bag, or even for sandwich’s, soups and meals, as it can be stored in the fridge, freezer and is microwave safe.
I gave this to a friend as she spends alot of time at the beach – perfect to seal any snacks away when you don’t fancy a side of sand.
Green frog Botanic RRP £4.95 Argan & Rose Oil Shampoo bar
I’ve been using the Garnier shampoo bars for the last couple of months and have loved them.
I’ll admit none of them smell as good as this! The UK population alone throws away 520 millions shampoo bottles every year.
We can do better.
This vegan, plastic free sample bar gave my long locks 7 or 8 wash’s, I’d recommend and no doubt buy it again.
Algologie Hydra Replenishing Booster (Sample size recieved Full size RRP £33)
This Gelified serum hydrates skin, and is packed with hyaluronic acid and natural marine active ingredients) gentle around the eyes, this has become part of my night time routine
Huygens Organic Night Repair Oil (Recieved deluxe mini Full size RRP £31)
I feel like Alice in wonderland.
The repair oil is filled with Coconut and hazelnut oils to repair skin, lavender and rosewood oils to help regenerate and argan oil to protect the skin at night. A few drops of this and the next morning my skin was so soft and nourished, with a healthy glow
The beauty crop Fabulous Flocking Lashes RRP £9 Full size
I haven’t opened this mascara yet as have a few on the go, but a waterproof mascara enriched with argan and jojoba oil to lengthen, thicken and nourish is always, this will be at the top of the list of the next to try.
Marcelle BB Cream Golden Glow illuminator Full size RRP £25.50
I’ve tried this product a few times previously. The BB cream helps to smooth skin and even’s skin tone.
I can’t see I’ve noticed a huge different but it is still a good BB cream. Lightweight and non sticky
What did you think of April’s Birchbox/Bag? Have you tried any of the products, or tempted to purchase them?
This one’s been a long time coming. I apologise I’ve been away and on and off for the past few months.
I’ll try my best to keep each review short and sweet, as we have 3 ‘Your Bathbox’s to catch up on
For £9.99 and £2.99 P&P,.In each month’s ‘Your Bathbox’, you’ll receive 5 products which includes at least 2x bath bombs, 1x bath salts and a variety of goodies which can include soaps, make up, candles, and snacks.
February This box was Valentine’s themed, with a Perfect selection of self love goodies
The coconut collaborative Little chocolate pot 45g Plant based, vegan and gluten free, made with coconut cream and ethically sourced. This thick Chocolate & coconut dessert is rich and morish, I would recommend however keep in mind this tiny dessert is 100 calories.
‘Love’ bomb RRP £4 The Lilac scented bomb turned my bath a beautiful soft pink. Does anyone else get SATC vibes?
Fizzy heart RRP £4 Satsuma scented with orange and pink glitter for the ultimate girly bath
Strawberry Prosecco Lip Butter balm RRP £3.75 from Littleheartgifts.co.uk My new favourite lip balm, cruelty free, smells and tastes divine leaving a smooth shine on your newly nourished lips.
Love Potions skin softening soar RRP £3.50 ‘Perfect for a evening soak before bed’, I’ve added this one to the collection for now.
Triple Blend Lux Bath Salts The scent isn’t labeled, and I can’t pin it… But it smells nostalgic
March Easter themed (complete with chick and bunny)
Luxury Himalayan bath salts RRP £3.50 Green tea salts, a little sprinkle for a refreshing soak
Chocolate scented bubble egg RRP £3.75 I didn’t think I’d be wild on chocolate scented soap, but this gives just the right about for sweetness
Freesia and Pear Chick RRP £4 Fruit, floral scented and the size of a real chick Spring blossom bunny RRP £3.50 Blossom scented Pastel purple bath, of course I felt guilty about dunking the bunny
Botanical bath bag RRP £3 Once your bath has run, place in the tub and let the elderflower Scent slowly release
April Dots and spots themed (Slightly Monsters Inc themed, with Mike,Sully and Boo vibes)
Fruit salad bomb RRP £3.75 I’ll keep this confetti vibrant bomb for next time I need a soak and a spring in my step
Salted Caramel Bath Muffin RRP £3.75 remove the litter packaging and run under hot water to foam up the bath Glittery. FYI there would be no judgement from me if someone took a bite
Today we’re unboxing an absolute steal, a £5 mystery box.
The Mystery boxes are normally £10, however I was sent an email that they were now available for £5 for a limited time, with p&p for £3.95
All mystery boxes contain a selection of 5/6 items from previously monthly boxes, therefore you may receive repeat items if you are already a subscriber.
Original Nipple Balm Deluxe mini 4ml RRP £3.99
Yes you read that right, Nipple Cream.I read it 3 times and then asked my fiance to do the same.
This Paraben, fragrance, sulphate, and silicone free cream is multi use, vegan, cruelty free and
Made from Australian free roaming sheep’s wool.
The balm is thick, but not at all sticky, with a light lemon scent. I used a little on my lips, and was pleasent enough.
My only issue with the product was not the size, but the lack of product in the tube. And the name, again, Nipple cream, why?
‘100’s of uses. Where you apply it is your business’
OhK! SOS Skin Toning Peacock Sheet Mask RRP £4
I love OhK! Products, I’ve used a variety over the past year and have always given great results.
The Korean skin care brand are vegan, do not test on animals and are always reasonably priced and funky
Mudmasky Hair Mask Scalp Treatment 3in1 Formula RRP £6.99
I’ve received this product at least 3 times over the past few years in beauty boxes. This treatment will leave your hair feeling nourished and clean with a mild fresh scent.
A decent sized tube for 2 or 3 applications (depending on your hair length), Cruelty free, paraben and sulphate free made with natural ingredients. It’s a winner all round.
SportFX Sport Stamina Long Lasting Waterproof (Black) RRP £7.99
I do not need another mascara, I have a few on the go, however I won’t pass this one, I’ll keep it handy for hot summer days when I can only bare to wear a whip of mascara and a lipbalm
Wildtree Skincare – Organic Body Scrub Melt RRP £3.99
Although this bar was well wrapped, I thought they had send a chocolate treat as I could smell this as soon as I opened the box. This bar is blended with Cacao and Shea Butter.
I loved using this bar, it gently exfoliated my skin, helps with circulation, whilst moisturizing at the same time. The scent was strong but not over powering.
Over £26.98 worth of products that are perfect for daily use, gifts, or a little extra care for only £5, I encourage you to snap this up next time the mystery boxes are released.
Late last week I received my March Roccabox ‘Birthday Edition’
The box arrived in its traditional pick packaging, I was expecting something a little more colourful, shimmery or celebratory as it was the birthday edition, but no matter, it was jam packed with goodies!
L’Occitane – Almond Milk Concentrate received 50ml RRP £12.50 (Full size 200ml RRP £42)
You know I love a mini…
I have a face and body cream on the go already, so have used this smoothing and firming cream on my hands. I can’t say that my skin has felt firmer after 4 days, but they have certainly been soft. This moisturizer is cruelty free, non greasy, and soaks in well.
I have a little eczema on my hand that is quite sensitive, but the cream was kind to my skin and didn’t leave any redness or itchiness.
Monuskin Professional Skincare – Illuminating Primer SPF15 Full sized £36
I do my best to remember to apply suncream daily, but like most, can often forget.
This SPF Primer is rather thick, but that’s a positive, one pump is enough for your whole face, and soaks in well. I would say £36 for a low SPF Primer is an insane amount to pay. My make up sat well for the day, however I wouldn’t say it’s worth the money as you could easily buy a similar product for half the price.
Anatomicals – Mint Hand Sanitizer & Mint Hand Cream RRP £5
Well it’s part of our day to day, so why not?
These slender tubes are perfect handbag or even pocket sized. They thankfully don’t smell like hand sanitizer, more so the dentist, which is quite a a nice scent in my opinion. Clean, sweet and fresh.
BeautyPro Hair Therapy Deep Conditioning Hair Mask RRP £5.95
This hair mask is to be ‘worn’, after hair is shampooed, rinsed and lightly patted. Twisting wet hair into a conditioning bag is alot more awkward than I expected. The bag stayed on my hair for a full 30 seconds, I retwisted, applied and secured with a hair tie.
After 20 minutes I rinsed my hair, and man, my locks feel Luscious!
The mask may be a little fiddly and heavily scented, but I’d definitely recommend this.
Marc Jacobs Beauty – Velvet Noir Mascara Deluxe sample size RRP £13.80 (Full size RRP £24)
This deluxe mini is a good size, with my favourite type of brush, big and fluffy. One coat divided and thickened my lashes well, with no smudging or flakiness through out the day.
A little on the pricey side bit definitely a decent mascara.
Bonus Product – ISOCLEAN RRP £1
I’ve run out of my make up remover, so this one was a nice treat. Not too much to say about this product, it did have a strong hair spray scent, but cleaned the brushes well, and thankfully didn’t leave a scent on them once rinsed.
Overall I loved this month’s box, practical but pampering with a little bit of everything.
What do you think of this month’s box, are there any products you’d like to try?
Roccaboxs box is Galentine’s Day themed – A box filled with 5 items and a extra treat for a pamper session ready for Valentine’s day with a loved one, your girls or a relaxing one to yourself.
Project Lip Plump & Colour – Shade Play RRP £14
Firstly, I adore the colour and the idea of a soft Matt finish with a little plumping.
I’ve used the Soap and glory glosses for years, they give a slight tingle and give your lips a little plump… This however was different.
2 swipes, I puckered my lips together and must have licked my lips, as seconds later my lips tongue and throat were on fire.
Not a tingle, but burning hot. I wiped the balm off my lips with a flannel, and spent the next 30 minutes rinsing out my mouth and trying to cool my lips with a flannel.
Just to confirm I do not have any allergies, nor was the skin broken. My lips, mouth and throat were hot a painful for the rest of the evening.
I am extremely disappointed with the product, even more so that I checked the Roccabox Instagram, there are dozens of others customers who have commented the same about this product. I’ve messaged Roccabox 3 times, over the past 2 weeks asking if the product is faulty, what products have been used to give the sensation. I’ve finally recieved a reply, but only asking me to instead email the support team.
I have emailed the team and .awaiting a reply – I understand that not everyone has the same experience with this product which makes me this there could be a faulty batch.
Crabtree & Evelyn – Soft Touch Face Foam RRP £4
This face foam has a light and fresh floral scent, I’m looking forward to lathering this up and having a pamper
Farryn Amber – Floral Oud Perfume Oil Full size RRP £18
This roll on perfume oil is gorgeous! I love a mini to try out new scents,
Sweet almond, Vanilla, Cedarwood, Jasmine Frankincense, Ylang ylang, Sweet orange. Perfect for spring
with only a few strokes across your skin, the scent of sweet honey and orange is extremely fulfilling.
Nip+Fab – No Needle Fix Eye Sheet Mask RRP £6
I haven’t used this mask yet, but love the Nip+Fab products and heard rave reviews.
Fetimans Rose Lemonade Light 250ml RRP £1 (Extra Treat)
A random but lovely little extra, I’m looking forward to my weekend, a cold glass, sat chilling with a face mask on, reading my book.
Soaper Duper – Shea Butter Body Butter RRP.£3.99 for full size (Travel size recieved)
Thick, creamy and non sticky Shea butter is Cruelty free and vegan, also smells delightful
This month we recieved another wonderful Birchbox, only a few months in and I’m extremely impressed with the products recieved.
This months 5 products came in a make up with the option to choose from the same bag in 2 colours, Blue or orange.
I opted for the bright blue – the bag is a decent size with a sturdy zip, plenty of room as a large make up bag, or wash bag for the gym, beach swimming pool or a weekend away.
Birchbox Accessories Natural Green Jade Super Polished Gua Sha Full sized RRP £12
The first item I opened was a Facial massage tool to used over moisturizer, facial oil or cream
Similar to a jade roller, this Gua Sha can be smoothed over the skin to increasing blood flow for lymphatic drainage. Easy to clean and store in its own little pouch.
If this is one you’re not keen on, it would make a lovely gift.
Huygens Bois Rose Regenerating Face Cleanser 30ml received (RRP £22 full sized)
This face cleanser has a strong but not over powering lavender scent. The cleanser is gentle on your skin, and is Vegan and animal cruelty free.
Sensory Retreats Divine Eyes RRP £21
This warming mask can be used to unwind, or as a overnight black out mask. On the back of the mask are details of a free 85 minutes music session to accompany your relaxing evening, a nice little touch to get the most of the product.
MCoBeauty Tango Cheek & Lip Tint (Full size recieved £12)
although they are practical, I don’t often reach for a tint. The shade is orangy, not overly keen but it is easy to blend, I expect it’ll be nice to try in the summer once my skins a little sun kissed
Soaper Duper Zesty Sicilian Lemon Body Wash 75ml received (RRP £9.99 full sized)
Cruelty free and vegan 95% Naturally derived body wash fills the room.
I’ve used the vanilla pod body wash in this brand and adore it. This is quite a thin consistency, but a little goes a long way
Once again a lovely box/bag from Birchbox.
No make up this time around, unless you found the cheek and lip tint, but as I’ve said before, at the moment, who needs it?
The weather is still all over the show and a little extra skin care is welcomed.
If you’ve read my reviews before, you’ll know that for almost a year now I’ve been delighted with every single box I’ve received. Honestly, I never knew you could recieive such a fantastic box to never disappoint.
This month’s winter box is filled with seasonal delights.
Igloo bath bomb RRP £4
How adorable? This Soft floral bomb had a hidden surprise in the middle. As I attempted to flick some bubbles off of my hand, instead half of the bathbomb flung off, no matter, I found the surprise. My bath became a beautiful shimmering lilac
Penguin Bathbomb RRP £3.75
What a dear sight this one is. This sweet lemon meringue scented fella will be waddling and fizzing in my bath this weekend
Snowflake Soap RRP £4
My favourite scent by far, it sends me back to my childhood. I think I’ll put this one by for the spring and summer months
Ice Crystal Bathsalts RRP £3.50
These bath salts don’t smell like Pomegranate at all, instead they have comforting masculine but soft scent, if that makes any sense?
These would be perfect for a late evening bath to set you for a good night’s sleep
Lavender Calm Balm RRP £9.99
This balm is perfect to roll onto your wrist after a bath to aid you in a deep relaxing sleep
My sleep has improved the past couple of months, with a few uncomfortable nights here and there. Anything to help me to relax is welcomed
2x Assorted Bath Fizzers RRP 99p
These sweet floral scented fizzers will be out by, again ready for spring.