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Birchbox 2021 ‘Dance to your own Rhythm’ and ‘Express yourself’ subscription boxes

Good morning friends,

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.

May ‘Dance to your own Rhythm’ Score 3/5

• Arrow Clear Nourishing Lip Oil recieved 3ml (Full size 7ml RRP £13)

• KNDR Eyeshadow Cream In shade Confident Copper RRP £18 Full Size
Eyeshadow

• Birchbox Accessories – Crystal Nail File
Sturdy Perfect for my gel nails RRP £15

• This works – In Transit camera close up primer
Recieved 15ml (Full sized 40ml RRP £32)

• Palmer’s Coconut Oil Formulae Repairing Conditioner received 50ml (Full size 250ml RRP £4.49)

June ‘Express yourself’ Score 5/5

• Jecca black Rose Pearl Priming Glow drops Full size RRP £16

• Amika Flash Instant Shine Mask Recieved 30ml (Full size  200ml RRP £20)

• Aquahero Hydrating Body Balm Recieved 40ml (Full size 100ml RRP £17.90)

• Birchbox Lilac Silicone Mask Applicator RRP £6

• Sand & Sky recieved 10g (Full size 100g RRP £56.90)

• Grace & Stella Anti Wrinkle Energising Eye Mask RRP £16

Have you used any of the products above? If so, what would you rate them?

Kaya •

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Boxes galore! April, May & June Roccabox

Good morning friends,

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’ Score 5/5

• Kat Von D Vegan Beauty Kitten Mini Tattoo Liner RRP £10

• Grow gorgeous haircare defence detoxifying scalp scrub RRP £6 Travel Size

• Balance me skincare collagen booze moisturiser RRP £10

• Beauty Papier – Golden Auoeedoos Anti Oxidant Shower Gel RRP £25 Full Sized

• Vitamasque Gold Eye Patch RRP £5.99
Cooling and depuff your under eyes

May ‘Spring Fling’ Score 4/5

• Illamasqua – Beyond Powder in shade Deity Full size RRP £34

• Emery Nails in the shade Belle RRP £8

• Doctors Formula – Probiotics Radiance Eye Serum Full Size RRP £89

• Hawaiian Tropic All Natural Mineral Milk SPF30
Recieved 30ml (Full Sized 100ml RRP £14.99)

• Mallows beauty – Pink Clay Face Mask RRP £2.99

Bonus
• Cadbury – Nuttier Bar RRP £1.19
High fibre almonds, peanuts and cranberries

June ‘Hot Girl Summer’ Score 5/5

• Bellapierre – Brown Eyed Girl Palette Full Sized
Highly pignented RRP £28.99

• Crabtree and Evelyn – Rose Shower Milk Deluxe Sample RRP £9

• The Beauty crop – smoothie stick lip crayon shade Saucey Marsala Full Sized RRP £7

• Anatomicals – Deep Conditioning Hair Pack, pack of 4 Full Sized RRP £5

• Shea Bliss Skin – Strawberry Scrub Deluxe Mini RRP £3.99

Which Roccabox would you choose?

Kaya •

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Birchbox April 2021

Good evening friends,

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?

Kaya •

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Roccabox ‘Go Girl’ January Edit

Good evening friends,

As I’m writing this, it’s a chilly, wet and windy Saturday night.
Tomorrow I plan to have a full on pamper session, and this box will definitely help.

The January ‘Go Girl’ box, brings you 5 products for £13.95 including P&P.

This box was heavy, I knew before I ripped it open I was in for a treat.

Skimono beauty masks – Total conditioning boot masks RRP £9.99 full size
If you haven’t tried a boot mask before, I encourage you to do so asap! I’ve tried a few from Poundland and B&M, and doubt this one will be much different, but they are great fun. Don’t panic, they won’t leave your feel peeling, instead, they’ll be soft and smooth, perfect for feet that have any dry skin or been neglected.

Mudmasky Hair mask, scalp Treatment and Miracle Shampoo RRP £21.78 full size 75ml
I have a shampoo, and a conditioning hair mask treatment on the go so will set this one aside.
I’ve used this hair mask previously, I was happy enough with it, although it did have a baby powder scent which isn’t always what you want your hair to smell like, but it does leave it healthy and strong.

Shea Bliss – Cherry Bomb Body Butter RRP £2.99 full size 250g (recieved 40g)
Well isn’t this the most adorable little jar you’ve ever seen? This body butter is filled to the brim! I rubbed a pea sized amount between my hands and covered both hands and palms completely.
A little goes a very long way. I haven’t heard of this brand before, but for the outcome, and the price, what an absolute steal!

Oh K! SOS Soothing Face Lotion RRP £8 Full size 100ml
This face lotion is lovely, with a very faint fresh scent, I’ve smoothered this over my face and neck (remember face, neck and hands show age first). I have dry and sensitive skin, so am a little skeptical at trying new face products, but this made my skin soft and nourished.

Doctors Formular – Probiotic 12 Hour Day Protection Moisturiser RRP £89 full size
I have a few skin/face products open at the moment so will put this by to use in a few months time… I have to say for that price tag, I expect extraordinary results!

In January, I’m more than happy to receive a
box that will help to replenish your possibly dry and neglected skin.

For a moment I did think that I would of liked a bit if make up, but realistically, I havent got any need for more. To be honest,I haven’t been wearing much the past 10 months, and after searching, it would probably just get tucked away in my vanity for a few months.

£12.95 for 4 full sized products? I am pretty damn happy with that! Similar to the January Birchbox, this month concentrates on replenishing your skin, and setting up a good routine for skin care and bringing back a bit of normality. No time like the present!

Kaya •

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Birchbox January 2021

Good afternoon friends,

2 years ago I bought my first Birchbox, (see links below) and man, I was not a fan.

Birchbox August 2018

Birchbox September 2018

In all honesty, I think all subscription boxes, Birchbox included were hyped up, and maybe influencers and Instagram users would post about how wonderful products were and that they were worth the money and hype.
Now I know I only paid £12.95 each a month for these boxes, but still, I was beyond unimpressed with what I unpacked.

To Birchbox’s credit, the last couple of years their boxes have dramatically improved, and I’ve been tempted more than once to sign back up. And here we are!

Each monthly box contains 5 items, that vary from deluxe mini and full sized. Boxes are £12.95 including P&P

Full sized items are available to purchase in Birchbox’s site, along with a 10% discount if that item was featured in your monthly box.

Anywho, let’s have a look at the January 2021 ‘Trust the magic of a fresh start’ edit.

First off, what a cute little box –

It’s been an emotionally draining year for all of us, I read the message on the top of the box and my eyes welled up, woman, keep it together!

I appreciate the quote on the box, a important message for this year moving forward.

Dr.Botanicals Cleansing Bar – Lemon Superfood Nourishing & Balancing RRP Full Size £7
Exfoliating your skin with this lemon oil hard soap bar. I’m not the biggest fan of a solid soap bar, but I have leaned towards them the past couple of years, and is refreshing to see it in a subscription box.

amika RESET exfoliating jelly shampooRRP £20 full size 140ml (received 20ml)
‘Rebalancing and soothing shampoo for your scalp’ I am not a fan of the thought of a expholiating shampoo, although, the small sea salt is soft and can imagine this feeling amazing. And a little massage on the scalp is great for hair growth.

This Works Morning Expert Hyaluronic Serum RRP £37 for full size 30ml (received 10ml)
This is a deluxe mini sized tube, but only a small amount is needed, very light and glides on well with a soft scent.

Lise Watier Illuminating Primer Luminous Fresh Cream-Gel
RRP £42 for full size (received 7ml)

I love this Illuminating and brightening multipurpose gel. There’s a slight shimmer, that adds a subtle glow on your skin

Marcelle Purifying Mask RRP £17.50 for full size 50ml (received 10ml)

This mask is made to be perfect for cleaning for your pores. I haven’t yet used this product, but always welcome a face mask, especially one that gives a deep cleanse.

Most of the items are deluxe minis, but I’m fine with that. They’re all a.decent size and contain enough product for a few uses.
I did expect a bit of make up, instead of it being skincare heavy, but for the winter, that’s to be expected, and I’ve received items that will benefit my skin during these cold months.

What do you think of this month’s Birchbox?

Kaya •