Birchbox April First Impressions

Hello beauties! I was so excited to receive this month’s Birchbox became of the Laura Mercier product we all got to choose. We had a choice between the foundation primer, mascara or eye pencil. I love it when they let you choose. I have too many mascaras at the moment and eye pencils, so I chose the primer!


Birchbox has declared this month Birchbox Royally Good! What better way then to celebrate the pending arrival of the fourth in line to the throne than by putting their own products on a novel pedestal! They have worked really hard to put together a really good combination of products for us.

Laura Mercier Foundation Primer


Laura Mercier Foundation Primer is a lightweight, creamy gel meant to be used prior to foundation, creating an invisible layer that acts as a buffer to outside elements.
This colorless gel leaves makeup looking fresh and colour-true the entire day. Vitamins A, C and E act as antioxidants that protect the skin from harmful, aging effects of the environment. Ideal for normal and combination skin types.

This is one of the item I chose. I’ve always wanted to try Laura Mercier products, so this was very exciting for me. I love finding great primers because it is literally the base of your make up. Id you have a good base, your good to go! This is a 30ml. Full sized is 50ml worth £29. I think 30ml is an amazing sample size.

Lola Barcelona Nail Polish in Rambla


Inspired by the vibrancy and style of it’s namesake, Lola Barcelona’s nail polish is our latest mani obsession. Formulated with diamond dust to provide extra strength and durability (meaning you can skip the top coat if you’re feeling a little lazy!), these polishes are super glossy and ultra long-lasting. Plus, as if that wasn’t enough, the polishes are completely free of chemical nasties and toxic ingredients! Trust us, your nails will thank you for it.

I love this colour… These beauty subscriptions must know because I have a very similar colour in another one last month! Can’t remember which one.. Love that you can skip the top coat if you want. I love a good nail varnish that can hold its own! This is a full sized 8ml nail varnish worth £7.50

Percy & Reed London Smoothed, Sealed & Sensational Volumising No Oil Oil


Ideal for: Fine, lank hair that lacks volume; can be used on fine to medium hair of any length. Enriched with violet extract and pro-vitamin B5, which help to strengthen your hair, this multi-tasking, volume-boosting oil from Percy & Reed nourishes and repairs your hair, so that it looks glossy, sleek and smooth, and with added volume.
Fragranced with a unique scent, A Walk In The Rain, created by the founders of Percy & Reed, Paul Percival and Adam Reed, and inspired by their love of the British countryside. The scent is a revitalising aroma with notes of mint, rhubarb, geranium and verbena.

My hair frankly does not need volume! I have such thick hair I have trouble keeping it sleek as it is! But it will be useful for its strengthening and nourishing claims. This is a 30ml sample. Full size is 60ml worth £14. Pretty good sample size again!

Bliss Fabulous Foaming Face Wash


This face cleanser gently polishes skin with perfectly soft, round exfoliating beads. The oil-free, 2-in1 gel cleanser and exfoliator effectively removes dirt and makeup. It gently exfoliates with perfectly soft, round exfoliator beads, calms the skin with soothing botanicals. Guys have been known to sneak some as a shaving cream stand-in.

Always happy to receive a fash wash. I’m actually running out of one im currently using so this is the perfect opportunity to try a new one out. This is a 30ml sample. Full
Size is 197ml worth £19.50… Must be good at that price!

Korres Bergamot Pear Body Milk


Moisturising body milk with an exceptional powdery texture. Rich in trace elements that awaken the epidermis, offering an energy boost. 

I’ve tried another korres body milk before which was the Korres Citrus Body Milk.  I found it quite drying which was disappointing, but thought it might work better when it gets a bit warmer.. Like now! Thanks for the reminder Birchbox! It smells absolutely gorgeous and I can’t wait to put it on! It seems quite lightweight which is good, I hate standing around waiting for milks to dry! This is a 40ml sample. Full size is 200ml worth £10.

Beauty Bonus!

Befine Warming Clay Mask


Warming Clay Mask provides an energizing detox for your skin.It’s self-warming formula heats on contact as the natural clay works to purify and refine.Packed with powerful anti oxidents,enzymes and humectants, Warming clay Mask soothes as it infuse youe skin with ingredients to nourish and protect.

Love getting sachets of masks! Makes me feel like a kid again, buying the single sachets from boots and superdrug for sleep over when I was a kid! Bonus it’s a warming one because I love warming ones! It contains the powerful anti oxidants pomegranate to detox the skin. Full size is a 150ml tub worth £17.

I’m extremely impressed with this month’s box! I would class that as a royal box. It’s coveted all areas. Nails, make up, hair, body, face.. Brilliant effort from the team at Birchbox! My favourite item is… You may have guessed the Laura Mercier Foundation Primer! Can’t wait to try it out and potentially buy more products from their range!

If you’re interested in subscribing to Birchbox, use my referral link and each of our accounts will be credited with £5 to use in the birchbox shop!

What did you think of your products this month? Tried any of the ones I received? What did you think? Let me know!


4 thoughts on “Birchbox April First Impressions

    • I’ve only used it for a couple of days so I wouldn’t like to make a complete opinion about it yet, but it’s not as moisturising as other primers I’ve used. It does help keep my foundation in place, I’m just worrying it might dry out my skin. Might not though! Only time will tell 😊 x

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