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Friday, 7 March 2014

March Birchbox: Lulu Guinness Edition.

Yesterday morning the postman handed me the March Birchbox* and after finding out it was a collaboration with Lulu Guinness I was pretty excited to see what was inside. As always the graphics are really well designed, I'm definitely going to have to find a frame for the red lip design! The life lessons from Lulu booklet is a sweet addition. I particularly love the laugh at yourself page, very true!

I like that there's the little bag inside again, I found my last one surprisingly handy and it makes a nice change from the usual shredded paper. I like things that are a little bit different. I must admit that I was a little disappointed at first, I'm not sure what I was expecting but I guess I was just hoping for a little more excitement. After looking at the products a little more though, there are definitely a few things I'm super excited about...

Aroma Works Serenity Body Oil (£32.50 for the full size)
This is a blend of lemongrass, neroli, geranium and organic coconut oil. The combination of essential oils is supposed to free the mind of the stresses of the day and uplift spirits. This isn't something that really excites me but I'm definitely going to give it a try to see what it's like considering the full size is so pricey. It definitely smells really luxurious!

English Laundry by Christopher Wicks No. 7 For Her perfume (£47)
Usually perfume samples in beauty boxes aren't my cup of tea, but I have to admit that I really like this one! It's a really fresh scent with top notes of pear and jasmine. It seems to be a pretty exclusive brand, I can't find anywhere to purchase this particular fragrance online but if you do spot it anywhere, it's one to try for sure.

Dr. Brandt Pores No More pore refiner (£39 for the full size)
This promises to hide and refine pores while instantly mattifying shine and absorbing excess oil. This sounds like a really fabulous product that would create a really nice base for make up if you have oily skin. I'll be passing this on to someone who I think it will suit more than me!

Korres Citrus Body Milk (£9.50)
Korres is a brand I've always wanted to try but haven't so I'm really excited to finally be able to. I'm not sure if I love the scent, I don't mind it though so I'm hopeful that it'll be really moisturising. I'm looking forward to giving it a try!

Benefit Stay Don't Stray (£20.50 for the full size)
This is the first of Lulu's picks for the box this month and I think it's one of the products I'm most excited about. This promises to ensure that both eyeshadow and concealer stays put all day. I don't wear eyeshadow but I'm definitely intrigued to see how this works with under eye concealer. This wouldn't be something I would pick up, but that's what beauty boxes are for!
Lulu Guinness Rock
Lulu's second addition to the box this month is a stick of rock. It's black and white striped design inspired her spring/summer 2014 collection. This was promptly eaten by my boyfriend and he said it was pretty good!

Overall I think this was another good box. There are a couple of things I'm not so excited about but the other products more than make up for those! 

Are you subscribed to Birchbox? 
What do you think of this month's box? 



  1. This looks like such a cute box! I'd love to try that Benefit product, as well as the body oil and Korres body milk.

    Catherine, xo // Lady Liquor Vintage

  2. Nice content in the March box c:
    A lot of sample sizes which is a bit
    down point.. oh well. Omg there's
    candy in this one! Pretty cool :P
    Nice that your bf thought it was
    tasty haha Xx

  3. It seems like a decent box but quite glad I forgot to subscribe for it now! That fragrance sounds intriguing :) xx

    1. wasn't as special as I was hoping for! xo

  4. I'd be pretty thrilled with this box, they're all products that I'd love to try and think I'd like! I love the sound of the body oil and the Korres body milk :)

    Jess xo

  5. I adore the Lulu Guinness styling of this box! So beautiful!!
    I think I'm more excited about the stripes and the iconic lip print than anything else hehe.
    The Benefit Stay Don't Stray seems like a real stand-out product for this box, plus how cute is the Lulu Guinness stick of rock? :)

    Ellis - Ellis Tuesday

    1. ahh I know, such a lovely addition! xo

  6. I was hoping for a really strong collaboration with Lulu Guinness, I think it's a bit of a missed opportunity!



  7. Oooh I am a big fan of Lulu so this is really interesting to see although I don't have birch box or any beauty boxes. I love that she included a stick of rock, how sweet! XX

  8. I would love to subscribe to some kind of subscription box, it's like getting a present every month! The lulu guineess rock is such a cute addition xx

  9. this looks like a really good box with some lovely products, i've always wanted to try the stay dont stray xxx

  10. The packaging is really lovely with this box I think :) The perfume sample sounds so nice! I recently tried English Pear and Freesia by Jo Malone and now I'm obsessed with pears! xxx

  11. Lovely box and the packaging is so cute :) xx

  12. I'm excited to get mine now! Like you, the oil doesn't really excite me - nor does the perfume. Maybe I'll get something different. :) Love the design though.

    Lisa xo | lisaandfox.blogspot.co.uk

  13. This box seems like it'll be great -Hanna Lei

  14. This looks like a pretty good box! I've not really considered BB before though so I think I'll wait to see if next months is as good first.

    Nicola // pink-confetti.co.uk

    1. They seem to be pretty consistent, which is nice! ox

  15. Oo the products look amazing!

  16. What exactly is body milk? That essential oil looks interesting :3 I was at Whole Foods and I was going to buy a bottle of peppermint extract (to take to work with me; my desk is next to this bathroom with a weird sewer smell to it-- try sitting there for 12 hours lol!), but I almost fainted when I saw the price tag.

  17. woah ! a lot of these products look pretty amazing! esp the dr brandt and korres ones. i really want to try both those brands more but haven't really gotten the chance lately.
    i agree about the 'laughing about yourself' thing. i think we can all take ourselves way too seriously. life is short. nothing is really so dire that we can't laugh a little about it.
    A Beautiful Zen

  18. These products look amazing! I would really like to give Korres a try! :) x


  19. Amazing posts love this concept. Such sweet packaging.

  20. I think this is a fabulous box x

  21. This is a great collaboration, love that there's a Benefit product in there! x

  22. This looks amazing! Wish we had birchbox in Canada :)

  23. The box is perfect! I've just fallen in love with the pretty lights in the background more so though... Beautiful images Jenny!

    Lorna | www.studsanddreams.com xx

  24. The pore refiner sounds intriguing!! :)

    Tara xo

  25. I also wasn't overly impressed on my first glance at the products I got in my box, I the same as you expected abit more excitement from the box, love aroma works I reviewed there products on my blog.


  26. On the website it says the box contains a voucher for stuff in store, how much is it for?

  27. This month I got my first ever Birch Box and I was actually quite impressed with it all, I just love receiving things in the post, if you want to see what I got take a look here; http://yayalicemay.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/birch-box.html

    Alice May


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