Do any of you lovely people subscribe to a Beauty Box? Sometimes you'll discover an incredible product, and sometimes you'll get a real dud - that's a risk you take and part of the fun in a strange way! I've been hooked on Birchbox for a while now, so I thought I'd share some of my absolute favourites from the many, many boxes I've received. Here are the Face & Body Care winners...
B/Attitude Body Souffle (£24/200ml): I received this sample around the time I escaped to Greece last summer, so it came along with me. I don't know about you, but I'm quite fussy when it comes to body moisturiser - especially in the summer. One of the best feelings in the world involves returning from a long, hot day at the beach, jumping in a cool shower to wash off all that sand & seawater, and sitting outside, wrapped in a soft white towel, while you gently moisturise your freshly sun-kissed skin.
However, if the moisturiser is too heavy it'll just sit there (making you look like Casper the Ghost) - too light and your skin won't have that wonderfully hydrated feeling. This body soufflé definitely lives up to its name - the moisturiser is whipped into a cream that looks good enough to eat, feels amazingly light and yet does the job properly. Lather some of this stuff on and your skin will feel silky smooth & soft all evening long, guaranteed. It also smells amazing (part of the reason I'd really like to eat it)!
Beauty Protector Protect & Detangle (£15/236ml): When it comes to beauty products I have to admit I tend to judge a
book bottle by its cover. So when this little red bottle arrived I wasn't exactly convinced. It didn't look luxurious, which is what I look for when it comes to my precious hair. I have incredibly thick hair which, especially when long, is prone to tangling.
I whacked this bad boy out the morning after a night of hairspray & jagerbombs in equal measure, and now I'm hooked. It is honestly amazing, it'll detangle the most stubborn of knots and makes your hair look super shiny and frizz-free. I'll never judge before trying again. Armed with my Tangle Teezer and my little red bottle, my hair can conquer the world!
RMK Cleansing Balm (£29/100g): Trying this cleansing balm was kind of a curse as well as a blessing, because now I feel like I can't go back to any of my usual, cheap cleansers. Honestly, I'd call cleansing with this little pot more of an experience than a simple ritual. OK I'm exaggerating for (minimal) comic effect, but I do always look forward to my evening make-up removal with RMK.
When I received this product I also read some advice for how to apply:
If RMK Cleansing Balm is an unwinder, this Facial Polish will wind you up, ready to face the day ahead! As you scrub your face you'll feel all the horrible city (or country) grime wash off you, leaving you radiating freshness like the best of them. After I tried my sample a few times I was desperate to get the real deal, but assumed it would be out of my (extremely narrow) price range. My jaw dropped at the price - only £8.99! Thank you, oh Beauty Gods.