March Birchbox Unboxing

Before my Birchbox arrived this month, I was in such a nail polish rut; I've had the same colours and brands for quite a while now and needed a change. March couldn't have come sooner, bringing a new nail polish along with a vast range of beauty products in all areas. I love the way they've designed the box; a brightly coloured drawer was a really nice Spring inspired touch. There's certainly something for everyone this month! What did you get this month? Which subscription service do you have?
Starting off with skincare, as regular readers will know, I adore toners. The process and the importance of toners to my skincare routine is a big deal to me, and this months Birchbox brought an entirely new one to try. Les Anges Ont La Peau Douce is the sweetest little french skincare brand that specialises in purification and softness of the skin. Their name literally translates to 'Angels have soft skin' and I certainly trust a french brand to bring good skincare to my routine, what with the vast array of brands like La Roche Posay (a personal favourite) currently leading the market. This L'eau Bleu (Blue water) delivers the softest skin post application and is best used right after exfoliation. I used this last night to try it out and my skin is still reaping the benefits from just one use! (Full price: £15)

I'm a big fan of hand creams, and in this months box I received Soap And Paper Factory's Green Tea Shea Butter based cream. Green tea is probably one of the best ingredients for your skin; more and more of my products have it as a key ingredient these days. Whilst the Green Tea helps detoxify and uplift the skin, the Shea butter is perfect for hydration and long lasting smooth, moisturised skin. This particular cream also has notes of citrus, which I love, and is completely paraben free. I've never heard of this brand before, but I'll definitely be keeping an eye out for their products in the future. (Full price: £13)
Speaking of hands, Birchbox also included a cute Ciaté Mini nail polish in this gorgeous lilac colour. I've heard great things about Ciaté, however I've not actually used a single one of their iconic nail polishes which makes me feel awful. It almost seems like a right of passage to have Ciaté in your nail care kit! My current favourite nail polish brands are Maybelline, OPI and Essie, but I'm looking forward to trying more of what Ciaté have to offer. (Full price: £5/ 3 for £12)
It's so far been a delight exploring the brand Whish through Birchbox, and this month has been no different. In the little pink tube to the left is their Three Wishes Bath and Body Gel which comes in 10 different fruity, floral and natural flavours. I somehow ended up getting my favourite flavour, Pomegranate, among those available and couldn't be happier with it. Its so luxurious and hydrating; all the gels contain Organic Aloe, Organic Raspberry Butter and Organic Shea Butter. Can it get much better than that? Whish boast that their gels offer a far more beneficial wash than your typical dehydrating body washes, with all natural ingredients to dramatically improve the healthy glow of your skin. I'd like to also mention that Whish is entirely Cruelty Free, and I have the utmost respect for their brand; I can't wait to see more from them. (Full price: £13)

You're probably all too familiar with this last product by Aussie, a pretty well know hair care brand that's been cropping up in all the best product lists for quite a while now. I'm yet to actually use any Aussie products (another beauty sin, I know!), but since I've heard great things about them, I'm really excited. This month I've received the 3 Minute Miracle Reconstruction Conditioner which specialises in breathing life and health into dry and damaged hair. I use a lot of heated styling products (GHS's, hair dryers, curlers etc) so I mainly buy products that help repair damaged hair; this one fits right in! It's key ingredient, Australian Balm Mint, is said to repair split ends and roughened cuticles wonderfully, so I can't wait to see the results. (Full price: £4.99)

What products have you tried out lately? Are you subscribed to Birchbox? Used any of my newbies?

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