September Birchbox Review

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September 2013 UK Birchbox
Hey Lovelies,
Hope you're all well! First of all let me apologise for my lack of posts over the past week, I've been really busy with work and didn't have any time for blogging. Sometimes juggling a full time job as well as blogging can be a bit of a struggle, and as I did not have any guest posters lined up, it's been a bit quiet on here. I do have 2 weeks off work now though, and as I'm not going away or anything I'm going to use my time wisely and prepare lots of blog posts for you all! Also, if you are a regular reader of my blog and interested in guest posting on Dolled Up London, do drop me an email!
Anyway, now onto today's review! Recently I was contacted by Birchbox UK and asked if I wanted to do a review of their September box. I had been subscribed to Birchbox in the past, but I cancelled my subscription in a bid to save money and also because I was not really using the samples I was being sent. However being the nosey parker that I am means beauty box reviews are some of my favourite posts to read, so I thought I'd do a little post for you all revealing what I got in my September Birchbox.
Overall I was really impressed with this box. The theme for this box was London Fashion Week, and here's the lowdown on everything I got.
September 2013 UK Birchbox
Aromatherapy Associates Revive Body Gel (40ml)
This is a brand I had never heard off before. The Aromatherapy Associates Revive Body Gel contains  grapefruit, rosemary and juniper extracts. It feels very cooling when you apply it to your skin and the smell of it reminds me of aromatherapy oils. It's a pretty decent sample size but I would not purchase the full size as it's quite expensive for a body product. Personally I prefer spending more on my skincare, but for body care I do tend to stick with drugstore products.
Bioderma Sensibo H2O (20ml)
OMG this is the best sample I have ever received in a beauty box! Unless you have been living under a rock for the past year, I am sure you will have heard of Bioderma. I've done a full review on it which you can read by clicking here. I was so excited to receive this product! I have recently run out of Bioderma and replaced it with the L'Oreal 3 in 1 Purifying Micellar Solution. I'm really missing my Bioderma though, so I've popped another bottle of it on my Christmas list. The little sample I received in my Birchbox is so cute and perfect for travel! If you've not tried Bioderma yet, you really should. This product is 100% worth the hype!
Model Co. Party Proof Lipstick in Kitty
Yay I have finally received a product in a beauty box that's in a colour I would actually wear! This lipstick smells of cherry and it's a really wearable nude pink colour. I don't know why they've call it matte lipstick though because this lipstick is certainly not matte. It's very sheer and moisturising, and I could see me getting quite a lot of use out of this if I didn't already own a gazillion other nude MAC lipsticks. Still, another nude is better than some out there colour that I'd never wear. Here you can see how pretty it looks on the lips!
  
Molton Brown Ylang-Ylang Nourishing Body Lotion (12ml) 
Molton Brown is a brand I know, and I always like receiving products in beauty boxed from brands I am familiar with. This little sample is perfect for travelling. It smells amazing as well, and next time I'm going away for a few days I will be taking this with me, rather than lugging around a full size moisturiser. 
Green & Black's White Chocolate
I don't really know what to say about this other than I love chocolate. I ate it and it was delicious. Thank you Birchbox! 
Reverence de Bastien Nail Polish
Apparently this nail polish retails for £16. I've never heard of the brand before, but when I saw the colour I was very happy because it's a lovely purple shade that's perfect for autumn. However I was quite disappointed with the consistency of this nail polish. Even though I applied 2 coats of it, the colour was still too sheer for my liking and it chipped after 2 days, even with a top coat. I'll definitely be sticking with my Essie nail polishes. For that price, I would have expected this polish to be a bit better and last on my nails a lot longer than it did.
Well, that's it for all the products in my September Birchbox. As with all Birchboxes, this box also came with the usual Birchbox magazine that's packed with beauty tips and a little card that gives you more information about all the products you were sent. 
Overall I am very impressed with this box, and the stand out product for me by far was the Bioderma sample which I am still excited about! 
You can subscribe to Birchbox for £12.95 per month by clicking here.
Are you subscribed to any beauty boxes?
Nuala xxx   
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16 comments

  1. I love that nail polish! Great post xx

    kittensintophats.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. I know, the colour is so pretty as well! But all the other products were really good xxx

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  3. What a great box and mix of products, impressive!

    http://mylushbox.blogspot.co.uk

    xx

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    1. I know it's a brilliant box with a bit of everything :) xx

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  4. I also received this box and loved it, the magazine is fab too!

    Liza | Glambeautys | YouTube

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    1. Glad you love it to, it's one of the best boxes I've ever had! xx

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  5. That lipstick is so pretty! That is such an exciting beauty box, so many amazing products!!

    www.makingmeblushblog.wordpress.com

    xx

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    1. I know, I think it's probably the best box I've ever had was so happy with it xx

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  6. I'm so impressed that Bioderma was included! I thought the nail polish looked beautiful, it's a shame that it wasn't that good :( xx
    www.LaurasHaven.com

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    1. I know I was too! Coulldnt believe it. I know it's a shame about the polish because the colour is so pretty xxx

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  7. Looks like a great box - I haven't tried any of those products. Apart from the Green & Black chocolate.
    I have always wanted to try Bioderma & anything from Aromatherapy Associates, people always say such great things about their products
    http://www.letstalkbeauty.co.uk/

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    1. Bioderma is amazing you really need to try it! It's a lovely box I was really impressed with it xx

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