I haven’t always been the biggest beauty fanatic, but recently I have become a bit of an obsessive about the products I use in my beauty regime. A friend of mine, a big fan of the beauty section at all department stores, recently told me about Birchbox UK and the sample service it provides. The only time I have ever used designer make up is while studying at university, and that was only because of the “free money” known as a student loan. When my life returned to normality (i.e. I graduated and had to get a job!), I realised I could no longer justify a £19 foundation every few weeks.
So for the past 5 years (coming up to 6, oh how time flies) I have been using our very own high street Rimmel’s Wake Me Up foundation, with my other beauty essentials coming from either the same range or one of its HS siblings. However the idea of signing up to a monthly box of treats (not a euphemism for the time of the month, I must stress!) was too good to resist, and 3 boxes on, I’m finding my passion for expensive beauty returning.
One of my greatest discoveries from my beauty adventure is Laura Mercier; a brand I have always been aware of due to my sister’s fondness, but not a range I have ever physically used. In my second box, I received the LM primer in Radiance, and was presently surprised by its results. Not one to believe in the power of a primer, this product has knocked my socks off (figuratively, rather than literally)! Giving a great glow and holding my base in place, this wonder-tube is something all girls on the go should have in their make up bag.
My other must-have item from my Birchbix love-in is Egyptian All Purpose Magic Skin Cream, a honey based solution that feels both luxurious and luscious when slathered on your skin. Light a candle, close your eyes and let the smell take you to a faraway land, this healing oil will give you baby soft skin with a touch of holiday glow. My top tip is to put a generous layer on before bed, giving your skin enough time to soak it all up and boost your morning beauty regime.
So if you want to treat yourself, rediscover some amazing products or just are a beauty obsessive, the Birchbox subscription is perfect for you.