We can all relate to the dismay of coming home only to be greeted by a glaring, red "sorry we missed you" delivery card from the postman. I would say there is nothing worse but that is being more than a little overly dramatic but it is annoying none the less. One brand hoping to ensure that they are not the cause of such dismay is Birchbox. Say hello to Birchbox - Slimbox...
All the same goodies as the regular box but is slim line packaging that can slot through most standard letterboxes. Genius.For the sake of scale I have shown the box with a nail polish and cream eyeshadow in front so you can see for yourself just how slim the box is. I sadly don't have an old, full size box to compare. Anyway here is what is inside this months box...
T London Darjeeling Hand and Body Lotion (sample size 50ml)
A light, silky, floral come citrus body lotion. From what I have experienced I don't think this would be ideal for really dry skin.
Liz Earle Beauty Co Botanical Shine Shampoo (sample size 50ml)
I have tried this is in the past, if memory serves me right it is gentle yet deeply cleansing shampoo.
It smells great slightly orange tinged and very, very fresh.
Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum (sample size 10ml)
I am a huge fan of the eye cream within the same range so I have high hopes for the matching serum. I have quickly applied this and can state that it has a light yet creamy consistency and is quickly absorbed by the skin.
the Balm Cindy Lou Manizer (sample size)
I have the full size version of this super shimmery, peach toned highlighter. It is one of my personal favourites, it is a shame that the sizing of this is so small as it won't allow you to fully try it out on the face. I will most likely use this as an eyeshadow.
Cynthia Rowley Beauty Eyeliner in Black (full size/£11)
A black kohl pencil, not much else to say.
The Chia Co - Oats and Chia (one sachet from a pack of five)
Personally I don't like the addition of food to beauty sample boxes, you pay for cosmetics so that is what you should receive. I'm sure not everyone will share my sentiments but none the less that is my view point. I don't like oats or chia so it is wasted on me.
You can opt to subscribe to the Birchbox, Slimbox here - link.
Prices start at £10.
This post contains a press sample.