Beauty: Birchbox March 2016 Review

birchbox march 2016 review

Woo! It’s Birchbox time! I get a Birchbox beauty box through the post every month and though I kind of forgot to do a review for February, here’s the Birchbox March 2016 review!

This is what I got in this month’s box, which is called ‘Word Up’, based on beauty-related search terms such as ‘brows’ and ‘anti-ageing’.

birchbox march 2016 review

Arrow – BOOST Colour Enhancing Lip Balm *FULL SIZE*

Arrow is a new vegan brand brought to you by Birchbox. Their products are also paraben-free and cruelty-free, which is fantastic. This is a lip balm that adjusts to your PH, and gives your lips a lovely natural tint. It feels quite minty and refreshing but it doesn’t have much of a scent. Not bad, actually.

ModelCo – More Brows *FULL SIZE*

Brows are definitely in these days and it doesn’t look like the trend will be ending soon so I’m intrigued with this product. I usually use eye-shadow to fill my brows in as I like them to look natural, but this mascara-like wand is meant to give you fuller brows with its ‘hair-like particles’, whatever that means. This is worth £13 so this product pretty much pays for the box itself, which is nice. I like to feel like I’m getting my money’s worth! The colour of the product is medium/dark, which is great for me but it might not be any use to those with light brows.

Indeed Labs – Hydraluron Moisture Boosting Mask

I have literally just tried this mask out and I LOVE IT. It’s one of those masks that make you look a bit like a serial killer or like you’ve been in a terrible accident. I had to Snapchat how terrifying I looked. Aside from that, though, this is a really really lovely product. My skin has been feeling quite dry recently and according to a beautician I’m dehydrated so this came at the perfect time. It’s basically like a ‘big drink of water for your skin’, which is good because I much prefer a glass of red or a diet coke. You just place the mask on your face and relax for 15 minutes, before removing and rubbing the rest in and finishing with a moisturiser. My skin feels really refreshed and like I’ve just had a treatment, mmm.

birchbox march 2016 review

Polaar – Polar Night Cream

I love the packaging on this night cream! It’s gorgeous, as you can see in the picture above (also it looks French so I like it, obvs). I have just put this on my face as I used it to moisturise after my face mask. Apparently this moisturiser is made with ingredients that react to the light of the moon (?!?) which promotes cell regeneration, giving you a radiant complexion.

Does this mean I should be sleeping outside?

Amika – Nourishing Mask

This is a conditioning mask for your hair, to help seal split ends and fight dryness. Split ends and weirdly, static hair, have been causing me a lot of hair-related grief recently so hopefully this should sort it out. The only downside is that you have to leave it on for 5 to 10 minutes and my bathroom gets really cold so I’m not sure when I’d honestly get round to using this. If only I had a bath, sigh.

Regenerate – Enamel Science Advanced Toothpaste

If it’s got ‘science’ in the name, you know it’s gonna be good… To be honest I’m pretty surprised to find toothpaste in my box but toothpaste is always useful *shrug*.

Another very impressive box from Birchbox, who have consistently been excellent since I signed up last year. I’ve got another two beauty boxes to come this month so I’m looking forward to seeing what else I get.

Do you like the look of this box? If you are a subscriber, did you get anything different?


  1. Alisha Valerie. March 9, 2016 / 6:42 pm

    I actually cancelled my BirchBox subscription because I didn’t feel like I was getting anything exciting in them, and I wasn’t really looking forward to them anymore. I kept my GlossyBox as I always see myself looking forward to this one more. <3

    Glad you liked the stuff in your box this month though babe 🙂

    With love, Alisha Valerie xo.

  2. Sarah March 9, 2016 / 8:52 pm

    The night cream has the best packaging! I cancelled BirchBox so long ago now but every now and then I see a box that kinda makes me think about renewing my subscription – I just ended up with so many un-used samples floating around my drawer! I love the word search on the front of the box!

    Sarah 🙂

    Saloca in Wonderland

  3. Carolanne Johnson March 10, 2016 / 2:26 pm

    I’ve actually been really impressed with the majority of the products I’ve got since I subscribed and I’ve used loads of it, especially the Benefit products. xx

  4. Carolanne Johnson March 10, 2016 / 2:27 pm

    Ahh see I’m the opposite! I cancelled Glossybox because I was disappointed each month xx

  5. jodie.keith March 28, 2016 / 3:36 pm

    Love the packaging of this box – the wordsearch look! I actually have more brows and I love it! Birchbox is great but I do prefer my Glossybox subscription.

    Jodie @ Jodetopia x

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