Birch Box Beauty Haul

birchbox haul

Cattier Pink Clay Mask for Senstitive Skin- £4.25/ Yves Rocher Grand Rouge Sparking Pink Lipstick- £9.75/ Alima Pure Luminious Shimmer Blush- £11.10/ Lila’lli False Lashes: ll- 29- £4.90/ Laura Mercier Tightline Cake Eyeliner- £19

A little while ago I made some purchases from the Birchbox shop after gaining up some wonderful points. Sometimes it’s even trickier choosing what to get with your points than it is when spending your own money, as you want it to be worth it (I always do the same with my Boots points).

The first item I chose was one of the Cattier Clay Facemasks. This is a product I had received in trial size previously through Birchbox, and it’s specifically for sensitive skin (although there are other versions) which was great for me. It was easy to apply and more importantly easy to get off, and I wasn’t left slightly red after trying to scrub it off like I do with some facemasks.

eyelashes and laura mercier eyeliner

The next item I chose to buy was a pair of eyelashes. I am a sucker for fake eyelashes after noticing how small my eyelashes are and how little my going out make up changed from my day time make up. I’ve tried loads of lashes and the thing I loved about these ones were how they made my eyelashes look bigger, but were not noticeably fake like some other pairs I have. They were super easy to apply – and take off – and they didn’t feel flimsy like they might break if I pulled them too hard. Lila’lli have a couple of other versions so I might just have to try these out too.

Eyeliner is one of my most used makeup products, and probably the main thing which defines my look so i’m always on the look out for new eyeliners. I was intrigued by the Tightline cake eyeliner from Laura Mercier so I thought I better give it a try. It’s a gel liner but looks a bit like a powder. I opted for black – creature of habit – and it was easy to apply (actually easier than a lot of other brands), the colour was dark and it lasted all day. Thumbs up Laura Mercier another fantastic product.

yves rocher lipstick

I made the realisation before this purchase that I don’t have a lot of daily wear lipsticks. Most of mine are bright reds, purples and pinks and not really suitable for wearing to work so I went for this Yves Rocher lipstick in . The colour is slightly glossy, but not too much, and gives the right amount of colour. I’m so happy with both the finish and the colour of this lipstick that i’m going to have to raid their website and see what other choices there are.

The final product I chose is a loose powder blusher, but I have yet to try this out so i’ll have to come back to you on this one.

Have you tried any of these products before? Do you have any beauty recommendations?
May 7, 2015
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  • Reply my cup of beauty

    omg the lashes! love it!

    looks like a great box


    Dominika from

    May 7, 2015 at 8:49 pm
    • Reply Rhian Westbury

      It was such a toughie choosing what to buy. I think I made some good choices though 🙂 x

      May 9, 2015 at 1:05 pm
  • Reply Leesha Starr

    I'd love to try the Yves Rocher lipstick. I've not tried any of these products yet, looks like a great box.

    May 7, 2015 at 9:25 pm
    • Reply Rhian Westbury

      The lipstick is beautiful, and well worth the price. x

      May 9, 2015 at 1:05 pm
  • Reply Emma Matthews

    Lovely haul! The lashes look gorgeous, you'll have to hide them from me when I'm next round!

    Emma x

    May 8, 2015 at 8:39 pm
    • Reply Rhian Westbury

      They are so nice. Might have to wear them for Slam-dunk because they don't look too over the top. I don't know how you use individual ones, I struggle enough with these! x

      May 9, 2015 at 1:06 pm
  • Reply CCE

    I recommend LUSH products, they're lovely! and cruelty free too x

    May 8, 2015 at 8:45 pm
    • Reply Rhian Westbury

      I use a lot of lush products especially their bubble bars and bombs! They all smell beautiful x

      May 9, 2015 at 1:06 pm
  • Reply Viccy Howe

    The lashes look great! When I buy falsies, I want volume, not length due to wearing glasses.
    And with my oily skin, that clay face mask would work nicely for me

    May 10, 2015 at 2:55 pm
    • Reply Rhian Westbury

      Yeah these were really lovely lashes, there was enough volume but it wasn't too much. I swear by this clay mask! x

      May 10, 2015 at 3:38 pm
  • Reply Sarah-Louise Bailey

    What a fantastic Haul – I have to admit I have quite a love for Yves Rocher! x

    May 10, 2015 at 3:13 pm
    • Reply Rhian Westbury

      I am definitely going to be buying more of their lipsticks because the colour was beautiful 🙂 x

      May 10, 2015 at 3:39 pm
  • Reply Mode Lily

    I have to admit, I haven't tried any of these beauty products but I'm certainly intrigued by the Yves Rocher lipstick, really pretty colour and I can imagine, perfect for work!

    Dash xx
    Mode Lily

    May 10, 2015 at 3:13 pm
    • Reply Rhian Westbury

      It is perfect for work, it's bright enough to look obvious but not too over the top! 🙂 x

      May 10, 2015 at 3:40 pm
  • Reply Mellissa Williams

    I love the colour of the lipstick from Yves Rocher. Great company and it's a natural beauty brand too.

    May 12, 2015 at 4:56 pm
    • Reply Rhian Westbury

      It is a beautiful colour! I love it 🙂 I did not know they were a natural beauty brand, even better! x

      May 13, 2015 at 9:11 pm
  • Reply En4tainment

    oh I love a great clay mask so I might need to try the Cattier Pink Clay Mask for Senstitive Skin it sounds great

    May 12, 2015 at 5:08 pm
    • Reply Rhian Westbury

      It really is, especially if you find your skin is sensitive, or sometimes red after using a face mask! x

      May 13, 2015 at 9:11 pm
  • Reply Miranda Myrabev

    The Yves Rocher products have been trying for many years now and I absolutely love them. I know what you mean about points I am the same

    May 13, 2015 at 9:22 pm
    • Reply Rhian Westbury

      It's always such a difficult decision about what to get, i'm having the same dilemma with my boots points at the moment! x

      May 14, 2015 at 10:22 pm
  • Reply Stephanie Hall

    That Yves Rocher lipstick is an absolutely gorgeous colour, what a brilliant way to spend your points! x

    Stephanie |

    May 13, 2015 at 9:25 pm
    • Reply Rhian Westbury

      Thanks, it is a lovely colour and looks even nicer on 🙂 x

      May 14, 2015 at 10:22 pm

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