What's In My April Birchbox!

18 April 2019

april birchbox


A new month means a new birchbox and that's always a good thing. April is always a good month because there's the beginning of spring which means its Summer soon! This month I was overly obsessed with the packaging of this box because of its colour design and it made me even more excited to dive right in and check out the products. 
I don't think I have to explain too much about this product because I think we all know by now how much I really love it. This has got to be one of my favourite primers that I will always come back to and love no matter what. You have probably heard me say this before but my skin is so oily sometimes that I need all the help I can get in terms of pore filling and this primer is my go-to for that. The consistency of this primer is pretty silicony and is also pretty thick but that's what helps to fill in pores and give the skin a really pretty smooth perfected look. From this months birchbox, you get a mini sample size but this size actually lasts ages on me as I only need to use a small amount to prime around my nose, chin and forehead. This primer also helps to keep my makeup on for hours and still look flawless. 

At first glance, I thought this was a face mask but then I realised that its an eye mask and I was super excited to give it a go. Whenever I think of under eyes mask I picture videos of beauty gurus with the slimy gold pads under their eyes and when I opened the pack I was slightly surprised by what they looked like, The pads were a fabric material with a holographic design on them. The first thing I noticed was that they didn't feel really liquidy and gooey which I liked but it was coated in a gel of the product. I applied the pads and I could instantly feel the cooling effect of the pads which actually made my eyes feel refreshed. While wearing the eye pads I did feel a slight tingling but it wasn't uncomfortable. After around 15 minutes I removed the pads and my eyes felt instantly more awake, I did also notice that my eyes weren't as puffy after. I have to say that I didn't see any brightening but I would have to use these pads a few more times to really test it out. If you want to see me trying these out you can check over on my Instagram Highlights. 
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Birchbox has actually introduced me to the Balance Me brand as I've tried a few of their products from the box before so I was really excited to give this eye cream. I get a lot of clients at work ask me an eye cream and when its the best time to use it and I always say that the earlier the better so if you haven't got an eye cream make sure you do soon. I have been on the lookout for a new eye cream for a while so I was definitely pleased with this product. This eye cream is 99% natural with the added ingredients of virgin coconut, chamomile and cucumber to smooth and brighten the under eyes. I have been using this cream for a few days and I haven't seen miracles yet but I have noticed a few differences like the puffiness of my eyes and night and in the morning has reduced a bit which is great. This is a product that id like to keep using to see if I get any more benefits from it.  

I love receiving makeup from Birchbox because a lot of it is from brands that I've never heard before and I'm always excited to try it out. ESTATE Cosmetics is a new brand for me but whenever the product is a highlighter I instantly know I'm going to like it. I again was late in picking out the shade I wanted but I received After Glow which is a really pretty purple lilac colour which sounds pretty scary but its actually very wearable. When you swatch the colour it comes out pretty silvery and glittery which gives the skin a really gorgeous glow. You do have to be selective with what makeup you're wearing it with because it doesn't really go with bronzy glow products but it does look really pretty with pink and purple shades. The highlight goes on the skin really easily and doesn't settle into the texture of the face which I love, I'll definitely be wearing this a lot more during the summer. 
april birchbox highlighter
I don't always love getting hair products from birchbox because I have my select few of products that I know work for my hair as it can be pretty tricky to maintain. This month the hair item was this conditioner from Beaver which is another brand that I haven't heard of before. This conditioner is supposed to add fullness to the hair and it also should strengthen and helps to detangle the hair. I've only used this conditioner once and I noticed the smell straight away, its a really lovely light floral scent which just smells like spring. After using this conditioner I did notice that it was a lot easier to brush my hair through and it gave my hair a really pretty shine once I had dried and straightened it. I'm going to be saving this conditioner for my holiday!


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So that's a wrap for my April Birchbox and It has been pretty successful once again. Have you tried any of these products before?



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Aaliyah xo

18 comments

  1. Birchbox continue to knock it out of the park! They're definitely one of my favourite subscriptions. This box looks great, I'd be really pleased with all of these products! <3

    Jenny
    http://www.jennyinneverland.com

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    1. Each month I’m always really happy with the products that I’m receiving! There’s maybe one of two that aren’t my favourites but usually they are great! X

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  2. I actually tried the Benefit poreless primer in New York and meant to go back and get it but I ended up with a Becca mattifying one. I really think I'll make Benefit my next selection tbh. I've never heard of Estate Cosmetics either but I think that is a pretty color...great post hun! :D

    xx Lena | https://lenadeexo.com

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    1. The porefessional will always be one of my favourite primers, it keeps my makeup on all day and it helps my makeup apply much easier x

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  3. The eye mask sounds interesting, doesn't sound like a texture I've ever used before but I'm intrigued to see how you get on with this one. I love that this month's box really seemed to be more skincare focused x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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    1. I loved using the eye mask, it really helped to depuff and relax my undereyes. I was also really happy about the added skincare products in this box! X

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  4. This post has made me want to sign up to Birchbox because it sounds like the dream! The highlighter looks incredible, I love lilac so I completely dig this. The eye cream also sounds like a hero. I currently use the Kieh's Creamy Eye Treatment which is awesome, you should check it out if you haven't already. Thanks for sharing x

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    1. It really is great and it has introduced me to some amazing brands that I wouldn’t have tried before! Oo that eye cream sounds good definitely going to check that out! X

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  5. I love the goodies you've received in your April Birchbox! You can never go wrong with primer, hehe. Oooh, I love that the eye cream has natural ingredients. I mean, it makes sense considering how you're putting that near your eyes! I love how glittery the highlighter looks!

    Nancy ♥ exquisitely.me

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    1. I always love getting primers! You can never have enough of them! I definitely like that the eye cream is natural as there’s less chance for any irritation x

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  6. The eye mask sounds amazing! Birchbox always has such an impressive selection of products. Your photos are absolutely beautiful!
    Hels xx

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    1. It really was lovely, I want to get a few more to really test it out and see if it works for dark circles! Thank you x

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  7. It looks like you got so many lovely products, Aaliyah! Thank you for sharing, I always enjoy seeing what you get in these boxes. The conditioner sounds great, I'm loving the sound of the floral scent and that it is perfect size for travelling too, great for holidays! Your photos are gorgeous as always, fab post! <3 xx

    Bexa | www.hellobexa.com

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    1. I’ve been very lucky with what I have received I’ve the last year from my Birchboxes! The conditioner smells amazing and I can’t wait to really test it out on my holiday. Thank you! Xx

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    2. I’ve been really lucky with the product selection in my Birchboxes over the last year! The conditioner smells amazing and I can’t wait to really test it out while I’m on holiday. Thank you xx

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  8. Stunning photos A! Found you blog from the sunday blog swap and I'm so glad that I did! Followed you on Bloglovin so I can keep up with your posts! Keep up the great work!

    Zara xx
    zaras-bowsandpearls.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thank you! I’m glad you liked them, I’m going to go and check your blog out now x

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  9. What a lovely box! There are so many gorgeous items. Some of these can even get you ready for Spring/Summer. I'm yet to try any of these products myself. I love the sound of the Cherry Blossom Conditioner! Oh my, so Spring like. Thank-you for sharing!

    Gemma | www.anoceanglimmer.wordpress.com

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