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Coming into the third month of lockdown, Spa Sundays have now taken on a near-mythic significance. So each month when my beauty box turns up, I am LIVING for them.

This month’s theme is Blooming Lovely, and I thinkkkkkkk that everything in the box has some connection with flowers. The most interesting thing about this month’s box however, is that rather than the usual cardboard box, it arrived in a small flower-themed metal tin. I stan reusable objects!

I am more than ready to get inside this box and see what’s inside:

Manna Kadar, Bloom Mascara in Cool Aqua

The ‘special’ thing about this mascara is that the wand is spiral shaped, which is meant to add super intense colour to your lashes because of the density of the bristles.

That sounds all well and good, but if theres one thing that I don’t need in my makeup cabinet, is more mascara 😅 I have at least 6 different mascaras for absolutely no real reason.

So I’m not even opening this one up to try it out. I’m keeping it for a rainy day in approximately 6 months when I’ve finally run out of other mascara options.

I will say that this mascara is pretty compact and slim, so if you’re looking for a mascara option that doesn’t take up a lot of space, this one could be a good option!

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Grace & Stella, Rose Water Facial Mist

This is a refreshing mist that you can spritz straight onto your face, that has been formulated with other ingredients to help tone and moisturise your complexion at the same time.

Rose Water is meant to be anti-inflammatory, and it also includes glycerin to hydrate the skin and aloe to help balance the skins pH.

According to the product blurb, you can also use the mist on your hair to take care of any flyaway strands. I take this with a pinch of salt as a curly haired girl as I highly doubt this rose water spritz will calm my frizz 😅

It smells lovely, with wafts of rose that keep on coming as they have settled on your face. The other thing I really like about this product is that you can put it on before or after makeup, so you can continually reapply throughout the day if needed.

As I’m now working from home, I’ve started keeping this spray on my desk so I get to mist my face every so often throughout the day, which does lift my spirits and make me feel like I’m taking care of my skin in a very low effort way. The chic packaging does help as well!

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Marcelle, BB Cream Golden Glow Illuminator

This is a brand I’ve not come across before, and on investigation, its not actually available in the UK and is exclusive to Birchbox.

The purpose of this face cream is to help you achieve an effortless-looking dewy complexion. By blending it into your skin it is meant to boost radiance, even your skin tone as well as hydrate.

I tried this cream just on my clean skin without applying any make-up on top, but obviously you can still use it as a base for your make-up as well.

The cream, a light-brown ish colour, blends in beautifully to your skin and after just a very light application of me trying to conserve as much of the cream as possible, I could instantly see and feel that my skin felt like it had a subtle glow.

For me, this isn’t a cream I would want to use when I’m just at home not seeing anybody. Instead, I would use it as a base for the days when I want to try achieve a “no-makeup” makeup look with minimal effort.

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Balance Me, Wonder Eye Cream

I have been using the same tube of Olay Eye firming cream for weeks and weeks now and it is almost coming to an end. So this eye cream is coming to me at almost the perfect time!

I’ve used Balance Me products before (I think I may have received a face cream in a beauty advent calendar at Christmas) and I remembered how good it smelled and how lightweight it felt on my skin. So I was definitely excited about this product.

First, a little on what it does. You can use it both day and night on the delicate skin under your eyes to de-puff, firm the skin, and life up the dark shadows. As someone who has some dark bags under my eyes, which I know will only get worse as I age, I am obsessed with trying to make sure this delicate area on my face is as well taken care of as possible. While I haven’t been using it day to day yet (waiting for that Olay tube to die its final death..), I tried out some as a little tester.

My first impression was that it smelled great, as I expected. Looking at the product notes, it is a blend of chamomile, coconut, rosehip, cucumber, and unusually, carrot oils! It doesn’t really smell of any of that but I liked it!

To apply, it felt a lot lighter than the Olay eye firming cream I’m used to using, which I always quite like because it feels like its not clogging and sitting on top of my skin. Even after application, my under-eye area felt different (which again, I’m not used to). It just felt a bit more zingy and refreshed!

I’m really excited to use this more often!

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Human + Kind, Body Souffle

Last but not least, the final product in this month’s box is a Body Souffle from Human+Kind.

Taking the baking analogy perhaps a bit too far, the product blurb states that this cream has been “lightly whipped” and that it will hydrate and nourish your skin all over.

The main hydrating ingredients include aloe vera and various botanical oils, and best of all, the company has committed to all their products being cruelty-free, ethically sourced and organic.

For a product that touts itself having a bunch of oils in it, the cream does not feel oily or leave that kind of oily sheen after being massaged in. It is actually very light, and it smells diii-vine.

I’m giving it a little go on my upper arms which can really do with some hydration, and they have been feeling a lot softer than usual 🤗

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Thanks Birchbox for the May box! Looking forward to the next one!