This month, Birchbox are supporting Fashion Targets Breast Cancer campaign to raise funds, vital for cancer research! During May, Birchbox UK will be donating 30% of all e-shop sales to the cause, and they will also be donating £5 when a member’s friend subscribes to Birchbox. This post will tell you about what’s in the box, but that’ll be at the end of the post because first I want to tell you about the cause!
This months Birchbox is a good one! So if you’re going to sign up, use a friends referal so money gets donated to the cause! FTBC annual campaign was set up by Ralph Lauren. He wanted the fashion industry to raise awareness and funds for breast cancer charities after losing a friend to the disease. So far, they’ve raised over £12.5 million and have helped breakthrough fund 25% of breast cancer research in the UK! How amazing is that?
Birchboxes are delivered with an outer pink box. Inside, you get your brown birchbox, tied up pretty with a ribbon and a birchbox magazine, this issue also has more information about the cause with words from Sharon and Kelly Osbourne. In the box is a pink, drawstring bag containing your goodies! This month has a little extra due to the FTBC campaign. You have your usual card with a little news, telling you what is in your Red Carpet Ready box for May. Then there are a few other bits. There’s a card telling you how to refer your friends and that you get 50 points for each referal as well as them donating that £5 to the campaign. Then there’s another card telling you about how Birchbox will be supporting the campaign. Lastly, their is a little TLC guide (Touch, look, check) on checking yourself for anything out of the ordinary with your breasts. Remember, gents can get breast cancer too, so encourage your blokes to check as well (and get them to make sure they check their testicles too, while we’re on the subject!)
I once found a lump in my breast, it was benign, but I was terrified, by the same token, I was so glad that I had been educated on breast awareness and had checked my breasts. You may think it will never happen to you, but it really might, so you should be aware and check yourself regularly. If you have any concerns, consult your GP!
Right! Now on to the box! This is what my box contained!
O.P.I Nail Laquer Mini (Full size £11.50) – I don’t have a clue what the colour is but it looks a bit like one I already own, but OPI have many similar colours so I really don’t know! It doesn’t say the name on mini bottles and the card doesn’t tell me…
Elemental Herbology Cell Plumping Facial Moisturiser 15ml (Full Size £42) – Quite excited to try this properly. It feels quite smooth, not oily and I really like the packaging!
B/Attitude Body Souffle 50ml (Full Size – £24) – This feels mucho weird to me! It’s really rich and smells sweet yet perfumey, it has a really odd texture but I like it! It absorbs really quickly as well, well, the blob I put on my hand did!
MakeBelieve Sunbeam Bronzer & Brush (Full Size: £15) -This I love just for the packaging. It’s in a little box.. inside the box, open to reveal a large bronzer pan, a brush (which is soft as a kitties paw!) and a mirror! I’m not wild on bronzer, but I feel this is quite usable!
Doctove Duve Anti-Aging & Firming Eye cream sample sachet (Full Size- £115) – This is the little sample sachet, it feels so light inside though I’ve not actually opened it to see the actual consistency. I’m unsure as the full product is pricey and a little sample sachet isn’t really enough to decide if it’s the product for you, still, a nice little beauty extra!
Kusmi Tea Detox Tea (Full size – £13.85) – A lifestyle extra, not sure what I make of this but it’s kind of cool. I’m not really a tea drinker but I’ll give this a go. Mate, green tea and lemongrass apparently. I love the smell of lemongrass so maybe I’ll like it, who knows! I love the tin it comes in.
You can buy the full size products in the Birchbox store and 30% of those sales goes to Fashion Targets Breast Cancer, remember! You can sign up to Birchbox here. This isn’t a referal link, so if you know someone who is already signed up, get them to refer you so they can get points, and charity can get a fiver! ;]
Has anyone gotten the May birchbox?