Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Back to Basics with Birchbox

Last Month Birchbox celebrated it's 5th Birthday with an incredible box of beauty products and I reviewed it right here. This month subscribers were able to choose which box they would like to receive and it was a choice of the Stylist guest editor box or the back to basic. Yesterday I featured the guest editor box so today, I am sharing the Back to Basic box with you and I would love to know which you would prefer. 



The Back to Basic box is all about mastering the beauty basics which means discovering those everyday essential items. Inside the box are 5 beauty essentials.

The first item is the Eyeko Fat Liquid Eyeliner.  I quite like the look of this eyeliner and am hoping I can get to grips with it. It is a chubby eyeliner pen which is enriched with nourishing algae extract, this liner glides on smoothly for a high-impact look.



Then we have a product which is pretty much a must have item for me and that is Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat.  It does everything it says on the tin, or in this case bottle and it is brilliant. If you haven't tried it and love your manicures, then you need this product.



The third item is Bioderma Hydrabio H2O. Described as being the beauty editors favourite and is a daily cleanser for dehydrated and sensitive skin contains the patented water-retaining complex Aquagenium® to help activate the skin's natural moisturising capacities. Gentle on your skin, it’s alcohol and colourant free and has even been tested under ophthalmological supervision to help protect your eyes.



One item everyone needs is toothpaste and Regenerate Enamel Science™ Advanced Toothpaste not only has a minty-fresh formula protect against cavities and boost original whiteness, but it also works to reverse the early invisible signs of enamel erosion process.  For me, my teeth are just as important as any other part of my body and are something I take great care of (I also have a major false teeth phobia).



Finally we have two products from the Beaver Professional Range, a brand I have never come across until now. In the box there is a Hydro Nutritive Moisturizing Shampoo and a sachet of conditioner, both of which are Birchbox Exclusives! They are both perfect for dry and damaged hair and the shampoo acts as mild cleanser using moisturising avocado oil and aloe vera extracts to repair and rebuild hair, leaving it smoother, softer and shinier. The conditioner deeply nourishes and strengthens dry, frizzy, or damaged hair, leaving it softer, smoother, and healthier looking.



So there you have the Back to Basics Birchbox.  I would love to know what you think to this box and the one I showcased yesterday.  Do you have a preference for which box you think is best? Is there a product which stands out to you?

28 comments:

  1. I was actually really disappointed with this box. I felt toothpaste was a micky take for the amount of money they charge. I love the Bioderma cleanser but I think I would have preferred receiving the other box.

    Katie | www.katieangela.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. I always enjoyed getting my Birchbox each month, haven't bought one for a while though. Love the look of that chubby eyeliner pen

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  3. I think I prefer this box, although the Peach Bellini lip glaze did look lovely. I've been a little disappointed with Birchbox on the whole for a while now. It seems to be the same brands and samples seem to be getting smaller.

    Roxie | The Beautiful Bluebird

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  4. Looking at this box I am quite glad I opted for the other box because the eyeliner just looks too chubby and some of the other products I don't think i'd use personally. x

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  5. I would buy the Eyeko eyeliner, I lov these type of liners. The toothpaste and hair products are a great size to take on holiday.

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  6. I still can't decide which one to get! They both look really awesome though I think I prefer the other one.

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  7. such a good selection, SV is a favourite of mine!!!

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  8. I like this one, it has lots of products that I would definitely use. Love the look of the eyeko eyeliner.

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  9. Lovely products, especially the eyeko eyeliner. I should check this Birchbox out.

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  10. I love the idea behind this - I think we often forget about those basics we should all use. x

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  11. Awesome box. Seche Vite is one of my all time favourites, I've been using it for years now.

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  12. I think it looks pretty good. I'm really into Glossybox at the minute though and I don't think I'd switch from that to this!

    Louise x

    With love from Lou

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  13. Your Birchbox looks AWESOME! I really wish the USA boxes were this awesome.

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  14. Hmm, I think I would have preferred the other box. I wouldn't be too interested in the toothpaste, and the eyeliner looks too chubby. I do really want to try Seche Vite, but I could just buy that on its own!

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  15. Oh i too prefer yesterdays box. I have never tried one though. Kaz x

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  16. Hummm, this is very different to the last one you posted. However.....I do love that eyeliner!

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  17. I've heard so many wonderful things about the birch box - I think I prefer the back to basics one :-)

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  18. this box looked alright but i would most likely skip this box

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  19. I've kind of puller back from beauty boxes as they don't seem to impress as much lately. This one seems nice but nothing overly exciting.

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  20. I've kind of puller back from beauty boxes as they don't seem to impress as much lately. This one seems nice but nothing overly exciting.

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  21. I love love love Fat Liquid eyeliners!!! Thanks for sharing this hun. Its only £12 too.
    Off to spend some money :D

    Charlotte x

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  22. This looks like a lovely selection of products and samples x

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  23. I used to get birchbox delivered and I loved it but I got way too many eyeliners! I love the look of this top coat though!

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  24. I hear great things about that nail polish top coat. What a fabulous box this month! Makes me want to sign up!

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  25. Such a fabulous box...I can see a few of my cult beauty items in this box!

    Sophia Meola | A Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

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  26. I think everything in this box is awesome specially the Eyeko Eyeliner

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  27. Sadly none of these products really interest me, I think I'm definitely more of a makeup kind of girl!

    Frankie | Crazyblondegal

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  28. Ooh great product staples in this box! xxx

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