First of all, I would like to clarify this is not a photo of me strutting into Number 10 Downing Street. Although I think I would make a pretty awesome Prime Minister. And my floral pencil skirt would definitely ruffle a few feathers at The Daily Mail. But, no, we’re not here to talk about politics. Instead, I come bearing wonderful news (and a little respite from the Article 50 hoopla): this month Birchbox UK and Boden have joined forces! And their collaboration is sure to make you smile…
For starters, the April Birchbox X Boden box is an absolute joy to look at. The bold floral print was taken from Boden’s knockout spring 2017 collection and perfectly matches their flirty “Richmond” pencil skirt.
As you know, I’m quite a casual dresser, so pencil skirts often feel too formal for my style. However, this design was calling out to me because the print is so cheerful and optimistic. I knew those punchy colours would reinvigorate my S/S wardrobe! So far I’ve been pairing the skirt with Boden’s relaxed linen shirt, and it’s the perfect outfit for a day of meetings and press events because it’s polished without looking too fussy.
Use code PIXIELLA to receive a free Pixi by Petra Shea Butter Lip Balm when you sign up to get your Birchbox X Boden box
But enough about my outfit. I know what you really want to know about, and that’s the contents of the April Birchbox! Each box contains 5 personalised products that will help refresh your beauty routine for the new season, and you can see which brands you might receive here.
My box contained Manna Kadar Cosmetics HD Powder, which prevents shine and sets makeup. It’s ideal for my normal-to-oily skin, which gets very dewey in spring/summer. I’ll definitely be carrying it in my handbag for on-the-go touchups!
I also received a Nip + Fab Colour Correcting Concealer, Polaar’s double-action exfoliator, plus a shea butter body cream from Baïja Paris to help prepare my pins for bare-leg season (I had such dry skin after a long, cold winter).
But my favourite discovery this month has to be The Shield Style Extending Spray from amika. I’ve literally been searching for a way to shield my hair from UV rays during the summer for years! And amika’s advanced formula does just that and more (it also protects against heat, pollution and frizz). You apply it to damp or dry hair before heat styling, and it’s perfectly safe for colour, keratin, and Brazilian-treated hair. It also smells a bit like Cacharel’s Amor Amor fragrance, which is another added bonus! I’ll definitely purchase a full-size bottle once I finish the sample. Because right now my colour-treated hair needs all the TLC it can get…
The Birchbox X Boden box has now been sent out to UK subscribers, and there’s still time to order yours by signing up at birchbox.co.uk. It’s £10 a month, plus £2.95 for shipping, and if you subscribe during April you can bag yourself a free Pixi by Petra Shea Butter Lip Balm worth £8 by using the promo code PIXIELLA.
Are you excited about the Birchbox X Boden collaboration? And if you’re a Birchbox UK subscriber which product were you most excited to discover, this month? Leave a comment below to let me know…
This post was created in collaboration with Birchbox. Thank you for continuing to support the sponsors that make Coco’s Tea Party possible.
Photos by Victoria Metaxas