Birchbox 3 Months On

Subscription boxes are a weird niche, they're a nice little pick me up each month tailored to you. For me, I've always wanted to try these and for the past three months, I've been subscribed to Birchbox. Each month I've received a bunch of products and I've given my verdict on them. I thought I would review the whole service after three months of purchasing and share my loves from the boxes and the ones you could definitely miss out on. 

The boxes overall have been good, there hasn't been any in which I haven't been disappointed. The service offers boxes tailored to you, after filling out a quick questionnaire it helps to tailor the products to you. What I've found throughout the boxes is it's normally 1 or 2 products that you will receive that might be different to what other people receive. This means there isn't that much personalisation around the box and what you get. 

However, I feel like the products in there, for the most part, are tailore…

Powder that stays put? - Seventeen Stay Time Powder

Powders have never really been my specialty, I tend to find a good one and stay with that for a long time. I don't want to be trying other powders when I know I have one that works I am not really interested in trying others.

But on a recent definitely not needed trip to Boots I did pick up this powder to try. It's the Seventeen Stay Time Pressed powder, I picked this up in Fair. The powder claims to fix your foundation in place, recommending to use a brush for lighter application or using a sponge which is something I haven't heard a lot. I tend to just use a powder brush as for me it is a lot easier.

The range offers two shades, which is quite disappointing as I had to pick up the lightest shade out of the range even though I am fairly tanned at the moment and even that seemed to be just about right. The powder comes in a small little container, there isn't a brush or a mirror provided which is like most powders nowadays. But comparing this to the Rimmel Stay Matte powder you don't get an awful lot. 

The powder is fairly pigmented, I normally have to brush a little excess off my hand before applying to the face as it can't be a little faint to begin with. The only I would say is really try to blend this into the skin. As after the first time trying it, I noticed that it did nothing. But when buffed into the skin it looks much better.

I wouldn't say this is a wonder powder at all, it does work well as being a good powder. But only for about 2 hours then after that oil starts to show more and then it has no stay power anymore. I have oily skin but I have managed to control it before I tried this powder so I would say that even if you have normal skin it still may not be the best for a long lasting powder.

This powder is priced at £4.49 which is not bad, however the Rimmel Stay Matte which in my opinion is a seriously much better powder retails for £3.99 allowing you to have a much better product for less. I did find that I had to touch up my powder several times during a long day i.e (8-5) which I did expect. So in that respect paying less than £5 for a powder that can last for a little while is not too bad.

Overall, this isn't a powder I will ever rush back to use, probably one that will go at the bottom of my bag until I ever desperately need a powder.  

Now that I have got this review out of the way, I need your help! in a few weeks I am going to be beginning my Christmas posts. If there are any recommendations or posts that you personally want then feel free to comment them down below as I am hoping to do one or two Christmas related posts a week soon. 

                                           Until next time, Chloe!


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