Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Using my Birchbox points: Stila One Step Correct Primer review

If you're a regular reader, you'll know that I love my Birchbox*, and have been receiving it for a fair few months now. I've dipped into the whole Birchbox points system only very slightly, so this post will be an explanation to what it is and how it works.

There are a number of ways to earn Birchbox points - the first being, simply receiving your box every month. The second is reviewing the products in your box every month. Other ways include buying full sized products from the Birchbox website, reviewing the products you buy, and also recommending friends.





Thanks to reviewing all my products I received every month and also a few friends using my recommendation link, I managed to rack up quite a few points in the first few months. Birchbox then sent me an email telling me they had rounded my points up and they were now worth £20, but only until a certain date, so I just had to use them!

I'd looked on the website before, and there were a lot of brands on there that I wanted to try and some I already liked. I did however, have my eye on the  Stila One Step Correct* for a while thanks to Shaaanxo on Youtube and when I saw it was in the price range and I could get it for just £4 (as £20 was free), I was over the moon, and there was of course, no other answer.





I will say right now, I'm very very happy with this product. I've been using it for quite a while now, maybe 3 months, and I'm just under halfway through the bottle. At first I used it solely by itself, and I found that I did noticeably take away the slight redness in my cheeks. I then decided I needed more hydration for my dry skin and started to use a separate primer either before or after the corrector. Now though, I mix it with a brightening primer (Body Shop's Vitamin C Skin Reviver), just to make my rough dry patches look smoother.



I do think though, if you don't have as dry or rough skin as I do, then you will get away with using this by itself, as it has a sort of clear primer built in. If you want to see it in action, I used it in my everyday makeup video.



Birchbox also have a number of offers on their website, which includes free things when you spend over a certain amount. So because I spent over £20 I was able to get these cute picture clips! I wish they'd come in a range of colours however.

It really is worth buying things from Birchbox as the points just prove how fast it can be to earn points and get products for free (or really cheap!). They also stock brands such as Benefit, Liz Earle and theBalm.

Also, if you are interesting in receiving Birchbox and want a kick start on points, if you use my refer link then we will both earn £5 worth of points to spend! Just click here!

I hope this has cleared any questions you had!




Nicole ♥







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