A little while ago I lauded Birchbox UK as, well, awesome and recommended it as a Mother’s Day Gift (or Birthday, Christmas, Anniversary, there’s always an excuse!). Anyway, last week I was seriously wracking my brain as to what I could Vlog about. As a reminder, my May Challenge was to do my first Vlog and for those of you who don’t know what that is, instead of typing merrily away, hiding behind a computer screen (very much my comfort zone!) it where you talk. On camera! Yep, terrifying.

The more I thought about it, the shitter the ideas I was coming up with were (although, thank you to Abi Jay who made a great suggestion over on the Mums’ Days Facebook Wall!…it will be the subject of my very next Vlog, Abi). But then, as if sent from above, my Birchbox landed on the doormat. I took it as a sign and while I have no affiliation with Birchbox UK (I wish!), I decided to use the grand opening of May’s Birchbox to ease me into my first Video Blog. The theory being that I could get used to being in front of the camera without too much pressure on what I’m actually saying.

Birchbox UK's May Box! See the unveiling here: http://www.mumsdays.com/birchbox-uk-vlog/ #Vlog #birchboxUK

Last Wednesday I filmed it, did a bit of playing around with iMovie, such as editing and adding a few bits of text. Far from pro but here is my first Vlog… Birchbox UK’s May Box from the comfort of the sofa in our bedroom (where the light is best!).

Weeeeell, you’ve got to start somewhere! I actually, dare I say it, quite enjoyed it. Just the simple act of chatting about some of my post was enough to get me thinking of lots of new ideas that would work as a Vlog. Fingers crossed it comes across OK though!

Let me know what you think of Birchbox UK and my first Vlog, and if you have any ideas or suggestions, I’d love to hear them!

I love hearing from you so do comment below or email me: mumsdays@gmail.com

This month’s Birchbox UK was curated in association with Harper’s Bazaar, hence the beautiful box, and you can find more details about each of the products here. Oh, and as I mentioned at the end of the Vlog this post was in no way sponsored. If you’d like to join Birchbox, though, send me an email (see above).

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