I think this is going to be the week to receive the majority of my beauty boxes and it started with my August Birchbox arriving today. This means I have not got a chance yet to try the products properly but wanted to give you my first impressions on each product and my thoughts on this month’s box. This month’s theme is ‘Mermaid Vibes – love the design of the box again this month.
Birchbox is a monthly subscription box which costs £12.95 (inclusive of p&p) per month and 3, 6 & 12 monthly subscriptions are also available. Usually five personalised beauty treats are included each month. You can see what I received in last months via link here.
This month every subscriber either received a Spectrum Collections A05 Brush in either Glam Clam or Bomb Shell and a LOC One and Done Shadow Stick in ‘Out of your Shell’ or ‘Rock Steady’ – both FULL size items. A product / beauty information booklet and the following three products were also included in my box:
Spectrum Collections A05 Brush in Bomb Shell – ‘FULL SIZE’ RRP Approx. £7 (sets from £59) – we already knew a spectrum brush was to be included as received a spoiler last month and then we received an e-mail to make our colour choice. I chose the pink and rose gold coloured brush as already have brushes in this colour scheme – only slight negative is there is a scrape on the rose gold stem, know it will probably get scraped with use but still slightly disappointed received it with a scrape on it. As I have said before love the quality, colour scheme of spectrum brushes and they are so reasonably priced as well which is a bonus. It has soft tapered bristles so should be good for applying finishing powders, highlighters, blush and blending as prefer a firmer brush to contour;
LOC One and Done Shadow Stick in ‘Rock Steady’ – ‘FULL SIZE’ RRP £8 – I personally love to see eye makeup products included in beauty boxes. This is a Birchbox exclusive and is a bronzy / gold colour with slight glitter, is creamy and very pigmented – states will ‘deliver up to 11 hours of creaseless, waterproof colour’ so expecting good results. I have received LOC products in previous birchboxes and although found them to be ok products was not overly impressed but this product could be different, will have to wait and see;
Happy with this month’s box, definitely a better box for me this month. Will use all the products and not that disappointed only one makeup item included as a great range of products this month and love the inclusion of another Spectrum brush.
*SPOILER* – September Sneak Peek – states that everyone will receive a ‘Full Size Mannakadar 3 in 1 Product (blush, highlighter and eye shadow in one) in their September Birchbox (photo below).
If you are thinking of subscribing to Birchbox UK – you can get £5 off your first box -(box is normally £10 +£2.95 shipping – you will get for £5 +£2.95 shipping) by clicking link here and then copy and paste code at checkout to get your discount. You can also get a free full-size Nails Inc. Polish plus a make up bag when you order your August Birchbox (*photo below), just add the code TAKE2 at checkout to get free gift.
Look forward to any comments you may have – if you have received this month’s box would love to know what you thought.
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Thank you – enjoy the rest of the week and take care.
Best Wishes Liz x
* Credit Insert – Birchbox.co.uk