I received my July Birchbox yesterday and theme of this month’s box is ‘Say Yes to Adventure‘.
Although the box design is still cute this month just not as excited as normal as the tin storage box was so impressive last 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.
This month every box contains a Full Size Mannakadar Beauty Long Wear Powder, subscribers were / are able to choose either Paradise or Trifecta (I chose Paradise), a product / beauty information booklet and the following four products:
MannaKadar Long Wear Powder – ‘Paradise’ Full Size RRP £15– this is a beautiful rosey pink shade, with a hint of glimmer. Does apply well with good pigmentation and although I prefer a matt blusher it does look lovely on, natural looking and shimmer not too noticeable as long as you do not apply too much. Only used it for a day so cannot really say how long-lasting it really is but when I try for a longer period of time, if impressed will post a separate review .
Lipcote & Co Browcote Waterproof Brow Gel- (Full Size) RRP £6.99 – another full size item which is great. However I am not a fan as this product has a strong smell which I dislike. I still have tried it once and although does hold brows well I know I am ‘wearing’ it which I do not like either and as the fragrance is just too much for me unfortunately will not be reusing.
What’s in it for me…? Shower Scrub (Sample size 50ml) Full Size is 200ml RRP £7– I had never heard of this brand before but do love body scrubs so happy to see this included. The almond oil helps the light granules to glide on your skin and then once you rinse it off it leaves your skin feeling so smooth, hydrated and lightly fragranced. Although only used once, so impressed with initial results may go on and purchase full size as quite reasonably priced at £7 for 200ml.
Klorane Floral Water Makeup Remover (Sample Size 25ml) Full Size 400ml RRP £16 – It sounds good as states contains soothing cornflower and can be used to remove all makeup including eye makeup. A quite small sample size but still nice to take with you in your makeup bag or for that night away. Does remove makeup ok but although only used few times do not like it as much as my normal cleansers so would not go on and purchase.
Vita Liberata Body Blur HD Skin Finish in Latte (Medium to Dark) (sample size 10ml) – Full Size is 100ml RRP £29.95; I was over the moon to see this included as my next post is all about this product, should be up before end of the week, but this is the perfect product to apply any time anywhere to get that self tan, it is not completely transfer resistant but still love it as long as you are careful how and when you apply it. Looks good over gradual tan as well as gives a bronzed glow. It is quite expensive but does last for ages.
Not as impressed as last month but then it was a special month and with the inclusion of the storage tin as well made it that bit extra special. Although still like this month’s box; love one of the products already, the blush and body scrub I am impressed with too, makeup remover is handy to have so therefore the only one product I will not use is the Browcote so four out of five is not too bad.
SPOILER: August Sneak Peek (below) is a Dirty Little Secrets (dls) Eye Shadow Crayon in either Fetch or Gold Plated – subscribers will receive an email to enable us to choose which colour.
If you subscribe during July you will get a FREE Lord & Berry highlighter stick (worth £15) with your first Birchbox, while stocks last. You just need to use the code GLOWING at checkout.
Or just in case you prefer money off your box (do not think you can use both) 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. Thank you in advance if you use this link.
Look forward to any comments you may have – if you have received this month’s box would love to know what you thought, did you receive the same products as me in your box?
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Enjoy the rest of the week.
Thank you & take care.
Best Wishes Liz x