July Birchbox

4 August 2014

So last month I finally subscribed to a beauty box! I know there are loads of beauty boxes, I always read blogs where they have been sent the monthly boxes so I knew there were many to choose from, but in the end I settled for Birchbox. I obviously was totally because in June they put Beautyblender in the box! I’ve wanted to try one, but I totally missed out there. Anyway after looking etc I decided that was the one for me. I ordered at the end of July and so managed to get the July box.

If you don’t know much about beauty boxes the low down is they are a box with 4-5 sample size products, though some boxes do give out full size products or only do full size products. I personally love the idea of sample size boxes because it just gives me the perfect chance to try out things that I typically wouldn’t pick out.

You would have probably already seen a lot of posts about the July box already but here is what I got in my box! P.S some of them I have already used so will say what I think about them.

It comes in this cute little box. The boxes have been used by people to create cute little craft projects, so I’ll save mine in hope that one day I shall also do something crafty with them! 

Compagnie de Provence Hand Cream Mediterranean Sea - I’m glad I got a hand cream in this because after running out of my Avon one I was looking to try something and this popped up on my door step just in time. So far so good, it isn’t anything special so for me I don’t think it will be a purchase. 

Soigné Nail Lacquer in Pomegranate - This nail varnish is such a pretty colour! It also has really lovely packaging. I’ve already used it once and really love the colour pay off. I typically tend to apply one layer of nail polish because I’m lazy. I have to say this has a scent that I assume is supposed to smell nice, but I couldn’t stand it! Also I’m not sure if this is because I only applied one layer, but after I had a bath the next day this nail varnish got a funny texture. I’m not sure how to explain it other than the temperature of the water burning the nail varnish? Oops have just read it’s best to apply this with two thin coats! 

Balance Me Wonder Eye Cream - I love that I got an eye cream because I was contemplating purchasing one. I have quite sunken eyes, so I tend to always look tired. And after getting comments at work about how tired I look, and I know the eye area is a dead giveaway, I knew it was time to get some eye cream to bring some radiance to it. So I’m trying this out and see how I find it. So far so good, except for the fact that I keep forgetting to use it! My morning skincare routine is so ingrained in me, that anything that tries and worms its way into the fold, quickly gets forgotten. But I will preserve. 

Laqa & Co Sheer Lip Lube In Bees Knees in Coral - I’m not going to lie this colour does nothing for me. I was hoping if I got received this product I would get a darker shade, but alas no. I personally don't feel that colours like this go well with my skin tone, so this is something I will not be using. 

Benefit POREfessional - I’m so excited to try this! This is my first time ever trying something from Benefit. I’m yet to try this because I don’t wear foundation every day, and recently I haven’t been wearing it at all. I’m super lazy in the mornings and if I took to putting foundation on, I’d be there forever trying to get it right. I have been wanting to try out POREfessional for a while so I’ll feedback to you! 

The Chia Co. Chia Shots - My final thing was chia shots! I do like chia seeds in my smoothies and on food and I’ve ran out, so these are handy! I like having a beauty box with a twist. I’m very happy they didn’t send me VitaCoco, awful stuff. 

So these are the contents of my box - hopefully you will see some reviewed on the blog! 

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  1. I've never heard of these boxes but they sound like a good idea. We all love a small sampler and it avoids an expensive purchase if we don't like it.

  2. As the Guy, I've never heard of these boxes either, but that is definitely something I would like to check out soon.

    1. Aww Agness thank you for your comment! I'm not sure what beauty boxes they have in Amsterdam, but you definitely check them out :)


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