Hey there guys, First off I would like to apologise for the lack of posts recently, I have taken a break from blogging to concentrate on family life. After some fun in the sun and some quality family time I am back! And with the brand new Birchbox no less. Well I say box, this month (and for one month only apparently) Birchbox has replaced the cardboard box with a reusable plastic zip bag. The theme this month is ‘Make a Splash’ which as you can gather is all about going on your hols. So Lets take a Look
Benefit – Dream Screen – £25 45ml (6ml received) – Anything from benefit is always a winner in my eyes. This time around it is the silky matte sunscreen with a mighty SPF45!!! Apparently this is ultra moisturising and absorbs instantly. You just apply to clean, moisturised skin for instant protection. It comes in the cutest bottle (albeit a tad small for my liking) and Is a product I will definitely get a lot of use from.
Cowshed – Cowpat Moisturising Hand Cream – £8 50ml FULL SIZE received – Now hand creams aren’t really my thing I have to be honest, If I see them in boxes or gifts etc, I tend to overlook them or just pass them on. That was because I was taking them at face value, what’s to say you can’t use a Hand moisturiser on any other part of your body? Exactly, there’s no where that says you can’t, so now I was excited to receive this product from CowShed, an amazing brand in my eyes. It is strongly scented with grapefruit and coriander and absorbs in an instant.
POP Beauty – Eyeshadow Trio Peach Parfait – £15.50 x 10 shadows – Just another eyeshadow palette? Wrong! these 3 colours are beautiful and perfect for any skin tone, there is a Shimmery Champagne, a Peachy Coral and a Coppery Bronze colour. They are super super pigmented with minimal fallout. This has now become a staple in my makeup collection.
Unani – Aloe Vera Body Treatment Gel – £15 100ml (30ml received) – I wasn’t sure what to do with this at first but upon reading the descriptions online it is ultra hydrating and soothes the skin which would make it a perfect after-sun product but can also be used for blemishes, eczema and other skin irritations. I am looking forward to using this.
Soigne – Nail polish ‘Lavande’ – £11 (FULL SIZE received) – I absolutely LOVE this colour, it is a soft lilac(y) gray colour, I have been looking for a nude gray nail polish for some time now and this is perfect. The consistency is thick but spreadable and it is really quite hard wearing. The smell of the nail polish is quite strong but I can handle that.
EXTRAS – Pura Vida Bracelet Headband – £11.40 x 8 (1 received) – I love receiving little extras like this, Its not a substantial product but one I have been using quite a lot already, the lacey headband is comfortable to wear, it doesn’t drag or rip your hair out. It grips nicely and doesn’t slide off every 2 minutes.
BirchBag itself – I love this idea of the Bag, It is well made, in a bright appealing colour and the internal pocket is really handy. I can see me using it for toiletries, makeup, even putting it in my baby changing bag for essentials. I love it.
Overall I am loving Birchbox once again. the products are of a high value which makes up for the smaller sample sizes, the products are definitely ones that I would use and not just store away, I can not wait for next month.
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