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BIRCHBOX - July 2018: Say Yes To Adventure

It's BIRCHBOX time! Well, this one is a little delayed because my box arrived late, boo BIRCHBOX. So let's get to it. I have to say that I'm in no way impressed, actually it's probably the worst box I have received. I guess BIRCHBOX have had a good run so far and there was always going to be a bad box. But nonetheless their July edition is all about encouraging us to be bold and try something new and contains two new makeup items along with some skincare and body care products too. Every subscriber will receive the Manna Kadar Compact Powder in either Paradise or Trifecta. Being a girl who is all about the subtle bronzed shades this time of year I decided to go for Trifecta and I am really impressed with the pigment too I can't wait to try this shade with some summer looks. So let's take a closer look, shall we?

If you're new to Birchbox they are one of the main leaders in the beauty box subscription game. Each month you will receive five deluxe samples and travel sized samples and these will be with makeup, skin care, body care or hair care. It's a great way to discover new products that you wouldn't normally come across if it wasn't for this little beauty subscription. So without further ado let's take a closer look. 

Manna Kadar London. Wear Powder in Trifecta | RRP £15. 

First up every subscriber will recieved on of these full-size multi-purpose powder from Manna Kadar – a makeup brand that I’m not overly familiar with. The powder has a lovely, silky, lightweight texture and blends easily, plus I love this shade. You can use it on cheeks or eyes, and even as a brow colour if you have the right colouring for it. There are two shade that every subscriber was able to choose from Paradise which is a more peachy pink ideal for adding a rose tint to cheeks in the summer. Or Trifecta a darker more bronzed shade which is prefect for added a sun kissed look to your cheeks and forehead. 

Browcote. Waterproof Brow Gel. | RRP £7.

I am one of those girls that have to deal with unruly eyebrows from time to time, especially if I skip a tweeze or wax so this is perfect to help keeping those unruly eyebrows tamed. Now before this little gel came through my post box I never used a gel on my eyebrows at all, so this was a first. This clear formula grooms bow and adds shine without flaking, clumping or crunchiness. You can either use these over brow for a more natural unruly look or on top of other brow products to help give the extra staying power. 

What’s In It For Me?…. Shower Scrub | RRP £7.

Next up, there’s a travel size Shower Scrub which is microbeads free and instead uses crushed walnut shell to gently but effectively exfoliate your skin. This is a really great two-in-one product to pack in your holiday bag and it smells so good too! When we went away for our holiday a little of this each day lasted for the duration of my stay, which really impressed me as I do tend to go through shower products like there's no tomorrow. 

Balance Me. Congested Skin Serum | RRP £16.

One too many late nights and being on the other side of my twenties serums, gels and creams are something that I just cannot skip. At the moment I am trying to find something that work for my sensitive skin and I have a feeling that this Balance Me Congested Skin Serum will be a front runner because it's 99% natural and can be used as an all-over facial serum as part of your regular skincare routine, or as a dedicated spot treatment to balance the skin and help refine those congested pores. 

Merci Handy. Hand Cream In Cherie Cherry. | RRP £5.

When it comes to deciding which hand cream is best for you, it is often a tricky one. While some hands (like mine) may need a slathering of moisturiser to soften and protect them, there's nothing worse than being left with a greasy film on your hands. More often than not, it takes ages for the cream to work it's magic and you end up leaving greasy finger prints everywhere and anything you pick up slips through those greasy hands. And nobody wants that and so put your best palm forward and let me introduce a new hand cream that you will want to try. What if you could make them softer than you ever imagined? Introducing the crème de la crème...Brimming with moisturising ingredients and mouthwatering fragrances, this little tubs of joy will transform dry skin into soft, soothed, skin in no time. Oh, and the formula sinks in quickly so there’s no sticky residue left behind!

So what did you think? Are you a Birchbox fan? If not, you should at least try a couple of boxes. A monthly Birchbox subscription, with no long-term commitment, costs just £10 (+ £2.95 P&P) per month.

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15 comments on "BIRCHBOX - July 2018: Say Yes To Adventure"
  1. Oh no, sorry to hear it was a bit of a disappointing month - I think that's why I've never signed up to a sub box - I'd be too nervous about a bad month!

    1. I have two at the moment. Glossy and Birchbox and I have to say Glossy wins hands down. Check those out.

  2. I love discovering new brands from boxes!

  3. I keep meaning to try one of these boxes. They do look lovely

  4. The wear powder sounds so interesting! I don’t really have any multi use products!

  5. Sounds like an awesome product! I'd have to get a light color of powder

    1. It's too dark for my skin, but works great this time of the year.

  6. Sounds like a good box this month!

  7. That serum sounds fab, I've got quite oily skin and I've heard gels are much better suited to it so will have to investigate.

  8. I used to love getting my birthbox and glossybox each month but I always found there was only ever 1 or 2 items that I liked, then I'd stop and the next month I'd want all the items in the box haha, so I'd sign up again and it's back to 1 or 2 items. Looking at this I'm like, Yep, I like them all hahaha xxx

  9. This is why I always hesitate to get a sub box! x


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