Birchbox June First Impressions

Hello beauties! I hope you are all well. I’ve been spending alot of time in the garden lately trying to strip some Street that my neighbour has took down. My garden is full of fallen trees! Such a nightmare. I’m constantly aching all over. Don’t even hurt this much when I go to the gym! But that’s enoug about me..

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It’s officially the start of summer! This theme is all about ‘Stepping Outside’  for the great British summer. Summer is all about garden parties, BBQs, picnics and festivals! So lets get onto what I received…

English Laundry No 7 For Her

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Long known for his line of men’s scents, Christopher Wick of English Laundry tweaked his No. 7 blend just for the ladies. Bright and fruity, the result is both flirty and fun, grounded with alluring hints of masculine musk.

I’m not much of a fan of perfume samples. They kinda just get chucked into a draw and never seen again. I always say I’m gonna put them in my bag to use in the day, but I never do! This is a very strong bold musky smell which I wouldn’t usually pick for myself to be honest.

Yes To Cucumbers Facial Wipes

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Packed with green superfoods they naturally exfoliate, detoxify, and rejuvenate all-in-one. Stay gorgeous, and go from zero to clean in seconds. Yes To Cucumbers Hypoallergenic Soothing Facial wipes gently remove dirt, sweat and makeup (eye makeup too!) without the need to rinse.

More facial Wipes! I got some in the latest Glossybox too. Typical festival time item to have in these beauty boxes always going to be handy. This is a sample pack of 10. A full 30 pack is just £3.99

Cowshed Body Lotion Knackered Cow

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When you’re burnt out, struggling to concentrate and longing for that extra hour in bed, fast-track to relaxation using our Knackered Cow range. Featuring a herbaceous blend of Lavender to calm and Eucalyptus to clarify and uplift, our Body Lotion also uses the finest quality Shea and Cocoa Butters to moisturise and tone the skin.

This is my favourite item by far. I love Cowshed. This is exactly what I need I’m defiantly knackered from all this gardening lately! And I haven’t even made a dent! I’m gonna enjoy using this is it does relax me. This is a very creamy fast absorbing cream and i can’t wait to try it! This is a decent 100ml sample bottle. Full size is 300ml worth £20

Beauty Protector Protect & Oil

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So many beauty products focus on making your look good, but don’t protect from damage. Enter Beauty Protector, whose range consists of super caring must-haves that really protect! This lightweight sweetly scented hair oil shields against UV rays and heat damage. Even better, hair never feels heavy or stiff after using it and it works on all hair types.

I’m always happy to see anything I can use on my hair which will make it look and feel healthier. I’m obsessed with oils so this was a great product for me to get. Although it’s only two small bottles of oil, the full size 118ml bottle is only £16 so if I like it it won’t break the bank!

Mirenesse Glossy Kiss In Angel Kiss

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NEW Mirenesse Glossy Kiss  is a 3 in 1 colour created with BB Mineral Technology  Glossy Kiss takes Lip Colour to a new level, delivering a high dose of colour and shine in just one swipe; with the precision of a liner, the moisture of a balm, the shine of a gloss and the staying power of a stain all-in-one!

The description of this lipstick certainly is exciting and I hope it is true to its word, because if it is it’s gonna be amazing! It’s a lovely brown which is great because I’m trying to stay away from reds and I have too many! Great for everyday wear. This is a 1.5g sample size which is still a decent sample size! Only half the full size which is 3g for £17.50

STYLondon Temporary Metallic Tattoos Beauty Bonus

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There’s quite a bit of overlap between the times we’d like to rock some extra sparkle and the times we’re most likely to damage a necklace or lose an earring back: at a music festival, during an all-night party, or enjoying some sun on that tropical vacation. These metallic temporary tattoos let us add some extra shine to our look – without the risk of losing an heirloom on the dance floor or tarnishing our favourite necklace at the pool.

I dunno what it is about temporary tattoos, but they seem to be everywhere lately, which I hate! They are just so tacky! But at least they are an beauty bonus in Birchbox and not one of the products you get like my last Glossybox! How cheap… These won’t be used.. I also got a shoe bag which I totally forgot to photograph. But it’s pretty much just a bag you put your shoes in so I didn’t think you were gonna be missing anything..

I’m really happy with this box. I’ll use 4 out of 5 products definitely, and I might get around to using the 1 which is the perfume sample at some point. So glad the fake tattoos were an added bonus in this box. I think that’s what gives Birchbox the edge this month. And at least theirs was a brand name and not what Glossybox knocked out! These is an awesome mix of products in this box from make up, hair, skincare and perfume. I dislike it when most the items are in the same category.. Makes it harder to get through all these samples!

If you’re interested in subscribing to Birchbox, use my referral link and each of our accounts will be credited with £5 to use in the birchbox shop!

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Glossybox June First Impressions

Hello beauties! I hope your all good. I’ve just got over the worst cold of my life. Colds in the summer are the worst.. But now I can breath and sleep properly so all is good! Back to blogging!

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This month’s Glossybox is about festival season and upcoming holidays. This box includes must haves to take with you! It’s even got 3 full sized product to last us all summer. Sounds great so far!

MONU Spa Rosewood Reviving Mist

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The perfect pick-me-up for dull days and stressed skin, to leave you feeling calm, comforted and in control. Created using a blend of zesty essential oils. A blend of zesty essential oils from Lemon and Rosewood.

I love MONU Spa product so I was really happy to receive more from them. It smells gorgeous and will be great for those warm summer days when you need a cool down. Perfect size to keep in your handbag too! This is a 50ml sample size. Full size is 100ml worth £11.95

Glossybox Flash Tattoos

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We’re always working to ensure our glossies are a step ahead when it comes to trends, so we’ve designed these exclusive faux tattoos. Make like the A-Listers and wear them stacked around your wrist with a few bangles, or apple them somewhere different such as above the ankle.

To be honest I think these are a bit naff and something I would of worn as a child! Probably end up in the bin!

Halo Fragrances Free Facial Wipes

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Fragrance Free Facial Wipes are formulated to gently cleanse your skin removing any make-up, including waterproof mascara. Suitable for sensitive skin, with Vitamin E and Aloe Vera to help leave your skin feeling cleansed and moisturised.

I’ve used Halo Wipes before. Mostly when I go to festivals because they do ones specially for your body which is always handy when your not gonna shower for a while! These will come in handy when I run out of face wipes. This is a full sized 10 wipe pack worth £1.20

Kueshi Anticellulite Booster

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The combination of natural ingredients work together to help to stimulate the bloods circulation which in turn protect and reinforce the linings of our veins. The added antioxidant agents also fights against the signs of ageing.

I’m always up for trying out product that will help me tone and reduce cellulite. No one wants cellulite! Although I am always quite sceptical about products like this, as long as you combine it with the gym you might see results. It soaks into your skin really quickly which is great as I hate waiting around for creams to dry! This is a full sized 150ml tube worth £14.55

Essence The Gel Nail Polish

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Meet our latest nail obsession. This innovative nail polish has a long lasting get formula, for an amazing shiny manicure that endures all week.

I actually have some essence nail polish in my collection I haven’t tried out yet. You can find it in Wilkinsons in the UK and I stumbled across it and brought a few products! It’s a German brand, I now this because I got some of their products in my beauty swap with Reify who is from Germany! The shade I received is called Ever Young which is a very girly warm pink. Not a colour I would of picked for myself, but I’ll still probably wear it! This is a full sized 8ml bottle worth £1.71

So I’m pretty pleased with this box! Except for the faux tattoos of course! I wouldn’t of minded if it was an added extra obviously, but as one of my 5 I’m not too pleased. Regardless, my box is worth around £30 which is great.

If you’re interested in subscribing to glossybox if you could use my referal link I get 200 glossybox points for every referal!

Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen WOW Brightening Foundation Review

Hello beauties! I hope you’re all doing well. So I recently did a Benefit Haul which I picked up some great products, but I’m going to be talking about their Hello Flawless Oxygen WOW Brightening Foundation.

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Our new oil-free brightening liquid foundation builds from light to medium coverage for a natural complexion you can believe in. It’s you…just more luminous & healthy looking.

Review
This is completely different from my Mac Studio Fix Fluid that I’ve been using for quite a few months. It’s alot thinner in consistency and is more of a medium coverage foundation. When i first applied it to my hand, I was very surprised at how runny it was. The Mac foundation is quite thick which is great for a full coverage, but I’ve noticed how radiant my skin looks when I’ve applied it from having a medium coverage rather then a flat fuller coverage. This is great because it doesn’t look cakey in the slightest. Obviously if you do cake it on, it’s going to look cakey, but I’ve always been told, less is more!
It’s actually turned me from using foundation everyday to just pop out, but to try out a BB cream I haven’t worn for ages because I’m so used to a full coverage. I brought that BB cream ages ago and I just couldn’t bare my face without a full coverage, so it’s actually brought out my confidence a bit, thanks benefit! Because of this, my foundation Is gonna last even longer then usual! While I’m on the subject of it lasting ages, this foundation does last all day at work. Even now it’s getting a bit warmer, I only need to touch up on my dinner breaks at work, mostly due to my vanity! But i did need a touch up of powder on my more oilier areas.
The bottle is great too. It pushes out every last drop of the foundation so you aren’t left with product on the side of the bottle and you can’t get to it! I hate nothing more then having  to throw a bottle away when I can still see product on the sides. I’ve noticed that I’ve had alot less break outs since using this. It might be down to not having a fuller coverage so my skin can breath better… Or it could be a number of other things!
This foundation blends very well and covers my blemishes very well, although I don’t have many blemishes, I think for anyone with bad achey it might be a different story. It evens out my skin tone while giving me a natural glow, but not an orange glow thankfully! My natural skin just shines through. It feels like a second skin and sometimes I forget I have it on! I love how this foundation is dewy nor matte. I’m so used to matte which can dry out parts of my face, it’s a nice change!

Conclusion
Although I’ll always go back to my Mac Studio Fix Fluid foundation for nights out or special occasions when I require a fuller coverage, this will be a great everyday foundation for me. The only downside I see is that they only do 9 shades. Brands these days like Mac offer so many shades for that perfect match, I think other brands need to do the same! Although my match was great, I think they could definitely cater for a wider audience! This foundation is £24.50 for a 30ml bottle which is a bit pricey, but it’s worth it.

Have you tried this foundation? What did you think? Any other foundations you recommend me trying? Let me know!