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!

Birchbox April First Impressions

Hello beauties! I was so excited to receive this month’s Birchbox became of the Laura Mercier product we all got to choose. We had a choice between the foundation primer, mascara or eye pencil. I love it when they let you choose. I have too many mascaras at the moment and eye pencils, so I chose the primer!

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Birchbox has declared this month Birchbox Royally Good! What better way then to celebrate the pending arrival of the fourth in line to the throne than by putting their own products on a novel pedestal! They have worked really hard to put together a really good combination of products for us.

Laura Mercier Foundation Primer

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Laura Mercier Foundation Primer is a lightweight, creamy gel meant to be used prior to foundation, creating an invisible layer that acts as a buffer to outside elements.
This colorless gel leaves makeup looking fresh and colour-true the entire day. Vitamins A, C and E act as antioxidants that protect the skin from harmful, aging effects of the environment. Ideal for normal and combination skin types.

This is one of the item I chose. I’ve always wanted to try Laura Mercier products, so this was very exciting for me. I love finding great primers because it is literally the base of your make up. Id you have a good base, your good to go! This is a 30ml. Full sized is 50ml worth £29. I think 30ml is an amazing sample size.

Lola Barcelona Nail Polish in Rambla

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Inspired by the vibrancy and style of it’s namesake, Lola Barcelona’s nail polish is our latest mani obsession. Formulated with diamond dust to provide extra strength and durability (meaning you can skip the top coat if you’re feeling a little lazy!), these polishes are super glossy and ultra long-lasting. Plus, as if that wasn’t enough, the polishes are completely free of chemical nasties and toxic ingredients! Trust us, your nails will thank you for it.

I love this colour… These beauty subscriptions must know because I have a very similar colour in another one last month! Can’t remember which one.. Love that you can skip the top coat if you want. I love a good nail varnish that can hold its own! This is a full sized 8ml nail varnish worth £7.50

Percy & Reed London Smoothed, Sealed & Sensational Volumising No Oil Oil

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Ideal for: Fine, lank hair that lacks volume; can be used on fine to medium hair of any length. Enriched with violet extract and pro-vitamin B5, which help to strengthen your hair, this multi-tasking, volume-boosting oil from Percy & Reed nourishes and repairs your hair, so that it looks glossy, sleek and smooth, and with added volume.
Fragranced with a unique scent, A Walk In The Rain, created by the founders of Percy & Reed, Paul Percival and Adam Reed, and inspired by their love of the British countryside. The scent is a revitalising aroma with notes of mint, rhubarb, geranium and verbena.

My hair frankly does not need volume! I have such thick hair I have trouble keeping it sleek as it is! But it will be useful for its strengthening and nourishing claims. This is a 30ml sample. Full size is 60ml worth £14. Pretty good sample size again!

Bliss Fabulous Foaming Face Wash

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This face cleanser gently polishes skin with perfectly soft, round exfoliating beads. The oil-free, 2-in1 gel cleanser and exfoliator effectively removes dirt and makeup. It gently exfoliates with perfectly soft, round exfoliator beads, calms the skin with soothing botanicals. Guys have been known to sneak some as a shaving cream stand-in.

Always happy to receive a fash wash. I’m actually running out of one im currently using so this is the perfect opportunity to try a new one out. This is a 30ml sample. Full
Size is 197ml worth £19.50… Must be good at that price!

Korres Bergamot Pear Body Milk

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Moisturising body milk with an exceptional powdery texture. Rich in trace elements that awaken the epidermis, offering an energy boost. 

I’ve tried another korres body milk before which was the Korres Citrus Body Milk.  I found it quite drying which was disappointing, but thought it might work better when it gets a bit warmer.. Like now! Thanks for the reminder Birchbox! It smells absolutely gorgeous and I can’t wait to put it on! It seems quite lightweight which is good, I hate standing around waiting for milks to dry! This is a 40ml sample. Full size is 200ml worth £10.

Beauty Bonus!

Befine Warming Clay Mask

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Warming Clay Mask provides an energizing detox for your skin.It’s self-warming formula heats on contact as the natural clay works to purify and refine.Packed with powerful anti oxidents,enzymes and humectants, Warming clay Mask soothes as it infuse youe skin with ingredients to nourish and protect.

Love getting sachets of masks! Makes me feel like a kid again, buying the single sachets from boots and superdrug for sleep over when I was a kid! Bonus it’s a warming one because I love warming ones! It contains the powerful anti oxidants pomegranate to detox the skin. Full size is a 150ml tub worth £17.

I’m extremely impressed with this month’s box! I would class that as a royal box. It’s coveted all areas. Nails, make up, hair, body, face.. Brilliant effort from the team at Birchbox! My favourite item is… You may have guessed the Laura Mercier Foundation Primer! Can’t wait to try it out and potentially buy more products from their range!

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!

What did you think of your products this month? Tried any of the ones I received? What did you think? Let me know!