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Wednesday, 19 June 2013

June Birchbox 2013

So its finally Summer (well as Summer like as it can be in the UK) which can only mean one thing, its time to showcase our latest dresses during picnics in the park, embrace our natural waves during lazy days on the beach, flaunt our newly done manicures/pedicures whilst enjoying barbecues with friends and for the festival goers amongst us its time to wap out the wellies for a muddy weekend camping. 

Whether your attending a festival or just making the most of the summer sun, this months Birchbox is sure to keep you prepared. In all honesty the beauty box novelty was wearing off a little but with the revamped packaging (so long pink, hello beautiful pastels) Birchbox have managed to regain my attention by shaking things up a little. Oh and did I mention that one of my Instagram pics managed to make it into the magazine?! (its safe to say I did a happy dance ha). 

Beauty Protector | Protect & Detangle 
What they say: Multi-purpose products are festival friendly and this sweet-smelling spray detangles, adds shine and protects from UVA rays and heat. 
My thoughts: The beauty protector sounds perfect for my knotty mane so I cant wait to give this a try.  Although ideal for the summer months with its UVA protectants, I personally would have included a dry shampoo (lets face it, its a festival must have). 

Color Club + Birchbox | Wanderlust Collection Nail Polish
What they say: Brighten up your festival style with these exclusive-to-Birchbox neon and pastel shades
My thoughts: In celebration of the revamped boxes, Birchbox have teamed up with Color-Club to bring us four exclusive bold colours each named after Birchbox's headquarters. I received Mod In Manhattan (top marks for the name). In all honesty its not a colour I would have picked but I actually really like it. This offish white is said to represent "the glow of the mega watt city at night". Although perfect alone, this polish is fab as a base for neon shades to help make them pop. 

Coola | Classic Face SPF 30 Cucumber 
What they say: Wave goodbye to sun protection's typical white residue and help prevent premature ageing with this clear cucumber-scented SPF for face. 
My thoughts: Im seriously impressed with this sunscreen. Unlike conventional sun protectors, this offering from Coola lacks that traditional and often sickly 'sunscreen' scent and instead has a fresh cucumber smell to it. On top of this its easy to blend, absorbs quickly, is non sticky and leaves no white residue. 
ModelCo | Eye Define Eye Pencil 
What they say: Highly pigmented and long-lasting, this fab pencil liner comes with an in-built sharpener - perfect for festival rock chick style. 
My thoughts: This is without a doubt the stand out product for me this month. This creamy, pigmented deep black kohl doesn't drag, which makes it perfect for applying liner under the upper lash line aswell as the waterline. 
Noble Isle | Bath & Shower Gel 
What they say: Pack a little luxury for the festival season with this bath and shower gel inspired by the countryside.
My thoughts: This smells way to masculine for my liking, so I shall be passing this onto the boyfriend (he loves a freebie ha) 

What do you make of the revamped Birchbox?! 

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  1. The nail polish is so pretty! I haven't subscribed to a box service yet but I'm surveying my options to start one soon!

    1. its such a lovely shade!! ah there definitely worth subscribing to!! its nice getting a little surprise every month :) xx

  2. I've never had a beauty box before! Birchbox looks so good though x would you recommend them? :)x

    1. If you like trying new things then I would definitely recommend subscribing to a beauty box!! personally Birchbox is my favorite as it seems more fair in terms of what everyone receives (theres less of the one box being better than another like some of the subscriptions), and there seem to be the perfect amount of makeup, skincare and haircare products :) xx