August 2014 Birchbox Review

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This months Birchbox theme is ‘Away We Go’ celebrating the fun of summer holidays away and adventures, very appropriate considering everyone seems to have been or are going on holiday recently! The items inside this months Birchbox are meant to be perfect for you during your travels! As any past Birchbox subscribers may know the products usually come in a cute Birchbox bag, but this time the products came in an even cuter mini toiletries bag, perfect to put your travel minis in! If you like the look of this months Birchbox, head on over to the website and order yours before the end of the month and see what exciting treats you receive.

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Liaison De Parfum Resist Me Eau De Parfum 2ml Fullsize: £105.00

The first product I received was this perfume sample, excuse the ripped bit on the packaging, I opened it to smell it before I took the pictures! I like the fact it comes in a mini spray bottle its perfect to pop into your handbag or suitcase to take away with you! I love the fact that this is a really luxurious perfume full size at £105.00, it’s always nice being able to try samples of luxury products. Although I must say I’m not a fan of the scent, it’s very spicy with notes of bergamot, lemon, leather and lavender. I usually go for sweet and fresh scents. I will be passing this onto someone who does enjoy the scent of this.

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Dead Sea Spa Magik Refreshing Bath Shower Gel 25ml Fullsize: £7.15

I’ve actually already used this product up. I love receiving bath products its something I’m always going to use as I love a good bubble bath. It was a nice product and I enjoyed using it but I can’t say I noticed anything too special. The scent is a very subtle fresh, spa scent. It contains minerals found in the springs of the dead sea that Birchbox says leaves you feeling ‘revitalised, relaxed and rejuvenated’. Would I pay £7.15 for the full size of this product, I’m not sure I would, because there are cheaper bubble baths I feel the same about, but I did enjoy trying the product.

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Number 4 Luminere D’hiver Super Comb Prep & Protect 30 ml Fullsize: £20.00

This product is a multi use hair product, Birchbox says it’s ‘Strengthening, repairing, de tangling, great at taming flyaway ends as well as nourishing and protecting’!! I’m not a huge hair care girl but I am looking forward to giving more products ago. I’ve never tried a product like this just because my hairs already too soft sometimes and isn’t ever very knotty, but I will definitely try this out for when my hairs in need of some TLC or when I’ve had my hair shoved up all day and brushing through it hurts, hopefully this will help me out! It’s also sulphate and paraben free, which is perfect for coloured hair like mine.

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Wild About Beauty Powder Eyeshadow £13.00

This was the product I was most excited about, I am a make up addict and love trying new make up products. I have never heard of this brand, it was founded by makeup artist Kim Jacob and TV personality Louise Rednapp. I love the packaging and embossed be in the eyeshadow, I also love the colour, it’s a beautiful bronze, copper colour. Above is a picture of this on my eyes with a shade called ‘Trick’ from the Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette over the top, which is a very sparkly copper but without a base isn’t very opaque, this colour is perfect underneath or just as a pretty on it its own.

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The Proposal By Tasmina Perry One Chapter Sample Fullsize: £7.99

The lifestyle item I received this month was a one chapter book sample. I’ve never heard or seen a book sample before but I think it’s a really cute idea. I’m not a massive reader but I’m definitely going to give this chapter a read and see if I like the sound of it. I think this is a nice thing to receive.

What did you receive in your Birchbox?

Anna

4 thoughts on “August 2014 Birchbox Review

  1. I wonder if Birchbox is going to keep on with the bags in an effort to grab some of Ipsy’s market share, since Ipsy is known for their cute makeup bags. I canceled my Birchbox subscription a while ago, partly because I started getting repeat items, which a couple of these are. I do hope you like them all though!

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