Sunday, 19 July 2015

Unbox with me: "Let's make a splash" July Birchbox

Birchbox in July surprised us with a new approach and instead of box we got a great, pink translucent makeup bag. It's airport approved so you can just add your makeup bits in and don't worry about it when you travel.

Starting with the bag I really adore the design. It's very modern and pink and that is enough to satisfy me :) I think it's a great idea and if only I was leaving for holiday I would definitely take it with me. Unfortunately, as I was planning on travelling to Tunisia my holidays have been cancelled and I will be spending it at home instead. Thankfully with the weather improving I hope for a bit of British sunshine so I'm really happy with the beauty treats I received this month.

Birch bag July 2015 Ibiza edition

Bionike Essential Cleansing Water has been developed for hypersensitive and intolerant skin. Thanks to humectant substances it easily removes makeup and residues and the add on of panthenol has a moisturising and restorative effect on a skin, it promotes healing and soothes redness. I love micellar and other cleansing waters so I'm pleased to find a sample of a new product and brand in my bag :)

Unami Body Treatment Aloe Vera is a great sample size. I find it very delicate and nourishing which makes a great after sun body lotion. I will be definitely giving this one a run for it's money and I will report back once I use it up. 

Soigné nail polish is a brilliant choice (well done to Birchbox buyers). Soigné is one of the most natural brands of nail polishes out there. Every lacquer is made with up to 85% of Plant-sourced, natural ingredients. The shades are on trend, sophisticated and are free from nasty chemicals to ensure nails stay healthy, while still looking fashionable. Brand doesn't test on animals and is Vegan friendly, I received a great light grey, lilac shade which I'm super excited for. This will take me from summer to autumn no problem :) I'm very happy to have discovered such an amazing brand.

Benefit Dream Screen is the smallest sample of the bunch which is truly a shame. This is a great, under makeup ready SPF45 with a broad spectrum. I only wish the sample was bigger. Full size product is 45ml and costs £25, available from Benefit counters or in Boots.

Barely Prep Blot & Blend sponge is another incredible product I'm very happy to receive in my bag. It is marketed as a sponge that you can use to apply your moisturiser, serum and primer. So if you struggle with creams and other bits not absorbing too quickly using a wet sponge might be your answer. I will most likely be using it to apply my foundation and a concealer. 

Pop Beauty Bright Up Your Life eyeshadow trio in Peach Parfait is a perfect summer makeup essential. it contains three well pigmented, sparkly eyeshadows to brighten up your summer look. You have a great inner corner highlight champagne shade, as well as beautiful peach and coppery shade. You can create any light summer look with this little palette. It's missing one matte shade for your crease but I guess we can't have it all. 

Pop Bright Up Your Life in Peach Parfait
If I were to complain and moan a little it would be only, because my Make a Splash card was not meant for my bag. This month everyone received one of four colours/ designs. It meant, that every bag included different products. My card includes the products from turquoise Hydra bag and I received the pink Ibiza bag :) Yet again a little attention to detail is what Birchbox is missing in my opinion, be that the way they package their boxes (inside!!) or the fact that I received a different card. It's not enough for me not to be happy with what I received as I really like my selection. I will most definitely be using it all and it's such a shame I am not packing for holidays this year as this would be a great add on :)

So what do you think? Are you loving July's selection as much as I do? If so, you can still buy it here. Let me know what you think and I see you next month with another Birchbox review :)

Thanks for reading.

Dorota x

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  1. I've been thinking about getting Birchbox for a while but I'm not sure!

    1. This is my second box and I've been loving them so far :) Last month was great as I got a free Beauty blender with the purchase :) This month I'm loving it too. I'm tiny bit addicted to beauty boxes haha

  2. Thats awesome, great post! :) x


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