Saturday, 9 August 2014

August Birchbox UK (review and video)

As a big fan of beauty boxes, I was very excited to open  my travel themed August Birchbox* (£10.00 +P&P). I haven't seen any sneak peeks before it arrived and I didn't even expect one in the first place, so it was a total surprise :) As soon as I lifted the lid, I spotted two products I knew I will really enjoy, but the remaining two didn't disappoint either.

All the samples came in this lovely makeup/travel bag. I am pretty sure it is something everyone will find useful, especially if you are flying and need a small see-through bag for your in-flight essentials. I think it's lovely!

My favourite product from the whole selection is this stunning Wild About Beauty Eyeshadow in shade 03 Aine (£13.00). It is a beautifully pigmented light gold shade, with a metallic finish and it works really well used allover the lid or in the inner corners in a dark brow smokey eye makeup. I adore the embossing on the product as well. So pretty!

I have been dying to try the Nude ProGenius Treatment Oil (5ml), so this sample will be getting used up asap. I am not sure, if I can afford the 30ml bottle at £58.00, but if I am impressed with the results, I might invest in the full size.

How cute is this little perfume sample? It came in a little envelope style packaging and the fragrance itself is beautiful! Liaison de Parfum Stay With Me (1ml)  features notes of Jasmine, Citrus, Rose, Lily, Orange Flower, Amber, Vanilla and Musk. Lovely!

I wasn't crazy about this little bottle, until I actually tried it on my hair. It is fantastic! It smells like cocoa and vanilla and it helps to hydrate, repair and  detangle hair. It also protects from UV damage! You simply spray it onto your hair and work it in with your fingers or a comb. It is very lightweight, so perfect for even the finest, flat hair :) Holiday must have!

BB and CC creams work well for me on days when I am just sitting about etc, or as a primer/base under foundation. This one contains SPF35 and matches my skin tone perfectly, so I will definitely use it all up. It gives medium coverage, smooths pores and evens out my skin tone, without feeling heavy or cakey.

There is also a 'sample chapter' of  'The Proposal' by Tasmina Perry in the box, perfect if you are looking for a quick read, before committing to buying the full book. I forgot to photograph it, but you can see it in the video :)

I filmed a short video showing you the products as well. I hope you like it. Let me know, if you would like to see short 'unboxing' videos in the future. I really enjoy filming them :)

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*PR sample



  1. It looks like a really good box this month. I especially like the look of that wild about beauty eyeshadow as I usually find that you can't go wrong with a good metallic neutral colour for all over the lid. I really like the fact that it comes in the clear plastic travel toiletry bag and a lot of the other travel size samples will also be useful for taking away on holiday.

    The Miss Beauty Saver Blog

  2. That eyeshadow is gorgeous! I have been tempted by birchbox for so long.... maybe it's time I gave in!

    Kirstie x

  3. I've been tempted to sign up to one of the beauty boxes for a while now and this review has made me want to even more!! :) - Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle blog x

  4. This is defiantly one of the better Birchboxs, the shadow is gorgeous!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  5. That little bug eyeshadow looks too cute to actually use!


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