Monday, 1 September 2014

Birchbox August 2014

Happy Monday sweetpeas!

This months Birchbox is holiday themed! Definitely my favourite time of the year! 
Whats in the box:
Liaison de parfum: I dare you 

I love a fragrance sample, especially one from a brand that i have never heard of. This is a 2ml sample size of the Liaison de Parfum in the scent I dare you. Full size 100ml retails for £105 so just over £1 per ml making this sample worth around £2. It is extremely strong, quite woody and masculine and couldnt be further than the scents i would usually choose to spritz. It reminds me of incense sticks, definitely quite a tricky one to describe, but all in all, not my cup of tea. 

Number 4: Super comb prep & protect 

This is a leave in conditioning spray by Number 4 that detangles and helps protect hair against heat and sun damage. This is a 30ml sample with the full size being 200ml and setting you back £20 making this sample worth around £3. I have the thickest, knottiest hair imaginable, no matter what amazing shampoo or conditioner i use and this helps to detangle when combing through after my hair has just been washed. Perfect travel size too! 

Supergoop: Daily correct SPF CC Cream

I am going to be 100% honest and admit that i didnt fully know what a CC cream was until reading the leaflet. They are, however a natural shade-adjusting cream that contains SPF to smooth fine lines and even out skin tone. What i first thought? Im 25, sounds perfect! The box contains two teeny 3ml sample tubes of the same product for light to medium skin, which will suit my skin tone however not sure about those with paler or darker skin. It felt amazing on the face and left a very sheer, light coverage and my skin looked dewy and healthy. The full size 47ml tube retails for £32, making this 6ml sample around £4, a little pricey in my opinion, i would rather invest in a foundation with more coverage. 

Wild about beauty creme eyeshadow.

This wild about beauty creme eyeshadow for me is the star product of the box. I opened the packaging in anticipation hoping for a shade that i would wear and bingo out popped Olivia a pale, shimmery champagne colour that is right up my street. With it being a creme eyeshadow i would probably use this as more of a base underneath my powder eyeshadow to make them last longer and so that it doesnt smudge. Perfect product for me, is full size and retails for £13.

Nude: Progenius omega treatment oil 

This Nude progenius omega treatment oil is a face oil to be used after you have cleansed and before moisturising. I received a small 5ml sample in a pump bottle. A 30ml tube of this will set you back a whopping £58 making this sample worth nearly £10, wowsers! Its suitable for normal to dry skin so with my combination skin im not sure how ill fair with this, Ill let you know how i get on!

Bonus product
The Proposal by Tasmina Perry

I love a good book. Admittedly i dont read as often as i should, or would like but for holidays around the pool or on the plane a book is essential. This is the first chapter of this book that if i am correct flitters between modern Manhattan and fifties London. I shall definitely give the first part a read. 

All in all, a nice little box this months. As i said, star product is definitely the eyeshadow. I always get so much use out of make up products in beauty boxes. The contents total up to around £32 so over 3 times the monthly amount paid plus the added bonus of the book sample and the clear, plastic pouch that will be perfect for travel.

You can sign up to Birchbox here for £10 per month plus £2.95 postage.

Did you get this months Birchbox? What are your thoughts?


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