Sunday, 18 August 2013

august birchbox

Molton Brown Ylang-Ylang Body Wash | Gerda Spillmann Hydro Pearls Makeup Primer | Bluemandarines SkinLife Energetic Cellular Cream | LAQA & Co. Lip Pencil in Ring Of Fire
Birchbox Gel Mask | Montibel.lo Gold Oil Essence | Propercorn Sour Cream & Chive

Birchbox have done something a little bit different for August's box, and have partnered with InStyle to fill this box with some of their favourite products. What this means to you and me is that the box comes with a sleeve (oh how fancy) and contains SEVEN PRODUCTS WHAT.

For once I don't mind that they've chucked in a sample of a moisturiser like they do in every single box as at the moment I'm relying on all these samples of various creams since I've run out of my daily moisturiser and haven't gotten around to buying another. At least this one by Bluemandarines is a decent size, and should keep me going for a few more days before I finally succumb to spending money on a pot of cream.
Needless to say, the popcorn has already been devoured. I've never tried flavoured popcorn before, so that was a nice treat and if I ever order from the Birchbox shop I'll probably add a few bags of Propercorn to my order. Meh items are the Montibel.lo Gold Oil Essence (it's some kind of hair oil, not extremely original but I'm sure I'll use it up) and the Molton Brown Ylang-Ylang Body Wash - I know Molton Brown products smell divine but c'mon guys, it's shower gel. Sure, it's fancy shower gel but body wash doesn't tickle my pickle. Go on, click the link.
I'm interested to see if the cooling eye mask will have any effect, seeing as I've never used one before. You're supposed to pop it in the fridge overnight, so I'm guessing it would be a good wake up call in the morning. The makeup primer should be pretty good too, considering the full size is £30. I'm expecting great things for that price.
The product I'm most looking forward to using is the LAQA & Co. chubby lip pencil - when I saw a preview of what was in the box I was crossing my fingers hoping I would get the bright colour, as nude and light pink lip products are simply lost on me. Luckily the shade Ring Of Fire greeted me when I opened my box, it's a stunning bright coral/red colour and having worn it once I can say that the formula's not half bad either (it smells like mint!). The packaging is a little flimsy, but it's only a mini sample size and I expect that the full size product would have a sturdier casing.

All in all, I'd say this was a pretty decent box with a little bit of everything thrown in. Let's hope Birchbox do a few more collaborations, eh? Birchbox costs £10 per month plus postage, and you can sign up here.


  1. This looks like a great box. The popcorn looks yummy!


  2. The box looks great, I really want to try it out :)

    Charlotte xx

  3. The lip pencil looks great! Really nice box!
    Great blog by the way! Following you now on bloglovin' xx

    Justine | BRIGHTON DREAM

  4. that lip colour is beaut! I found your blog via the #bbloggers chat :) love it! xxx