Friday, August 08, 2014

Birchbox UK August 2014 (Spoiler)

Birchbox UK August 2014 (Spoiler)

I like that with time beauty boxes have only got better, which leads me to sharing the contents of this months Birchbox UK. In typical Adrienne fashion I have of course fallen in love with the most expensive item in the box. Oh to be rich. Anyway here is what is inside...

Birchbox UK August 2014 (Spoiler)

Sarah McNamara Miracle Skin Transformer Hydroactive Microderm (14.2g)
This is a light,creamy exfoliant cream that doesn't foam or strip the skin of any moisture.
I really had high hopes for this product but I found it to be a little too abrasive even when I was being super gentle with massaging movements. I worry that this would really upset sensitive skin.

Birchbox UK August 2014 (Spoiler)

Wild About Beauty Powder Eyeshadow in 01 Paradise (full size)
I am a huge fan of Wild About Beauty, I like the brand ethos and the products are really well made.
This powder eyeshadow is no different, okay the shade is not exactly something I would reach for daily but the pigmentation is great, it feels soft and silken on the skin and is easy to blend out.
I will be on the look out for more "me" shades.

Birchbox UK August 2014 (Spoiler)

Liaison de Parfum in No Matter What (sample vial)
Anything that comes sweetly packaged has my vote from the get go but luckily Liaison de Parfum in No Matter What is beautiful. It has been created with creative and independent women in mind and contains notes of coriander, rose, jasmine and musk. It is fresh, upbeat and has wonderful lasting power. I should hope so at £105 for a full sized bottle...gulp!

Birchbox UK August 2014 (Spoiler)

Supergoop CC Cream in Light to Medium (2x3ml)
I'm over BB, CC and any other double barrel initial creams however they do have their place in some routines - for me it is when in a sunny location. The Supergoop CC Cream in Light to Medium does run a little orange so it really won't be all that suitable for pale complexions. It does blend out well, offers moisture and coverage in one quick step. With a little powder I found it stayed in place for a good 8 hours. For me it is not an item that I would rush out to purchase in full size but it is a decent CC Cream none the less.

Birchbox UK August 2014 (Spoiler)

N.4 Lumiere d'hiver Super Comb Prep and Protect (30ml)
I was so over leave in conditioner until I decided to give this a whirl, this is basically a natural conditioning mist that detangles the hair, protects against heat all the while repair damage caused by heat and chemical styling. I should also mention that it helps tame frizz! I will be investing in a full sized bottle!

Birchbox UK August 2014 (Spoiler)

The Proposal by Tasmina Perry (sample chapter)
Although not my kind of book at all it is still nice to see Birchbox take the holiday/vacation theme seriously and include pretty much all you would need (minus SPF and a return ticket) for a few days in the sun. It is always a good idea to read a chapter or two before purchasing a book - it will save on hoards of unread books within your book shelf...nothing sadder.

You can order the Birchbox UK August 2014 for £10 - link.

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  1. Ooooh interesting! I can't wait to receive my box. Although I'm hoping I don't get the CC cream because generally these things don't have a shade range thats good for dark skin.

  2. What a great box and that leave in conditioner sounds amazing!

  3. Not a shabby box at all!

  4. This is such an interesting box, it has so many different things but everything you'd want! I love how it uses brands you might not have heard of before. Lovely post. :)
    Katie. x

  5. I've been umming and ahhing over a beauty box for ages, and it does seem like a few of the brands have really listened and stepped their game up. This looks lovely! It may be time to invest...

    Helen x
    The Midnight City

  6. This is such a good idea! I've never thought of getting a beauty box before! xx

  7. I'm excited about the Wild About Beauty eyeshadow, but I think my hopes are getting too high for Birchbox - these past few months they've been amazing!

  8. Ooohh your box looks so good! You made me excited to receive mine, I can't wait! I actually received the hair protector in my last box and I wasn't a fan of the scent... I will agree that it works well, just the scent doesn't work for me.


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