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Saturday, 7 June 2014

Birchbox June 2014: Global Strikers Edition.

June 2014 Birchbox* (£10 + p&p)
This is the best beauty box I've ever received. Ever. Birchbox haven't just knocked it out of the park this month, they've knocked it out of the universe. With the World Cup just around the corner Birchbox have decided to fill their boxes this month with top beauty players from across the globe and I think they've chosen some incredible products!

Silk + Honey Shea Butter Hair Mask | £55 for the full kit.
Admittedly at first I wasn't that excited about this, but after having a little look around the website I'm so glad the box has introduced me to this brand. The online shop doesn't seem to be open yet, but it will contain kits to make luxury, all-natural beauty products at home. Each kit will contain instructions and all the ingredients and the rest is up to you. A brand I'm going to keep an eye on for sure because I've never come across anything quite like it.

Mini O.P.I Nail Polish from the Brazil Collection | Full size £11.95
I think this shade is called Where Did Suzi's Man-go? and it's a beautiful bright mango orange polish with a creme finish. It looks like it's going to be pretty opaque and this will be going on my toes this afternoon to inject a little bit of summer into my life despite the torrential rain outside. Thanks British summer!

Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentre Nourishing Moisturiser | from £12.99
Although this is only a tiny sample, I'm still pleased to finally be able to give it a try after hearing so many good things about it for years. It promises to soothe skin with natural ingredients, being suitable for all skin types. From what I've heard this is a no-frills moisturiser that hydrates well and is a lovely base for make up. Looking forward to trying it!

Caudalie Divine Oil | from £18
This both smells and feels divine, they're certainly not wrong there! This is a dry oil that sinks in incredibly quickly, hydrating the skin beautifully while leaving a silky sheen and a delicate fragrance. This is a lovely product, very luxurious and a wonderful addition to the box this month.

Beauty Blender & Solid Blender Cleanser | £26
As soon as I opened the box and saw this inside, I was instantly impressed. Even if there were no other products inside I would have been thrilled with just this! It's made an otherwise great box into an amazing box!

Last month I bought the Real Techniques Sponge to try, not really knowing if I'd use it that much, and I've used it every single day. I was beginning to think about buying a Beauty Blender, I've had one in my cart a few times but talked myself out of purchasing every time. I'm beyond excited to have this bright pink little sponge in my life. There's also a little Blender Cleanser in there, which is nice to try and I'll be interested to see if it's better than what I've been using for my Real Techniques sponge so far.

Birchbox Brazil Inspired Keyring | Lifestyle Extra
I love the lifestyle extra idea and this one doesn't disappoint. It's super fun and going straight on my keys to brighten them up!

I'm beyond impressed! This is easily the best box I've seen in a long long time, if not the best box I've ever seen from any beauty subscription service. A nice mix of well-known brands, an exciting sounding new brand, and a little bit of fun too. Well done Birchbox UK!

Are you subscribed to Birchbox? 
What do you think of this month's box?

- Jennie xo

53 comments:

  1. Wow! I'm hesitant to order a box after my last experience fell short, even though this looks great x

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  2. It looks really good! I like that Birchbox always put a little extra thought into their boxes, I think it's a good way of showing that they really care about their customers and want to impress them! xxx

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  3. Wow what a fab box! I need to try a Birchbox one day!

    www.nicolabishopx.com

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    1. They've been really impressing me recently! xo

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  4. I agree, it's the first time I've seen the contents of a beauty box and been impressed in a long time!

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    1. Definitely had the wow factor this month! xo

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  5. This is such a good box isn't it, even if just for the beauty blender and Caudalie Oil :)
    Amy x | A Little Boat Sailing

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  6. This looks like an incredible box!! I'm sorely tempted to order it actually! I love the theme and they've chosen some great products to go with the theme :)

    Jess xo

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  7. That is an amazing box, I can't believe you got a Beauty Blender as well as everything else! I'm not subscribed to any beauty boxes anymore but from what I've seen Birchbox is definitely the best

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    1. They've been really consistent recently, which is amazing! xo

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  8. These UK birchboxes look better and bigger than the american ones. The american ones have such tiny samples!

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    1. It's crazy how much they vary from country to country! xo

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  9. In your opinion, what's better; Glossy Box or Birchbox? I don't know whether to cancel my GlossyBox and get this instead!

    www.ellenwarnerxo.blogspot.co.uk x

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    1. They all vary from month to month, but on the whole I think Birchbox are doing especially well at the moment! Xo

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  10. Eee I'm so excited for mine to arrive now! I love that shade of polish I hope I get the same one.

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  11. Wow! I'm really impressed with this Birchbox, EVERYTHING sounds amazing!! xxx

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    1. It's so so good this month! xo

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  12. Oh wow- this is an amazing box! Well done Birchbox!

    Daisy x
    www.cupcakesandcherries.com

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  13. I saw this box after watching someone's video and thought it looked amazing. To get the beauty blender which is worth £26 anyway is just amazing and would totally sell the box for me!
    Jade x
    www.jadeddaily.co.uk

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  14. This is an amazing box, I think this is my favourite birchbox so far! x

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  15. I so want a beauty blender. The whole box looks great.-Hanna Lei

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    1. I'm super excited about it! Xo

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  16. Looks like I am only getting TWO (2!) products in my birchbox this month. I am terribly disappointed. I thought they guaranteed at least three or four samples. Thinking of canceling.

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    1. I'm not sure I understand? There are 5 products & 1 lifestyle extra this month?

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  17. I am so impressed with this box! Such amazing products for such a low price! xx
    Rena Kiss and Make Up

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    1. Definitely very impressive this month! xo

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  18. That OPI polish looks beautiful! Sadly, I'm not subscribed to any monthly beauty boxes, my student loan doesn't stretch that far! haha.

    Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

    xx

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  19. Such an awesome box!! That nail colour is puuurfect, I want it!

    Tara x

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  20. Can't wait to get mine now!!

    http://stacysstylesecrets.blogspot.co.uk/

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  21. This box looks like a really good one! I've been a harsh critic of Birchbox for a long while now, but it's good to see a box that's clearly been well thought out. Product repetitions just aren't good enough.

    I am so tempted to buy a bottle of the Caudalie Divine Oil right now.

    Sej || What Would Grace Kelly Say?

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    1. It's such a beautiful product! xo

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  22. You are right, it has great products in it. Never seen beauty boxes with such great products like these. Its really worth it.

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  23. The Caudalie Divine Oil! It's so wonderful x

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  24. This was an amazing box. I was so happy to finally get to try the Beauty Blender :)

    x ♥ Sophie | So Bright & Beautiful

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  25. Hi ive never got a birchbox before, does everyone get a beautyblender in this months edition, and also do you know if you can buy 1 months box then cancel?
    Anna xx

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