|August 2014 Birchbox* (£10 + p&p)|
Birchbox* have had some amazing boxes this year and in comparison this one is a little disappointing. I like the summer getaway theme and as always when they settle on a theme they really see it through, so I like that everything is travel friendly. The thing with beauty boxes is, sometimes the selection of products just doesn't excite me, but they may very well appeal to you! In that respect it's always a bit of a risk, but so far I haven't seen a completely terrible Birchbox.
The Wild About Beauty eyeshadow is a beautiful golden shade and I'm really looking forward to trying out the Nude Treatment Oil because at £58 for the full size, I'm expecting some pretty great things! Overall not my favourite box, but there are still some really lovely things inside to try.
+ Number 4 Super Comb Prep & Protect | sample size - full size costs £20
+ Supergoop CC Cream | 2 sample sizes - full size costs £32
+ Nude Omega Treatment Oil | sample size - full size costs 58
+ Wild About Beauty Eyeshadow in 'aine' | full size worth £13
+ Liaison de Parfum 'Resist Me' Eau de Parfum | sample size - full size costs £105
+ Chapter sample of The Proposal by Tasmina Perry | paperback £7.99
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|August 2014 Glossybox* (£10 + p&p)|
This month Glossybox* are celebrating their three year global anniversary and it seems they're doing exceptionally well, selling 1 box every 12 seconds! The box itself has had a little bit of a make over, the squared off edges makes it really nice to hold. Not really that important in the grand scheme of things, but it's a nice touch I think.
In terms of the contents I think they've had a really good month; the variety is good and everything is a nice size making it really easy to give everything a really good try. My favourite product is the Kryolan for Glossybox highlighter, it feels so creamy and it's the perfect colour for adding that summer glow to the cheekbones. I also really like that the mini nail polish matches the signature pink of Glossybox almost perfectly.
+ Philip Kingsley Elasticizer | sample size - 250ml costs £38
+ Figs & Rouge Mini Hand Cream | full size £3.95
+ Kryolan for Glossybox Highlighter in Cashmere | full size £12.95
+ Yves Rocher Nail Polish in 'Rose' | full size £3.60
+ Comfort Zone Cleansing Milk | full size £20
+ Lalique L'Amour perfume | sample size - 50ml costs £67
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Love Me Beauty
|August Love Me Beauty Box* (£10 + p&p)|
The August Love Me Beauty* box isn't my favourite, I've definitely seen them do a lot better, but it's not terrible by any stretch of the imagination. I guess it just wasn't that exciting? BUT having said that, everything is full size!
I opted for Edition 1 this month because the Oriflame Eye Cream really caught my attention and I haven't been disappointed by it because it's my favourite product from the box - the roller ball is so cooling and refreshing & I've been reaching for it every morning. The Mirabella Lip Liner is a really beautiful pink with some shimmer and I must admit, I haven't been brave enough to try the A La Carte eyebrow pen just yet because I have a feeling I'll make a huge mess!
+ Oriflame ecollagen Wrinkle Correcting Eye Cream | full size £16.95
+ A La Carte Eyebrow Definer | full size £23
+ Mirabella Lip Luster Liner in 'Bashful' | full size £10.50
+ Marsk Mineral Eye Shadow in 'You're Toast' | full size £14.49
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My Little Summer Box
|My Little Summer Box*|
France based My Little Box* is on its way to the UK very soon and if this example of the summer French box is anything to go by, I think it might be something to look out for. It's not product heavy with just three beauty samples inside, but it is incredibly well thought out. To go with the summer theme there is a really sweet pineapple print sarong that I've been wearing as a light scarf as well as some colourful stickers. And I don't know about you, but I love stickers!
The magazine is nice added extra. I can't pretend to be able to read all of it (my French knowledge isn't what it used to be!) but it seems to be really well put together, with a lot of consideration behind the content. There are recipes, nail art & hair tutorials, beautiful photographs, easy DIY ideas, and even some word & number games which would be especially fun to do whilst lounging in the sunshine (or sitting in the shade if you're like me!). It feels and reads like a real magazine. I'm very, very impressed with the My Little Summer Box and I'm excited to see what the UK boxes will be like!
+ Miniature Essie Nail Polish in 'Cute as a Button'
+ Pineapple print sarong/scarf
+ HIP Ultra Shine Shampoo
+ Coconut Face Scrub
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