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Tuesday, 19 August 2014

August Beauty Boxes | Birchbox, Glossybox, Love Me Beauty & My Little Box.

I'm trying out something a little different for my beauty box posts this month. I'm not sure if this is better or worse than the way I usually do it, but I thought that four individual beauty box posts might have been a little bit...much? I might go back to individual posts next month because I'm sure I won't receive 4 different boxes, but let me know if you do prefer it like this. I've sandwiched them together in one post, so here is a little rundown of some of the beauty subscription boxes from August...


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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Are you subscribed to any beauty boxes? 
Which was your favourite box this month?




  1. What a great post rounding up all the subscription boxes!
    I havent had a beauty box for a while now. I keep umming and ahhing about signing up again!

    ​Leanne @ Leanne-Marie ​ x​​x

    1. They're a fun treat every so often I think! xx

  2. Nice round up of your beauty boxes, I think it works really well :)

    I have never heard of the french "My Little Box" - love the packaging and collection of products. Will have to look out for it coming to the UK! x

    Ioanna | www.hearting.co.uk

    1. They put their boxes together so well <3 xx

  3. I really like this new format of having all these beauty boxes laid out next to each other in one post. It makes it much easier to compare them to one another! This month, I think Glossybox looks the most exciting, but I'm also quite intrigued by My Little Box, as it's got the prettiest design in a subscription box I've seen so far!


  4. I feel like the Philip Kingsley treatment has been in sooo many boxes!?! The Wild about Beauty eyeshadow looks stunning!

  5. I like this version post of posting all 4 boxes in one c:
    You kept it short yet clear and I think readers like that.
    I think I'd love the 'My Little Summer Box' since it's
    fits summer the most I think! And 'Love Me Beauty'
    since it has full size stuff in it! Xx

  6. There are some really lovely bits in those boxes. The My Little Summer Box looks like my favourite - I can't wait to see that one in the UK!

    Rachael at broomfie.blogspot.com

  7. I must admit I was a little shall we say, let down by this months Birchbox. Also, loving this kinda post! Raspberrykiss xo

  8. I like the look of My Little Box! Also, big thumbs up for this collective beauty box format, a very good idea! x

  9. So lovely seeing them all next to each other! The photographs are absolutely stunning! I'm really intrigued by the 'My Little Summer Box' - I want one!


    1. They put their boxes together so well <3 x

  10. This is a great round up! I'm thinking of renewing my Birchbox subscription after seeing all these great treats! x

  11. I adored the My Little Summer Box! The products inside are great and will definitely be using them- excited to see what their uk boxes are like!

    Daisy x

  12. I think My Little Summer Box is my fave! A UK version would be awesome. :)

    Tara x

  13. Oh man the My Little Summer Box looks amazing - this may be the one I finally get round to subscribing too if they're that good every time! Xx

    1. Fingers crossed they can keep up the amazingness! xx

  14. I've just received this months Birchbox, but I think I want them all now!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  15. Please keep putting them all in one big post! I can really compare which to go for next, I got this months Glossybox but I was unfortunately really unhappy. I got an Essence Mascara that is completely dried up and my nail polish leaked :( I'm thinking of moving to Birchbox for a few months to try out, it seems like the better option currently!
    Lou xo | <a href="http://www.loubarkerxo.co.uk>Lou Barker xo</a>

    1. I'll definitely try to! Ohh no, that's not good at all! I hope they sent out replacements for you! xx

  16. I like this format. The Glossybox caught my eye the most x

  17. Quite liking the 'my little summer box', seems cute and something I would pay for!



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