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Sunday, 2 August 2015

August Birchbox | #BeautyJunkie Edition

This month's Birchbox* is absolutely one of the best beauty boxes I've seen in a long time. A really long time in fact. Not only is the box itself incredibly cute in terms of design, there's a great mixture of products and a fabulous mix of brands in there too, some of which are familiar to me and some are completely new.

Any beauty box that includes two make up items is nothing short of brilliant in my eyes. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy skincare and hair products too, but I tend to be very picky with those and with my skincare especially I'm finding myself more and more reluctant to break out of my routine.

Oh and there are stickers!! Who doesn't like stickers?!

In the box...
» Huygens Exfoliating Cream
» Illamasqua Hydra Veil
» Kebelo Clarifying Shampoo
» Rituals Indian Rose & Multani Clay Purifying Body Scrub
» TheBalm Balm Desert Bronzer/Blush
» Lord & Berry Blush in Lotus
» Lifestyle Extra: Emoji Stickers

I currently don't have a facial exfoliator in my skincare routine so I'll certainly be giving this one from Huygens a try. With sesame oil to nourish and green tea with anti-oxidant properties, this is a gentle scrub with rice powder that will leave skin feeling soft and not stripped. Rituals is a brand I am fairly familiar with so I'm really looking forward to trying this body scrub. The scent is really interesting, it's not necessarily one I would gravitate towards because I really adore their rice milk and cherry blossom scent, but it will be nice to try something new.

As someone with oily hair the Kebelo Clarifying Shampoo, although perhaps not particularly exciting, is a very welcome addition to my box. This promises to remove all traces of product build up and leave hair feeling thoroughly purified and super soft. Bring it on, my hair needs all the help it can get!

Illamasqua Hydra Veil is something I've been keen to try ever since it came out, but the price always put me off. When they say this is a very unique formula, they really mean it. It's like a jelly. It promises to bridge the gap between skincare and make up, give skin a major moisture boost and provide an instant smoothing effect that gives extra radiance to even the driest skin. That's me, so I'm certainly intrigued.

TheBalm samples always come in these tiny cardboard packages that open like a book and they're adorable. Balm Desert is a warm bronze shade with a hint of shimmer that promises to give a fresh, sun-kissed glow with a fade-resistant formula. It doesn't look overly orangey, so I'm looking forward to giving it a try. But the product I'm most excited about this month is the blush in Lotus from Lord & Berry. This is one of those slightly rosy, neutral blush colours that I just adore so much. The formula feels so soft and it's incredibly pigmented - I'll definitely have to remember to use a light hand.

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

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P.S. Please welcome my 'All Aboard' partner for August, Loved by Laura
And please also say hello to Emilia Leigh and Laugh With Me Le Le


  1. I would love to try Hydraveil.

  2. This looks like one of the better boxes, I'm intrigued by quite a few products in here! Looking forward to a review of the Hydra Veil. :)

    Tara x

  3. Another interesting box. It has a blush and bronzer (both of which I never use ever) so I wouldn't pick it up but those stickers are adorable!

    Rachael at broomfie.blogspot.com

  4. I would have to agree with you, this is a really good box. Love the makeup minis! I haven't had a beauty box in quite some time! It's crazy. Back in the day our news feeds would be flooded with posts! I think people are more selective these days with which one to subscribe to rather than being subbed to them all!


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  5. It actually looks like a box box of goodies this month x

    Heather | Of Beauty & Nothingness x

  6. The packaging is super cute! I really like the look of the blush too, it looks incredibly wearable and pretty! <3 xxx

  7. Was a great box this month! Anything Rituals is always such a winner for me. Hidden Freckles xx

  8. This DOES look like a good 'un this month! I like the look of the Rituals scrub and the Hydra Veil x

    Josie’s Journal

  9. Ouu I'm excited to see what's in my box now after reading this :) Love the emoji print on the box and stickers too! xx

    Ioanna | Hearting.co.uk

  10. What a nice box with familiar but also new brands init!
    I'd love to try out that exfoliater c: it sounds nice with
    the green tea and rice powder and so! Love the
    little extra sticker sheet as well ^_^ Very cute!
    Ice Pandora

  11. Ohh I do love the look of this one, especially the cute design!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  12. While it does seem like a great box, the print on the box and then stickers are what are catching my attention! How cute!


  13. Naww this just looks like the cutest! Balm Desert Bronzer looks like such a tropical must <3

    Sophie | soinspo xo

  14. Is it bad that I think my favourite thing about this box is the box itself? Not that the contents aren't good but I really like the design this month!

    Nicola // pink-confetti.co.uk

  15. I love the look of this box, although I mainly want it for the stickers... Ha! The shampoo sounds brilliant though and it's great that they've included Hydra Veil, I'm sure a lot of people will be excited to try that out!

    Jess xo


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