Birchbox – August 2015 Review

“My name’s Helen and I’m a beauty junkie” This month Birchbox is all about celebrating being a beauty addict, and whether luxury skincare is your bag, or you’re like a kid in a sweetshop when faced with an array of makeup the August box has something to please and delight everyone.

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My latest Birchbox arrived today and having already seen the spoiler there were definitely lots of treats I hoped would find their way into my box, and as I delved inside I was eager to see if I’d been lucky. So what’s in my box this month and does it satisfy my inner #BeautyJunkie?

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First up is a 10ml sample of Huygens Exfoliating Cream (50ml, RRP £17.90), a Birchbox exclusive and a brand new discovery for me. Just opening the lid on this 98.9% natural exfoliator and I’m met with a lovely scent. The creamy formula is packed with skin-friendly ingredients like nourishing sesame oil and antioxidant-boosting green tea, whilst rice powder particles work to gently purify and lift away dead skin cells.

The next skincare item in my box is a sachet of Formula 10.0.6 Overnight Success Spot Minimising Patches (RRP £2.95), which work overnight to soothe blemishes and repair irritated skin with Tea Tree and Grape Seed extracts. I like the idea of using an overnight patch to take down spots and have had some success before with Dream Dots so i’m looking forward to seeing how these compare.

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Next up is a product I’ve tried before and it’s a 50ml travel size of Kebelo Clarifying Shampoo (250ml, RRP £13.95). This is an SLS and Paraben free, detoxifying shampoo which used once a month gently cleanses hair of grease and dirt and prevents product buildup. This a is a really useful product to have in your beauty kit to keep your hair healthy and shiny, especially in the summer months when your hair has been exposed to chlorine and salt water.

Moving on to my fourth product; a 70ml Rituals Ayurveda Scrub (150ml, RRP £10). This purifying and refreshing body scrub contains mineral rich Multani Clay and exfoliating micro beads to brighten and soften dull skin. Enriched with a sweet fragrance of Indian Rose this is the ultimate pampering treat.

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My penultimate product and the first of two promised makeup treats is a mini version of TheBalm Cosmetics Desert Bronzer (full size RRP £15). This silky, shimmery and fade resistant bronzer lends a pretty glow to complexions and is in such an oh so cute compact that it seems a shame to use it.

The final makeup item is a mini Lord & Berry Blush in Lotus (full size RRP £18) which is perfect for adding a pop of colour to cheeks and perking up your complexion. Blusher is one of my makeup staples, and although I tend to use cream blush more often, I sometimes like to use a powder blush over the top to add depth so i’m happy to try this one out.

This little lifestyle extra is a set of exclusive Birchbox emoji stickers; cute but I have to admit I prefer to get foodie treats as extras!

I’m really pleased with this month’s Birchbox, which has introduced me to a couple of new brands as well as some new products from well-loved favourites. All in all its great value for a £12.95 subscription and as always it brightens up my day with a carefully curated theme and lovely beauty treats.

If you love the look of this month’s Birchbox you can subscribe yourself for £12.95 per month. Using my referral link will also bag you a bonus of 50 points (worth £5) to spend in the Birchbox shop!

What do you think of August’s box? Did you get different products? I’d love to hear your thoughts so please do leave me your comments!


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5 thoughts on “Birchbox – August 2015 Review

  1. Steph says:

    I’m really missing my beauty box sup scription I cancelled them all in January as I have far too many things I need to work through but I keep seeing decent products in them atm x

  2. Hana Ames says:

    I can’t believe we’ve got two cheek products this month! I also prefer edibles as my extras so I’m probably not going to be very happy at all when mine arrives (late, I might add!)

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