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Birchbox July 2015: Make A Splash

If you’re lucky enough to be jetting off on holiday this summer, then you’ll love this month’s Birchbox . Or If you’re one of the unlucky few with no holiday plans overseas plans, I am sure you’ll enjoy the July box, just the same.  This month’s Birchbox has been replaced with a ‘Limited Edition Birchbag‘ in a variety of vibrant colours, inspired by travels of the Beauty Editors from Sunday Times Style,  Grazia and  Condé Nast Traveller.


With summer in full bloom, the Birchbag will definitely put a big smile on your face. This month’s line up includes a mix of makeup and beauty must-have to help you look  and feel your best this season, even when it gets piping hot.

Birchbox is a monthly beauty subscription box. The box normally includes 5-6 selected makeup, beauty, hair and sometimes an extra lifestyle products from well-known brands and emerging brands. As well their monthly box subscription, Birchbox is a destination where you can purchase beauty, makeup and lifestyle products from the brands featured in their boxes with the points system that many subscription boxes now offer. All their monthly boxes comes with a handy guide for each and every product included in the box. So you’ll definitely know what to do with each product you receive. Check out their website for more details on them!

My July Birchbag features a mix of both known and newly discovered brands.
The three shadow are very pretty shimmery neutral colours, consisting of light to dark shades. Peach Parfait is great palette for anyone to create a very natural day-time or night-time look plus it’s easy to carry, making this a must-have palette for summer. Though, it is on the pricey side for just ten colours. Sorry POP Beauty:-(

Benefit Cosmetics Dream Screen – £25.00

This little cutie is the perfect carry-on for all this season. The Dream Screen is an oil-free, silky-matte sun lotion with broad spectrum SPF 45 to protect you from UVB and UVA rays. It can be worn under makeup or on its own. It ultra light -weight, absorbs very quickly, leaves the skin moisturised and does not leave a blue film, it’s truly invisible.
Get to know your sunscreen——> here.
Soigné is a cruelty-free brand that uses non-toxic formulas in all their products. The sample I received comes in a their signature bottle. Menthe is a beautiful soft mint colour, perfect for adding some colour to the nails. This polish is very easy to use, it comes with a wide enough brush for easy application. Two coat is enough coverage for me with the colour; a single coat looks a little thin and uneven. I love this nail polish! Although, it is a little on the pricey side.

Unani Aloe Vera Gel – £15.00

Packed with pure aloe vera, this product claims to help soothe and calm the skin and us help recover from sunburn. It is basically like an after sun lotion but more healing properties plus it works great on blemishes, bites and eczema. I am very sorry, I cannot comment on  any long-term effects because the sample isn’t enough for that. I will like to try it though and see. Please let me know how you got on with this product.

This is a new brand discovery for me. With a bit of research, I found out that BioNike is an Italian based company that prides itself in creating affordable useful products. The cleansing water in particular, is for users with sensitive skin. It helps to sweeps away dirt, makeup, cleanses skin and helps to soothe sore spots.Its worth a try because there are so many cleansing water out there and at this price, It’s very affordable, don’t you think! Spa To You Nail File – £2.99

A great little device to round-up the self-grooming holiday inspired box. This little gem is great little tool to help keep our nails on point all the time.

The Birchbag I must say that, I am very impressed. The ladies at Birchbox as always continue to keep me interested and without fail, there’s always something in the box that I manage to love and I am always discovering new brands from their monthly boxes. If you’re thinking of trying out from big-named brands or emerging brands, then definitely give this a try.
Click here to see other products and brands features in this month’s Birchbag
As an added bonus Birchboxers get £10 off the summer edit when you spend £30 or more online
Click here to subscribe or here to check out Birchboxers offer.
Are you enjoying this month’s Birchbag??
That’s all for now folks!
Becky
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WILD ABOUT BEAUTY MATTIFYING BALM

 

Hi, how are you today? I hope you’re having a good week?
I want to to show you this new discovery for oil skin that i love. Like most oily to combination skin gals out there, i find it really hard to find to keep my makeup in place all day with minimal touch ups. Whilst casually browsing through the birchbox sale last month, I found this little baby. This is my first ever wild about beauty purchase. I haven’t or probably wouldn’t have heard of this brand if i hadn’t been a monthly birchbox subscriber. Sorry for the haven’t  and wouldn’t.  I was hesitant to buy this… but when i saw that it was on sale for £12.60, i thought to myself why not. Bargain ££!!

When i opened it, i was reminded of benefit’s Dr. Feelgood but it looks and feels a lot lighter on the skin and it has a sponge that can be used to apply the product onto the face. I tested it on the back of my hand and it disappeared within a couple of minutes.
Benefit’s Dr Feelgood
When i apply products on my face, i don’t want my face to feel clogged up or congested. Personally, with this balm i feel like it does exactly what its suppose to; keep the oils at bay!!
I have a lot of bases that use sporadically to change things up and i feel this balm is right at home with the bases collection. 
What do i love about this product
I love everything about this balm, its easy to use, a bargain and does exactly,what it says on the tin and i have been using this as part of my makeup routine.
How to use
This product can be applied using your fingers or the sponge. Apply directly onto the face; can be worn alone or use as a primer to keep you a smoother finsh for less touch ups thrughout your day.
What’s in it:
Dimethicone, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Octyl Hydroxystearate (Ethylhexyl Hydroxystearate), C30-45 Olefin, Triethylhexyl Trimellitate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Sea Whip Extract.
I have tried so many hyped up products out there from big named brands to drug store brand. Some of them worked and some seemed to have made things worse and i am happy to say that this is ne of the products i feel for noow works really well with my skin and helps to keep my makeup in place and my face shine free with minimal touchups.
Where can i get it from:
Birchbox for £21.00 
I hope you found this post helpful? Have you tried any wild about beauty products recently? Which one(s) would you recommend i try. Please leave your thoughts and comments below.
Thanks for stopping by.
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