Birchbox #4 – June 2016

It’s Birchbox time already! It doesn’t feel that long since my last delivery and post, and I’m still getting to grips some of the products in the May Box but it’s time for a fresh box of things to try!

The delivery this month was super fast – it hadn’t been 48 hours after the dispatch email that my box came through the door, well my neighbours door as I was out, but that’s beside the point. So here’s what I got…

There’s quite the range of products in my box with everything from lip cream to hairspray and self tan products. I’ve mentioned before that I always like to get a range as I feel like I am able to experiment with more, helping me learn more along the way.

In my box I received a James Read Sleep Mask Tan Face as well as a Whish CC Body Cream, which also has an element of tan. I haven’t as yet tried either, at the moment my eczema is rather inflamed, so I’ve stripped back my routine to perfume free moisturisers only. I’m not really one for self tan, I’d much rather pick a winter day over a sunny one, thus it’s very likely that I won’t use either of these products.

The Jelly Pong Pong Paradise Pigments is intense in two ways, first you notice the colour, and then the instant you open it up the smell hits you. It’s a very sweet, almost nostalgic scent, if I’m being very honest, and slightly critical, it almost smells and looks juvenile, like something might find in a Superdrug gift set. The shade I received is Cake Pop, with the other shade in the range ‘Fig Jam’ being much more of a vivid pink. It applies really easy to the lips, with even colour, I’m not one for bright lips, but the colour is fairly subtle. I haven’t tried it as a cheek cream, but I think it would work just as well in that use too.

Also in my box was a Percy & Reed Reassuringly Firm Session Hold Hairspray, which is the perfect size to slip into a handbag. I have Percy & Reed Dry Shampoo, which is exceptional so I’m really hoping this lives up to my expectations. At the moment I’m on the hunt for something that can keep my hair in place, whilst also resisting the sticky weather that we have been experiencing lately.

Lastly there was a sample of Benefit’s Air Patrol BB Cream Eyelid Primer. I’m quite keen to try this, I have a couple of Benefit products, but haven’t explored much into their range having been initially deterred with the prices. My eyes are one of the areas that I am quite conscious of as they are rather set back, with dark heavy circles so this will hopefully work wonders. The one product of Benefit’s that I do really want to try as well is the Porefessional, all though I haven’t seen a small size of it anywhere.

This months box design was a surprise delivery of either palm trees or pineapple, and as you might have guessed I received the former. Despite the design being mismatched to the inclement weather we’re having at the moment, with a few of my products having an element of self tan I feel the design is paired quite well. I didn’t really mind which box I received, but I do quite enjoy the palm tree design.

The package design has also changed from a box, to more of a drawer style, with the insert being pulled out to reveal the treats inside. I’m not as keen on this as I am with the standard box format. The design feels weaker, less sturdy, and it feels less special, I’m hoping that for next month they switch back to a box.

Next month’s box is the long awaited collaboration with Made In Chelsea star Millie Mackintosh. Back in March subscribers got to vote between three designs, with pink winning the poll. It’s also been teased that we will receive a full size LOC Ultra Gloss Lip Pencil. The sneak peak of the box shows a minimalisitc white and pink design, which is right up my street – not long to wait now!

Remember if you want to sign up use my refer a friend code on this link and you’ll get £5 worth of points to spend in their online store.


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