17 July 2017

Birchbox UK July 2017 Review

Last month I was absolutely thrilled with the June Birchbox UK, loving the variety of brands and products and super excited to see one of my favourite brands, Bobbi Brown, featuring in the box. When the July box came through my door I instantly fell in love with the box design - super bright, fun summer vibes, it made me want to jet off to Miami! The box is gorgeous, but what about the contents, do they live up to the fantastic products featured inside the June box?

A review of the July 2017 Birchbox UK
A review of the July 2017 Birchbox UK
SAMPLE | Benefit Cosmetics Gogo Tint Lip & Cheek Stain RRP £25.50
This is the only product I was disappointed to see in the July box, as I am not a fan of Benefit Cosmetics; I'd gone off of their products a couple of years ago now, but their recent campaign encouraging girls to skip school/college/university classes in favour of applying makeup, was extremely damaging in a world where there is already so much pressure on women and young girls to look how society tells them they should - so this one went straight in the bin.

TRAVEL SIZE | Balance Me Flash Cleanse Micellar Water RRP £16
I was absolutely thrilled to see Balance Me featuring inside the July box, a brand I have been a big fan of for 5 years now and their skincare range, in particular, is one of my favourites for more budget to mid-price ranges. I am yet to try the Flash Cleanse Micellar Water so I'm really eager to see how this compares to my long-standing Micellar Water favourites. The bottle I received is 30ml, so a handy travel size for weekends or holidays away.

Formulated to easily remove makeup and grime without irritating skin, with a 99% natural formula. It uses soothing Chamomile, regenerating Neroli and Mandarin Oils and helps to cleanse skin, whilst leaving your skin with a healthy, happy glow. I have always gotten along really well with Balance Me products, so I am sure this won't disappoint!

TRAVEL SIZE | Percy & Reed Perfectly Perfecting Wonder Overnight Recovery RRP £20
Packed full of conditioning ingredients which work to hydrate, boost shine and fight frizz for dreamy strands, this overnight conditioning treatment promises to pamper your locks without transferring to your pillows through the night - which is great, as when I first saw it, that was my worry!

Other than when using coconut oil, I have never used an overnight hair mask, so I am excited to give this a try. The travel size I received is 30ml, so depending on how much hair you have, it's set to give you a good few uses; I reckon I'll manage to get 3 out of this one!

A review of the July 2017 Birchbox UK
A review of the Balance Me Flash Cleanse Micellar Water
A review of the Origins RitualiTea Feeling Rosy Face Mask

TRAVEL SIZE | Anatomicals Softening Eucalyptus Foot Cream RRP £5.99
Foot cream is an essential for me all year round, but especially in the summer where I am wearing sandals more often. The Anatomicals Softening Eucalyptus Foot Cream works to soothe and cool skin, with the added benefit of a deodorising scent. I'll definitely be giving this a try and the 30ml travel size should last for a good week's daily use.

SAMPLE | Origins RitualiTea Feeling Rosy Face Mask RRP £32
I am so excited to see Origins featured in the July box, one of my favourite go-to skincare brands and a brand you wouldn't normally see featured in a monthly beauty box. The RitualiTea Feeling Rosy Face Mask is a powder which you mix with water to create the mask itself, which uses Rose and Rooibos Tea to help hydrate dry skin. The 5g sachet is enough for one use and it's definitely a fun one to mix it together instead of having the mask ready to squeeze out of a tube!

BIRCHBOX EXCLUSIVE | English Laundry Oxford Bleu Femme Eau de Parfum RRP £55
The 6th and final product inside the July box is a perfume sample; this doesn't always go down well with subscribers, but personally, I think they're ideal for popping in your handbag for on-the-go. The only downside to this one for me is that it doesn't have a spray applicator, so it's one where you have to pull the (always impossibly hard to get off) lid off and I usually end up spilling those! A mix of zesty Lemon and Mint with Sandalwood and Vanilla, I have to admit, this smells incredible, I'm absolutely smitten with the scent.

Although I think it's disappointing there are no full sizes in the July box, half of the samples are very decent in size and the smaller samples will still give you a good couple of uses. I'm really excited to try the products inside this months box (of course, minus the Benefit sample) and I'm excited to see what will feature in the August box, as our summer draws to a close and Autumn won't be far away.

If you received the July box I'd love to know what your favourite product was - did you receive different products to me?

You can check out all these brands in the Birchbox UK online shop and don't forget if you fancy a box of beauty goodies through your door each month, you can subscribe to Birchbox UK.

*PR sample - Disclaimer. 
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15 comments

  1. i think the glossybox wins this month compared to this! I did not know about benefit's advertising!
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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    1. I haven't tried Glossybox for a good 5 years now I think! Yup - A quick Google will bring up a few articles about it. They have refused to pull the campaign and the MD (who is male) suggested it's better than airbrushing their campaigns. Erm.... encouraging impressionable young girls and women to skip their education is NOT OK on any level! xo

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  2. I have to admit the box is super cute and the products look fun!

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    1. It's beautifully designed, isn't it? Great mix of products too xo

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  3. Love the look of the foot cream, could go with some of that right now.

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  4. I love micellar water! I used to swear by one by bioderma but this one looks interesting too! I find that they take my make up off so much better and leaves my face much cleaner. X

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    1. I love Micellar Waters - but only as an initial makeup remover, I always follow up with a double cleanse xo

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  5. wow you got lots of different things compared to my box, I decided to stop mine as i found glossybox to be much better in the way of samples, I had a different perfume to you but thats pretty much my favorite thing from the box haha

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    1. I haven't tried Glossybox since I very first started blogging! xo

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  6. Oh wow How cute is this box?! I'm feeling the Miami vibes for sure! I love the sound of the hair mask, I've never used one before but I have such unruly frizzy hair, this sounds perfect! I've heard good things about the balance me brand too but never used! I'd love to know what you think :) xx

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    1. It'll probably make it's way into a future empties post, so I'll let you know how I got on with it :) xo

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  7. I've never tried a subscription box but this looks brilliant. Especially that first product and the smell of the perfume sounds just like something I'd wear!

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    1. The one that ended up in the bin? Haha! xo

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  8. I always think that products that go in the bin are such a waste - even if you don't love the brand you could donate it to a raffle or give it in a hamper at Christmas.

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