Monday, July 28, 2014

July 2014 Birchbox Review

It's that time of the month again where I give you my views on this months Birchbox . To be honest, I haven't been in too much of a rush to write this review, because I was left feeling uninspired by the contents of the box this month.

This months theme was Sun, Sea and Sand which I sort of got from the products in the box, but nothing was too overly exciting to me. 

Here's what I got: 


  • Balance Me Wonder Eye Cream
  • LAQA & Co Sheer Lip Lube in Menatour
  • Whish - Three wishes lavender body butter
  • Weleda - Millet Nourishing Shampoo
  • Gilchrist & Soames - English Spa Sea Kelp Extract Mineral Bath

Lifestyle extra - Ultradex Spray

The Balance Me Wonder Eye Cream was probably the most anticipated product for most subscribers, but it wasn't for me. I've tried out Balance Me stuff before and I didn't get along with it. I gave it a go, but did anyone else get a really small amount of product in their tube, considering the size of it? Mine's nearly gone in just a couple of uses, and I've not really had much of a go to see how it's getting on. 

The Whish lavender body butter and Gilchrist and Soames mineral bath are handy for me, as I tend to stay out alot, that's why I love almost anything travel size. They both smell pretty good, and do a decent job, but to be honest with these types of products, I tend to just buy whats on offer at the supermarket. The body butter is really good for just before bed though, really relaxing. 

The product I was anticipating the most was the Lip Lube from LAQA & CO because I had seen endless shots of gorgeous swatches on instagram, so I couldn't wait until mine fell through the door! Unfortunately I got the shade Menatour - a purple colour which definitely doesn't compliment my skin in a nice way at all. I was gutted - but gave this to my mum as she often goes for the Goth look.

I'm also not really a fan of getting tiny shampoo samples - the Weleda Millet Nourishing Shampoo will come in handy for one overnight trip no doubt, but one go really doesn't give me much to evaluate other than the smell. 

The only product I think I'm going to get some real use out of is the UltraDex oral spray. As soon as I took the picture I swiftly threw this into my handbag. A lovely taste, this is super refreshing and to be honest, a great way for me to curb my cravings! I used to use tick tacks, but a blast of this freshness gets rid of cravings almost instantly and gives me fresh breath, too!

This box just wasn't for me, but in no way have I lost my love for Birchbox! They've had such a good run these last few months and I can't always get it my way, so I'll shut up and wait for next months box!

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