Friday 14 June 2013

Birchbox UK | June 2013 - Get Festival Ready!

If you don't want a spoiler before your own box arrives then please don't continue.

Birchbox have recently had a make over as I'm pretty sure most of you know. Gone are the every month pink boxes in place are new, fresh and bold coloured boxes, pinks still there but instead of getting pink every month everyone will get a change in shades each month (I got yellow). A choice of four colours I believe. There's also a make over on the website and most importantly a new logo. With the new make over comes exciting news for Birchbox as they've just gone into France and Spain - So for citizens of them countries who are beauty lovers keep an eye out.

 This months theme is Festival chic. The festival season is almost upon us and these pieces will have you festival ready and raring to go. 

Beauty Protector
Protect & Detangle | Full-size £15.00 
I'm not sure about how much product is in this sample but I don't believe it's full-size however it's a decent travel size product perfect for popping in your bag for a festival. This is a leave in conditioner, a instant detangler, thermal protector, uv protector, seals cuticles, smoothes hair, locks in colour, adds shine, weightless, non-greasy, conditions. It's for all hair types and says it should be used on a daily basis. Festivals are not the most hygienic of places so this is a good product to just give your hair a spray so it gets a little TLC.

Color Club + Birchbox
Wanderlust Collection Nail Polish | Full-size £10.00
Neon is very in now and is fantastic for the summer - fingers crossed we get a decent summer but if not your nails will certainly brighten it up. I got the shade Reign In Spain and it's a lovely neon orange. These polishes are limited edition and made exclusive-to-Birchbox, four shades are available. On the e-shop you can purchase four mini's for just £10 here.
I believe these are worth £2.50 each. The mini's are 7ml which is decent for a mini and also what I got. I'm excited to try this and see if this brands any good.

Classic Face SPF 30 Cucumber | Full-Size £26.00
I got 7ml of product so this is sample size. This is for premature aging as well as sun cream protection for the face. This is from a organic sun care range which most people will love. And it actuallydoes have a scent of cucumber which is very fresh.

Eye Define Eye Pencil | £14.00
I always see ModelCo products for knocked down prices and I'm pretty sure you can find it for less then the £14.00 but never-the-less it's what it's worth. I got this exact product in my Glamour magazine last week and I really don't need two because I've got loads of eyeliners that haven't been used yet so check out my plans for one of these below. (I've not opened either) I like the fact it's got a built in sharpener just makes it a little more convenient especially if your visiting a festival this summer. 
Noble Isle
Bath & Shower Gel | £20.00
This is a decent travel sized product with 30ml in. For a festival it's a fantastic little product I doubt it will suit a bath need but if your lucky enough to get a shower then that will be perfect. This shower gel is inspired by the country the aromas that come off it are quite strong but pleasant enough warm and spicy. 

These cute little postcards were included in this months box with cities New York, Paris, London and Barcelona placed on the front of each one with the tourist attractions.

This month Birchbox very kindly gave everyone a polish to share with a friend. The polish is inside this cute little pastel Birchbox pouch. It will be my blogs first birthday on the 1st of July and I've decided to do a very mini giveaway including this polish and the ModelCo eyeliner which will start on the 1st. I wanted to do something a little special to mark my blogs milestone and even though it's nothing much it's the thought that counts. ;) I'm on a spending ban and saving for what will be an expensive '/summer after all. If you want to enter at the time feel free - more coming on that Soon. 

I think Birchbox have done a good job giving this box a festive vibe and it's great for you festival goers. I however will try a few of these and get back to you on my favourites if I'm loving them and to fill in my survey. But these will go nicely in my travel bag for my UK vaca. Also you may of noticed I didn't do a Birchbox May Favourites. I won't be doing this every month just occasional months when I'm really loving a product so much that I want to purchase it.


  1. i like the nail polish color :D im using it now :)

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  2. I think the products are perfect for festive's, xoxo.

  3. This looks like a fab box, I think my fave product would be the polish. My subscription to Birchbox ended a couple of months ago and I'm trying to decide whether or not to sign up again so I always enjoy these posts :) x

    1. It's a pretty good box. Nothing wow's me but Birchbox have never had a month gone wrong with me. I like this box but this is probably my least favourite out of the lot yet I still like it so that must tell you something :) x

  4. Ooh I'd have loved the cucumber SPF. I love the smell of cucumbers it's so fresh and awakening, and anything that has a higher SPF is fine with me.

    That's annoying that you received the eyeliner free with a magazine last week, only to get it again with this box I can imagine you to have been a little bit disappointed in that, especially as you haven't started using your first one yet. Does make for a great giveaway price though. :)

    Juyey zz

    1. It wasn't too disheartening because I had an idea of what to expect. I went google snooping before the teaser was revealed. Just can't help myself. I don't need it so may as well do a little give away saves me some pennies on buying anything even though I did technically purchase the eyeliner pencil. xx


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