Saturday 17 August 2013

Birchbox UK | InStyle August 2013

Hi everyone! It feels like forever since I wrote a post, I've published posts but not wrote any for a while so it feel's good to communicate with you all via this post. I've just come back from my stay-cation today and I got loads of posts ready for you to publish whilst I was away unfortunately my signal was dreadful and the few I got to post were when I went out of the village I was staying in to a supermarket or day trip at least a half hour car journey away if not more. But I'm back and my posts will resume has normal. I apologize for my late post with Birchbox (I do like to post first) it actually came on the day I went on holiday after I left. Can you believe they actually dumped my box near a bush in my front yard (I live on a main road where the yard is visible) and didn't even post a note through my letter box! Luckily I knew due to tracking it was on it's way and know exactly what the company are like due to me reading posts about them before and asked my dad to pop up and collect it since I was going to be away for a week. And here it is. This month it's a collab with instyle.
  • Bluemandarines - SkinLife energetic cellular cream | Full-size £35.00  I got 10ml. This is suppose to brighten, refresh and protect skin.
  • Montibel.lo - Gold oil essence | Full-size £22.50. This was a decent 30ml sample and it smells gorgeous too. Argan and amber oils nourish, strengthen and protect while adding shine. Really looking forward to using this on my hair.
  • Gerda Spillmann - Hydro Pearls | Full-size £30.00. I got 10ml. This is a smoothing primer. which ensures your base lasts.
  • LAQA & Co - Lip Pencil | Full-size £14.00. This is quite a mini lip pencil so I'm unsure whether it's full-size or not but it's definitely travel friendly. I got the shade 'ring of fire' which I'm really happy about another shade that is available is a pale pink and I don't think that would suit my skin tone. This is a really nice bold statement red. 
  • Molton Brown - Ylang-Ylang body wash | Full-size is £18.00. This again is a decent sized 30ml. A good size for a weekend away you'd maybe get 2/4 washes out of it depending on how much you use. It smells really lovely. 
  • Lifestyle Extra - Propercorn | 90p. I absolutely love popcorn, I go through stages where I eat a bag a week and then stop for a while. I have this week alone bought three bags, I'd love to say I shared with the family which in all honesty I did but I ate the most and the third bag came back home with me. I'm a huge fan of sweet cinema style popcorn and don't tend to indulge in other flavours so I'm really looking forward to trying the sour cream and chive one I got in this month's box.
  • Beauty Extra - Birchbox gel mask | £10.00. I have never used a gel mask before which is insane to say. I'm glad this was a little extra and I look forward to having a lovely pamper and this will go along side my pamper nicely. 
 I have to say I'm majorly impressed with this months box. A really great selection of products that I'll thoroughly enjoy using. If you want to sign up then please do so here to get the instyle edit box. When you do you'll get £5 (50 points) to spend in the e-shop. The points build up so quickly it's well worth signing up. 

 Over the next few days to a week or so expect reviews from Rimmel stay matte liquid mousse foundation (before it's even hit the shop), book reviews, days out and snaps from my stay-cation plus finally my nail aid post. Please remember to enter my competition tab on the right > feel free to follow me however you wish. Also welcome to my new followers, rest assure I will pop by your blog very soon but right now I'm feeling slightly worn out. Also anyone who comment asking me to follow you, I will 
 come by soon too. Hope your all having a great summer and feeling good.


  1. The hair oil is amazing. Think I am going to have to get the full size when I have enough points.

    Karen x

    1. That's great. Think I'll use it when I've had a shower :) xx

  2. This looks like a great box, I would be happy with it too. I love popcorn as well, especially cinema sweet one, its another thing we have in common lol. I have been eating a lot of sweet and salt popcorn from Tesco though, when I first heard of it I thought yuck but it tastes lovely, xoxo.

    1. It really is. I've already tried the Molton Brown shower gel and it smells gorgeous a really luxurious shower gel.

      Hee we do have a lot in common. I've not tried any other flavours because I'm to obsessed with cinema style popcorn. I think I'm going to be adventurous and try some new flavours. xx


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