Hey guys! I can’t believe it’s already August and I also can’t believe it’s already my next Birchbox opening! Here is my July post if you guys are interested in seeing what I got last time. Now, the only difference is that I didn’t take any pictures of the box or the products myself because I want to wait until I have a better setup with a camera/background etc. The last photos I took were taken just on my sister’s duvet and I wasn’t quite happy with them. But I have included pictures of what the products look like on so – I hope that that’s more helpful!
- Spectrum Collections A05 Brush in Glam Clam.
The A05 brush is the one to the right of the middle biggest brush and it is gorgeous. I don’t know if I’ve ever mentioned my adversity to spending a lot of money on makeup brushes before but I am extremely adverse to it. I didn’t really see before what the difference was in high quality vs. low quality brushes. The brush that I currently use for powder is £1 from my shop at work. This brush comes in a whole set which prices at £59.99. For me, that’s a hefty amount but after using the brush, I am so tempted. You barely have to dip the brush in for any product to be picked up and the bristles are so soft, you can barely feel it touch your skin. The colouring is also stunning so I am genuinely quite tempted to buy the whole set. Especially if it comes in the cute little clam bag.
2. LOC One and Done Shadow Stick in Out of Your Shell.
A dupe that I can find of this is the NYX jumbo pencil in Milk but honestly, this one is a nicer shade because it’s more of an off-white than a pure white. I used it the other day for the first time when I was going out for dinner with the famalam and I was really impressed. When me and my mum first swatched it, we were unsure to say the least. It was creamy and pigmented, which is all good stuff – but it wouldn’t come off for love nor money. My mum was worried she was going to be stained with it forever! But once I put it on in the waterline and as a shadow base, it was stunning. To be honest, the main difference between this and the NYX jumbo pencil is the colouring because the price is £8 which I think is similar.
3. Number 4™ Sugar Texturising Spray.
Now, I’m not really a fan of using loads of different things for my hair. I used to and I’m pretty sure it was a big contribution to why my hair was straw at the end of it. I’m all for trying new shampoos etc but now, the only thing I use outside of shampoo products is dry shampoo. I sometimes use argan oil but I haven’t had much success with it. But I decided to try this one out so that I could obviously write this review and I really liked it. I’ve used texturising sprays before and they have done nothing but this one, you could really see the defined waves. It looked like I had curled my hair, it was so good. Not sure it’s worth the RRP of £20, though. Especially as the picture below seems to be the full size? Yikes.
4. Merci Handy, Antibacterial Hand Cleansing Gel.
Honestly, I’m not even going to bother showing you guys a picture of this. I was so disappointed when I saw this in the box because? Why? Birchbox, why? I get everyone wants to keep their hands clean but seriously… The packaging is naff, the scent is average and I don’t get why they thought it belonged in this box. Hmph!
5. Cargo Cosmetics, BeachBlush in Sunset Beach.
My only grudge with this is that when it came (which Birchbox did warn about and I am going to contact them about it) is that it was crumbly. Not completely unusable, as I did test it out and it is gorgeous but still – I was a little put out. But the blush/bronzer/highlight is so stunning. It gives you a really natural glow but if you wanted to build it up and be a bit extra, it’s perfect for it. It’s a new staple favourite of mine and I’m hoping that the pot lasts a long time as it’s normal price is £28. But I must admit – I am a little obsessed with it so it might be worth the money. Might be.
So, there you have it! I must admit, I was impressed with a lot of these products and that brush – I am keeping it forever. It’s my new favourite. Do you guys get a beauty box subscription? What product was your favourite?
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