Damn. Not only is the August 2017 Birchbox box my favourite design, but also the products have to be my favourite from them! You go Birchbox.
Spectrum Collections FULL SIZED A05 Brush in Bomb Shell | RRP from £59.99* for the set
WHAT This pretty hand-finished brush makes light work of your makeup (whether that’s setting powder, shimmery highlighters or your fave bronzer) thanks to its precisely-shaped tip and soft tapered bristles
HOW Dust across your chosen product then sweep across your face where needed
In last months box, the spectrum brushes were our ‘sneak peek’ item, and then we got to choose between two different designs – Glam Clam or Bomb Shell. I personally went for the Bomb Shell option since I’m not a super big fan of brightly coloured brushes, but this is perfectly. Can’t wait to use this!
LOC FULL SIZED One and Done Shadow Stick in Rock Ready | RRP £8* BIRCHBOX EXCLUSIVE!
WHAT We created this nifty formula in-house to deliver up to 11 hours of creaseless, waterproof colour – without the need for multiple brushes, blenders and primers. You’ll find 1 of 2 new seasonal shades in your box to keep you looking effortlessly stylish this summer!
HOW Apply to your lids and blend with your fingertips for a soft, smokey look. Or use as a bold liner!
I haven’t actually managed to get the bloody lid off of this yet… Am I being weak, or is anyone else having problems?!
Number 4™ Sugar Texturising Spray | RRP £20* BIRCHBOX EXCLUSIVE!
WHAT Formulated with sugar cane, this spray hits the sweet spot when it comes to hair with oomph. It creates loose, shiny waves without any crunch. Plus, your style will stay put through heat and humidity
HOW Lightly spray through dry or damp hair then style as usual
Since I’m super lazy with styling my hair, I try to find products that I can use quickly and don’t take a lot of time. Fingers crossed for this!
NUXE Huile Prodigieuse® OR Multi-Usage Dry Oil Shimmer | RRP from £20*
WHAT Brimming with a nourishing blend of six essential oils, plus vitamin E, this glistening delight delivers nourishment and a hint of golden radiance to your skin, body, hair, or wherever you fancy
HOW Pour a little into your hands then pat into cheekbones, smooth down legs, or run through your hair
I nearly wet myself when I saw this. I’ve mentioned before how I love this oil, and since I only have the non-glitter version, I didn’t know if I stuck with that, or brought the shimmer one. I cannot wait to try this one out, and compare it to the other!
Whish Renewing Mud Mask | RRP £29*
WHAT When your skin starts to play up, keep it in check with this exfoliating mask that’s packed with fruit enzymes to brighten and purify. Psst… Don’t forget to patch test it for 10 seconds first!
HOW Apply to clean skin. Leave for 15 seconds if you’re sensitive, and no longer than 2 mins. Rinse away
Mud masks are my shit. I really only use them since my skin loves them! Also, I love that its not a mask that you have to keep on for ages. I cannot stand waiting around for half an hour for it to dry! Thank you!!!!
And that is August’s box! I was considering cancelling Birchbox since I was never really happy with the products, but this box has blown me away. Very happy chappy!
Septembers ‘sneek peek’ is of a FULL SIZED Manna Kandar 3-in-1 blush, highlighter and eyeshadow! I’ve received another of their products in the past, but I still have never tried it out!
*RRPs correspond to full-sized items at Birchbox shop