This June Birchbox is five years old, and so released a lovely box to celebrate that this month. First off, the box itself is gorgeous – Birchbox always seem to pull it out of the bag with their packaging. It’s a tin box, with floral patterns, as you can see. It’s supposed to resemble and old style English biscuit box, which ties in with their extra gift that they gave away this month. I’ll definitely be reusing this!
The free 6th gift that we got this month was a pack of 3 different teas from Whittards. It came in a cute box with similar patterns to the Birchbox tin, and I received 1 Earl Grey, 1 Lemon and Ginger, and 1 Mango and Bergamot. Unfortunately, you won’t see them in any of my pictures as I shared and drank them with my parents as soon as my delivery arrived (oops) and forgot to save the packaging!
I tried the Mango and Bergamot tea and it was delicious, and not too overpowering in flavour!
The first product I received was one that I got to pick the colour of before delivery, and it was the Ella Eden eyeshadow in Julia. It’s a lovely, darker pink champagne colour and I’m very excited to try it out.
The other products were a mystery to me, but I’m happy with them! Especially the Polaar Velvety Sun Fluid Face & Body suncream. I don’t have any SPF in my foundation or moisturiser, and now that the days are getting sunnier, I find myself going outside with no sun protection on my face. Now I don’t have to worry about any sun damage through my make up, and can pop this on underneath it!
I’m also trying out new primers at the moment, as I’m pretty much done with my original Porefessional, and recently bought The Body Shop’s tea tree primer. Porefessional has worked well for me before, so I’m intrigued to see how the Pearl primer version holds up against it. It is apparently the same texture, but with added pink pigment for brightness. The size of the sample is very small, but considering you do not get a massive tube for the full sized version, it seems reasonable.
Next up is the Number 4 Jour d’automne Smoothing Balm. I usually let my hair air dry, and because of this it can go a bit frizzy, but I’m hoping this product can help. It aims to de-frizz, soften, and protect against heat damage all by running a small amount through your hair. Considering this, we received a decent sample size of the product.
The last product I received was the Lord & Berry Strobing Highlighter Pencil. At first glance, I thought this was a very pale coloured eye pencil, but after reading the booklet, it turns out it is a highlighter pencil that you can use anywhere on your face. Corner of your eyes, cheekbones, cupids bow – anywhere that you want a little glow.
I’m not sure how I feel about this product. I’ll have to try it out a few times before I can say for sure what my thoughts are, but currently, I’m not sure how well this will give the look I would like. I like a more visible glow, and for something quite thin and small, I feel I would have to use a lot of product to achieve this and that repurchasing this may not be worth the money.
However, I am happy to try it out, and I’m happy to try out everything else in this box, as well. Overall, it has been quite successful this month in terms of what I got.
What is your favourite product from this month’s Birchbox? Have you tried any of them before, and what are your thoughts?