FINALLY something football related that I’m actually interested in, here we have Birchbox’s homage to the World Cup, which, as we all are painfully aware by now, is being held in Brazil. Birchbox June 2014 is absolutely amazing and packed full of some seriously goodies, not one of which is a disappointment. There are five fabulous samples as well as a cute little extra, plus the lovely bods behind Birchbox have given me a code to give you £5 off your first box!
To take advantage (and you’ll need to act quickly if you’re hoping to get this month’s box) just use the code BBXBEAUTYGEEK at checkout. There’s no minimum joining terms so you could get the amazing contents below for £7.95 including P&P (rather than the usual £12.95 including P&P) which is amazing! Head here to get involved – link. Now let’s look at the Birchbox June 2014 contents in order of favourites:
Without a doubt, my favourite in the box has to be the Beautyblender, especially as it comes with a soap for cleaning which is something I’ve been meaning to buy for a while. I’m such a huge fan of Beautyblenders as they are amazing for BB Cream application as well as making foundation generally look natural and flawless, so I was so excited to see this in the box. I have four in varying states of demise (unfortunately they’re a bit of a pain to clean so after a while they can start to look a bit manky…but maybe not so now I have the soap!) so I’m extremely pleased to have another brand new one to start work on. I’ll let you know how I get on with the soap.
Next up is the Shea Butter Hair Mask from Silk Honey which sounds, looks and smells lovely. Masks – whether for face or hair – tend to make me happy as I find them to be the very definition of quick and effective pampering; I always feel like I’ve made effort when I’ve used one. It’s always better to include a mask in these types of boxes as opposed to a shampoo and conditioner (in my opinion) as I find people are happy to try a new mask but are reluctant to try a new shampoo or conditioner without the other member of the shampoo/conditioner duo. Or is that just me? Anyway, this lovely hair mask is going straight on my ‘to try’ list, and it’s a generous sample size at 5oml too.
The wonderfully scented and crowd-pleasing Divine Oil by Caudalie is next on my list and it’s another very generously sized sample at 15ml, which might not sound like a lot, but trust me, this will last you! This infamous oil is a true multi-purpose product that works on body, face and hair as well as hands, feet, cuticles etc, so it’s a very handy product to have. I love, love, LOVE the smell – as I believe a lot of people do – and this is a wonderful product for the summer months as it gives exposed skin a moisturised sheen that looks lovely glinting away in the sun.
This proves how insanely good this month’s Birchbox is when a beautiful shade of pink polish from OPI’s The Brazil Collection falls so far down the list, but I really do love this shade too, there’s just so much to love in this box! I’m not 100% sure as the shade name isn’t on the polish – I find that’s often the case with OPI minis – but I think it might be Kiss Me I’m Brazilian. Whatever it is, it’s an extremely pretty shade that will work on feet and hands, so I’m very happy to have it.
Last up we have the Embryolisse Lait-Creme Concentre which is another fab multi-tasking product that can be used as a moisturiser, make-up remover or mask and again I’m so happy to see it in the box. This is justifiably low on the list as it’s a teeny, tiny sample, otherwise it probably would be higher on the list…although I don’t know what product I’d be able to move down! I’m excited to try this as a mask (if there’s enough in the sample to use as such) and I’ve heard amazing things about the brand – you can’t beat a good bit of French skincare – so again, another fab product.
Can you believe this box? It’s absolutely brilliant and every single product I’m genuinely excited about. This is only my second experience of Birchbox so I hope this is the sort of standard of the boxes as I’m finding myself looking forward to their arrival! There was also a lovely little Brazil inspired, flip-flop keyring extra too which is extremely cute. The value of this month’s box is also phenomenal, so don’t forget to take advantage with my reader code, just head to Birchbox here – link – pick your subscription (even if it’s just month-by-month if you don’t want to commit to anything longer than this month’s box) and use the code BBXBEAUTYGEEK. You’ll then get all of the above for less than £8 all in, and considering the Beautyblender alone is worth £16 that is a mega, mega saving. You have until 25th June 2014 to use this code. Enjoy!