Monday, 16 June 2014

Unboxing: June Birchbox


I haven't done an unboxing post in ages, not because I haven't been loving my beauty boxes, but because unless I photograph/post immediately, it feels out of date very quickly. This arrived on Friday though, so hopefully you won't have seen a hundred posts on the same box yet. 

If you follow me on Twitter, you may have seen me declaring that this box was the first World Cup themed thing I could muster up any excitement for! The box includes products from around the world, including France, America, England and (sort of) Brazil. I love the colours of the drawstring bag, and the Brazil-themed flip-flop keyring was a cute touch. It's not something I'd really use, but it's a freebie, and a nice gesture, so I have no problems with popping into my class prize box. One of the children will love it! 

June Birchbox cards
June Birchbox drawstring pouch Brazil

There were some real gems in this month's box, including stuff I'd been actually planning to buy, which was handy! The Beauty Blender was an exciting inclusion, and something I've heard so many raves about, but been apprehensive to buy as I don't usually like make-up sponges. I'm looking forward to giving this a go though. The solid blendercleanser is included too, which looks interesting. I was genuinely thrilled to see the Caudalie Divine Oil in my box, as I have been meaning to try this out forever. I am a big Caudalie fan, even loving the Marmite of products that is the Beauty Elixir, but this oil seems universally loved. I have given this a quick try, and it sinks into my skin beautifully and smells floral and, well, divine. As OPI's biggest fan I was pleased to see a shade from their Brazil collection in my box this month, in a lovely duochrome shade. The shade has no name, but seems to be The Bikini Zone. It's nice to get a mix of familiar and new-to-me brands in a beauty box, and this has hit the nail on the head. The first new brand is Silk + Honey, and I received their Shea Butter Hair Mask. I am never unhappy to see a hair mask, and this generous sample smells delicious. Interestingly it has a use-by date, which makes me think it must be super-fresh, like Lush masks. Lastly, I received Coola Classic Face SPF30 Cucumber, which is perfect timing, as the weather seems to be finally picking up!

contents of june birchbox caudalie beautyblender

Overall, I am delighted with this month's box. The last couple of months, whilst being great, have been a little disappointing as I have seen other people receive far nicer products than me. This however, was the perfect mix of well-known and new brands, nail, skin and hair products, and even included an exciting tool. Nice one Birchbox, you may have actually got me to show an interest in the World Cup...

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