Wednesday, 17 August 2016

August Birchbag review: Dive in!


When I think about receiving this Birchbag and it being the August edition, I freak out! How can we now be over halfway through the year? Wasn't Christmas like last month? On the plus side, it does mean that I can slowly start introducing the Christmas movies back into my everyday routine again. Oh and it's nearly winter coat time again, my favourite time of the year. 

So this month Birchbox decided to change things up a bit in the presentation of their subscription boxes. They have done this a lot recently. A couple of boxes ago we had the drawer, and now we have this neoprene 'scuba' wash bag. The bag comes in four different colours, I got the aqua shade and I love it!


The bag is big enough to fit in lots of different stuff and because of the neoprene fabric, it's perfect sat on a sink side as it is totally splash proof! Fashionable and practical, double bonus. 




 Okay, so lets 'Dive in' (See what I did there?!). Last month we were asked to choose what shade of Marcelle Waterproof Eyeliner £10.50 we wanted to receive in the bag. I went for the Expresso shade as it looked more wearable than the purple mulberry liner that was on offer. Next thing in the box was the Phillip Kingsley One More Day Dry Shampoo £14.50. I hadn't heard of this brand before receiving this in the box but am excited to give it a try. I love my Batiste dry shampoo so hope this lives up to that! I will see how this works out. Then I received the Balance Me Radiance Face Mask £18.00. Another product that I am really excited to try! This mask has Kaolin Clay within its ingredients which is also a bonus as clay masks have become popular within the blogging community recently. Next, anatomicals the buff stuff citrus body scrub £3.99. This is the only product within the beauty bag that I have mixed feelings on. I have quite sensitive skin so find this scrub quite intimidating to use. Perhaps I will give it a try on a small area of skin before using it fully. On the plus side it smells lovely and fresh! Finally I received the Merci Handy Antibacterial hand cleansing Gel in Black Vanilla £2.90. It pretty much does what it says on the tube. It smells pleasant and keeps your hands lovely and clean. The small size is perfect to keep in a handbag or even in a car which is what I am going to do! As a little added bonus, I received a sample of the English Laundry Signature For Her perfume £60 full-size. This is a lovely added extra to my bag, however it really isn't up my street. Perhaps I will gift this on to my mum. 



I hope you enjoyed reading this blogpost and seeing what I got in my 'Birchbag'. I was really pleased with everything that I received this month which makes a change! I really feel like the Birchbox team are listening to the feedback that everybody has been giving them and making positive changes. Yay! 

If you want to try out a Birchbox for yourself then feel free to use THIS LINK where you can sign up and receive £5 to spend in the Birchbox shop. I have my eyes on the gorgeous Spectrum brushes! 

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7 comments:

  1. I love the bag, so cute and practical! I always think you get a good range of products in Birchbox x

    Everything But The Kitchen

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    1. I agree, the Birchbag is perfect! Although I do wish it was the month before so I could have brought it with me on holiday!

      You do get some good bits in the Birchbox! Although I am thinking of swapping to Glossybox!

      Thanks for the lovely comment
      Francesca xx

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  2. This is so inspiring! I love the post:)

    irenethayer.com

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  3. I have never had a BirchBox before, i love the makeup bag this month though and theres some great products!

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    1. I love how different the idea is of having a BirchBag instead of a box! Very innovative!
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  4. BirchBox sounds great, I have never heard of it before. The wash bag is great, you can never have enough of those. The products you got sound great too, especially the hand cleansing gel (I love everything that smells of vanilla). xx

    113-things-to-say.blogspot.com

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    1. I agree, you can never go wrong with a wash bag!
      The hand gel smells amazing as well!

      Thanks for the lovely comment
      Francesca xx

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