Whats In My July Birchbox!


This months post is coming slightly later than usual because I've actually given myself the chance to try out all of the products that I received in this months box to give better first impression reviews. This month has one of my favourite designs on it (maybe because its pink) and it has also given me a product that is now apart of my everyday makeup routine.
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Marcelle BB Cream Golden Glow Illuminator
RRP £25.50
Im going to start things off with my favourite product that I have received from this months box. When I first saw that it was a bb cream before I even opened it I thought the colour was going to be too light for me but in fact it was actually perfect for my skin tone. Its a light consistency which give the skin light coverage but adds a really lovely glow to the skin. I have added this product into my everyday makeup routine by applying this product first them adding my concealer and a bit of powder on top just to make my skin more matte as this product leaves the skin looking dewy. This product is something that im thinking of taking away on holiday with me because its so easy to apply and leave the skin looking naturally refreshed. I am also planning of purchasing the full version when I run out of the sample size.

Manna Kadar Long-Wear Powder - Paradise 
RRP £15.00
I think this product is probably my least favourite out of what I've received, I do still like this product but I don't think I would repurchase it if I was to ever finish it. This is a multipurpose powder that can be used as blush or eye shadow, I've only tried this as a blush and it was slightly too red and glittery for me. I think this product might me nicer as a eye shadow colour because it is pretty pigmented. I also found this product quite hard to blend into the skin and it took some time to make it look blended properly. If I was to use this product again I would try to use it as an eye shadow colour if I am using different red shades.



Percy & Reed Reassuringly Firm Session Hold Hairspray 
RRP £12.50
I have tried so many different hairsprays in the past and some I have liked but I haven't found one that I repurchase and I think this might just be the one. If I wear my hair up I tend to get flyaway's and bits of hair sticking up and this hairspray kept them down all day. This is a very lightweight hairspray and doesn't leave your hair feeling too hard. I also found with this hairspray that you dont need too much, only a couple of sprays and its enough. With this hairspray it also just brushes straight out and doesn't leave any flakes of hairspray in your hair and because I have dark hair you can see when this happens which I hate.

Balance Me Congested Skin Serum
RRP £16.00
Eventhough my skin has slightly improved by taking Skin Vit A which you can see me explain more in my Skincare Superheros post, I do still get the occasional breakout and this serum has been perfect for this. Its a very light weight serum that you can either apply all over the skin or just on the area of a spot. I applied this each night on my spot and in the morning the redness had gone down and the spot had also reduced in size. What I also like about this product is that its 99% natural meaning there isn't any bad ingredients in it that would make the spots any worse one if the ingredients in this product is tea tree which you can smell from the product (one of my favourite scents!)

What's in it for me..? Shower Scrub
RRP £7.00
When I first opened my Birchbox you could smell this product straight away! It's a mixture of almonds and also a floral scent and the protective seal wasn't even off the product yet. The product is more of a gel like consistency but it's actually pretty watery and spilled all over me when I opened it! I used this product in the bath before I shaved my legs and it actually helped to get rid of all my dry skin and ingrown hairs, this made my skin feel extra smooth once I had shaved. This sample would be perfect for travelling so im saving it for when I go on holiday next month, the sample size of it is also great because its only 50ml so it would also be great if you are only travelling with hand luggage.

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Recently I have been loving my Birchboxes and have received some really great products in each of my boxes that I will be repurchasing in the future. Have you tried any of these products before?
Aaliyah xo

20 comments

  1. Ooh the box is so pretty! It’s one of the nicest Birchbox designs I’ve seen. I really like the sound of the Percy & Reed Hairspray, I use gel on my short hair as I’ve never found a decent hairspray but this could be worth a go! It sounds like a great product. Thanks for sharing your goodies Aaliyah <3 xx

    Bexa | www.hellobexa.com

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    1. I love the design of this box, its also one of my favourites! The hairspray is really good, I have been using everyday since I got the box! xx

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  2. I have not seen a birchbox in ages! The box is so pretty! and the content is quite cool! the sizes are great! that hairspray looks super nice!

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    1. Birchbox have really great product sizes that you get, you always get a good few uses out of them! x

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  3. Hi Aaliyah,

    Looks like you've received some nifty items in this box. I have the hand lotion from the brand What's in it for me and it's a good one so I'm not surprised your shower scrub is a hit.. I'm just getting back into beauty boxes again so maybe Birchbox will make my list again soon:) Enjoy your items��

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    1. really enjoyed this box! I've never tried any other products from that brand but I think I will now because I really enjoyed that one. I love Birchbox I've always enjoyed every box that I received x

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  4. Great post! I've always wanted to join a subscription box service, just need to find the right one for me x

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    1. I would defo recommend Birchbox, I've always enjoyed all of the products that I've received! 100% worth the money! x

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  5. That is one of the prettiest boxes I've seen for ages. I think my favourite products are the shower scrub, which sounds gorgeous, and that fab BB cream. But you got 4/5 really good samples, just a shame about the Manna Kadar one! Xx

    Lisa | www.lisasnotebook.com

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    1. Its also one of my favourites! The BB cream is my favourite I've been using it ever since. Im going to have another try at the blush and see how it goes xx

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  6. I've never heard a bad word said about Percy & Reed products. They're so good! Glad that serum is working for you too, it sounds great. Shame the colour is off on that eye shadow(?) because the formula looks really nice x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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    1. I haven't tried that many products from Percy & Reed but ill definitely be trying out more! Im going to give the powder another try because the formula is so good x

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  7. Ooh, this is so cute :) I'm definitely looking into getting into subscription boxes :)
    Elize @ YouTube Channel

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    1. Its a really great box! as you get to try out all different products that you might b=not get the chance to do!

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  9. Ooh I've tried the whats in it for me scrub and I LOVE it! The scent of it is just gorgeous and they were one of the first brands I worked with! The BB cream sounds fabulous, I love things that give a slight coverage and are still lovely and glowy. I don't tell to wear full coverage heavy foundations anymore, especially not in this heat! I love the shade of that powder as an eyeshadow but I agree it'd be far too strong as a blush.
    Alice Xx
    www.blacktulipebeauty.co.uk

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    1. Im saving the scrub for my holiday as I think it would be great for removing dead skin and keep my skin soft, The BB cream is my favourite prodcut it is perfect to use in this heat as its so lightweight! xx

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  10. This box looks amazing! This is the second great review that I've seen of the Balance Me Congested Serum, so I think I'm going to purchase it when I get paid. Great post. ��

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  11. My birch box also had the What's in it for me..? Shower Scrub, Balance Me Congested Skin Serum and the Manna Kadar Long-Wear Powder. I took the shower scrub with me on a break away and it was perfect for that but yes, I agree it was little watery for a scrub. The skin serum I love and has really helped clear up blemishes I had. I haven't used the Manna Kadar powder yet.

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  12. Ah it's great that the serum works well for you, I'm on the hunt for new skincare products and this sounds amazing. I also LOVE BB creams, especially during the warmer months when I don't want heavy coverage. Thanks for sharing! X

    Evie x | https://eviejayne.co.uk

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