What I Got In My August Birchbox!



Recently I have had a small blogging break because I went away for a few days and when I arrived home I was happy to find that I received my 6th Birchbox which means that I am finally a VIP member! This means that I get 15% off instead of 10% (which I need with my spending habits!) With becoming a VIP subscriber of Birchbox I also was gifted a really cute holographic makeup bag. This month Birchbox teamed up with Etsy for 10 different designs for their boxes with each one being a representation of their creativity and products. The box I received was designed by Lucy Says I Do  if your getting married or just love weddings I would definitely check her shop out. 

Rituals Happy Buddha Foaming Shower Gel 
RRP £8.50 
All the way black in March I received my first birchbox and I also got the Rituals Sakura Foaming Shower Gel which I absolutely loved and used up the product pretty quickly, then when I received this months box I was very happy to see that they have sent a different scent of this product. This shower gel is infused with sweet orange and cedar wood to give it its fresh scent but to also soften and rejuvenate the skin. As soon as I received this shower foam I used it straight away and I'm struggling to know when scent is my favourite. It's an amazing product and a little goes a really long way so I'm going to try and keep this product going for a long as I can. What I love most about this product is the way it leaves my skin feeling after using it, some Shower foams dry out my skin but not this product, it's amazing formula keeps my skin feeling extra smooth and hydrated all day.

My favourite type of skincare is masks and I love trying out all different mask types. This mask is a little bit different because it's an overnight mask, which means you apply a thin layer before bed, sleep and then wake up with refreshed skin! The consistency of this mask feels like more of a thick moisturiser than a mask which I actually really like about the product. I've only tried this mask once and I've been really enjoying how it's made my skin feel and will definitely be using it more. Through the night is when our skin cells turnover making it the best time to add masks that help rehydrate and smooth the skin which I think this mask does perfectly. Another great point about this mask is that it's vegan, cruelty free and 98% natural making it great for everyone's skin type especially sensitive skins.

When I first saw this product I actually thought it was a highlighter, the colour is an irridesant rose gold pink colour which I actually think could look really nice as a highlighter as well. I actually really enjoy using eyeshaodw crayons especially when your in a rush because it's the quickest way to apply a really nice eye look and I also think this product would be perfect for anyone travelling. What's great about this product is that you don't need a load of different eyeshaodw brushes to blend you only really need your fingers and it's really that easy. The way I used this product is that I used it as an eyeshadow base and primer which it actually worked really well at doing, it helped keep my eyeshadow on all day without creasing which I hate! I think I would definitely use this product more! This is probably one of my favourite products that I received in this months box. 



This is the one product in this box that I haven't been able to try yet as it isn't a product that I would usually use in my hair so I will probably be giving this product away. This is a sugar texturising spray which gives your hair beach waves (my hair is so curing that it would never have nice beach waves). This product would be perfect for someone that has naturally straight hair that needs a bit of a lift. This product contains sugar cane and flexible styling aids to leave your hair feeling soft and shiny but it will also help you to give your hair some extra texture. I think I'll be giving this product to my friend to try out to see how this it helps her straight hair. 

I was very intriguged about this product when I saw this in the box, it's a powder that turns into a liquid when you apply it to the lips (I'm really not sure how it works but it looks so good) it's a very weird consistency as it applies wet and dries matte in seconds but also is a powder. This product is very different but it is really just a lip and cheek stain. The colour I received is Blushing Peach which is a coral orange colour but dries to more of a deep orange colour. I've tried out this product on my lips but haven't tried it on my cheeks yet, the colour isn't something that I would usually wear but it is actually a very pretty colour it wear if your have got minimal makeup on and just want a natural makeup look. I haven't heard much about this brand before (that's why I love birchbox, it introduces you to new brands) but I think it is a Korean brand, they always come up with the most interesting products.  

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The last 6 months of having birchbox has gone really quick and now I'm a VIP member with extra money off full size options (what else could you want). Have you tired any of these products before? 
Aaliyah xo

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  1. I love the Rituals shower gels! I discovered them through Birchbox also and received two or three different ones and loved them all!

    https://whatabigailsays.co.uk

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    1. I have found a new obsession with the Rituals shower gels because of Birchbox! Will definitely be ordering the full size x

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  2. The foaming shower gel sounds so good!

    www.thediaryofellie.com

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    1. It’s such a great product! Smells amazing too x

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  3. I really want to try the Melting Lip Powder! It sounds so different than anything I own

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    1. I wasn’t too sure about it at first but it’s actually a really good lip stain! X

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  4. I have heard a lot about the etsy collab and the box is absolutely amazing! loving the packaging! I want that sleeping mask, my skin needs it!

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    1. The box I got was really cute! And I checkout out the designer of the box and her shop is really great, the overnight mask is really grest I would 100% reccomend x

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  5. Okay so firstly, I love the way you structure this post - it looks great and is real organised! Secondly, that eyeshadow crayon looks so good, I'm also a fan of eyeshadow crayons for a quick look, and even after reading your explanation I can't understand how the melting lip powder would work?! I'm so intrigued!

    Jas xx
    https://thoughtsfromjasmine.co.uk

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    1. Thank you, I wasn’t too sure about it but thanks I’ll keep it that way! It’s a really pretty colour the eyeshadow Crayon creates so many lovely looks and same here I still don’t understand it! Xx

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  7. Birchbox’s have improved a lot since I used to buy them a year ago. The colour of that melting lip powder, damn I NEED IT!!!

    Fran | www.franciscarockey.co.uk

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    1. I’ve been really happy with the products that I’ve recived recently! It’s sucha great but also weird product, the colour is also so lovely x

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  8. Looks like you got a great box! I'd really like to try out that sleeping mask! It sounds amazing!

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  9. I don't think I've tried any of the products you got this month! Yay for the 15% off now, I think I could do with that too...The lip powder product sounds really interesting x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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    1. If I could reccomend just one product it would be the Rituals domain shower gel it’s my favourite! The lip powder is really interesting as well x

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  10. I'm loving this box. Looks like you got a great one!
    xo Leros | AboutEos

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  11. What a great box, love that there's different designs as well! That eyeshadow stick looks like such a pretty colour, and like you say- perfect highlighter shade xx


    Hannah | luxuryblush

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