What's In My July Birchbox!

17 July 2019

birchbox flatlay with products, notebooks and makeup brushes

Another Summer month means another great Birchbox. This month the theme of the box is all things Unicorn with the box having a really pretty holographic design to it, this made me even more excited to dive inside and see what products I got this month. 

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Floss Beauty My Everyday Eyeshadow - Maui 

One thing that I really love about Birchbox is that I get to try out new makeup brands that I haven't heard of before and this one being Floss Beauty. When I saw what shade that I got I was really happy, any pinky red shade I always love. This shade is the perfect type of reddy copper shades that I like to wear as they really compliment my brown eyes. When I swatched this shade it applied amazingly, the colour pay off as well was also really great and it did look slightly more of a metallic shade which I do quite like. I also think this shade would look really nice with just a wash of colour over the eyes and blended out slightly and you're ready to go. I also find the Floss Beauty philosophy to be the best with it being "simple products that make you look like you".


Lumene Invisible Illumination Instant Glow Fresh Skin Tint in Medium Glow 

Whenever I receive a Lumene product I always get excited as everything I’ve previously tried I’ve loved. This product is very different from what I’ve tried before from the brand and from the name of the product I was very interested to try it out. This product is described to be a radiance-boosting skin tint which is antioxidant-rich with arctic cloudberry seed extract. It combines skincare and makeup to hydrate, perfects and brightens your complexion. When reading the description the product sounds amazing and definitely up my street but I was instantly worried about the shade as it never works for my skin tone and I was right. On the tub, the colour is universal medium which is miles too light for me which I have an issue with a lot of the time. It may be slightly too light for me because I do have a tan from being on holiday but it is too light for me to even test it out which is a shame. This is a product that I’ll be giving away to a friend for them to test out to see if the product is as great as it sounds. For certain products Birchbox allows you to pick between shades but I do wish that they had the option to pick the shade for complexion products so that everyone would get their right shade.

Birchbox flatlay with makeup and skincare products


This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray

In the past, I have heard so many good things about the This Works brand but have never actually tried anything from them so I was really looking forward to giving this pillow spray a try. I usually don’t have problems sleeping and can typically fall asleep pretty quickly when I go to bed but since coming back from holiday I have been suffering from jet lag and falling asleep during the day and them bring wide awake during the night so I thought that this would be the perfect time to give it a try. This spray is infused with a cocktail of 100% pure essential oils including lavender, chamomile, vetivert and patchouli. Whenever I see pillow sprays i'm always pretty unsure about if they actually work of if they are just a gimmick but this product has been studied with 97% saying they slept better, 89% fell asleep quicker and 98% felt more refreshed in the morning. I have been testing this spray out for a few days and have actually felt a difference in my sleep. I have felt that I have been falling asleep quicker, I'll lay down and scroll through my phone for a bit (bad I know) and can feel my eyes beginning to close and then I'm just asleep. I will definitely be continuing to use this spray and when it runs out ill be repurchasing!


Percy & Reed Oh So Smooth Frizz Fixer 

Frizz is probably my biggest problem with my hair, even when it's just been washed I'll always have flyaways and bits of fizz everywhere so this product sounds perfect. I have tried all different Percy & Reed products before from my Birchboxes and have really enjoyed it. This spray uses coconut oil. maringa oil and sweet almond seedcake which is also silicone-free to tame flyaways, conditions and smoothes frizz in just one simple step. The direction to use this spray if you have straight hair is to spray some onto a brush and if you have curly hair to spray it straight onto the hair and run your hands through it and its don, frizz-free. I have only tried it a few times since getting it and im actually really impressed by the way it worked and taming all of those pesky flyaways. I really liked using it by applying it onto a comb and just brushing it through the tops of my hair to get rid of all the frizz. This product would be perfect to take on a night out to keep your hair looking sleek and silky smooth.


Marcelle Xtension Plus Curl Mascara 

I am actually someone who is very picky about my mascaras and I like certain things and dislike certain things about them so it is hard for me to be impressed by a good mascara. At the moment I still have false lashes on so I've only been using mascara on my bottom lashes and that's a whole different list of requirements. This mascara is actually a Birchbox exclusive which means that you can only get it through their website. The want on this mascara is a uniquely shaped curve and tapered brush that is designed to hug the natural shape of the eye and it is a plastic brush instead of bristles. The size and shape in this brush are actually perfect for my lower lashes, the curve makes it a lot easier to get right into the lashes and coat them and separate them which is the look that I love for my lower lashes. I like the mix between a natural lower lash look and the spidery look and that's exactly what this mascara gives me.

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Another successful box from Birchbox this month with a few products that I'll definitely be incorporating into my routine. Have you tried any of these products before?

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Aaliyah xo


9 comments

  1. This looks like such a great box! I love the sound of the pillow spray, especially if its been working for you! I may need to invest xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

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    1. It was a really great box this month, the pillow spray is lovely and it’s really helped improve my sleep which is great! X

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  2. Love the sound of this month's box! Percy & Reed products are always great and I really struggle with frizz too so I might have to try this. I've heard so many amazing things about Lumene too, shame the colour doesn't work for you x

    Sophie
    www.glowsteady.co.uk

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    1. The Percy & reed products are actually really great, I’ve tried a few different things from them before like their hairspray and have loved them all! I’d still love to try out the Lumene product if I could get it in my shade! X

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  3. That birchbox looks amazzing! loving the packaging! And the content too! I have heard so much of PErcy & Reed products!

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    1. I was really impressed with this box, the packaging was really cute as always. The Percy & Reed hair products are really great! Definitely worth trying x

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  4. I love that pillow spray. It's so relaxing.

    www.poutineandprada.com

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  5. great box! that pillow spray sounds absolutely amazing patchouli is one of my favorite scents so i have a feeling i would absolutely love it. the floss shadow reminds me of the colourpop super shock shadows with its packaging but it’s such a pretty shade xx

    mich / simplymich.com

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  6. I've never tried a beauty subscription box before, but this looks like a fairly decent deal. I may have to look into it!

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