Tuesday, 20 August 2013

My August 'Summer Nights' Birchbox

Hello Lovelies,

Today I wanted to share with you what I received in my Birchbox this month. The August Birchbox is my second Birchbox after I bought a six month subscription in July. When it arrived just over a week ago I was excited to see what was inside.

For this Month’s Box Birchbox have teamed up with InStyle and the theme for this month is Summer Nights.

As well as the Birchbox itself you also get a Birchbox Magazine that has short articles about various things including beauty, life and about some of the products that were in this month’s Birchboxes, which I think is a nice little extra.

Inside my Birchbox was…..

Bluemandarines SkinLife Energetic Cellular Cream - 10ml
This is a facial cream that claims to brighten, refresh and protect your skin and it can be used in the morning and in the evening. I haven’t heard of this Brand before, but will try this and if it does what it says it does then I’m sure I’ll like it.

Philip Kingsley Elasticizer - 40ml
This was a product chosen by InStyle and is a 'super-moisturising pre-shampoo treatment' that 'add elasticity, manageability, bounce and shine' and also ‘strengthens, nourishes and prevents breakages’. I don't think I have tried a hair treatment that you use before shampooing before, but my hair does feels like it could really use this at the moment, so I was pleased to see this in my Birchbox.

Gerda Spillmann Hydro Pearls Moisture Lotion - 10ml
This is a smoothing make-up primer and I do like using primers especially if I need my makeup to last a bit longer, so I was pleased with this and will definitely try it.

LaQA & Co. Lip Pencil in Ring of Fire
This was another one of the products chosen by InStyle and it is moisturising lip pencil that can be used all over your lips. Being a fan of red lip products I instantly loved this colour and although I would have liked to receive a full size one this size is perfect to take out and about with you. This smells slightly minty and I'm looking forward to trying this. 

Molton Brown Ylang-Ylang Body Wash – 30ml
This is the last product that was chosen by InStyle and it is a gorgeous smelling body wash. The bottle is quite small so I am not sure how many uses I will get out of it, but I think I will keep it for if I go away for a weekend or something as it is a perfect travel size.

Inner Me Beautify Me Vitamin Complex - 14 days supply
This is a supplement for your skin, hair and nails that contains MSM, Silica, Marine Collagen and Vitamin C, which together 'are the first natural steps to healthy skin, hair and nails'. I am not sure whether I will use these or not, I will need to read about them a bit first. I did really like the packaging though, because when you pull one side of the tablets out the other side comes out too.

Birchbox Gel Mask
This was a little beauty extra this month and I think it is always nice to get little extras.

Overall I am pleased with what I received this month and although I didn’t receive any full size products I think I will have to accept that unlike with Glossybox I probably won’t receive any full size products in my Birchboxes, although I hope they will surprise me in a future box :) I also like how the products come in little drawstring bags. 

What did you get in your Birchbox this month? Leave me your link as a comment if you have posted about yours.

Thanks for reading :)

Nyss x


  1. I got my first glossy box today :) I got a new eyelash curler, a makeup remover pen, a day cream, a hair treatment sample and a two in one eyeshadow and liner... This box looks good too :) glad you like it x

    1. I have Glossybox too and loved this month's :)

      Nyss x

  2. I went off beauty boxes, this is making me want to reconsider though. I bet the ylang ylang shower gel smells gorgeous
    Kirsty x


    1. I have liked the Birchboxes I've received, but I think I might like Glossyboxes a bit more.

      It does smell gorgeous!

      Nyss x

  3. This box looks like you get a bit more than Glossy Box! Which one do you prefer?
    Mia ♡ Une Jolie Vie

    1. You do seem to get more in Birchboxes but the products are smaller than the ones you get in Glossyboxes, so I think I prefer Glossyboxes x

  4. OMG I love these but I dont get Birch Box in My Country :(
    Lovely Blog :D Great stuff here!
    I am following you now on GFC and I hope you visit my blog and FOllow back too :D
    Red Alice

    1. Thanks Lovely. Will check your blog out :)

      Nyss x

  5. its a great box! fingers crossed for some full size/luxury samples!

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