It’s that time of the month again! This month’s Birchbox is a little box of sunshine, supposedly full of must-have products for any sunny day. Those sunny days are definitely appearing more and more now, so summer products are definitely welcome!
Just a quick recap of what you can expect from Birchbox, the package is £12.95 including delivery, so this subscription box doesn’t break the bank, and for what you pay there are some treasures inside!Fancy subscribing? Subscribe to Birchbox here, using my referral code to get yourself £5 worth of Birchbox points, which can be redeemed for anything in the shop!
The box theme this month was ‘Paradise Found’, there were two box designs, pineapples or palm trees. I got the latter and am very pleased with this. Usually the box is, well, a box… but this month it was a drawer, which I love as this can be so easily repurposed on my shelves along with my other drawer boxes! Let’s dive in.
It surprised me to see that the products were not inside a little drawstring bag like they usually are this month, not that I have an issue with that, as really it’s just more unnecessary packaging. But I was surprised.
Jelly Pong Pong Cream Pigment
The first item in this months box is this ‘Jelly Pong Pong’ cream pigment pot. This is a full sized product and retails for £17.95, so theres the value of the box made up and some! This is a really vibrant, almost neon, pink, but according to the booklet, I shouldn’t be afraid, as it’s ‘more subtle than it looks’. That’s the biggest load of poop, it is exactly as scary as it looks, whether you use it as a lip colour or cream blush. The poop just continues with this product, I wore this for a few hours to only to discover that my lips were very literally flaking off of my face, it dried them to an absolute crust. Also, the percentage of package to product with this is a solid 98% glass packaging and 2% product. I honestly believe this is best used as a paperweight. Excuse my initial negativity please.
Percy & Reed Hairspray
Item number two in this months box is a lot more positive. Hairspray, yay! This is Percy & Reed Reassuringly Firm Session Hold Hairspray.For a sample size this is a fairly generous 50ml, and the perfect size to throw in a handbag! This couldn’t have come at a better time for me, as I have recently had most of my hair chopped off and am working on new ways to wear my short hair and have been in favour of adding some volume. I can’t quite ‘hold Pinterest-inspired braids’ as I simply don’t have enough hair, but nevertheless I am excited by this sample.
Benefit Air Patrol
The next sample in this month’s box was a teeny tiny Benefit Air Patrol. This sample is a tiny 1.5ml, but considering the full size is only 4ml and the price of this sample works out at something like £7, it’s not that bad. A little of this goes a really long way. I feel like there isn’t much I can say about this. It’s a BB cream eyelid primer. I have been after a decent primer for a while, so am excited to be able to try this out as my Balance Me tinted wonder eye cream from a few months back is running on empty.
Pure & Light Organic Face Cream
Next up is this Pure & Light Organic Essential Face Cream. This sample size is 15ml, fairly standard. This cream is a vitamin packed facial moisturiser, packed with vitamin A, B, C and E, as well as Omegas 3 and 6, claiming to boost cell renewal and deliver hydration. It sound magical. I haven’t used it enough to really give any feedback on those claims yet, but the few times I have used it, it has left my face feeling rather wonderful, soft and smooth.
Whish Coconut Milk CC Body Cream
Finally we have this Whish Coconut Milk CC Body Cream. This is most certainly the summeriest product in the box, as essentially this is a body bronzer. Don’t mistake me, I do not mean a tanner or anything like that, it’s a bronze shimmery moisturiser basically. This smells like summer, with that sweet but fresh coconut milk scent, but I’m not quite sure under what circumstance I want my legs or arms to be covered in bronze glitter… It does absorb quickly and leave my body feeling luxuriously smooth, I just don’t like the glitter. As a simple moisturiser I would be all for this, but the glitter. Did I mention how glittery this is?
Well, that’s it for this month. I believe this box was a bit hit and miss, with the Jelly Pong Pong being the biggest miss, but the Air Patrol and Face Cream took us back up again. I suppose you can’t please all of the people all of the time. Last month’s box still hold it’s place as the best box so far, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t enjoyed this one! If you fancy subscribing to Birchbox, do so here, using my referral code to get yourself £5 worth of Birchbox points, which can be redeemed for anything in the Birchbox shop.
What do you think of Junes box? Did you receive it yourself? Any samples you would have loved to try out? Let me know, and as always, chat to me in the comments.