For those of you that Don’t know Birchbox is a beauty subscription service that sends you a beauty box of five samples every month for £10 plus p&p. In July the box was swapped for a bag or a Birchbag and I was sent the yellow one plus samples to try out.
First impressions the bag is very nice, good quality and perfect for travel. I am off to Center parcs soon so I will throw all my little toiletry minis inside and take it with me. The theme of this box or bag is summer hols so included is a sunscreen, aloe vera, a nail polish, a eyeshadow trio and some spritzing tonic, plus a nail file come buffer.
First up my fave is the eyeshadow trio. The brand is pop beauty and the name on it is peach parfait. The colours are just lovely and the colour payoff is really good with very little fallout. I will use this a lot and really love the small size, perfect to throw in my bag.
Next I tried the nail polish by Soigne. This is a salon brand I had not heard of before. The colour is Lavande, a beautiful lavender and I found that though It was not a glossy colour[much more matte] it wore well and looked pretty on the nails.
The Benefit Dream screen sunscreen I have yet to try but as we all know spf is very important and Benefit is a great brand so I am expecting good stuff. The sample is a tiny 6ml so I am not going to take long to use it up!.
The Unani Aloe vera is always a welcome addition in summer. I swear by aloe vera as a brilliant aftersun and to calm any bites or stings, I am sure being in the middle of the forest on hol we are going to get bitten by some flying nasty at some point.
Indemne is another new brand on me but I have tried this out and it is very handy to spritz yourself down on a hot day, the vitamin enriched spritz will be another nice product to pop in my bag for my hols, just fingers crossed for some sunshine!.
Last off my lifestyle addition is a Spa to you nail buffer. Luckily I had just thrown my old one away of this and so will use this a lot to keep my nails looking good and as I pretty much always wear nail colour this will get masses of use.
Close up pic of nail colour and eyeshadow colours.
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