Summer is officially here and to celebrate, Birchbox collaborated with French Sole, which is a designer shoe brand that sells lovely flat shoes, perfect for the summer weather. From the collaboration subscribers were given a choice for their French Sole themed box that comes with a shoe bag that matches the box!
This month contained 7 items:
- No. 7 for Her by English Laundry
- Cucumbers Facial Wipes by Yes TO
- Super Moisturising Body Wash by Balance Me
- Protect & Detangle by Beauty Protector
- Glossy Kiss by Mireneese
- Temporary Metallic Tattoos by STYLondon
- Shoe bag from French Sole
The first product in the box was No. 7 for Her, a sample perfume which was really nice to receive as I have been wanting a new perfume for a while. Since this product has been tweaked from the original No.7 for men I was a little hesitant that it would not smell that nice. But the flowery fragrance mixed with a hint of fruit was really nice. However, the smell did not last as long as I had hoped and probably only lasted a couple of hours. This is a BirchBox Exclusive and so for 50ml it would cost you £60. For something that doesn’t suit my body, I will not be buying it.
Cucumbers Facial Wipes I did not enjoy at all, they actually stung my face. This was not expected as they aim to gently remove makeup and dirt from skin and 98% of the ingredients are natural (the other 2% may be what made my skin sting). Therefore I will be giving these away to any friends that can use them.
Last month I received a body wash that claimed to be moisturising but smelt horrible (read here). However this one by Balance Me was really good! The product smelt so nice but I had to apply the product a couple of times as my skin is rather dry and so would not lather up properly. This left my skin really moisturised and I didn’t even feel like I had to moisturise afterwards. For £9 on BirchBox I would really recommend.
I feel like BirchBox are repeating themselves as I have already received a protect and detangle spray in my first box (read here). It was the same as the other one except this smelt like Lee Stafford hair spray so that was a really nice surprise. Since I saw no difference between the first detangle spray and this one I will rate it a ‘meh’ but it is slightly better due to the smell 🙂
I was really jealous that I didn’t receive a sample from Mirennesse last month so I was really excited to get one this time. I love this product as it comes as a pencil and was really nice and easy to apply. Not only that but when applied to the lips, a two-tone colour comes out and looks really good. The only problem is that this colour was not for me, it made my teeth look yellow (which is not a good look). It’s such a shame as I really like this, but I may try another colour when I run out of my current lipsticks.
I haven’t tried the temporary tattoos yet as I am waiting for the holidays. But I love that they have put something really different in the box and that they provided a step by step instructions on how to apply on your skin and use on your nails in the booklet BirchBox provide.
Finally I received the French Sole shoe bag which replaced the normal BirchBox bags they provide in their monthly boxes. I’m not sure what I am going to use my bag for yet as I don’t own any dolly shoes, but I may use it as a toiletry bag when I’m having sleepovers as it’s big enough to fit everything in.
Thank you for reading this review, I hope you found it helpful! Since I am feeling very summery, let me know in the comments what your plans for summer are 🙂 Speak to you soon!