Sunday 12 July 2015

The July Birchbag!

After last months very disappointing June Birchbox with French Sole I had all my fingers and toes crossed that July's would be better and with a sneak peak of this months Birchbag shared on their Instagram I had a glimmer of hope. This week a padded envelope arrived with my July Birchbox* enclosed or in this month's case, the Birchbag! This years holiday essential.

I received the Ibiza edition, neon pink, splash proof and the perfect size for all my beach essentials. If only the beach I'll be gracing was in Ibiza! There are four versions available, each representing a holiday destination by the most renowned magazines in the UK. Coral by Edwina Ings- Chambers of Sunday Times Style represents St. Tropez, Turquoise by Fiona Joseph of Conde Nast Traveller represents the Greek Island of Hydra, Yellow by Rose Beer of Grazia to represent Somerset and Neon Pink by Jess Diner of Birchbox to represent Ibiza. 

The Ibiza bag features products from some of my favourite brands, Benefit Cosmetics and Balance Me and some I've never heard of such as Jelly Pong Pong, Barely Cosmetics and Unani. Each product is perfect for taking abroad with you to see you from beach to bar. Benefit Cosmetics Dream Screen is a silky matte sun cream for the face with SPF 45. It applies easily, leaving your face oil free and has a scent that smells just like Summer. The Unani Aloe Gel is the perfect item to use after a day in the sun, it's also really handy for insect bites. Balance Me Congested Skin Serum is another handy item that helps smooth spots and blocked pores to keep you looking fresh skinned and fabulous for those balmy nights. 

The make up items this month were also really fab! Barely Prep, Blot and Blend is a small sponge used to apply moisturisers, serums & primers and it can be used for blending visible lines and streaks under or over make up without making any changes to your make up. There's also a few more sponges in their range including a defining one. 

There were also two more make up pieces to take you to bronzed goddess in a few simple steps. Jelly Pong Pong Glow Getter in Ibiza is a weightless gel highlighter made up of 80% water. It's also oil free and so light that it doesn't clog pores, it just gives you a bronzed highlight where you need it most. Pop Beauty Bright Up Your Eyes eyeshadow trio in Peach Parfait is all you need in your make up bag for your eyes for a week a way. With a shimmery nude, taupe and bronze it's the ideal summer make up edition. Each shadow is super pigmented and used all together, creates a beautiful bronze smokey eye. I'm so glad Birchbox pulled it out the bag this month, I know a number of you unsubscribed after June's fail but it's definitely time to resubscribe, especially for Septembers.

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