Monday, 15 September 2014

Birchbox Happy Days September 2014

Birchbox is a popular favourite with bloggers and from the two boxes that I have had, I can see why. This month is themed 'Happy Days' and apparently September is the month that is filled with nostalgia. The start of the back-to-school season has us reminiscing about the happiest days of our lives and so on. Inside this box I am told I will find products that will help me look my best during my happiest days!




The first item in my box is a 4ml glass vial of the Agave Healing Oil Treatment. This oil claims to smooth and transform your hair, build resiliency and boost shine and colour. The Agave Oil is also free from parabens and phthalates and is also cruelty free. To use the oil the directions state that you should warm a 5p sized amount between the palms and smooth through damp hair evenly from mid-lengths to ends. Agave is a brand I have never heard of, but I am a big fan of hair oils and am looking forward to giving this a go. This sample is worth around £1



The next item is a 5ml sample of the ModelCo Power Lash Black Mascara. As an Australian brand, I don't really know that much about ModelCo so I am looking forward to giving this a try. This mascara claims to give full gorgeous luxurious lashes, with great length. The wand is said to be a unique shape to capture those tiny lashes for maximum impact and minimal effort. This sample is worth £13.



Next up a 3ml sample of the Benefit It's Potent! Eye Cream from their Skincare range. The cream itself is a very light caramel shade, which includes cocoa extra to help boost microcirculation and fade dark under the eye circles. The inclusion of a daily peptide complex works to preserve the elasticity of the delicate under the eye area, whilst skin is hydrated and protected from free radicals! Whoa! This sample is worth £1.80.



The next item I received is a 20ml jar of the Premae Mild Dermabrasion Face and Body Scrub. A scrub which contains olive granules to smooth the skin is said to be gentle enough to be used on both the face and body whilst buffing away dead skin cells, blemishes and trapped dirt. It cream itself has a really nice consistency, imagine your favourite cream with added bits into it, once on the skin it feels really soft until your begin the process of massaging the skin, it is then that the exfoliating particles come into being and whilst you most definitely know they are there, they are still gentle on the skin. This sample is worth around £5.



The last beauty item in this month's box is a very small sample of the Jane Iredale Just Kissed Lip Plumper in shade Rio. I am a big fan of Jane Iredale and I have featured the products on my blog before. This lip plumper contains Spearmint and peppermint oils, in combination with ginger root extract, gently stimulate circulation making lips fuller, faster. Shea butter, sunflower oil and aloe vera soften and hydrate and the essential oils of lemon and tangerine help to exfoliate dead skin cells. I love the size of this lipstick, it is something that would be perfect if you were unsure whether or not the colur you wanted was right, but rather than pay out for a full sized version, you have a sample sized to play with. That said, this shade is a little too much on the brown side for me. This sample is worth around £3.




This month we received  two Lifestyle Extras; the first item is a Birchbox Happy Days Photo Clip and the second item is a packet of Urban Fruit Perfect Mango Pieces. I really like the photo clip, it is something a little bit different, it fits with the theme of the box and I quite like the green coloured cube.  The fruit snack is also something as an addition, again it is a little bit different and is something I wanted to try, and by the time you read this, I have! 

If you were interested in purchasing any of this month's samples in the full size, you can do so through the Birchbox shop and if you have never subscribed to Birchbox and would love to do so, I have a £5 off offer for you, just use the code BBX5QUEEN - Enjoy!


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30 comments:

  1. Oooooh I am new to your blog and love your blog design and I love benefit products I will have to try the eye cream.
    everyonewantstosmile.blogspot.co.uk
    Emma xx

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  2. So keen to hear how these products performed. I am a big fan of samples as I kept spending money on products that end up being awful and just over priced, le sigh! Hope these are fab for you :)

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  3. The box is just worth it for the Benefit cream plus all the rest seems lovely!!! :) I wished birchbox would ship to europe as well!!
    xo
    Alice|Alice's Beauty Madness

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  4. Do you get a say in what items you like and don't like? For example I don't use mascara because I rub my eyes a lot and end up smearing it all over my face so for this box that would make up the majority of the value.

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  5. I have not tried Birchbox yet - so many beauty boxes to choose from! Would be so easy to end up with 20 boxes a month coming through my door :) Do like the look of this one though so may have to give them a try next month xx

    Brenda BusyBee

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  6. I'm not a subscriber but keep on meaning to subscribe. This one looks great.

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  7. I'd be interested to see if the eye cream works. I am after a product that can reduce black shadows under my eyes

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  8. I really liked this month's box, I can't wait to try the Benefit eye cream! I love the sound of the Premae scrub, too, I didn't get that one.

    Jess xo
    http://just-jesss.blogspot.co.uk

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  9. I can understand how a beauty junkie would love subscriptions boxes. I would love to have the spare money for subscription box

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  10. I'm not a fan of the contents of this box! I love the cute photo clip though!

    Stephanie
    http://missstephanieusher.blogspot.co.uk/
    http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/3436251
    xxxx

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  11. I would love the surprise each month, but in reality I probably wouldn't use it x

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  12. i haven't subscribed to beauty boxes for quite some time now. i think its ran its course now

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  13. i haven't subscribed to beauty boxes for quite some time now. i think its ran its course now

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  14. I have seen a few posts about these birchboxs and they always look fab! It looks like you had a great box this month xx

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  15. I love seeing people's birchbox unboxing! I wish we have it here x

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  16. I stopped getting beauty boxes ages ago as a lot of the time they seemed to fall short of the mark but now it looks like they've really upped their game and producing decent boxes. I'm interested in seeing your other posts this week and how the others compare. :)
    www.loulovesbeauty.co.uk
    xxx

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  17. Never tried Birchbox but looks like you got some great things :) I really want to try out the Benefit cream!!

    Rebecca Coco

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  18. Seems like it was a good box :) I like the look of the lip plumber! xo's

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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  19. I will be trying this out next month to see what I think.

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  20. I loved your box of goodies last time and i love them again.
    I am not a subscriber but i have added it to my list!
    Model Mummy x

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  21. Love the benefit eye cream, the little glass pot is so cute, I use mine nearly every day.
    www.naomitalksbeauty.com

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  22. We got a Birchbox in our Mumsnet Blogfest goodie bags last year, it was fab - tho it got stolen by my 18 year old- am actually considering a subscription for her for Christmas this year as she loves her beauty products.

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  23. Ohh I actually quite like the content of this box and the box itself is really nice as well :) x

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  24. I need to subscribe to this one!! :)

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  25. My birtchbox was amazing this month, I got the benefit it's potent eye cream AND a beauty blender too :) x

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  26. I really want to try some new beauty products so will use the offer code - thanks

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  27. Lovely box of goodies there and I really like your photography x

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  28. This is a nice idea, but in reality I think all the samples would just end up on my dressing table unused. I should really try and make a bit more time for body scrubs and creams.

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