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Birchbox Unboxing – Sun Sea and Sand

Birchbox arrived on the same day as Glossybox, which was awesome. It’s great receiving these surprise treats each month and although the wait seems like a long time it’s always worth being patient. The theme this month is Sun, Sea and Sand and here’s what was inside my July 2014 Birchbox.

July 2014 Birchbox

Let’s start with the lifestyle extra, the Vita Coca Natural coconut water in lemonade. It was a decent size, 330ml, and a nice little bonus worth £2.29 (for a small drink with no alcohol inside, wow!). This is a celeb favourite and is bursting with natural energy giving potassium. I tried it and it was okay, just make sure it’s served cold as it makes a world of difference. On to the good stuff next.

Comagnie De Provence Hand Cream July 2014 Birchbox

Compagnie De Provence Mediterranean Sea Hand Cream, worth £8.50 for the full-sized product (I do apologise for my lack of French skills in the video, shocking!). This is a small sample, perfect for popping in your bag and taking with you to the beach. Nothing exciting if you ask me but hand cream will get used so I’m not going to complain.

Balance Me Eye Cream July 2014 Birchbox

Next out the bag was the Balance Me Wonder Eye Cream, the full-sized version would cost £20 so not a cheap product. However, I assume this is another sample size so not quite sure what the value of it would be. I hope it will be good for combating the bags that I store under my eyes, plus it states that it will keep wrinkles at bay too – something I need to begin thinking about. I have tried this on my eyes and it does leave the skin feeling soft and smooth.

Laqa & Co July 2014 Birchbox

Laqa & Co Sheer Lip Lube in Bees Knees came next, with a value of £14. I think this is full-sized (finally!). My first reaction was slight disappointment – the colour looked too orange for my liking, coral I guess is a good description. However, I have tried the Lip Lube and I have to say I am converted. I love it. It’s a great alternative to lip balm, adding some subtle colour that actually goes with my skin tone.

Benefit The Porefessionals July 2014 Birchbox

Benefit The Porefessional is an award-winning primer that costs £24.50 to buy. Another sample (I sure hope so as £24.50 for this little tube would be a total rip off even if it does work), that minimises pores – could be good. My daughter has snatched up this little goody from me but I’ll test it out and see if it works soon enough. I have a few primers at the moment so I’m not in any hurry.

Gilchrist & Soames July 2014 Birchbox

The final sample out of the Birchbox bag was the Glichrist & Soames English Spa Sea Kelp Extract Marine Mineral Bath, RRP £11.25 for the full size product. A luxurious bubble bath basically, something I’ll try out but again it’s not too exciting to receive.

That was my July Birchbox, what did you get?




  1. Hayley

    I signed up for the first time this month. I got the purple lip lube and I love it!

    18 . Jul . 2014
  2. Nettie

    The Lip Lube is the stand out product for me this month too, would like to try out the purple but I’m not sure it would be my colour – looks gorgeous though 🙂

    18 . Jul . 2014

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