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Beauty Review – August Birchbox

…which I have actually gotten around to reviewing in August this time!

This month’s Birchbox theme is ‘Away We Go’ with a focus on those summer getaways. I think this is a relevant theme for the month of August and I found that I took several of my Birchbox ‘minis’ when we went away recently.

Here was my first peek at the contents…

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Straight away, you’ll notice that instead of the usual drawstring bag, there is a handy clear plastic make-up bag. This is ideal for travelling and I will definitely keep this safe for the next time we fly.

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First up, a cream eyeshadow by Wild About Beauty. I had heard of this range as I know Louise Rednapp is one of the founders and I love this product. I received the shade Matilda, an antique gold colour which is exactly the kind of shade I would have chosen myself. This has a nice satin finish and you can build up the colour easily.

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Next, a ProGenius Treatment Oil from Nude. I don’t currently use a facial oil but as it seems summer is all but over, I think this will be a great skin saviour against the cold and central heating.

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I am already using a product by Number 4 from a previous Birchbox but this Super Comb Prep and Protect is a leave-in conditioner and detangler which is perfect for my hair type.

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The hype over CC creams has died down now but I still like to try different ones and I like the fact I got two of these little tubes so you can get a few decent applications from them. This CC Cream from Supergoop! has an SPF of 35 and claims to smooth fine lines and even out skin tone.

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Next, the BrightenUp! Face Rejuvenator from Vasanti. This is an exfoliator which smells lovely and doesn’t appear to be too abrasive on my skin either.

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Finally, the ‘little extra’ from Birchbox this month comes in the form of Chapter One of The Proposal, a novel by Tasmina Perry. I’m not sure what I think about this inclusion to be honest. I am an avid reader but there is no way I could just read one chapter of a book then put it down which is such an easy way to get me to buy the whole novel! I currently have a stack of books to work my way through so I may put this to one side until I am feeling bereft of good reads!

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On the whole, I am really pleased with this month’s offerings. I will definitely use all of the products and there is a good mix of hair, beauty and make-up items.

I also noticed that in my Birchbox account, I had about £30 accumulated in points from my monthly orders and reviews and a chunk of it was about to expire so I managed to pick up four lovely beauty items from their shop for the grand total of 84p!!!

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About hannahhotcakes

My name is Hannah. I live near Bath in a lovely village in the Cotswolds with my husband Ian, the love of my life for the past 10 years, in our dream cottage. I have landed my dream job as a primary school teacher and I can’t think of anything else I would rather be doing. I am a self-confessed foodie and I love to cook, bake, and eat out as much as possible. Here are some things I love: My friends and family, travelling, fresh flowers, good books, having breakfast on my balcony, horror films, Christmas, tea, Las Vegas, lie-ins, red wine, Liverpool FC, music, sausage dogs, Spain, rare steak, fashion, cheese, American TV series and camping. And here are my pet hates: People dressed as animals, whistling, being rushed, being made to wait, girls who act stupid to impress a man, spiders, sunburn and rocket (it comes with EVERYTHING!)

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