"Never Ending Summer" July Birchbox: Unboxing and Review
If you would like to get a box for yourself, just simple click here for a direct link and both you and I will get a discount! You still have time to get your own July box if you want too :)
Onto the products!
The first of five this month is the full size Love of Colour x Millie Ultra-Gloss Lip Pencil in Bohemian Rose. If you saw the unboxing you would have seen this was probably my biggest disappointment but it has genuinely grown on me a lot since then. It is actually really pigmented and very much true to it's colour. I love the packaging on the LOC products and that the design is very ergonomical. The pen-like chubby pen makes it really each to hold and apply. It is however very much a gloss and quickly wears away with any activity (eating, drinking, kissing, talking) causing it to build up around the edge and look very cakey so for sure you need to wipe it off and reapply. Having said that, I will end on a positive note and say that it is very moisturising making it perfect for summer!
|LOC X Millie Ultra-Gloss Lip Pencil in Bohemian Rose - £9|
Secondly, is a hair product from John Frieda for easing hair frizziness. This product definitely made it worthwhile getting the box because the price of the box almost matches this and it's full size! I tried it on my natural straight hair first and wasn't really happy with the result. I don't think anything really changed but it could also be the fact that the summer heat is a little crazy at the moment. I then tried it on my heatless curls and it did seem to tame them just a bit but nothing major, however it did smooth my hair out. After first struggling with the bottle, I finally got it open. Once the lid has been unlocked, it is easy to use but it's not like I was expecting. There is no scent which is good but I was expecting a mousse and instead it came out as a moisturiser-like consistency. Unexpected. I did end up using 4 pumps rather than one but maybe that's because it was the first time and my hair is thick and long.
|John Frieda Frizz Ease Forever Smooth Anti-Frizz Primer - £9.99|
Onto the ELEMIS Hydra-Nourish Night Cream. It has virtually no smell; it has none in the bottle and on your finger, once I started to massage it into my face it got a little stronger but barely. I don't even know how to describe it other than a cream-y smell (not the food). I love the packaging because I think it's really lightweight and easy to carry around. I love the squeezy bottle because you can get almost the perfect sized portion whereas with what I'm used to, pots, I take a swipe and always always ALWAYS end up having to put some back in. Given the hot weather here at the moment, I've not been wearing anything during the day because I know I would just sweat all my makeup off so I do feel like it is getting the moisture sucked out of it so for once I was actually really excited to get a night time moisturiser. I personally prefer lightweight moisturisers and this is defintely a thick one. Despite taking a small amount and rubbing it in, it still took a while to soak in and it feels like another layer because it is so thick but it is defintely moisturising. I also like a cooling moisturiser at night, especially after a hot shower, but unfortunately this one isn't at all; I even tried it after putting it in the fridge but it didn't work very well so for that reason I think I'll be sticking to after sun, as my choice, in the summer.
|ELEMIS Hydra-Nourish Night Cream - £43|
|Nails Inc Nail Polish - £14|
|Caudalie Micellar Cleansing Water - £15|
So that's if for this month's Birchbox post but next month it looks like the box will be a wash bag!