Never Ending Summer – July 2016 Birchbox Review

Hi Everyone

Hope you’re all having a fabulous July.  This month’s Birchbox focuses on those hot Summer days and contains a selection of item’s that will carry you throughout the Summer months.  The box is in collaboration with Millie MacKintosh.  If you’re not sure who she is, well she is a previous cast member of Made In Chelsea, was married to Professor Green and her relatives invented the Quality Street chocolates.  A was really happy with this month’s items as the sample sizes were spot on and featured a good variety of quality products.



John Frieda Luxurious 7 Day Volume Treatment – Full Size Received £9.99

This is an in-shower treatment which will amplify hair thickness for up to 7 days.  You shampoo and condition your hair as normal, then apply 3-4 pumps of this on the root of the hair.  Leave it on for 3-5 minutes before washing out.  The product will help you to achieve a smooth blow dry whilst giving some volume.  I have fine hair so not a lot of products work however I’d say this one was average.  If you have tried this, I would love to know whether it worked and on what hair type.  The product contains keratin and protein, both ingredients that will help improve damaged and colour treated hair.


Elemis Hydra Nourish Night Cream – £43

I absolutely love Elemis skincare! Although the products can be rather pricey, you are definitely paying for high quality luxurious items that do work and you will notice a difference in your skin straight away.  I was very excited to find this item in my box.  It contains a blend of geranium and ylang ylang to replenish skin, and hyaluronic acid to rehydrate your complexion.  My skin looks fresh and awake in the morning.  It’s an absolutely amazing product and I will definitely be purchasing the full sized version.


Nails Inc Nail Polish – £15

Nails Inc is a great nail brand as I find that their polishes have longevity and very rarely do they chip.  A few months ago they launched a range of colours named after London landmarks and streets, which I think is pretty cool as I’m a Londoner (:  This is the shade “Old Park Lane” which is a metallic dulled down rose gold.  It’s very pretty and the perfect shade for Summer tootsies in golden sandals.  All products arrived in this cute “Best Day Ever” bag.


LOC x Millie Lip Pencil – Full Size Received £9

LOC is the brand created by Birchbox and the products really are good quality.  This is the lip pencil in the shade “Bohemian Rose”.  It is a dark bubble gum pink shade.  It is easy to apply and feels glossy on the lips whilst providing moisture and colour that lasts a long time.  The shade screams Summer! It really does compliment your skin no matter what your tone is.


Hydraluron Moisture Boosting Mask – £19.99

As you know I love sheet masks as it’s the best way of getting a product to sink deep into the skin which will make you see results!  This is an innovative sheet mask with a unique approach to hydration as it releases hyaluronic acid slowly into the skin over time for longer lasting relief from dry skin.  Basically it’s a big drink of water for your skin! I loved using this product and will most definitely be investing in more.  My biggest tip for a sheet mask is to store them in the refrigerator! The cooling sensation when you apply it to your face is unbelievably good.



I hope you enjoyed reading this post and it has allowed you to discover some new brands and products.  If you are a Birchbox subscriber I’d love to know what items you received this month.  As always if you have tried any of these products or would recommend other items from the brands mentioned, I would love to hear your views.


Hayley xx

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