Birchbox July 2016, With Millie Mackintosh Review

The July box has been curated in conjunction with Millie Macintosh (who used to be on the reality television show, Made In Chelsea) where each box contains a full size Loc x Millie Lip Pencil in Bohemian Rose, and a John Frieda Frizz Forever Smooth Anti-Frizz Primer, or Luxurious Volume 7 Day Volume In-Shower Treatment. The theme is Never Ending Summer, and the selection of items that subscribers may receive include:

CAUDALIE ~ Micellar Cleansing Water

ELEMIS ~ Hydra-Nourish Night Cream

NAILS INC. ~ Nail Polish

HIGH DEFINITION ~ Brow Define

ELEMIS ~ Hydra-Boost Day Cream

GA-DE ~ Soft Satin Mono Eyeshadow

INDEED LABS ~ hydraluron™ moisture mask

RITUALS ~ Magic Touch Body Cream

My box arrived very quickly this month, which is great, and upon opening the box and is beautifully decorated this month. My excitement was over in two minutes as I plucked out the contents of the box…

Loc x Mille ~ Lip pencil. Full size @£9.00

John Frieda ~ Frizz Forever Smooth Anti-Frizz Primer. Full size @£9.99

Skin Republic ~ Collagen Infusion Mask.  Full size @£4.50

Caudalie ~ Polyphenol C15 SPF20 Anti-wrinkle fluid. Sample size 15ml @£10.80

Nails Inc~ Nail varnish. Sample size @£4.00

Total perceived value= £38.29

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While this box seems excellent value, this is due to two full sized items being included, which doesn’t happen each month. Sadly, I’m not a pink person so having a pink lip pencil and nail varnish aren’t going to be items I will use. The John Frieda product I did choose, but isn’t a product I would normally use or buy as I simply don’t like leave in hair products, but for those that do this is an excellent choice.

The two remaining products are anti-aging; the single use sheet mask will be useful when I need a pick me up, but I’m not a huge fan of sheet masks, and again wont be buying this product. I am a fan of Caudalie, so the final product is useful (and smells wonderful), but I probably won’t buy this one either as if contains SPF. I will use it, but I avoid buying moisturizers with a SPF as they contain more chemicals, and if I am not going out then there is no point in using a product with an SPF. Many only give very basic protection and if I was going out I would use nothing less than SPF 30 on my face. Nice products, but none that will become permanent fixtures in my beauty basket.

Rating 3.75/5

On the whole the box had a good and varied selection of brands, and products. The perceived monetary value was higher than in previous boxes, and was good value for the money paid. The delivery was quick, presentation of the box was good, but it does boil down to the fact when buying beauty boxes with makeup, it will be hit or miss with the colors selected. This is one of the better boxes I have received during my six-month Birchbox subscription. I will be doing an in depth overall review later on the whole Birchbox experience which will include using the loyalty points, and the cancel and changing the subscription options.

©2016. Beauty Super Spy.

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