Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Birchbox - Global Strikers box - June 2014

Birchbox is a monthly beauty box that includes 5-6 deluxe samples of beauty and lifestyle products that are tailored to you.

You get to discover new products and test them out in the comfort of your own home with no pressure to buy the full product if you don’t like it! However, if you do enjoy it, you can purchase the full sizes from the Birchbox store with the most recent month’s brands being available with free delivery (min. £10 spend)! 

The June Birchbox could really only be based around one theme: The World Cup.

Birchbox Global Strikers June 2014

Featuring a collection of products from a variety of countries around the world, this box is a celebration of culture as much as it is the World Cup. One of the things that I really liked about this months box was the beauty tips from different countries. I will definitely be giving the different tips a go! Maybe I'll even write a post about them in the future!

Here is what I received in my box this month:

Birchbox Global Strikers June 2014

Birchbox Global Strikers June 2014

Birchbox Global Strikers June 2014

Yves Rocher - Sheer Botanical Lipstick in Rouge Groseille

Birchbox Global Strikers June 2014

This lipstick is a sheer red that includes cherry oil which is rich in omega 6 and 9. It is a beautifully creamy texture that leaves your lips feeling soft and moisturised whilst providing a subtle pop of colour.

Birchbox Global Strikers June 2014

What I love about this is the fact that it is sheer. I have powerful, in-your-face reds that I love, but sometimes a more laid back red is called for. This sheer red is a stunning shade that is comfortable on the lips and really suits a casual day-to-day style.

Longevity isn’t the best and it will require a few touch ups, but that is expected of a sheer colour really. 

Birchbox Global Strikers June 2014

My favourite thing about this lipstick though is the application. The point on the end of the lipstick fits perfectly around the edge of my lips, making your edges look smooth with minimal effort. The point reaches straight out to create a flawless cupids bow with no difficulty at all.

Birchbox Global Strikers June 2014

I think that I will be getting a lot of use out of this during the summer as it is a perfect laid back shade for casual summer days! I'm highly likely to be purchasing a couple more of these!

Birchbox Global Strikers June 2014

You can buy Yves Rocher Sheer Botanical Lipstick for an introductory price of £9.90 from Birchbox

Silk + Honey - Silk + Honey Shea Butter Hair Conditioning Mask

Birchbox Global Strikers June 2014

The most interesting aspect of this product was the one thing that we don't get to test out! If you were to purchase this mask, it actually comes as part of a DIY set. This means that you get to put together your own conditioner, adding a whole new level of fun! If you are a frequent reader of my blog then you may be aware that I am a fan of DIY beauty, so I wish that we could have had a go.

However, the purpose of a sample is to sell a product. In this case, is this mask enough to entice you in to buy a whole DIY set?

To use, you need to apply it to damp hair after shampooing for 15-20 minutes. As a mum, that can be a difficult task to fit in when you are in a rush! If you can make the time though, then this is worth testing out.

My hair was left feeling super soft and shiny throughout the day with no frizz. It’s great as a hair detox to perk up your hair after too much heat styling, product use or general summer dry outs! 

Birchbox Global Strikers June 2014

After I used this, I towel dried my hair and added a tiny amount of texturising cream before combing it through. Then, I simply brushed my hair dry. Super soft and easy to style hair without the added effort or heat of blow drying! 

After partaking in some extra research about Silk + Honey, I have discovered that the DIY kits for sale are all free of all the bad chemicals usually contained in beauty products and they are also eco-friendly. All ingredients are natural, too. 

I really like the concept behind this product! I can imagine that for all of the mothers out there that this could be an interesting way to do something fun with the kids (probably more fun for girls). They could learn all about making their own products and what is safe to use. Plus, what child doesn't love bragging about the awesome thing that they have made!?

In addition, you can also buy DIY sets for a shimmering body cream, natural lip gloss and an anti-aging hand cream.

You can buy a full DIY set for £55 from Birchbox.

Birchbox Global Strikers June 2014

OPI - Brazil Collection Nail Polish in Kiss Me I'm Brazillian

Birchbox Global Strikers June 2014

OPI is a nail polish brand who produce numerous fun collections. 

I was incredibly happy to see OPIs Kiss Me I’m Brazilian included in my box! I already have three of the OPI Brazil Collection which I have already reviewed, so I am relieved that I didn’t receive one of those three! 

Birchbox Global Strikers June 2014

I really love OPI polishes, and this one is no exception! This shade is a bright, bubblegum pink that is eye-catching and fun. The formula is good, a bit thick and streaky on the first coat, very nearly a one coater. After two coats the coverage is brilliant!

Here it is after one coat:

Birchbox Global Strikers June 2014

And after two:

Birchbox Global Strikers June 2014

I can't ever express my love for OPI enough. All I can say is that if you haven't tested out any OPI polishes before, you really need to!

For more in depth info about the Brazil collection, please check out my review!

You can purchase OPI's Kiss Me I'm Brazillian for £11.95 from Birchbox.

Naobay - Body Radiance Lotion

Birchbox Global Strikers June 2014

Another natural and organic product, this moisturiser includes shea butter, olive oil and avocado oil. It smells of lemon, too!

I found this moisturiser to smell beautiful and it sinks in to the skin so fast! It doesn’t leave even the slightest hint of a grease behind on your skin and you are left with soft yet matte skin. 

Birchbox Global Strikers June 2014

It also isn’t too heavy for the summer, which is great! The smell is also very refreshing, so this is a good candidate for summer moisture!

You can buy a full size bottle for £14 from Birchbox.

Embryolisse - Lait-Creme Concentre

Birchbox Global Strikers June 2014

This moisturiser is a multi-purpose product that can also be used for post-shaving, a make-up remover and is also suitable for babies! It is rich, including aloe vera and shea butter.

Birchbox Global Strikers June 2014

So far I have only tested this out as a face moisturiser, but it claims to be a multi-tasking product. I have oily, blemish prone skin, so I tend to be quite wary when I test things out as facial moisturisers. This doesn’t make your skin feel any more oily, yet it doesn’t prevent it either. With that said, it is super comfortable on your skin and it hasn’t caused any break outs as of yet. 

Birchbox Global Strikers June 2014

I am planning on testing this out in other ways, so until then I can't explain too much about its other uses! However, I am enjoying it as a facial moisturiser!

You can buy a full size, 30ml tube for £12.99 from Birchbox.

And last but certainly not least, this months lifestyle extra is this cute little Birchbox flip-flop keyring!

Birchbox Global Strikers June 2014

So there we have it! The June 2014 Birchbox!

Birchbox Global Strikers June 2014

Whilst on the World Cup theme, if you are looking out for a way to support England, don't forget to check out my England Flag World Cup Nail Art post!
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Zoe. @Beautifinous


  1. This is another great month for Birchbox! I got a very different box but this one also looks fab. I like the idea of the natural hair mask and even though I prefer glosses I think the lipstick sounds gorgeous! X


  2. The nail polish is a gorgeous colour! This is the best one I've seen out of peoples boxes. Hope next months is good too x

    Jasmin Charlotte


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