Yes it is nearly September, yes I have gone a whole month without using my August Bitchbox but do you want to know the truth? It came just as we were leaving to go to the airport, ready for our holiday. Just as we were loading up the car, the post man arrived with it. I thought great timing, as it will be my treat when I come home.

Well, I had to plan my son’s birthday, organise the cake, sort of a hundred and one piles of washing, buy school uniform and before I could relax and enjoy my little bit of heaven –  little man was using my subscription box as a toy. Opening and box and adding all his crayons inside. When you have kids – nothing is yours. 

So I thought now is the best time, as ever, to show you what is inside. The August box is all about embracing the moments in life that make you happy. A great box theme for a great month. Birchbox would love for you to enjoy the little things in life, which is exactly what I plan to do tonight with these little treasures!

This month Birchbox have teamed up with Etsy. I absolutely love Etsy and buy lots of things from them as I love discovering new brands that no one has heard of and also I find everything more personalised, more private and creative – like nothing I have seen on the high street. The Birchbox boxes have been designed by 10 different sellers and everyone has received a different box, this month you can get 15% off of the products sold by these sellers.

This is my box, which pulls out – I never throw these boxes away, in fact I re-use them for many things. This box is adorable and so pretty. 

The first thing I noticed was this Rituals Shower Foam Gel and of course I have already used it. It is so soft and smells lovely – not too strong but it glides onto my skin and reminds me I really should use foams more often in the shower. 

This little beauty I have seen in a few Instagram posts and stories from Beauty Editors therefore I am super excited to try out. It is the Dr.Botanicals Regenerating Sleeping Mask. The only reason I havent tried this out yet is because you put it on when you go to bed. I have had a few masks like this before and not enjoyed them – as my skin feels dirty and greasy when I wake up. I hope this one is different. It comes in a pomegranate smell – which is one of my favs. 

Well this is something new! A lip tint. I have never used one before, so this is exciting – the CLE Cosmetics tint. 

It instantly works and you apply it like lip gloss over lip balm would be best as it can be dry. But thats because it is a tint and the best thing is it can be worn on your cheeks too!

I have used this brand before with Birchbox and I loved it and contemplated buying it! So I am excited to use this. This Number 4 Sugar Spray is meant to look after my hair as well as making me look like a beach loving babe. Well, I can live with that! I do love the beach and I love to smell the salty air as well as having those beach wave but something to look after my ends too? Perfection. 

Lastly, the Dirty Little Secret Eye Shadow Crayon – I loved the crayon I got last month and use it all the time. It is easy to apply, adds a great sheen to my eyelids and is soooooo different. So I cannot wait to see what this one is like. I got the Gold Plated shade, which is nice as its light. It can be used as a base or even as a highlighter. Watch this space. 

Until next month..

Much Love

Ax

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