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September Birchbox {Happy Box}

September Birchbox Happy Days Box
September Birchbox Happy Box Contents & Review

Following on from Look Fantastic's Beauty Box and Glamour's Beauty Power List, I present to you this month's Birchbox. Every month there's a theme for the box and this month's theme was "happy box". The box was appropriately named as it did indeed make me a very happy lady. If you haven't ordered your Birchbox for this month yet, then you are guaranteed to get a Beauty Blender with the September box if you subscribe now.

The clear winner for this month's box has to be the Beauty Blender (£26.00) which came equipped with a handy soild cleansing bar. You may remember that I was lucky enough to receive a Beauty Blender before in my March 2013 box. After getting to grips with it, I've loved it ever since.

After fawning over the Beauty Blender, the next item I noticed in the box was the Korres Citrus Body Milk. I have tons of body milks/lotions/whips (whatever they're called) floating around in my samples draw. Despite it's citrus name, it smells more like lavender than citrusy. Unfortunately it's loaded with parabens despite it looking natural-ish. Next up are the two teeny tiny samples in the box and they were the Agave Healing Oil Treatment which was a 4ml sample and Benefit It's Potent! Eye Cream which was 3g sample size.

ModelCo products seem to feature a lot in various Birchbox editions in my opinion, so it's no surprise that I've received another Model Co product in my box this month. The product I received is the Model Co Lip Lacquer in Viva. I had received the ModelCo Party Proof Matte Lipstick in a previous box and which was okay and I'm hoping that this one is another good lip product.

The lifestyle extras this month were a bag of Urban Fruit's Smashing Strawberry (nom nom) and a dinky little photo clip. The dried fruit has already been devoured and the photo clip has found it's place on my desk. 

What's your favourite product from this month's box?

The Glamour Beauty Power List 2014


Glamour have released a few previous beauty boxes in conjunction with Latest in Beauty but none of them have really caught my attention, apart from this one. For the mere price of £15.99 which includes delivery, you get a £80 worth of stuff, plus a one year subscription to Glamour's digital magazine (£15.99). This box came with seven products in the box and nearly all of them were full sized products or fairly large sample sizes.

With these kind of beauty boxes there's always one product that sucks you in to getting the box. The stand out product for me with this box was definitely the Laura Mercier Foundation Primer 30ml (£18.50). With it retailing at nearly £20 for 30ml it means that the box gives you your moneys worth and more. Two products which aren't new to me but are welcomed additions are the Bourjois Volume 1 Seconde Mascara (£9.99) {review here} and Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser With Muslin Cloth (£5.50). One can never have too many mascaras nor too many hot cloth cleansers, they've already made their way into my "back up stash" of products.

Unfortunately of the products in the box that won't get used are the Philip Kingsley Daily Damage Defence Spray (£6.95) and the James Read Sleek Mask Tan. The spray sadly contains parabens which seems to be an issue with Philip Kingsley products, as I am yet to come across any of their products which don't contain parabens. The sleep mask tan is not for me as I don't fake tan and truthfully have no desire to. Finally the last two products in the box were the Eyeko Eye Makeup Remover Wipes 10 Wipes (£6.00) and Maybelline Stripped Nudes Lipstick in Sultry Sands (£6.99). You may remember that I was slightly disappointed with the Eyeko Skinny Liner because of this I'm hoping these wipes do the brand justice. As for the lipstick, who doesn't love a nude lipstick which is housed in a sleek looking tube?

If you're thinking of getting the box I would highly recommend it and I can see it selling out soon. As mentioned previously for £15.99 there's five times worth of that, product value wise in the box. Considering most monthly beauty boxes are £13.00 or so after shipping, there's no doubt you can see that this box is great value as compared to those.

What do you think of The Glamour Beauty Power List 2014 box?