Review|Scrub Love Body Scrub

I’ve seen the Scrub Love Body Scrubs all over Instagram, and its a brand I’ve wanted to try for ages, so when I saw that it was in the June Birchbox I was so excited to finally be able to try it out.

My first impression when I opened the bag was that the scrub didn’t feel like other scrubs I have used before. It was very dry, and almost soil like, so I was quite skeptical to use it.

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As you can see from the image above the texture of the scrub meant that it went everywhere! And I’m not even exaggerating, I was finding bits of it for days after. It was a very fine texture and I felt it didn’t exfoliate at all. I tried this on both dry and wet skin to see if one would be better than the other, and honestly both did not work at all. I felt like my legs were not exfoliated and all I was left with was a huge mess to clear up.

I had such high expectations for this and I was so disappointed when it completely didn’t live up to them. I’ll be sticking to my usual LUSH Rub, Rub, Rub for the time being.

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June Birchbox

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I used to be obsessed with birchbox. I was subscribe for a good few years, but being an adult means that my money has to go elsewhere so I cancelled for a while. Seeing as I’m no longer in education I thought I would give it another go and try out some new products.

The theme of Junes Birchbox is ‘Day tripping’. The theme was inspired by Brighton’s beach huts and ice creams, and holiday destinations in the UK, which is where the idea of bringing out the ‘Birch Bag’ came about. The Bag is the perfect accessory for packing away all of you daily essentials for a trip somewhere in the UK.

So what’s inside Junes ‘Birch Bag’?!

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First up is the Cowshed Cow Pat Hand Cream, which retails for £8. There is nothing I hate more than dry hands so this is perfect for me to throw in my handbag to use throughout the day. This hand cream is packed full of essential oils, such as grapefruit and coriander.

The next product is the Korres Milk Proteins 3 in 1 Cleansing Emulsion. I’ve never tried anything from Korres so I’m super excited to try this out, and it’s come at the perfect time as I’ve just ran out of my current cleanser! This cleanser is suitable for all skin types, and says it cleanses, tones and removes makeup. This retails for £15. Keep an eye out for a review coming soon!

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The eyeliner I received is from the brand Arrow. It’s a brand I’ve never heard of before so I’m excited to try this out. The Enhance Waterproof eyeliner is a nude-coloured eyeliner that is said to instantly brighten tired looking eyes. It’s also Vegan and Cruelty-free which is amazing! Mine is in the shade ‘Bright Now’ and it retails for £12.

I also received the brow liner from the brand MeechNMia, again another brand I’ve never heard of. I received mine in the shade #21, which is think is going to be too light for me, but I’ll give it a go! This retails for £12.99.

As I am ‘new’ to Birchbox, having not had it for a few years, I got to receive a free gift for subscribing. I chose the Ciate Fierce Flicks eyeliner. This is a felt-tip applicator, which is not my favourite, but I’m still excited to give it a go! This retails for £15.

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The last product I received is what I’m most excited to try out! I’ve seen the Scrub Love Coffee Body Scrub floating around Instagram for quite a while, but I’ve never got around to trying it, so when I saw it was in this Bag I was so excited. This scrub is made using 100% natural ingredients, and it smells of coffee, which I love! It’s said to buff away all of the dead skin cells, whilst also hydrating the skin. This retails for £11.95. Keep an eye out for a review of this coming soon!

Let me know if you’ve tried Birchbox before, and also any other beauty subscription boxes you recommend!