Beauty Subscription Box Overview: August 2020

by Thomas Lee Brooks — Junior Fash­ion Edi­tor

Isn’t this a sur­prise? A back-to-back Beau­ty Sub­scrip­tion Box Overview! August is very excit­ing for some of the box­es, we have spe­cial edits as you’ll see below. Also, we’re in the peak of sum­mer before we turn to the last third year as we shift into anoth­er sea­son. Let’s enjoy sum­mer whilst the sun is here!


Birch­box Self Care Club August 2020. RRP £105.50

One rea­son why us Birch­box­ers love Birch­box is for their rel­e­vant edits that high­light impor­tant occa­sions and are cur­rent with that’s hap­pen­ing around us. This month Birch­box has invit­ed us to join their ‘Self Love Club’ to cel­e­brate Inter­na­tion­al Female Orgasm Day. Tak­ing care of your skin is as impor­tant as your sex­u­al plea­sure. Let’s talk about the edit, shall we? I was very intrigued by Brave New Care’s Twin­kle Twin­kle Body Shim­mer, a very minty scent and per­fect for a radi­ant glow in the sun, also the jel­ly-like tex­ture was a fun expe­ri­ence when apply­ing. The sec­ond favourite in the box is VQ’s Pineap­ple Antiox­i­dant Glow Serum – per­fect for this sea­son and great in the morn­ing to nat­u­ralise free rad­i­cals, whilst revers­ing any dam­age to your skin and pre­vent­ing future dam­age!

Birch­box sub­scrip­tion:

Choose your sub­scrip­tion from £12.95 a month, alter­na­tive­ly be rebilled every 3, 6 or 12 months.

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Cohort­ed August 2020 Edi­tion. RRP: £215.00

Cohorted’s August Edit has the key to your needs. You can always rely on Cohort­ed for giv­ing you a com­plete rou­tine in a black box. Start­ing with hair, we have been intro­duced with a French brand, Terre de Mars, with their spe­cial ingre­di­ents includ­ing cof­fee extract. Terre de Mars’ Irrev­er­ence Nour­ish­ing Sham­poo is organ­ic and rich that is suit­able for all hair types, cleans­ing whilst regain­ing the radi­ance that hair desires. As for the face, hands down, the star prod­uct is SUQQU’s #125 Hikari­bore Design­ing Colour Eyes Palette. Last month we had Huda Beau­ty, and now we have SUQQU, Cohort­ed will not stop treat­ing us well! As for the colours in #125 Hikari­bore — the colours are every­thing we need. Maybe it’s because I have slight obses­sion with pink? Even bet­ter, I can fin­ish the smoky fuschia look with Lancôme’s Le Cray­on Khol Eye Pen­cil. We are already look­ing for­ward to September’s edit…

Cohort­ed sub­scrip­tion:

Sub­scrip­tion ser­vice of £39.99 a month.

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Glossy­box Birth­day Edi­tion August 2020 RRP £62.91

Hap­py Birth­day Glossy­box! Nat­u­ral­ly this August, Glossy­box­ers will be cel­e­brat­ing Glossybox’s 9th birth­day, and we have a few sur­pris­es to unrav­el. As for skin­care, there is a sole focus one brand, each of us will receive Glossy­box Skincare’s Eye Boost Cream – a new launch that we’re all excit­ed to get to grasp with. I do declare that the for­mu­la of the Eye Boost Cream’s for­mu­la is per­fect for fine lines and dark cir­cles with the help of red sea­weed extract and more whole­some ingre­di­ents. Sub­scribers will be able to pur­chase Glossy­box Skin­care at a dis­count­ed price – good for us! The next item that joined the birth­day par­ty was Huda Beauty’s Demi Mat­te Cream Lip­stick, I love a satin fin­ish, so I was ecsta­t­ic to try this. Onto the 10th birth­day!

Glossy­box sub­scrip­tion:

Choose your sub­scrip­tion from £10.00 a month, alter­na­tive­ly be rebilled every 3, 6 or 12 months.

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Look­Fan­tas­tic ‘Radi­ance’ August 2020 Beau­ty Box. RRP £132.99

‘Radi­ance’, this is the key­word for LookFantastic’s August Edit, and as they put it, this box is here so you can “radi­ate pos­i­tiv­i­ty and feel lit-from-with­in”. The first prod­uct to achieve LookFantastic’s goal is Cau­dalie’ Vinop­er­fect Radi­ance Serum, this prod­uct is a game chang­er and what a bet­ter way to boost your rou­tine and look with a serum. Patent­ed by Cau­dalie them­selves, this prod­uct includes the brand’s unique ingre­di­ent: Vinifrene. This ingre­di­ent is 62 times more effec­tive than Vit­a­min C and sci­en­tif­i­cal­ly proven to improve dark spots in just 4 weeks! Look­Fan­tas­tic has stayed with the sum­mer theme by includ­ing AHAVA and their Sunkissed Min­er­al Body Lotion, packed with antiox­i­dants to bring out the radi­ance that sits with­in you!

Look­Fan­tas­tic sub­scrip­tion:

Choose your sub­scrip­tion from £15.00 a month, alter­na­tive­ly be rebilled every 3, 6 or 12 months.

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Roc­cabox August 2020 RRP £94.83

Roc­cababes are div­ing in ‘Under the Sea’ this month with an edit fea­tur­ing only full sized prod­ucts. Start­ing with the fab­u­lous Dr Botan­i­cals, befit­ting of the theme, the Sea­weed Bio-repair Treat­ment Mask helps hydrate your skin leav­ing you with smooth and sup­ple skin. The pow­er behind this mask lays in Japan­ese Wakarne Sea­weed and Shea But­ter, quin­tes­sen­tial ingre­di­ents when you want that pam­per­ing expe­ri­ence from home. While you’re enjoy­ing your mer­maid life, why not be treat­ed to a Gin­ger and Turmer­ic Sparkling Water with CBD from Bum­bleZest? Yes please! At OVERDUE, we believe in CBD in our skin­care as the ben­e­fits are so good, so to see it in a drink, we stan. 

Roc­cabox sub­scrip­tion:

Choose your sub­scrip­tion from £10.00 a month, alter­na­tive­ly be rebilled every 3, 6 or 12 months.

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Why opt for beau­ty sub­scrip­tions? Beau­ty sub­scrip­tions are per­fect to be delight­ed with new prod­ucts you have nev­er tried — you may find your new favourites. Also, the val­ue is what makes sub­scrip­tions worth try­ing. At OVERDUE, we will be giv­ing month­ly overviews of these brands with some spe­cial box­es as they come their way. Stay tuned!