***This Blog Post Contains October 2017 Birchbox Spoilers***
Birchbox is a monthly beauty sampler subscription box, which I reviewed last month, and explained why I enjoy recieving these boxes so much. It's like a little gift from me to me. Every time I get a new box, I am super excited to try out the products. (Read my September Box Review Here) The box generally includes 5 different beauty samples every month.
This is a review of the new Birchbox Feeling Good Birchbox, which is now available in the Birchbox Shop. Inside my box I got an information card with all the information on each item and the price for the full-sized products.
Here’re the contents of my October Birchbox and I love them!
This October, Birchbox teamed up with a charity known as Coppafeel - it's motivation is to stamp out late detection of breast cancer, and this is super important to me because roughly around four years ago, I myself had a cancer scare. I've had friends and family affected by the ugly C word and this combined with how many lives are affected by it, I think that this month's theme is a worthy one which should be spoken about.
Onto the contents of the box - I have mixed feelings about the actual products. Birchbox is known to send 5 luxury beauty items from well-known and emerging brands. Let's look at all the products I got in my box individually...
This was the first item I took out of the box, because maybe it was the biggest one with the brightest packaging. This is an Anatomicals Grab your Melons Shower Gel (Full size, RRP £1.50) which I am yet to use. This was a perfect addition to the box, given the theme of Coppafeel Charity - although I was a little disappointed in receiving shower gel... Seriously, I have tons of shower gel, and I prefer getting make up from Birchbox.
Next up is the Balance Me Pure Skin Face Wash Travel Size (RRP £16)
I wasn't very pleased with this item, because balance me isn't a brand I totally love right now - I have my own face wash (Clarins) which I love and I very reluctantly try other types of face washes. However, this one is a nice travel sized face wash, which appears to be 99% natural, recommended for all skin types and will be a good for my short weekend break. I'll pack this up in my travel suitcase ready for my next adventure methinks.
Now we're talking! This is the first product in the box thus far, that excited me. Make up related and a BB cream - something I don't have much of. So this is a winner in my eyes.
This Marcelle BB Cream Golden Glow Illuminator sample (RRP £25.50)did not disappoint once I applied it. I used this BB cream after my Clarins day cream and I am amazed by its results. Even after 10 hours, stress and lack of sleep from the previous night, my skin looks fabulous with barely any foundation. This BB cream controls shine, hydrates the skin and calms redness, whilst giving you a glowing complexion. I will continue to use this product and will buy the full sized once my sample runs out.
The Grounded Coffee Scrub was an item I had been patiently waiting for. A friend of mine received it a couple of months back and she was raving about its brilliance. So I cannot wait to use this.
This final product was one which you could select mid-month. They had teamed up with the brand ModelCo, and an email arrived asking whether I wanted the contour stick or the mascara. I love Sephora's Outrageous curl mascara and have a good supply of this at the minute, so I opted for the contour stick.
I have used this mostly for my nose and jawline contour, and the colour suits these areas better for me and I think it does the contouring job well - I also have a Clinique Chubby Contour stick, which I used for my cheekbones. So all in all, another product I was happy about in October's Birchbox.
November's Box Theme:
The theme for November is Vogue 100 Beauty Hall of Game. I cannot wait to receive some beauty treats handpicked by the Beauty Editors of Vogue.