October Birchbox Review

I’ve been a Birchbox subscriber for about 10 months now and I’m at a point where I’m not sure whether I want to continue with it. This being said I have reviewed the most recent box to help you decide whether you would be interested in this box.

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Birchbox is £10 with £2.95 postage and contains a multitude of products and brands, some full size and some smaller. This month’s box is called “Days like these…” and is attributed to the nostalgia of autumn with a focus on staying cosy and relaxed as we enter winter.
There are usually 5 products but this month there is a bonus one as well! 🙂
There are 2 full-size products although one of them is a face mask so I think that’s kind of cheating really. The facemask is the “BeautyPro Thermotherapy Warming Gold Foil Mask”. If I’m being entirely honest warming face masks weird me out a bit and the idea of a warming foil mask just sounds downright odd. It’s infused with hydraulic acid which my skin seems to like so I will review it once I’ve used it (along with some awful pictures I’m sure ;))
The other full-size product is the “Daily Concepts Multi-Functional Charcoal Soap Sponge”. It’s a soap-filled sponge that has a charcoal cleanser in it and the sponge is naturally an exfoliant. I’ve used it once so far and it’s actually really nice and left my skin feeling super clean! An interesting concept and something I will continue to use, not sure whether I will repurchase yet though.
The next item that caught my eye was the “Marcelle BB Cream Golden Glow Illuminator.” I’ve had a Marcelle serum before but haven’t used it yet. The Illuminator is actually a BB cream although on the tube itself it actually says that it can be used as a makeup base or alone. I actually used it as a primer and the colour matched my skin strangely well and evened my skin tone well, ready to apply my usual foundation. It’s definitely, something I’m willing to try by itself though.
The “amika Soulfood Nourishing Mask” is a hair mask and definitely one I’ve been looking forward to trying. I have had the “amika Bombshell Blowdry Spray” and it’s amazing. My only issue with the smaller sizes of the amika products is that the really busy print distracts from the title of the product meaning it’s hard to actually read what it says. It actually smells really nice and I’m looking forward to testing it out and seeing whether it can rival my Aussie 3 Minute Miracle.

The last product and the one I’m really not very excited by is the “Winky Lux Strobing Balm in Radiant Pink”. I am very new to the world of highlighter and am still not very confident with where it needs to go on my face. (Hilarious I know…) The idea of a cream highlighter/ strobing cream really confuses me. I tried to swatch it and it doesn’t actually photograph very well… I’m going to give this a go but I’m fairly certain I’ll end up gifting this to my sister who is much better with these things.
The bonus this month was a small sample of the “Hugo Boss BOSS The Scent Intense For Her Eau de Parfum”. This is totally my thing as I LOVE vanilla scents in perfumes and as the card says it is more of a grown-up version. It also states roasted cocoa, fresh freesia, oriental Osmanthus flower and honeyed peach. All in all I actually really like it but with the full size being from £75 I am going to take a miss on it for now… Can’t afford another mortgage just yet. 😉

So there you have it; my review of this month’s Birchbox. Unfortunately, nothing in this box lately has excited me enough for me to stay. I am going to keep an eye out on other October box reviews to see which I may want to switch to. If you have any reviews of box recommendations then please comment them below! 🙂

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