Here we are for my second review for Birchbox. This month I had the opportunity to pick one of 2 boxes for the October release; one by Birchbox themselves, the other by Stylist. Below is a list of everything that came in both boxes, an ok range of products but not as good as last months.
Stylist is my favourite magazine and what makes it even better is that it’s FREE! So if you see a man in a yellow jacket, waving a magazine incessantly at you, please take the mag!
Anyway, I had to pick the Stylist one obviously. The box once again came in very cute packaging with the products in a small draw string bag.
Rituals Shower Gel – I love how this smells. I love Rituals stuff in general but never really buy it because of how pricey it can be so I am so happy to have a travel size of this!
Teeny Tiny Bioderma – I’ve been a fan of Bioderma for the past 2 years and have gone through several bottles. I have had a travel size one of these in the past but not this tiny, it’s so cute and will be perfect for another trip I have at the end of the month. It’s great at taking off makeup at the end of the day and doesn’t leave a greasy film on your skin. I have sensitive skin and this doesn’t dry out my skin or cause me any issues.
100% Pure lip glaze – This is made with avocado and cocoa butters so it’s moisturising for the lips and the colour is made by fruit pigments! For a lip glaze, the pigment is quite good but it isn’t very long lasting so you will need to take this with you for touch ups. It’s not a colour I would usually choose, it looks more on the brown side in the bullet but when it is applied it comes across as a more ‘your lips but better’ shade. The packaging on this is also really cute! It’s nice knowing that it’s made with kind ingredients for your lips, I wonder if I will notice a difference!
English Laundry perfume sample – A mini back story behind this, I actually didn’t receive this in my box. When I opened by Birchbox I just had the card, no sample. I emailed Birchbox customer service who were very nice and sent the sample out to me immediately. Now I dislike getting these mini perfume samples, mainly because you can get them in shops for free. Scents are a very personal thing so it’s difficult to send out a sample that all subscribers will enjoy. This scent is floral which is not my thing but I might put it in my handbag as a ‘just in case’ item. It’s not an unpleasant smell, it’s just not something I would choose to wear. Overall, not a massive fan.
Parlour by Jeff Chastain Blow Out Spray – I actually haven’t had a chance to use this yet as I tend not to blow dry my hair all that often, but I will say it smells lovely! It’s described as a peachy, woody scent which is totally accurate! I may just use it as a hair perfume!
WHEN face mask – Again, I haven’t actually used this yet, you get one face mask to try so I want to save it for when I get on a plane next week! Yes, I will be THAT girl, don’t judge me! My skin gets really dehydrated on planes so I am looking forward to trying this so much. I do love a good face mask! Hopefully it won’t break me out on holiday!
Overall, this Birchbox was ok… I don’t think it was as good as last months and now I am paying full price I wonder if I should keep up with it….. Are you subscribed to any beauty boxes? Do you have one to recommend? If so, let me know in the comments below!