I received my November Birchbox last week. This month Birchbox teamed up with Vogue. Subscribers got to choose one of two box designs this month – both looked good but I chose the one with gold & black lettering on the front with white background & red drawer.
Birchbox is a monthly subscription box which costs £12.95 (inclusive of p&p) per month and 3, 6 & 12 monthly subscriptions are also available. Usually five personalised beauty treats are included each month.
This month every subscriber received a Benefit Hoola Bronzer (sample size) and a Birchbox ‘beauty tool’ in their box. A product / beauty information booklet and the following three products were also included in my box:
Benefit Hoola Bronzer Sample Size (Full size RRP £24.50) – delighted to see this included as one of my favourite bronzers so versatile, can be used as a bronzer, to contour and perfect as an eyeshadow as well (transition colour especially). Though only a sample size this will last ages and perfect for travelling;
Bumble and Bumble Prep Primer (Sample Size -50ml) – Full Size is 250ml RRP £18 – have tried a number of Bumble and Bumble hair products before and found them quite good – you spray this one on damp hair, work through, style or states refreshes second day styles. It does seem to help detangle my hair but as I still need to use all my other hair products as well to get the results I want I do not think I would purchase as some of my current products also help to detangle my hair as well as smoothing and providing a beautiful fragrance. Not sure about refreshing second day hair as I wash my hair each day anyway as do not feel it is clean otherwise. A good size, nice to try and will still use but just won’t be purchasing;
James Read Overnight Sleep Mask Tan Face (Sample size 25ml) – Full size RRP £25 for 50ml – Love this product already and had planned to do a separate review anyway. You apply overnight and in the morning you have a natural sun-kissed tan. It goes on clear you just need to make sure you blend into the hairline and wash your hands afterwards. I also apply on the neck / chest and it gives a beautiful natural tan not too dark which is perfect for my fair skin. Only negative there is the self tan fragrance which lingers slightly but not too overpowering either. This is perfect size for travelling;
L’Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream (sample size) Starts from £8 for 30ml – this is my favourite hand cream already – as well as smelling divine it keeps my hands soft / hydrated throughout the day. It is perfect for applying especially at night as when you apply during the day it is so creamy it takes a while to dry in – handy travel size;
*SPOILER* – December Sneak Peek – states that next month we will get to choose from a classic party red / nicely natural tint Full Size lip product – see photo below.
Happy with this months box as already love three of the items and was good to try two new products. Definitely a better box for me this month but still hoping for an even better box in December, always hope the ‘Christmas’ box is a really good one – looks like a good start already with the Full Size lip product – hope good selection of other items as well.
If you are thinking of subscribing to Birchbox UK – you can get £5 off your first box -(box is normally £10 +£2.95 shipping – you will get for £5 +£2.95 shipping) by clicking link here and then copy and paste code at checkout to get your discount. You can also get a FREE Cargo Cosmetics Sunset Beach Blush when you order your November Birchbox (*photo below), just add the code BLUSHGIFT at checkout to get free gift.
Look forward to any comments you may have – if you have received this month’s box would love to know what you thought.
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Thank you – enjoy the remainder of the weekend – more posts will be up later today or tomorrow.
Best Wishes Liz x
* Credit Insert Photo lip products Birchbox.co.uk