Sunday, 20 October 2013

Birchbox October 2013




Hey girlie's!!!

Today is a very exciting day, why you might be asking??? Well... I got my very first Birchbox and I couldn't be happier with it's contence.

You may be wondering if I will still be doing my monthly Glossybox unboxing post's, sadly I wont, after the October box I almost immediately unsubscribed from them. I had been umming and arhing for some time as to whether i wanted to switch beauty boxes and after Glossyboxe's constant disappointment recently the time had come to say farewell....

Anywhooo onto the little treats I received inside my October Birchbox... 

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser SPF 20 14.7ml



Firstly..WOW!!! I honestly couldn't believe it when I saw a Laura Mercier product in my box let alone it being a Tinted Moisturiser!!! I received the shade 'Sand' which I did think was going to be slightly too dark for me, but thank goodness it's not. The Tinted Moisturiser has a sheer, lightweight formula that will add a gorgeous healthy glow to the skin whilst moisturising at the same time, it also has the added bonus of SPF 20. I literally cant wait to start this little beauty. The full size of the Tinted Moisturiser retails for £33.00 for 40ml.

Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion Skin Exfoliant 7.5g



I'm really looking forward to this Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion Skin Exfoliant, I've heard so many good things about it. This skin exfoliant is packed full of crystals and lactic acid and will polish away dead skin cells to brighten up all skin types, reduce the appearance of fine lines, acne marks and discolouration. All you have to do is pop a small amount onto damp skin, massage gentle for 1-2 minutes and then rinse. This sounds like a great little product to try and very luxurious too. The fill size of the Skin Exfoliant retails for £67.00.

KMS California Silk Sheen Styling Creme 50ml



I love receiving hair products in beauty boxes so this excites me alot. This KMS California styling creme has a lightweight formula and provides heat protection and control, its great if you suffer from any dreaded frizz, which sometimes can happen to me as I curl my hair often. All you have to do is warm the product between your hands and apply to towel dryed hair and say goodbye to horrible frizz he he. The full size of the Styling Creme retails for £15.50 for 150ml.

theBalm Cosmetics Stainiac 1.2ml



I must admit when I saw a lip/cheek stain in my Birchbox I wasn't jumping for joy as I had received the mememe one in my October Glossybox, however after using theBlam's offering I definitely prefer it over the mememe one. Most lip/cheek stains have that horrid water consistency which I can find difficult to work with and blend, but the 'Staniac' tint has a gel like formula making it so much easier to work with. I also love the fact it comes out quite sheer allowing you to go as dark as you like. The full size of the Stainiac retails for £10.00

Dr. Lipp Nipple Balm For Lips 3ml



 Another product I'm happy too see in my box, although I cant help but crease up at the fact its called a nipple balm he he. I did receive this in a Glossybox a while back but I love it sooo much I'm glad to have another one to keep me going. The Nipple Balm for lips is a very thick, 100% natural , multi purpose balm, It helps heal chapped lips, burns, eczema, extreme dry skin patches and the list seems to go on and on. I'm going to purchase the full size of this as its just so versatile and I know ill use it alot. The full size of this retails for £11.50 for 15ml.

Beauty Extra - Egyptian Magic All Purpose Skin Cream 3× 3ml



The first of Birchbox's extras is a beauty extra, they've popped in 3 sachets of the Egyptian Magic all purpose skin cream with 3ml's coming in each sachet. I'm looking forward to using this on the ends of my hair more than anything, as yesss... don't be alarmed you can use this on your hair. The directions say to pop some of the cream into the palms of your hands and rub together until it turns into an oil. Sounds like a cool little product to try and I love the fact the cream is made from just six natural ingredients. The full size tub of this retails for £29.00.

Lifestyle Extra - Birchbox Gel Eye Mask



The lifestyle extra this month is a nice soothing Gel Eye Mask. I'm happy I received this as I currently don't even own an eye mask, this will be nice to just pop in the fridge for those days when I haven't had enough sleep the night before and my eyes are abit puffy. The Eye Mask is available on the Birchbox e-shop for £10.00.

So that's the goodies I received in my very first Birchbox. Overall I'm super impressed, I think the lifestyle and beauty extras make such great little addictions to the box and I love the fact all the products come in a little drawstring bag too, not only can I use the box for storage but I can use the little drawstring bag for storage or travel too. I cant wait for the November box now he he.

What did you think of your Birchbox this month girlie's??? Id love to know!!!

Hayley


  

                                                       

15 comments:

  1. You seem to get so much more for your money with the birch boxes - looks lovely!! Xx

    thriftyskies | beauty and trends ♡

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    1. Yeah im super impressed, it seems so much better than Glossybox thats for sure :) xoxo

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  2. This is my third Birchbox now and the quality of the products just keeps getting better! My thoughts will be posted on Tuesday, so keep an eye out - I got a few different bits to you :)

    emmas-treasures.blogspot.co.uk

    Emma xo

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    1. Ohhh that's good to hear, it's certainly better than Glossybox haha!!! Ohhh i'll will defo look out for that, i like seeing what everyone gets hehe xoxo

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  3. I prefer Birchbox to GB purely because I feel you get a lot more for your money and actually get products you want to try. I'm re-subbing to BB this week, can't wait to see what I get! x

    fabheadtotoe.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Yeah i agree you defo get more for your money with Birchbox. I mean a Laura Mercier product is something I thought id never see in a beauty box but woohoo i now have some very fancy things to try haha xoxo

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  4. Oooh I've heard really good things about Birchbox and this months looks amazing. I'll be getting my subscription soon!!

    missjessjhx.blogspot.co.uk

    xx

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    1. Well this is my first box and i have to say im super impressed and so happy i made the change from having Glossybox.... I would highly recommend Birchbox now after this amazing box :) xoxo

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  5. Mine listed the Egyption cream on the contents card but it wasn't actually in the box... I've just emailed them to see if that was a mistake!

    Charlotte - www.blotandreapply.com xx

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    1. Ohhhh...... Thats no good!!! That must be mistake as all the reviews ive seen have had the Egyption cream in them... Hopefully they will send them too you hunni xoxo

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  6. ooh it seems like a really good box this month!

    from helen at thelovecatsinc.com

    ps. my Diesel Loverdose perfume giveaway ends soon, click here to enter :)

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    1. Hehe i love it!!!! Ohhh ill check that out, thank you Helen xoxo

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  7. I haven't tried a birchbox before, this one looks amazing! x

    www.chanellejade.blogspot.com

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    1. Ohhh you should give it a go... This is my first Birchbox but im super happy with it :) xoxo

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  8. Wow, it's amazing that you got the Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser! :) I've not tried Birch Box before but with samples like that, I might have to reconsider xx

    Beauty In My Mind - Cosmetics Reviews

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