Birch Box Unboxing // October 2016

I’ve recently become a Birch Box subscriber and I love the fact that each month I have a surprise in the post from me to me full of goodies. I also love that I’m able to test out a whole new bunch of makeup and skincare for £12.95 a month. The October box is designed to match the element suited to your zodiac sign. As an Aries I received fire and I blooming’ love it a lot. 

This month I received 5 products and a brush, this also includes a full sized product. How exciting! Let’s jump straight into it. 

The first item I noticed and become super excited about is the Number 4 Fluoro5 Elixrr Restore and Repair Oil. This retails at £18 for a full sized product. I love products that help my hair look shinner and generally more healthy. After several years of colouring my hair I’m now at a point where my hair is slightly ruined and dry. I’ve used the Moroccan Oil for so long and I’ve been looking for something different, I definitely think I may have it here. 

In my box I also got a Lord and Berry 20100 Maxi Matte Crayon Lipstick in Intimacy. Retailing at £12 in stores and online. This colour is beautiful, genuinely went to lipstick heaven. It’s a pink mauve colour and is so creamy. I swatched it on my hand and it felt so soft and perfectly applied. I can’t wait to match this with a mauve eye and cheek look. 

I also got the Rituals The Ritual of Sakura Magic Touch Body Cream. This is sold for £19.50 and I’m most looking  forward to using this on my arm once I’ve had my cast removed in 6 weeks (gross but true). This is a Japanese made product and says to make each day feel like a new beginning. It can be used on both face and body too, which I think is fab! I’m always looking for new moisturisers. 

They also included a basic eyebrow brush which retails at £1.99. I already own two of these so I gave mine to my friend Nimbob (actually Naomi but this is what she will be referred to Nimbob forever). It’s normal, has a comb side and brush side, not much to say really. 

I also got the Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray. This is pretty much an alterative to dry shampoo, in fact the booklet that is included with the box says I should have received the Batiste Dry Shampoo which I know I already love. However, I’m still looking forward to trying this sample sized product especially because I’m 1 handed and washing and styling my hair is proving difficult. This product is retailed at a massive £39! Bizarre pricing for a texturising, dry shampooing spray.

Lastly I received the Doux Me Pure Spring Water Spray. Again, the booklet says I should have received the Whish Renewing Mud Mask and a part of me is slightly disappointed I didn’t get the mask but I’m also happy with the water spray. I love anything that helps my skin feel more hydrated and, wakes me up and makes my make up look good too. A full size of this product is worth £16 and I hope it compares well to the Urban Decay Spray!


Overall this months has given my some good and eh, thoughts. However, I’m mostly excited for the hair oil and face and body moisturiser. Let me know what you guys thought of your boxes! 

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With love, Beth xx

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