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!
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With love, Beth xx