I am always 100% honest on my blog and I always will be regardless of whether I’ve purchased a product myself or if a product has been gifted to me, and I’ve found that Birchbox‘s boxes this year have been a little lacklustre in comparison to last year’s boxes However this month’s box looks a lot more impressive compared to previous boxes and I hope the boxes will continue to improve as beauty boxes tend to be more impressive as we edge closer towards Christmas.
The Birchbox October 2017 is packaged within a stunning watermarble design box which is one of the prettiest Birchbox designs we’ve seen so far. Seeing as October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Birchbox have collaborated with CoppaFeel the charity with a mission to stamp out later detection of breast cancer. There are some really fab beauty boxes for the month of October, and I also really like the look of the Latest In Beauty box which Allure La Vie featured over on her blog.
The first item in the Birchbox October 2017 box is a 50ml sample size of the Anatomicals Boob Tube Grab Your Melons Shower Gel worth £1.50 and will appear in everyone’s box this month.
Next up is the Model Co Contour Stick worth £8 which is another item that’ll appear in everyone’s box. It’s described as having a lightweight texture that glides over bare skin to accentuate cheekbones. It’s a product I already own thanks to the April Glossybox but I’ll be sure to pass it on someone who will get better use out of it.
I was excited to see the next product although I do wish it was a slightly more generous sample; the Benefit POREfessional Pearl Primer in a 3ml sample size worth £2.36. I had no idea Benefit were launching a pearl version of their cult favourite POREfessional but I’m looking forward to trying it as it claims to impart a soft radiance to the face which is exactly what I need from a primer.
My favourite item from the Birchbox October 2017 box is without a doubt the EcoTools Colour Perfecting Minis worth £6.70 which is a pack of four mini blending sponges in pastel colours to supposedly be used with colour correcting concealers. I’ve never tried EcoTools sponges before but so many rave about them so I’m looking forward to finally giving them a try as the shapes look quite intriguing.
The final item in the box is a 40ml sample of the balanceMe Pure Skin Face Wash worth £5.12 and is 99% natural with a radiance-renewing, revitalising formula that expertly cleanses skin without stripping moisture. It’s a decent sized sample for a face wash and it is designed for all skin types so it should work well for everyone.
I’d love to know your thoughts on this month’s box? Which is your favourite item?
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