October is also breast cancer awareness month, so Birchbox has had a little “pink-over” to support CoppaFeel to raise awareness of the early signs and symptoms – bravo Birchbox! Inside the box this month are products you need to help you “work it” and get motivated as the weather turns autumnal and we begin gearing up for the festive season.
Cattier Pink Clay Face Mask sample | £4.25
A face mask packed with aloe vera to illuminate your complexion and soften the skin. Great timing on this one, I can feel a pamper evening coming on!
KMS Free Shape Quick Blow Dry Full Size | £14
A light conditioning spray that will seriously speed up blow drying time. I wasn’t overly thrilled to see another blow dry spray/leave in conditioner (I did just receive one LAST month) BUT reviews for this stuff are really good so I whipped it straight out of the box and gave it a go. YES! It seriously reduces drying time and provides some heat protection without weighing the hair down.
Shaveworks The Cool Fix | £11
A genius cooling gel lotion that treats ingrown hairs, razor bumps and redness after hair removal. Not a brand or a product I’m familiar with, but I’ll keep this handy for any future hair removal disasters.
Pixi by Petra Shea Butter Lip Balm Full Size | £8
A full size nourishing lip balm packed with shea butter – plus a hint of colour. I’m pretty fulfilled in the lipbalm department (eos and nuxe) but I was definitely excited to see this in here. It’s a great every day, my-lips-but-better shade.
Premae Mild Dermabraision Face & Body Scrub sample | £25
A skin-loving body scrub containing olive granules to smooth skin, gentle enough for the face too. I’m a little dubious about the latter but this will fit nicely into my post holiday body regime.
The Lifestyle Extra
At first I thought Birchbox had done the unthinkable and branded some cheap, generic lipsticks but no, it’s a cute and limited-edition Lipstick Pen. Okay this will look the part in my hand bag!
My early thoughts are... pretty good box. Two full size products I look forward to using and samples I have space for! I’m also loving the cute pink zippy pouch.