The October Birchbox


Another month, another Birchbox. Now, I'm going to say from the very beginning that I think this is my favourite one to date, ever. You can read my posts on the other boxes I've received here and here if you fancy a comparison. Okay, so I may have lied, the contents of this box is my absolute favourite, I'm not so sure about the print of the box. It's pretty, but not my usual style. Sidenote: what does one do with their old boxes? They're far to pretty to throw away, but I'm not entirely sure what to use them for... Any ideas?

Anyway, back onto the box. This months theme is all about slowing down into Autumn, relaxing and being cosy - all things I can most definitely get on board with. This box came with the usual 5 products and then an extra one; a sample vial of Hugo Boss' The Scent Intense Perfume. I've given it a whiff and it's nice. Unfortunately, that's about all the description I can provide you, I'm no Ratatouille.

The other products included in the box were:

BeautyPro Silver Foil Mask - This is a warming sheet mask and claims to brighten, even skin tone and improve radiance

Winky Lux Strobing Balm - I received the shade 'Radiant Pink'. It's a cruelty-free pinkish cream highlighter

Amika Soulfood Nourishing Mask - A hair mask used to treat dryness and repair split ends, yes please.

Daily Concepts Charcoal Sponge - A charcoal cleanser/sponge hybrid, a 2-in-1.

Lord and Berry Magic Brow - A brow pencil with a spoolie, I received the shade Brunette

Don't all of these products actually sound good? The one I'm most excited to try is the charcoal sponge - what a great concept. Once I've given it a fair trial I'll definitely come back with a full report. The hair mask is something that I definitely need in my life. My hair is always a bit dry, regardless of the amount of hair oil I use and the fact that I don't use any heat on it. Hopefully, this Amika one will be able to work some magic on this barnet.

I'm going to save the facemask for a proper pamper session, a chilling on the sofa under a blanket with a tea in hand kinda pamper session. I usually use a pomade in my brows, but I think having a pencil in my brow inventory is going to come in so so handy. In a rush? Use a pencil. Going away? Just take a pencil.

I think my least favourite product of the box - from my first impressions - is the highlighter. Whilst I love the concept and formula of it, the colour isn't something that I usually reach for. I'm personally way more of a champagne/gold highlighter kinda gal, but once I've given it a go maybe I'll be swayed to the pink side.

So, overall, I do really really like this box and would say it is my favourite to date

Have you ever received a Birchbox?
Which of these products do you like the sound of the most?


  1. This is super cute! I really like the idea of the charcoal sponge! The pretty boxes can be used to give out presents or store things like jewellery or make up. That’s what I do xx

  2. Oh, what a wonderful box of goodies!

    Mariya |

  3. Looks like such a good box this month, the charcoal cleanser/sponge sounds so cool!

    Lucy | Forever September