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Birchbox UK – October 2018

Birchbox UK October 2018 unboxing

Although I’m slightly panicked about Christmas being just around the corner, the sight of burnt orange leaves and crisp autumn days are soothing my soul somewhat, along with  the sight of Birchbox UK October 2018 arriving on my doorstep. (A lie; it was actually delivered ‘securely’ in my electric box.)

It’s certainly been a hectic summer for me (working overtime, being involved in a car crash, yada yada). So although I’ll miss the warm weather (the oh-so warm weather), I’m relieved to welcome in a new season and some cosy nights in. Which is precisely the feeling Birchbox have tried to capture and contain in this month’s box.

Let’s see if they’ve got it right.

Birchbox UK October 2018 unboxing video

‘Days like these’ is splashed over the top of the box, as Birchbox UK October 2018 is all about that autumn nostalgia. I can’t deny that I am looking forward to slowing the pace down a bit (and getting some scented candles out!). I even feel a little excited about opening my jumper drawer again – is that weird?

The one product I knew I was going to receive was a full size foil mask from BeautyPro, that I was seriously excited about, having a choice between two. But I wasn’t bargaining on the two  other full size goodies too!

Birchbox UK October 2018 samples

This box had some lovely surprises. It’s been a while since I’ve received 3 full size items in my box (as far back as March 2016, according to my records ).

  • BeautyPro THERMOTHERAPY Warming Gold Foil Mask (FULL SIZE!)
    Oh boy I was looking forward to this! My rationale behind picking the gold mask was because it sounded the best of the two for dry/dehydrated skin. It certainly left my skin feeling really moisturised (and I had fun taking weird selfies with it – below). Although after removal, my skin was left a little sticky for a while and I didn’t feel that it was particuarly ‘self warming’. Nevertheless, it wasn’t disappointing.
BeautyPro Foil Mask

Fabulous.

  • Daily Concepts Soap Sponge Charcoal (FULL SIZE!)
    Oh hello another full size item! After reading that this is a 2-in-1 sponge to detoxify and exfoliate, I believed it was a variation of some kind of facial konjac sponge. How wrong I was – it’s actually for the body instead. No wonder why I felt it was a little rough for my face. Mistake made, I’ll use it in the shower next time…
  • Schmidt’s Naturals Deodorant Stick (FULL SIZE!)
    And another full size item! Blimey, I have been treated this month. Although I don’t wear a lot of deodorant (I stick to anti-perspirant because that’s the real sweat-stopping stuff), this works great as a little spruce me up.
  • amika SOULFOOD nourishing mask
    This post is late because I’d been waiting to try this first. Having just washed my hair after a run this morning, I keep running my hands through my hair to feel how soft it is. I hadn’t used a hair mask for a LONG time, the amika SOULFOOD mask has taught me that I’ve needed one.
  • Lumene Intense Hydration 24H Moisturizer
    I really liked the Lumene overnight cream I received back in April’s box. Despite receiving this in a sachet (instead of a little sample pot like the overnight cream before it) I’m still glad it was included in this month’s box. It’s smells lovely and does the job.
  • Winky Lux Strobing Balm – Radiant Pink
    Oh hello sixth item! I don’t think we’ve seen an extra sample in a while. I struggled to get this to appear on camera, but I’ve had more success in applying it with a brush since. In fact I actually put on a little too much, maybe too shiny. When applied right though, this looks lovely and subtle.

Birchbox UK October 2018 unboxing

Box round up

I have to mention here that the grand total of all three full size items makes a nice round figure of £22.45. Almost double the price I paid for the box! If I was disappointed in not receiving a full size item in last month’s box (which I wasn’t) then this more than makes up for it. As well as the good variation of products I’ve received too, on top of this.

November sneak peak: I had to get over the shock that it’s November ALREADY next month. But then I started to get pretty excited by an item we’re due to receive; a full size Manna Kadar Diamond Dust Rollerball Eyeshadow. Perfect for the upcoming party season!

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