A good few months into using Birchbox and i’m always so excited to receive my little parcel in the post but i had to say that this particular box was a stressful choice. I cannot deny that i was torn! I always love the monthly concepts and the October box did prompt a difficult decision. Now and then a rather exciting email comes into my inbox asking to pick a design. I really struggled this time around and the box that i went for wasn’t actually the design that i wanted. The other choice was a gorgeous plain, deep navy coloured box with the word ‘October’ embossed in gold, it was so simple but so gorgeous and although i loved the look of this box more I went for the ‘Stylist’ box and the reason behind this was for one single product believe it or not – the Travelmate Sheet Mask.
I’ll get straight into listing what was in my October box this month:
I have received some really good samples with previous boxes but the Travelmate Sheet Mask was something entirely different to try. It’s a moisturising mask ideal for using after a long day to freshen the skin and leave it feeling super soft. This is the reason i decided to go for the box as i’m totally intrigued by the concept of this product although i’m doubtful that i will be taking a photo of my face looking all wrapped up and mummified, even if we are getting closer to Halloween.
Some of the other products left me feeling a little underwhelmed if i am being honest. I have had the No7 sample before so i’ll be giving that away and i have also had something before from the Parlor brand, although that did smell particularly wonderful and with my new ‘lob’ haircut i think i’ll probably end up using the Blow Out Spray from the box and actually the sample size is rather generous. I have also previously had a product from Rituals but i do really like the products so i am happy to give this shower gel a go and i have to say it does smell absolutely lovely, it’s a sweet rose scent and this product could definitely double up as a shaving foam. I have wanted to try Bioderma for so long now but it’s quite difficult to get hold of in the UK and it’s a little more expensive than other micellar waters that i imagine do the same job. The sample size isn’t all that generous but i’m sure i can squeeze out a few applications, it will probably get plonked into an overnight bag when visiting girly friends one weekend.
The lip glaze is something that i am excited to try. It’s a gorgeous little pocket sized bullet, made from avocado and cocoa butters it’s designed to nourish the lips whilst adding a pop of colour in a matte finish. I was sent a lovely berry tone, perfect for Autumn and in perfect time for my Birthday coming up in the month of November. I’ll certainly be giving this a try and wearing it in hope of puckering up for a Birthday kiss!
It's Emma over email but Ems face-to-face. By title, I'm a writer, photographer, creative, social media co-ordinator and more importantly rosé drinker. I'm also a daughter, sister, auntie, girlfriend and friend. I overshare and I swear. I have been dedicating my time to this space for four years. Lifestyle topics are my specialty, with a dose of daily fashion thrown in for good measure.