It doesn’t feel right to be blogging about October’s Birchbox* in November but I spotted a sneak peek of Birchbox’s November edition today and I thought I’d catch up with their October box!
I think I’ve featured Birchbox every month for almost two years, so it’s almost like a monthly ritual now and if I miss a month, it will (probably) throw my blog out of kilter. Maybe THAT’S why I’ve felt a bit weird and distant from my blog lately? All I needed to do was to blog about Birchbox to make things right again!
Birchbox Star Sign Edition

Birchbox Star Sign Edition

ANYWAY… as the saying goes, better late than never. So here is what I received in October’s Birchbox (sorry it’s late!).
With the theme of Zodiac signs, I got an Air element box as I’m an Aquarius. Although if the new Nasa star signs are anything to go by, I may be a Capricorn now. Now that really would throw me off-kilter. 
The Air edition contains 6 beauty products, 3 of which are full size, so let’s start with one of them.

Manefit Cucumber Soothing + Moisturizing Sheet Mask

Manefit Cucumber Soothing + Moisturizing Sheet Mask (full size), £1.99

As I mentioned in my last blogposts, I’ve got a small stash of sheet mask which I’ve been saving up. I will start dipping in to this stash as sheet masks are a lot more convenient than a regular potted face mask. All you need to do is put the sheet on to your face and remove after 20 mins, pat dry, and that’s it!
I love the packaging of this, the Koreans brands know how to design the best packaging to catch your eye.
birchbox october 2016 star sign

Aromatherapy Associates Revive Body Gel (40ml), £25

I fell in love with this brand as soon as I saw it in Liberty. But then again, it’s hard not to fall for anything in Liberty when everything is presented so beautifully. I’m so pleased to receive a deluxe sized sample of Aromatherapy Associates Revive Body Gel. The blend of grapefruit, juniper berries and rosemary creates an uplifting fragrance.

Monu Rosewood Reviving Mist, £19.95

I’ve been using this after I’ve cleansed my face but before I’ve moisturised. I like how you can mist it on to your face and leave it to dry – which is just as well since I have run out of cotton pads. It’s a great one to use in the mornings to wake up your skin. It features rosewood to soothe, lemon to brighten, and sandalwood to nourish.

birchbox october 2016 star sign

Number 4 Fluoro5 Elixer Restore and Repair Oil (14.8ml), £18

Don’t let the size fool you, this tiny bottle will last a long time because you’ll only need to use 2 or 3 drop of this at a time. Applied to towel dried hair before blowdrying, this puts shine and softness back in to your hair. 

Lord & Berry Maxi Matte Crayon Lipstick (full size), £12

Lord & Berry lip products are great! I’ve tried loads from their range and haven’t been disappointed yet. This lipstick is in a shade called Intimacy, a very on-trend berry mauve with a matte finish. It’s not cakey and it doesn’t cling, you can use it to line your lips but also as a full lipstick. I wish it wasn’t in a pencil form because I don’t have a large pencil sharpeners. I should definitely invest in a good quality one, I know!
birchbox october 2016 star sign

Birchbox Eyebrow Brush (full size), £1.99

To round it up, the sixth product is an eyebrow brush. I’d consider this more of a bonus product, but a very useful one! I don’t use them for my brows though, I use it to brush the mascara clumps out of my eyelashes and to seperate them with the comb side. 
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