October Birchbox

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The theme of this months birchbox is ‘Beauty Buzz’

For any of you that have not heard of it, Birchbox is a monthly beauty sample subscription.

It costs £12.95 per month including postage

In each box you get 5 samples plus a lifestyle extra, but this month there was also a beauty extra

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I have to say that this month I was especially excited because I finally got the pink bag! 

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KMS California Curl Up Wave Foam Mousse|£15 for 200ml| Sample was 75 ml so worth £5.62 This wave enhancing mousse encourages curls, while protecting hair from heat | I haven’t actually used this product as I haven’t had the time to let my hair dry naturally to get the best results. 

Laura Mercier Foundation Primer Radiance |£28 for 50ml | Sample was 15ml so worth £8.40 The universal pearl tint creates a soft focus effect to minimise the look of imperfections with a radiant finish | This is a fantastic primer. It has a lovely radiant finish and is a fantastic primer for foundation. It’s nice to see a high-end brand such as this. 

Dr Brandt Microdermabrasion Skin Exfoliant | £67 for 60g | Sample was 7.5 g so worth £8.37 An exfoliant that brightens all skin types, reduces the appearance of fine lines, acne marks and discolouration | This is a beautiful exfoliator. It has fine grains which really make your skin feel super soft after use

theBalm cosmetics Stainiac | £10 for 0.3oz | Sample was 0.04oz so worth £1.33 | This easily blended two-in-one lip and cheek stain gives a natural, understated flush | I have only tried this product on my lips as I am not a fan of cheek stains. The colour is lovely and looks perfect with a lipgloss on top

Dr Lipp Nipple Balm for Lips | £11.50 for 15ml | Sample was 3ml so worth £2.30 | Versatile lip balm that started life as a nipple balm! Hydrates and repairs dry flaky skin, sealing in moisture | I was really excited to try this product as lanolin based lip products are normally good. However, I could not get any of the product out of the tube. The product is so stiff that it is impossible to get out. I definitely will not be purchasing the full-size of this product 

Lifestyle Extra | UltraDEX | £8.15 for 75ml | Sample was 15 ml so worth £1.63 | This award=winning line kills bacteria, lifts stains, whitens teeth and freshens breath | I will not be trying this product as there is not enough fluoride in the toothpaste to meet my dentists recommended amount. My dentist recommended only using toothpaste’s with a minimum of 1400ppm of fluoride whereas this toothpaste only has 1000ppm

Beauty Extra | Egyptian Magic | £29 for 118ml | Sample was 3 * 3ml sachets so worth £2.21 | A cult multi-purpose healing cream made with just six all-natural ingredients | I haven’t actually used this product yet but am very excited to try it as it can be used on the skin and the ends of the hair 

Total value of box = £29.86

I think that this was a good box this month. I love the inclusion of a Laura Mercier product and apparently there is another product by this brand in November’s box. Even though there are a couple of products that I won’t use I still feel this is great value for money.