Thursday, 16 October 2014

Octobers 'CoppaFeel' Birchbox

This months +Birchbox UK is relating to Breast Cancer Awareness month and to inspire everyone to focus on their health and well being! I love it when there are themed months, especially this one as it's very close to my heart (it's important to check your boobies :]).

It's always so exciting receiving my Birchbox, not matter how long I've been subscribed for. As soon as I get my dispatch email I run to check the post at work until it arrives! I love opening it and seeing all the bright colours and products I've probably not tried yet. I got quite a mix this month, which always the best as I have something of everything to try.. make up, nails, skincare and hair.

KMS California Hair Play Playable Texture £15.50
I've seen this make mentioned quite a bit through American bloggers and even through US Birchbox so I was interested in trying one of their products. Their bright and cheery packaging just draws your attention no matter what it even does anyway! I got a styling product which you can use on wet and dry hair, I'm yet to see what it's durability is like as I've only had it a day or so, but the smell and texture is lovely. Only downside for me is the price, I don't think I could condone the £15.50 price tag! 

Shaveworks The Cool Fix £11.00
I must admit I was intrigued by this, and did think it was a shaving foam type product until I read the instructions properly! It's to be used after shaving (rather than during like I assumed) and claims to treat ingrown hairs or any sores from shaving or waxing. My legs always go itchy after shaving, no matter what moisturiser I use, so I'm excited to see how this works! 

Lollipops Nail Laquer £7.00
This may be my 100th red nail varnish now (I'm starting to lose interest) but it is my most worn colour on my toes so I will get use of it. Just testing it out, it takes two coats to get a nice opaque coat, but I'm not sure of the longevity of it until I see how long it lasts! It is a beautiful tone of red though and has great consistency, it also looks a lot more expensive than what it is.

Pixi by Petra Shea Butter Lip Balm £8.00
I was excited when I saw this in the sneak peeks, and there was some lovely colours going around in everyone's boxes. I got a pink toned brown colour, which will be great for the Autumn season as it's the 'in' colour at the moment. I love tinted lip balms to throw in my hand bag for a pop of colour through the day, I never carry lipsticks around with me in case they melt. This is similar to the Maybelline Babylips but the texture is a lot more creamy than Babylips, and feels a lot more nourishing on my lips too. I'm looking forward to get some use out of this.

Balance Me Cleanse and Smooth Face Balm £20.00
I quite like Balance Me products since I received their eye cream a few boxes ago, they are completely natural products so they work really well with my sensitive skin. I'm currently on the hunt for a new cleanser that doesn't irritate my new arrival of face eczema :(. Liz Earle has always been the holy grail for me as her products are so refreshing and Balance Me products have exactly the same effect. So if you don't have the funds for Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish I would say this is the next best thing.

And last of all is the Birchbox lipstick pen which is £2.50. I think this is super cute and I will be keeping this in my handbag just in case. Unfortunately the one in my box is broken, but Birchbox are sending me a new one out to replace it, they always have the best customer service!

Do you want to treat yourself to a Birchbox? Subscribe or get yourself a one off box for £10 per month (plus postage) here! Especially as the Christmas ones are coming up, you can always use them as stocking fillers!

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  1. Unfortunately I don't think Birchbox is the best box out there at the moment. That being said, I love the Balance Me cleanser! It's really good! x

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

    1. What is your favourite? I've never found one that lives up to it yet. I'm
      Excited to try it :) x


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