birchbox-october-2014-real-review

This months Birchbox was in collaboration with Coppafeel! To raise awareness for breast cancer and the symptoms / early signs to look out for. This was my second Birchbox, and I was really excited to see which high end products were inside. If you are a regular reader of my blog you’ll know that I am testing out a few beauty boxes before I make a decision to stick with just one.

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As you can see, there were quite a few goodies in October’s Birchbox. It’s not pictured here but everything came in a little pink makeup bag which will be perfect to take on your travels.

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The first product inside was a bit of a weird one for me. The Cool Fix Targeted Gel Lotion is a bright blue scented gel that is for shaving rash & bumps along with ingrown hairs. I dont really suffer from these problems, so might gift this to Mr FH to give it a try. The sample size is 29ml, and a full sized product costs £11 but im not sure how big a full sized version is. This is one of the differences between Birchbox and Glossybox as its rival gives you the sizes in each product guide.

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Next up is a lip balm, from Pixi by Petra. This high end product is full sized and worth £8. Its made with shea butter and has a hint of colour to it. In my box, I received ripe raspberry which is a red colour and smelt very similar to cocoa body butter.

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I’ve used KMS California products before so this next sample was a nice addition. The Free Shape Hot Flex Creme is a heat activated styling cream used on towel-dried hair before blow drying or styling. I’m looking forward to giving this a try since my hair can be quite frizzy at times. A full sized version costs £15.50 and the sample provided was 50ml.

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The next beauty product in October’s Birchbox is my favourite, and particularly exciting. These anti-aging wrinkle smoothing capsules by Meaningful Beauty were created by Dr. Sebagh and Cindy Crawford. Please note, these are for applying to your skin, not eating like I first thought! Thankfully I read the leaflet first. I have been wanting to try these since my box arrived and at £39.95 I am hoping for some significant visual results. In my sample I had 7 capsules and I will review them as soon as possible.

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The final beauty product in my Birchbox were two sachets of Pink Clay Face Mask by Cattier. Each one is worth £4.25 and contain aloe vera. I am a bit fussy when it comes to face masks as I have quite sensitive skin and sometimes face masks can leave my face feeling a little tender.

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Along with all of the above samples, I also recieved a lipstick shaped pen which is quite quirky. Apart from the Meaningful Beauty capsules, I’m not as impressed with this months edition of Birchbox compared to last months, however you can really see that you get your money’s worth. Some of the products were just not that applicable to me but if you like the idea of testing out new brands and products it’s well worth a look.

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