Time for a quick look inside my November Birchbox, and I suppose I should begin this by saying there WAS also a chocolate bar in this one… but I ate it. Within a few minutes of opening the box, actually. I’ve replaced them with some Heribo cherries for these photos, but those are obviously NOT included in this month’s Birchbox. Because I’ve eaten them too. Yup, it’s been one of THOSE weeks, folks. But I was talking about Birchboxes, so here’s what was inside mine in November:
DR. JART+ MOST MOIST WATER ACT SKIN MIST [Full Size]
Apparently you spritz this on your skin after cleansing, to refresh, hydrate and “improve your skin’s absorption levels”. There’s no denying that last week’s (actually last TWO week’s, because that’s how long I had it) lurgy has left my skin feeling like the Sahara, so let’s see if this works. Let’s also see if I can actually remember to use it.
BEAUTY PROTECTOR PROTECT & TREAT MASK [Two samples]
Confession: when I opened my box, and even when I took the photos, I was assuming this was a mask for your skin. Turns out it’s a mask for your hair, and I am downright thrilled about it, because I use a lot of heat on my hair, and lately it’s really been showing the signs of that. I think I’m also generally a bit run down at the moment, as I always am at this time of year, and everything’s looking a bit dull and dreary. I’ll be really happy if this makes a difference, but also a bit sad, because the full-size version is £16, and I’m the kind of person who buys their hair products from the “specials” aisle in the supermarket. (I KNOW, I KNOW…)
WELEDA POMEGRANATE CREAMY BODY WASH [Sample]
In all honesty, body washes and other bath/shower products aren’t my favourite things to receive in beauty boxes, because I always seem to have loads of them floating around anyway, and one tends to blend into another after a while. I also rarely come across a body wash that makes me think, “WOW, MUST BUY THIS!”, but we’ll see if this one is any different.
LORD & BERRY BRONZER [Sample]
Because my Birchboxes are press samples, I don’t think they’re particularly tailored to my requirements, hence the inclusion of a bronzer, which is something I just don’t use. Well, not often, anyway: I do have a couple of very pale bronzers, which I sometimes use for contouring, but I can’t envisage a scenario in which I’d pay £19 for one, so it looks like one lucky friend will be getting a free bronzer soon…
LIPGLAM NATURAL LANOLIN LIP BALM [Full Size]
Now, lip balm I CAN always use: I have really dry lips, so even although I have a drawer full of lip products, I can always find room for one more. This one tells me it can also be used to moisturize my cuticles, however, so that’s what I’ll be using it for : as I said, I’ll honestly try ANYTHING that claims to help my cuticles...
And that’s it for this month! Again, I received my Birchbox as a press sample: you can sign up for yours here.