Birchbox October 2017 Unboxing/Review

This month’s Birchbox is a collaboration with CoppaFeel in honour of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and they’ve included a sticker which you place in the shower to remind yourself to check for signs of breast cancer. The theme for this month is ‘Feeling Good’ and the box design is a pink and purple marble effect – it’s very vibrant and eye-catching so it’s definitely one of my favourites!


Here’s what I got in my box –

Anatomicals ‘Grab Your Melons’ Shower Gel – Full Size – RRP £1.50

This month everyone receives this shower gel, I’ve tried it already and it’s a lovely shower gel with a fresh, zesty scent. It’s part of the CoppaFeel campaign to encourage you to check your boobs in the shower, hence the funky product name! Birchbox are calling it a full size item but at 50ml, it’s not the amount you’d normally expect for a shower gel. I checked out their website and similar products are in 200/250ml bottles. Nevertheless, the RRP is reasonable and I will definitely get a few showers out of this.

Balance Me – Pure Skin Face Wash RRP £16

This is the second product that all subscribers will receive this month and it’s one that I was very pleased to see. I think Balance Me is a beauty box favourite because in the few months I’ve been subscribing to Birchbox, this is the second Balance Me product I’ve received. I’ve previously had the micellar water which I absolutely loved, although unfortunately couldn’t justify purchasing the full size product due to the price. I have already tested the facial wash and, as I expected, it’s really good, it has a similar scent to the micellar water and leaves your face feeling nice and clean afterwards. Again, not sure I’ll buy the full size due to the price, but I’ll definitely use all of this sample.

birchbox balance me

ModelCo Mini Contour Stick – RRP £8

I haven’t tested this product just yet, but I’ve swatched it on the back of my hand. It’s a very smooth, creamy texture and is quite warm toned – I’ve checked the website and the shade is classed as ‘warm bronze’ so I guess it more of a cross between a bronzer and a contour. The colour looks quite dark but it definitely blends out easily. This is actually the first contour product I’ve ever owned (shock horror since I have the biggest moon face ever!) so I’m looking forward to giving it a try but will save it for a day when I’m feeling braver!

birchbox modelco

Whish – Coconut Milk Body CC Cream – RRP £35.25

At first glance, this body cream appears like any other, but on closer inspection you can see the golden specs which are there to give a slight sun-kissed shimmer. For anyone who loves a glowy look, this product is perfect and you can’t go wrong with the lovely coconut scent. So far I’ve used this product on my legs and I’m really happy with it.

birchbox whish

R + Co – Badlands Dry Shampoo Paste – RRP £22

I love it when Birchbox include a really quirky product that your average joes like me have never heard of! This is a vegan and cruelty free product which is fab and will also encourage me to use it. It’s a paste made up of volcanic ash to cleanse the scalp, zeolite powder to absorb oil and a variety of natural oils to leave the hair soft. It is applied by rubbing into the roots and can also add volume.

birchbox r+co

I’m really pleased with the products in this month’s box and feel that I will probably use all of them. There were (technically) no full size items this time around but in all fairness, they are good sized samples. So a big pat on the back to Birchbox for this month’s box and finger’s crossed for next month (which is a collaboration with Vogue for anyone who’s interested).

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