Tuesday, 14 October 2014

October Birchbox

As October is Breast Cancer Awareness month Birchbox have decided to partner with Coppafeel! and bring us a our monthly boxes, with a pretty pink theme, that they have titled "work it". Everything in this box is going to help you get motivated and help you tackle whatever your days will bring - they have included a cute lipstick pen and a little planner, that you can tick off everyday to help with that motivation you may need - such as swapping a croissant for a healthier breakfast and making personal goals...it's such a nifty idea and gives this box that extra feel-good factor.

This post is purely on first impressions as I have not tried any of these apart from the Balance Me Cleanse and Smooth Face Balm as I already own this - it was a welcome addition though!.

Inside my October Birch box I received..

KMS California - HAIR PLAY Dry Wax - 75ml

I have heard about KMS California products for a long while now, and it's pretty good I hear.
It was just one of those brands I never got round to trying so I was happy when I received this in my box.
This is one of those hair sprays which give's you that sought after un-done, tousled hair look...which I love but can never achieve; it usually looks like I'm channelling Russell Brand or Tracey Beaker  - either way its a complete fail so KMS I hope you work!.

Full size - £15

Balance Me - Cleanse and Smooth Face Balm - 40ml


This was an extra addition for me as I already own this, but it's brilliant so I didn't mind at all. This is a very luxurious feeling cleanser that I use for night time as its pretty thick. It has a gorgeous rose scent to it, and very few exfoliating grains (oatmeal powder) so it gives you a nice gentle exfoliation, perfect for those with sensitive skin.
I apply this to dry skin after I have taken my makeup off, and massage it in. Once I wash it off my skin is just glowing! I just love it .

Full size - £20

Meaningful Beauty - Glowing Serum - 8ml

I have not heard of this brand before, but I'm all for trying new skin serums - especially ones that claim to brighten the complexion.
This serum also has anti-ageing qualities and was created by Dr. Sebagh and Cindy Crawford. You are supposed to use this in the mornings before a moisturiser, so I'm looking forward to giving this a shot to see if it makes me look more awake on those early wakeup-call-days from the kids.

Full size - £30.95

Shaveworks - The Cool Fix

This is quite an intriguing product, as I've never seen anything like this on the market before. The Shaveworks Cool Fix is a cooling, blue gel that's supposed to treat ingrowing hairs, razor burn, and redness.
Sometimes I get some irritation and redness after shaving so it will be interesting to see how it works and feels afterwards. It does smell really nice and refreshing.

Full Size £11

Pixi by Petra - Shea Butter Lip Balm

I was pretty excited to see something from Pixi (full size too) in this months box, this is another brand I have always wanted to give a go - it being a lip balm too was a bonus as I'm a sucker for a good lip balm.
This balm gives a gorgeous rose tint to the lips. The shade I received was Ripe Raspberry, I can see myself reaching for this quite a bit when I'm in a hurry, and fancy a quick wash of colour (which is more often than not).
It feels lovely, its so moisturising, and smells like vanilla..I'm completely loving it!

The Cute Little Lifestyle Extra - Birchbox Lipstick Pen

How cute and girly is this pen! I can see this being my new blogging companion haha. Not forgetting the pretty, little pink bag that Birchbox included in this months box...the perfect sized makeup bag for your handbag.

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Birchbox have kindly offered me a discount code for you lovely lot to get £5 off your October box (usually £12.95 inc p+p), so if your interested use the code BBX5ROUGE at checkout - Valid till October 24th.

To find out more about the Birchbox subscription check their site here
All of the above items and more are available to buy full size in their e-shop.

Are you a Birchbox Subscriber? What are your thoughts on this months Birchbox? I would love to hear from you.

Thanks for reading,
Love Zoe x


  1. I love my Birchbox this month, it is so cute! Totes loving the Balance Me :)

    Anoushka xx www.Anoushkaloves.com

  2. I love the Pixi colour you got! I got more of a browny toned one. Loved the quirky items this month x

    tmzn loves / beauty blog

  3. It's a really good box this month isn't it! Yeah the Balance Me is brilliant it gives you such a soft mush xx

  4. I think so too! You should use the code and treat yourself to £5 off one :) xx

  5. Oh really.. Those kinda brown shades are all in now aren't they haha! Yeah it was a really good box, glad you think so too xx


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