Birchbox November 2013.
Today my Birchbox came, so as always I am doing a first impressions post. Last month's was quite possibly my favourite box up to date, so this month had very high standards to live up to. Although I think there are some real gems in here, it isn't as good as last months.
Firstly a perfume sample (English Laundry by Chrisopher Wicks 2mls). I quite like the smell of this, even if I am not fussed on the packaging. It has a very sweet smell and is quite a strong fragrance. I will use the sample up (if my daughter doesn't pinch it) but I don't think I would buy this.
Laura Mercier Souffle Body Crème in Ambre Vanille (25g sample). I am looking forward to trying this luxury sample. I had a quick try on the back of my hand and this smells lovely, it feels very hydrating too. Again this is something else I couldn't justify spending the full price on, but it is lovely to be able to try things I wouldn't normally buy.
An 18ml sample of Weleda Oat Replenishing Shampoo. I have already had a sample of this in my LoveLula box this month, but really don't mind another. Have liked all the Weleda things I have tried so far. This is a nice size to save for a weekend away.
3 samples of Pukka tea, and thankfully not a chamomile one in sight. I drink far too much tea and coffee, so it will do me good to try something different.
A 6ml sample of Spa Find Sculpted Silhouette Intensive Bust Firming Extract Serum. It is a sad days in a girls life when your beauty box decides you are old enough to warrant a serum to improve the tone and firmness of you décolleté and neck. Joking aside, I am looking forward to using this, as these are the areas I am guilty of neglecting, and I am hopeful that it will improve the appearance of them.
This is a brand I have not come across before and Spa Find say they blend natural de-ionised water with pure Dead Sea minerals and organic plant extracts. Their products are paraben, genetically modified organisms (GMOs) and animal ingredient free.
A Chella Highlighter pencil. I won't use this, I am just not someone who bothers with highlighters. This will be something I will give away to a more appreciative friend.
Finally a little Birchbox sharpener, for thin and thick crayons. Not the most exciting of products, but usefull still.
Generally I am happy with my box, with there only being one product which just isn't my thing. I think it has a good selection of products, with a nice balance of luxury items and new brands to discover,
Did you get a Birchbox? What did you think to yours?