Saturday 19 October 2013

Beauty Buzz - Birchbox October 2013

I'm always super excited when my Birchbox gets delivered and I can't wait to find out what's inside. This month the theme is 'Beauty Buzz' and it brings together award winning products and celeb-favourites so I had high hopes for this one...

KMS California Silk Sheen Styling Cream - this is a hair styling cream that provides heat protection and frizz control. It also smells really good which is a bonus. This is a 50ml sample, full size costs £15.50

Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser - the first thing that caught my eye when I opened the box! This is the star of the show for sure! I've only swatched it on my hand so far but I do think its a little too dark for my skintone :( However, I will try make it work, either by doing some expert blending or mixing it with another product and if I get along with the formula I will definitely go and purchase one better suited to my skin. It is something I have wanted to try for such a long time so I'm super happy with this sample. It is just under 15ml and a full size costs £33

Dr Lipp Nipple Balm for Lips - a 3ml sample of this cult beauty product. I always love to receive cult products and this is genuinely a great lip balm, however, I received this exact sample in last months Glossy Box which obviously Birchbox wouldn't have known but I don't like that the two boxes give the same samples it such a short space of time. 

theBalm cosmetics Stainiac - I've never tried any products from theBalm before but have always heard amazing things about them so was really happy to receive this item. It is a cheek and lip stain which looks like a mini lipgloss with the doe foot applicator, and it looks like a really bright red colour in the tube. However, I did apply this to my lips and it felt nothing like a lipgloss, it was really light and wasn't at all sticky and the colour gave a really natural looking flush rather than a full on red lip which I really liked. This product seems perfect for carrying around in your make-up bag as it is smiall, multi-taking and really easy to use. This is a 1.2ml sample and a full size would cost £10

Akane Mask Cocoon Nocturne - an overnight face mask formulated to beat signs of tiredness and hydrate thirsty skin. This smells REALLY strongly of apples which I personally quite like but imagine it would be too overpowering for a lot of people. I'm really happy with this sample and will be using in place of my Origins drink up intensive overnight mask for a while and see how I get along with it. This is a 12ml sample and a full size would cost £18

Also inside the box was a 'Lifestyle Extra' of these The Chia Co Shots which are a superfood you can blend into smoothies for added omega 3 and protein. I've seen other people receive some UltraDex Interdenal Brushes instead of this which I personally would have rather had, but I guess that is just the luck of the draw.

These was also a 'Beauty Extra' included in the box which was these little sachets of Egyptian Magic which is a multi purpose healing skin cream with just six all-natural ingredients. A full size of this would cost £29

And there you have my October Birchbox! I'm really happy with it, but mainly because of the Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser. There was also a little spoiler on the leaflet that said there will be another Laura Mercier product in November's box which I am super excited for!!

What do you think of this months box? Let me know in the comments below...

Linda x


  1. Sounds like a really good box - I really need to try this.


    1. I really enjoy getting a little surprise through my door each month! :) x

  2. This is such a fab box and I love that there is a product named after me ;) x

    Beautyqueenuk xx