Beauty: Birchbox October Beauty Box Review ft EcoTools, Modelco, Benefit & More

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

I feel a bit out of the loop when it comes to blogging at the moment, with going away to Santorini, the early nights, getting home from work when it’s dark I feel like the weeks are running away with me. I miss the summer days where I could take blogging pictures after work and not just on a weekend!

  I originally wanted to take photos of this box and upload the pictures before I went away to Santorini, but the time in-between that has also allowed me to try out these products EVEN more than usual and FYI this month’s Birchbox is AMAZING so you better carry on reading…
 First of all, I have a new found respect for Birchbox for doing a special collaboration on behalf of Breast Cancer awareness month with Coppafeel. Breast Cancer is something that effect (1/3 women) and it’s so important to raise awareness and encourage people to check their boobs.  Each box includes a sticker which you can put in your shower which will help encourage you to check your boobs which I think is such a useful idea to remind you to check something so important.

 Benefit POREfessional Pearl Primer - Sample Size, RRP £26

So, onto the products… first up is a new launch from Benefit (YAS!) I love how Birchbox seems to get the new launches from Benefit in their boxes before they even are seen on the high-street! This pearl primer is oil free, it’s lightweight in texture and has a similar texture to the original POREfessional primer but this version aims to give you a smoother and brighter looking complexion. I’ve used this once so far and I absolutely love it. I think this is such a useful product as who doesn’t want to look more awake in the morning?!

ecoTOOLS is a brand I’ve really started to love lately and I am obsessed with their sponges. I have the larger versions (these ones), which I use constantly, and so I was SO excited to see these adorable sponges in this months box. I think these are perfect for blending in cream products such as cream contour or blusher, but they are also perfect for blending in concealer. I would HIGHLY recommend picking these bad boys up.
 Balance Me Pure Skin Face Wash - Sample Size, RRP £16

Balance Me is a brand I really like (and need to try more products from!) I find their products to be very gentle on my skin; the sizes you get in beauty boxes are perfect for travelling with as well. This cleanser is 99% natural and smells like grapefruit, need I say anymore apart from that you NEED this in your life?

ModelCo is a brand I would love to see more of on the high street rather than just online. I find the products from this brand to be such high quality as well. This contour stick is perfect for achieving a natural contoured look as it’s so easy to blend and the colour of the stick is gorgeous. I would recommend using the ecoTOOLS brushes from the box with this!

Lastly in this months box is a shower gel from Anatomicals, which is also exclusive to this months box (winner!) I really like products from Anatomicals as they all smell SO good and they work wonders. Also this shower gel is in this months box as another reminder to check your boobs while you’re in the shower!

Overall, I absolutely love this months box and I can’t fault the product selection inside the box. I find that Birchbox just seem to kill it every time at the moment and I am SO excited already for next months box, which is in collaboration with Vogue! (YES VOGUE!)
What do you think of this months box? Have you tried out any of these products before?
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1 comment

elizabeth said...

Wow such a beautiful box, everything looks lovely! I adore your photos, so dreamy and pretty :D xx

elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara
(I would love to follow each other on bloglovin if you like! :D)

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