Monday, 21 October 2013

october birchbox

Dr. Lipp Nipple Balm For Lips | theBalm Stainiac | Laura Mercier Foundation Primer | Akane Mask Cocoon Nocturne | KMS California Silk Sheen Styling Creme
Lifestyle Extras: UltraDEX Wire-Free Interdental Brushes | Egyptian Magic

Check out the contents of this box! Definitely one of the best beauty boxes I've received in a while, Birchbox, you've nailed it. They've also done away with their Birchbox mag, in favour of a few postcard-type cards that give you some basic information of the products in the box.

There's two makeup products in here, in the form of a sample of theBalm's Stainiac and fairly large 14.7ml tube of the coveted Laura Mercier Foundation Primer. I can't wait to put these both to good use as I've just ventured into the world of foundation primers so can't wait to give one of the most hyped up ones in the beauty world a whirl, and I do love a good lip stain.
The Dr. Lipp Nipple Balm For Lips is a lip balm that I've had my eye on for a while now, but have never bought as I own far too many lip balms to justify another. Luckily, there's a 3ml sample in the box to satisfy my curiosity and I'll report back if I like it enough to buy the full size. The same goes for the KMS California Silk Sheen Styling Creme, although it may take me a while to get around to using it as I seem to have been overrun with hair products as of late. This creme claims to provide heat protection as well as controlling frizz, so it does sound pretty good.
There's a face mask from Akane that, from what I can tell at first glance, seems to work the same way as the Origins Drink Up Intensive Overnight Mask so it'll be interesting to see if it matches up to my Origins favourite - the Akane one is a few quid cheaper too, so here's hoping!
The lifestyle extras are a few sachets of Egyptian Magic cream (I've wanted to try it for ages) and UltraDex Wire-Free Interdental Brushes, which I thought was a bit out of place but will be useful nonetheless (I mean who doesn't need little tiny toothbrushes in their lives?).

Birchbox have mentioned that there will be more Laura Mercier goodies in November's box, so if you fancy a bit of a treat you can subscribe here.


  1. Hello!
    My name is Anna and I recently started a blog, It kind of sucks but oh well, I am just getting started. Would you mind checking it out and giving me some tips/feedback? By the way, I love your blog! Awesome posts!
    -Anna Magdalena

  2. Wow the birch box is very generous with the products that they put in it,
    the Laura mercier foundation primer sounds like an amazing product and pretty awesome how they included high end brands in the box as well!


  3. This months Birchbox does look amazing and I'm really tempted to order one! I'd love to try one of the Laura Mercier products x

    Becky @ The Little Blog of Beauty

  4. I loved my BB this month as well, which was great news considering my Glossybox was rubbish! I had Dr. Brandt microfoliant instead on the mask, and th KMS dry shampoo, but I can honestly say I would have been happy with any of these combos! BB have really come into their own this month!

    Charlotte - xx