Birch Box October 2016

What’s your sign?

It’s that time of year, the trees are turning a nice crisp orange and you’re getting ready to carve pumpkins with the family. It’s starting to get cold at night and you’re waiting for the first frost of the year.

October is a month I get very excited for, it’s a month of many birthdays and celebrations in my family and I was really hoping Birch box would give us some nice fall treats. Unfortunately this wasn’t a “great” box in my opinion.

Let me start by saying the actual box, amazing! This month was a star sign box, you got chance to select your birthday on your profile (if you hadn’t already) and they would send the box matching your star sign.

The outside design was as follows:

Earth (Taurus, Virgo and Capricorn)

Air (Gemini, Libra and Aquarius)

Fire (Aries, Leo and Sagittarius)

Water (Cancer, Scorpio and Pisces)

Now I really feel the outside of the box design is amazing, they’ve stepped up the game. The box is a drawer, which also glows in the dark. Very impressive…

However the contents of the box didn’t match the exciting exterior, which was very disappointing.

Lets get onto the contents of the box, this month I got six items. We are told in the front of the booklet that we get one full size item this month.

 

Birch Box October 2016

Birch Box October 2016

Contents 

Lord & Berry Maxi Matte Crayon Lipstick (Full Size)

This retails at RRP £12, this is the full size item we are told about in the front of the book and mine came in the colour Intimacy.

Batiste XXL Volume Spray 50ml (travel size)

It is described as “backcomb in a bottle”.

I wouldn’t have minded this product so much if I hadn’t received the exact same product from Birch box last month. They did later fix this problem with an offer of points or a replacement product for those of us that had received the same product for two months straight however it doesn’t take away the disappointment at finding the same item again.

 

Doux Me Pure Spring Mist 50ml (Travel size)

It is described as a soothing and hydrating, mineral rich spring water spray.

I actually really enjoyed this product, out of the whole box this was my fave. Although it would have been more suited for summer as it is a cooling type spray. However I did really like this and I have reached for this a few times lately.

 

Rituals Hammam Body Mud 70ml (Travel Size)

This is described as a mineral rich, purifying scrub with Rhassoul clay and Eucalyptus.

This was a nice item to get in the box, Rituals has a good reputation and their stuff is good quality. I didn’t mind getting this in the box although as said with the above item it may have been more suited to a summer box.

 

Number 4 Fluoro5 Elixer Restore & Repair Oil 14.8ml (Travel Size)

This is described as a nourishing hair elixir.

I personally don’t use hair oils, I already have enough problems with my hair becoming greasy too fast. This item is also very small and the directions in the booklet are hard to follow as it says smooth 1-2 pumps into damp hair however the bottle we got doesn’t have a pump so it would be easy to use too much or too little.

 

Birchbox Eyebrow Brush RRP £1.99 (Full Size)

This item is your typical plastic eyebrow brush, personally I never need one as it’s something most brush sets come with so I always have one to hand if I need it. I don’t feel this is good quality, it does feel very cheaply made.

 

Overall this box was a let down, I really loved the appearance but the products really did leave a lot to be desired.

I’ve seen a decline in Birch box recently and I really hope it doesn’t continue.

Thank you for reading,

Emma