This October Birchbox are letting subscribers choose exactly which box they want to receive. Whether it’s the back to basics or Stylist guest editor Birchbox, you sure are in for a treat as both are jam packed with deluxe beauty samples. Lucky for me, I didn’t have to choose as I got to take a sneak peek of both!
The back to basics Birchbox is all about mastering beauty basics so that means discovering great products that you can use every day. This box is packed with beauty essentials that really work and that I think you’re going to love! First of all we have the Beaver Professional shampoo and the bonus conditioner. This gentle formula uses the natural benefits of avocado oil and aloe vera to repair damaged hair. Next we have the Eyeko Fat Liquid Eyeliner in black. This chubby pen is smudge proof, ultra black and super intense gliding on for a high impact look. Then for effortless cleansing we have the Bioderma Hydrabio H20 which locks in moisture while gently cleaning your skin. Now the real star of this box for me has to be the Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat. I absolutely love this stuff it’s the best top coat ever for a long lasting mani! It locks in colour with its durable yet gorgeously glossy finish plus it leaves nails touch dry in minutes. The perfect mummy manicure! And last but by no means least we have the Regenerate Enamel Science Advanced Toothpaste for brighter smiles. This minty fresh formula protects against cavities and boosts original whiteness and is clinically proven to reverse the enamel erosion process.
If you’re a self confessed beauty buff then maybe the exclusive Stylist guest editor Birchbox is for you. This special collaboration with Stylist’s Associate Beauty Editor Joanna McGarry is full of deluxe beauty must haves. First we have the Rituals Yogi Flow Foaming Shower Gel with Indian rose and sweet almond oil. This gel magically transforms into foam on contact with water creating a luxurious rose scented wash. Next we have the When Travelmate Sheet Mask. This refreshing sheet mask locks in moisture softening skin and undoing damage in 30 minutes. Then we have the Parlor by Jeff Chastain Smoothing Blowout Spray which is a Birchbox exclusive. This cult miracle tonic blotts out frizz, protecting against heat damage, rendering hair more manageable and able to hold a style longer. It smells amazing! Then we have the bonus sample of the English Laundry No7 Signature For Her. Imagine a laundry line of white linen on a summers day – I love this! And finally we have the 100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Lip Glaze in Peach Bellini. Formulated with avocado and cocoa butters to nourish, this lipstick has a lovely matte finish.
So which Birchbox will you choose this month? I have to say that I think that both boxes are great, I think I’d struggle to choose a favourite. If you are thinking about joining Birchbox for the first time, then maybe the back to basics will be your perfect introduction with all those beauty essentials though. Either way, I think it’s safe to say that you’re in for a treat this month!
Disclaimer: For the purpose of this review I was very kindly sent press samples of both of the Birchbox options shown. All opinions are of course my own. I love Birchbox so much that I am actually a subscriber myself!