Thursday, 19 November 2015

November Birchbox: Skinny Dip Edition

November Birchbox arrived with a collab with Skinny Dip London. We did have the opportunity to upgrade this months box to include an amazing looking phone case, unfortunately as I have an older phone (iPhone 4s) they didn't have mine or I would have done this deal for £4 extra. I do adore the outer box this month but I believe we are in for change next month, perhaps a Birchbag again? Exciting. I do hope this is a permenant change as different bags are always useful and will possibly fit through the letterbox each month. 

First impression when I opened the box was 'grrr' lots of small samples sizes. But actually there are two full size items this month from Birchbox. That's one thing I like from Glossybox is that you feel with the full sized items you get better value for money, what do you think? But I do adore the Birchbox points system and love spending them.

The first item I picked out as it was the one I was most excited about was the Beauty Protector body lotion! I have receive a couple of Beauty Protector items before and I'm obsessed with the scent. Beauty Protector range is also exclusive to the Birchbox shop. Full size £8.

I have lost count of how many Mascaras I have received in Beauty boxes since I started a year ago, I have to say they aren't my favourite thing to try out unless it's a fab brand like Benefit. I had the So Susan featherlash mascara in my Birchbox this month with an RRP of £18. Which sounds great value to have in your box but I'm not sure they are worth that much to be honest as the packaging always comes across cheaper on So Susan and Jelly Pong Pong products which are their sister company. 

Another item I was disappointed with but a fab brand was the Lord & Berry mini lip liner. I adore products from this brand but find the clear lip liners to be pointless for me myself. I have tried out a Loreal version and found it did nothing, I would much rather apply a coloured liner. Full size £9. 

I had two products in my box from brands I have never heard of with the Delarom Creme Acquaconfort (full size £34), and the Pure & Light facial exfoliator (full size £25). I'm not a fan of receiving skincare sample really as you can't get a proper feel for what they will be like with longer use on the skin. Plus with my skin being ultra sensitive and prone to reactions I have to be careful trying out different products. What's your favourite skincare brand? I'm loving Nip & Fab and La Roche Posay.

And lastly in my box the other full sized item was my Beauty Treat of Thumbs Up Rosa Nail Wraps worth £6.99. Which are fab when your in a rush to quickly do your nails for instant results. 

So not a fabulous box but it's ok, I always love doing my surveys on the products to gain my extra Birchbox points. It makes up for if you are disappointed with the box as you sort of get half the spend of the box back in points to spend on whatever you like. Do you save all your points up for a big haul or spend them often? 

As always I will look forward to the Christmas edition and can't wait to get my bag I have seen in the sneak peek. Not signed up yet? Sign up through my Referral link here and you and I will gain an extra £5 worth of Birchbox points on top of what you already get. Always a fab deal even if you only want the one box (especially the festive edition.)

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