Birchbox Unboxing - October 2017 - Planet Whispers

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Birchbox Unboxing - October 2017


Hey Whisperers,

It's been a while since I've posted, with life and work building i kind of went into a funk and honestly blogging was the last thing on my mind. I love this blog but at the same time I'm not going to beat myself up if i miss a few posts because sometimes i really just don't have the time to sit down and post, it sucks and i hate not posting but sometimes i just need to take a break and clear my mind. I am back now and i can't wait to get stuck into posts, starting with one of my favourite posts to write, my birchbox unboxings! I'm still not sure if I'm going to keep my Birchbox subscription in the new year as i do want to try something else out but i am going to be keeping it until at least January, so lets get into this months box!!

Birchbox Unboxing - October 2017


What Is Birchbox

If you're new to Birchbox, Birchbox is a monthly subscription box that you receive each month with 5 products to try out. The products can range from sample size to full size and they also range in price. All products in the box can be found on the Birchbox website where the box is purchased for £12.95 each month. Birchbox has introduced a new scheme called Birchbox Benefits, where after 6 months of being subscribed, you become a Birchbox VIP meaning you get the first chance to pick a product or the design of your box each month. As a  Birchbox VIP you also get 15% off everything in the Birchbox shop with it a pretty good deal for just being subscribed. 

What I Got This Month 


Model Co Contour Stick
RRP £8

 I was quite excited when i saw this product in my box, I'm not a big fan of cream contour as i can't seem to get it right but i do want to try it out more. Now I'm not too sure how well this product is going to be as it is quite warm toned and I'm pretty much a ghost but even if it doesn't work as a contour it will work as a base for my bronzer. I have swatched it and it does seem to be a super sheer product, but hopefully it will build up well.


EcoTools Colour Correcting Minis
Full Size RRP £6.70

These are by far my favourite product that I've received this month. They're super soft, super squidgy and they're so freaking cute. I love my real techniques sponges and i know that I'm going to love these too. I do struggle with Acne so i think that these will be perfect to use when I'm trying to cover up my breakouts. I'm definitely going to be using these a lot.


Porefessional Pearl Primer
RRP £26

I love the regular Porefessional Primer so I'm just as excited to try out this one. I'm hoping that this primer works well as most other illuminating primers that i have tried just make my pores look huge. I do with the same size was a little bigger but it is a higher end product so i do get why it is so small. Something that do find quite cool about this is that it doesn't actually launch until December, so unfortunately i can't link you to it. I haven't yet received a product that hasn't launched so i do think that this is a cool thing to receive. 


Grab Your Melons Shower Gel
Full Size - RRP £1.50

This shower gel smells amazing, as the name says it has a super strong melon smell. Now although full size this is quite a small shower gel. I'm not sure how much I'm going to love it as it is a super strong scent, which although i love, is a little too strong. I'm going to try it out but i do think that it's going to be one of those products that i don't end up fully using.


Balance Me Pure Skin Facewash
RRP £16

I have so many face wash samples it's insane so i wasn't to excited to see this one in my birchbox. One thing i do love about this product is that it's 99% natural, i have quite sensitive skin so natural face washes are always a good thing. The same is also quite a decent size compared to other samples I've received. It's definitely a herbal smelling face wash which isn't my favourite but it isn't too bad. I'm going to try it out and hopefully it will help clear my skin.


This Months Total RRP

£58.70


This months Birchbox was a collaboration with the charity CoppaFeel a charity that raises awareness for Breast Cancer, a illness that is very close to my heart. In each box you received a reminder card and a sticker to remind you to 'Coppafeel' when in the shower to check your breasts. I know that talking about this kind of stuff is taboo but it is such an important thing to not only check but also talk about it, so many people have no idea what the signs of breast cancer are or even what the illness entails so i am definitely going to be keeping these around so that i remember to check and i hope that now i have shown you this that you remember and spread the word too.  

Overall I'm quite happy with this months box, I'm super excited to try out the Ecotools sponges and the Porefessionals primer. It is one of the better boxes that I've received over the past few months so I'm quite happy with it. I do however wish that there were more of a variety of products instead of sending the same few things each month just different brands. 

f you want to try out Birchbox feel free to use my link to get £5 off your first box making it just £7.95! 

 I hope you've enjoyed this months unboxing!
If you have any other boxes you would like me to unbox let me know in the comments below!

Thanks for Reading,
Love,
Soph
xoxo



Disclaimer- If you do use my link to purchase your Birchbox i do receive some Birchbox points as a 'reward'






10 comments:

  1. These actually seem like some really interesting products in this months box! I really love the sound of the colour correcting too, and the melon wash haha x

    Kayleigh Zara ��www.kayleighzaraa.com

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    1. Now i've had chance to try the sponges i'd definitely say that they're my favourite they're so soft and they blend products perfectly.

      Soph
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  2. I am always a bit wary of beauty boxes coz every time I have been disappointed but this one looks quite cool. All the products sound rather interesting! Love that contour stick! x corinne

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    1. I used to be the same, i think that i'm going to be switching to a different box in the new year though.

      Soph
      xoxo

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  3. Life sometimes just takes over and our priorities shift, so don't worry at all about taking a break m'lovely! It happens to us all! I'm really impressed at the value of all of these products in the box, sounds fab if you ask me! I think it's fantastic that they've partnered with CoppaFeel as well, talking about cancer is so important so that we're all aware! Fab post with lovely photos!

    Abbey 😘 http://www.abbeylouisarose.co.uk

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    1. I always feel bad when i take a break but sometimes it's just what i need! I definitely agree it's so important to raise awareness about cancer and i think that this was a great way to do it. I'm glad you enjoyed the post

      Soph
      xoxo

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  4. Hi, I love subscription boxes they are a fab idea. I’m not sure about beauty ones though due to sensitive skin, the contour stick did get my attention though.

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    1. When you first sign up you fill in a 'Beauty Profile' where you can specify that you have sensitive skin so it could still work for you, i'd definetley look into it! They're super fun to receive each month!

      Soph
      xoxo

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  5. I love that this months box is supporting Coppafeel, its such an amazing charity! I love Porefessional too, never tried the pearl one though.

    Abi xo | www.wanderlustdaydreaming.co.uk

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    1. I love the Coppafeel collaboration it's such a good way to spread awareness! I finally tried it out today and i honestly didn't see much of a difference from the original!

      Soph
      xoxo

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