November has absolutely flown by! It feels like we’ve just said goodbye to the summer and now winter is upon us! With another month comes another lovely Birchbox. Yet again I’m really happy with the contents of this fabulous beauty subscription box. I’ve now been subscribed for nearly two years and I’m always amazed by how many fantastic products I’ve got to try through the boxes.
This months box is another really pretty one. Since Birchbox started using pretty patterned boxes rather than the old brown ones, I’ve started using them to keep bits and bobs in. They’re great for organising make-up and jewellery. This month’s box is a collaboration with Skinny Dip and includes a discount voucher for the store.
So what did I think of this months products? I always like a box with a good mixture of skin, hair and make-up products. This was one of my first boxes which didn’t contain anything for my hair, but overall I was pretty impressed.
The first product was a full sized Mascara from So Susan. I’m not familiar with the brand so this was the first product I’d tried from them. The Featherlash Mascara is a nice subtle mascara in a perfect black shade. The effect is subtle and it really spreads the lashes for a naturally full look. Perfect for everyday make-up.
My only misgiving with the product is purely a matter of personal taste. I don’t really like mascaras with brush wands. I prefer plastic comb ones as I feel they suit my lashes batter. So although this a great product, its just not for me. The usual price for the mascara is £18.
The second full sized product in the box, was a rather wonderful hand-cream from Cowshed. In the colder months I definitely need a good hand-cream to carry around and keep my hands feeling happy. This one is lovely and moisturising without feeling sticky and it smells amazing.
I’m really happy with this product and it’s probably my favourite in the box. It has a real luxury feel to it and I’m definitely going to keep this in my handbag and use it everyday. The hand cream is available from £8.
Another really useful product is the Absolution La Créme de Teint. This is a very faint tinted moisturiser which you apply over your moisturiser instead of foundation. I really like to let my skin breath so mid-week if I’m not going anywhere special I prefer to go very light on my make-up. This is perfect for brightening the complexion without a build up of heavy product and I absolutely love it. The full sized product costs £35.
I’ve used a few Lord and Berry products before and always been quite happy with them. The Silhouette Neutral Lipliner is a very handy little product. It works in the same way as a coloured lipliner, ensuring a neat finish without any bleeding. However being clear you can use it with any colour lipstick and it’s super subtle. I haven’t had a chance to test it properly, but I think its a great idea and very useful. The full sized liner costs £9.
It’s a lovely cream and I love the scent and the great list of ingredients, however I prefer slightly heavier face creams so although it’s clearly a very product this one isn’t something I’d buy again. The full sized product is £34.
The last product in box somehow passed me by when I was taking my pictures, sorry! I’ve tried quite a few English Laundry perfumes through birch box and I’m always really pleased with their old fashioned classic fragrances. On this occasion i tried the Notting hill Femme Eau de Parfum. I love spicy winter scents and this one, which is a feminine take on their classic men’s fragrance is perfect for me. The full sized perfume costs £60.
I really loved this box. it was great to have a box full of high end and luxury products, which is one of the things that first attracted me to try Birchbox. I really feel they’ve upped their game in recent months and I’ve not been disappointed for a while.
See how this box compares to last year’s November Birchbox.
If you’d like to receive a monthly Birchbox too, I have a refer a friend link with add £5 worth of points to your account. These can be used to buy full sized products in the Birchbox shop.