Anybody else disappointed that the October Box wasn’t some kind of Halloween theme? I mean…the box could have at least been Halloween themed. I enjoy all the October Halloween themed things. I kind of expect it from the subscription boxes. Oh Well.
The box itself is pretty enough. It’s kind of plain but pretty. The box and tissue paper are pink for Breast Cancer Awareness and the info card says that Birchbox has helped fund one year of Breast Cancer Research.
The products this month are not my cup of tea. I don’t really want to keep any of them. Well, maybe one of them but it isn’t a huge favorite or anything.
Eau Thermale Avene
Thermal Spring Water
I’m not entirely sure what this is….hydrating mist I guess? A lot of the writing on the bottle is in what I think is French. The things in English say it’s soothing and softening and that it’s for sensitive skin. I’m not personally willing to try it, though. I’ve been getting a lot of breakouts from trying random products. So, I’m not going to try very many random brands anymore when it comes to face products.
Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk
Why do I get so many dry shampoos? This one smells like cheap hairspray. I’m not a fan. They always smell way to perfume-y. My daughter sneezed when I sprayed this stuff to try it. I don’t think it did much to my hair, either but my hair was clean when I tried it. Sooooo who knows.
I don’t need a new mascara. I have a lot already. So, I’ll likely be passing this one on. Seems like a decent mascara….it’s black…no funky smell.
Suuuuuuuper glittery illuminator. I like glitter. I’ll keep this and use it. I’m always up for more glittery stuff.
Ultra-Fine Microfiber Sheet Mask
This is supposed to sooth troubled skin and correct uneven skin tone. I’ll be passing this on. So….I have no idea how well it works. It’s really big, though. I think it only contains one sheet for one use.
This month’s box was not the best. Also, 3 of the 5 products have mostly writing I can’t read on them. Which doesn’t mean anything is wrong with them but in one case I can’t even read the ingredients (at least not without opening the plastic on the product).
I only plan to keep Birchbox until December. That will be a year of having it and that was all I ever planned to keep it. So, this is nearing the end of my time with Birchbox. Boxes like this make me not mind that particular fact. I think I’m just over beauty boxes in general.