Review: October Birchbox
Happy Halloween guys! Hope you're all having a great weekend so far. Sorry I'm a bit late on posting October's Birchbox. I just got it recently and I haven't had the opportunity to post it until now.
I'm pretty excited about this box because it's full of goodies that I've been wanting to try - Eyeko mascara and Egyptian Magic cream. Also, I'm excited to announce that I'll be giving away a box to one lucky IG follower in Canada. The winner will get the same box I'm reviewing here. To enter, just follow the instructions on my IG post. Good luck!
OCTOBER BIRCHBOX FIRST IMPRESSIONS
- UICE BEAUTY GREEN APPLE PEEL SENSITIVE
SAMPLE SIZE: 7.8ml
There's probably enough use for about 4-6 face peels in here. At first I thought it was going to be one of those products that solidify on the face and then peel off, but that's not what this product is since it has a watery texture. Apply it to the face for 10 mins and then rinse off to reveal a brighter complexion. I tried it on the back of my hand while I did this review and I can't wait to try it on my face. Juice Beauty makes all natuaural organic skincare and this Green Apple Peel is one of their top sellers.
- EYEKO BLACK MAGIC MASCARA
SAMPLE SIZE: 4ml
I'm so excied to see Eyeko Mascara in my Birchbox. This mascara comes highly rated. I've always wanted to try it and I just never knew where to get it. It's water water-resistant, curls and adds volume. Hopefully it doesn't smudge or clump. I'll update you guys in a later review.
- PARLOUR BY JEFF CHASTAIN MOISTURIZING & REPARING SHAMPOO & CONDITIONER
SAMPLE SIZE: 30ml (shampoo) and 12ml (conditioner)
First impression: This shampoo smells really nice!!! Actually, it almost smells like green apples. I didn't smell the conditioner since it's in a sealed packet so I'll just have to wait until I take it with me on a trip. There's probably enough product for about 2 uses in these. The Birchbox card says they're lightweight, sulfate-free and nutrient rich.
- VASANTI COSMETICS ALL STAR 2-IN-1 FACE & FACE PRIMER
SAMPLE SIZE: 5ml
Diana, my BFF, tells me that Vasanti is a Canadian brand. This face primer feels lightweight and smooth when I swatched it on the back of my hand. I'm a bit primer-obsessed at the moment, and I have about 3 of them in my makeup collection, so I'm looking forward to trying this.
- EGYPTIAN MAGIC ALL-PURPOSE SKIN CREAM
SAMPLE SIZE: 0.25 fl oz
For years, I've been hearing that this stuff is incredible. It's all natural, and it's got a multitude of uses - it can be used as a moisturizer, to help heal burns and for treating cuts and scrapes. Diana's mom has eczema and she bought it for her a few years ago. She said it's incredibly emollient and is unscented. My hands are really dry from the cold weather, and this feels amazing on.