If last week was Fragrance Week on here, it seems this week is Beauty Box Week since this is the third beauty box post this week! The Birchbox November 2015 is a collaboration with accessories brand Skinnydip, so consequently, the box comes in two designs, both of which fall under the seashell theme.
In the November 2015 Birchbox you get a £10 voucher to use at Skinnydip. There’s also an optional upgrade to get the matching phone case for £4, which is the case above.
The contents of the Birchbox November 2015 are decent, but dinky. I think there’s only one full sized product – correct me if I’m wrong – which might ruffle feathers considering we’re quite used to getting a couple of full-sized items in boxes. However, there are some good brand and hopefully that’ll make up for the smaller sizes.
First up, there’s a sample of REN Wake Wonderful Night Time Facial, which I believe is the newest launch from the brand. I love REN and I’m always happy to try anything new from them, so I’m looking forward to getting stuck into this. Another brand I love is Trilogy, so I’m happy to see their new Make-Up Be Gone Cleansing Balm in the box, albeit quite a small pot! Finally there’s the Lord & Berry Silhouette Neutral Lip Liner which, when I first got out of the box, I swatched and thought how rubbish this white eyeliner is…thankfully, it isn’t a white liner, and instead is a colourless lip liner that keeps lipstick in place, so a very handy inclusion in the box.
I was thinking yesterday that I need to add a new hand cream to my hand bag as my last one ran out, so the arrival of the Cowshed Cow Pat Hand Cream is perfectly timed. I rarely get overly excited about how product inclusions as they’re so often unsuitable for my hair type, but I might get a bit of use from the Living Proof Restore Instant Repair Cream which is designed to extend the time between hair appointments. Finally, there’s an English Laundry perfume sample called Notting Hill. I’m yet to smell an English Laundry sample that I haven’t really liked and this one is no exception, but it sits last on the list as I don’t love the idea of perfume samples in beauty boxes, even if they are just little extras. You can subscribe to Birchbox here – link – for £12.95 all in.