Birchbox November 2018

Birchbox November 2018PIN IT

The November 2018 Birchbox isn’t that great, if I’m too be completely honest.  It’s a gorgeous design and I had very high hopes when I saw that it was themed around Disney’s The Nutcracker, but actually, there isn’t much of a link between the products and the theme, which is a shame and a real missed opportunity.

Birchbox November 2018PIN IT

The Birchbox November 2018 box contains five products with a fairly good mix, although all are a bit on the small side.  There are some good brands and fairly interesting products, but on opening, it was a little underwhelming as everything looked rather tiny and uninspiring, which is normally just about acceptable if there’s one standout, ‘wow’ product, but I don’t think there appears to be on in this month’s box.

Birchbox November 2018PIN IT

The product that piqued the most interest for me is the Manna Kadar Cosmetics Diamond Dust Roller Shadow, which would be in shade Pixie or Enchanted.  I like the idea of a rollerball eyeshadow (although it might be a bit more novel than practical – watch this space!) and I think the shades are decent.  I’m also pleased to see the Paul & Joe Illuminating Foundation Primer, as I really like the brand, but my word this is a small sample! There’s also a Spacemasks Self-Heating Eye Mask which sounds fabulously relaxing to use.

Birchbox November 2018PIN IT

The Dr Pawpaw Original Clear Balm is a timely inclusion as it’s definitely dry lip season.  The final product is the Polaar Polar Night Cream, which promises to be a “great night’s sleep in a pot” and apparently contains an ingredient that reacts to the blue light of the moon, although it’s unclear exactly what that reaction is…The Birchbox November 2018 is out now and you can subscribe for £10 a month plus £2.95 P&P – find out all the info you need here – link.

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  • missbeautysaver
    November 8, 2018

    Hi Sascha!
    This does look a bit underwhelming given the absolutely dazzling Disney theme… Still, I guess £12.95 for all of this isn’t too bad, especially as it’s even delivered straight to your front door.
    Tbh, the box is probably worth a few quid in itself because it’s beautiful and useful for storage.
    The mask actually sounds fab, as does the lip balm. The Paul & Joe primer sounds nice while the eyeshadow and night cream look like they might also be good.
    I can’t help but think Birchbox is still a bit hit and miss each month.
    Lovely review. x
    Hanna |

    • Sascha
      November 9, 2018

      That’s such a good point – I do tend to forget that it’s a small amount to pay for a box of beauty goodies. It is a bit hit and miss though, and I wish they’d chuck in a few more full-sized bits! xx

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