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.
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.
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.
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.