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This October everything turns pink including this month’s Birchbox  to support Breast Cancer Awareness Month in partnership with CoppaFeel, a charity who’s objective is to to stamp out late detection of breast cancer. As well as a great beauty line up there is also vital and useful information within the box to ensure that we all know the signs and symptoms of breast cancer, know what your boobs look and feel like normally and have the confidence to approach a healthcare professional should you have any concerns.

As well as supporting a great cause during Breast Cancer Awareness Month , this month’s theme is “Work It” and as we see Summer draw to a close, Birchbox are here to help you work it through your 9 to 5 and beyond – everything from your signature look to your to-do list.

Birchbox is a monthly beauty subscription service. The box consists of  4-5 selected hair, make-up and beauty products from well-known brands and new brands. They also include a lifestyle extra within their box too. Birchbox also have an online shop where you can purchase all the brands which have been featured in their boxes. Their reward program really is something to shout about too.

This month’s box showcases a great beauty line up with all area’s covered,  some of which are pink too! The box features a good balance of products and includes of selection of skincare, make up, hair, bodycare and a lifestyle extra in the form of a exclusive Birchbox pen disguised as pink lipstick.  The iconic drawstring bag has also been replaced this month will an adorable pink make-up bag.

The content’s of the October Birchbox contents will vary. To see what you may receive please click here

I have an exclusive promo code for all my readers where you can get your first Birchbox for only £7.95 including P&P at the end of my post. 

 1.Balance Me Cleanse and Smooth Face Balm – Sample Size 40ml. Full Size 125ml RRP £20.00

The Balance Me range is one of my all time favourites mainly because of their all natural and no nasties philosophy.

This dual cleansing balm aims to smooth skin, whilst enhancing natural radiance by exfoliating away dead skin cells with it’s tiny particles of oatmeal. It’s infused with natural oils help to soften and hydrate the skin which is perfect for using in the evening to remove all traces of make-up and dirt.

I found this slightly heavy on my oily skin, the formula is quite thick although it did manage to remove my make-up effortlessly.  My skin felt deeply cleansed and very soft indeed. This balm would certainly suit those with dry thirsty skin and with Autumn kicking in it’s great for a surge of moisture as well as a deep clean.

2. KMS California Free Shape Hot Flex Creme – Sample Size 50ml. Full Size RRP £15.50

My second KMS California hair product this month in the form of a smoothing cream which is great to accompany my blow dry spray.

The KMS California Free Shape Hot Flex Creme is a heat activated smoothing and shaping cream that has been formulated to transform coarse and unruly hair types to leave hair with a gorgeous healthy shine. I was pleased to read that this also smooths frizz which is one of the issues I have with my unruly hair especially when it comes into contact with rain or humidity. The cream is also formulated with added heat protection and anti–breakage technology and is applied on damp hair before blow drying.

The cream itself is quite light weight, isn’t sticky to the touch and smells really pleasant. I will be trying this out on my next hair washing day to see if it controls and manages my frizzy hair.

3. Pixi Shea Butter Lip Balm – Full Size RRP £8.00

I’m a Pixi virgin and have been meaning to try their products for a while however I can always rely on Birchbox to bring me something from my long wishlist. I’m delighted to have received the Pixi Shea Butter Lip Balm which comes in an incredible full size.

This pretty lip balm is packed with lip loving ingredients such as shea butter and Vitamin E and smells utterly delicious.

The lip balm itself is incased in pink and inside is a soothing, creamy and hydrating balm which feels very comfortable on the lips. I received the shade Ripe Rasberry which is a sheer vibrant pink shade and surprisingly it’s quite pigmented and gives a great pop of colour.

4. Meaningful Beauty Glowing Serum – Sample size 8ml. Full Size 15ml RRP £30.95

Over 10 years ago, Cindy and Dr. Sebagh began collaborating to bring his amazing formulas to women everywhere in the form of Meaningful Beauty. Since that initial launch, they utilised the latest scientific innovation and enhanced it with advanced formulations and new anti-ageing products.

I wasn’t even aware that Cindy Crawford had her own beauty line and Birchbox makes my first ever introduction in the form of the Meaningful Beauty Glowing Serum.

This luxe serum, which Dr. Sebagh calls his “models secret,” contains soy protein, marine botanicals, minerals and antioxidants and is designed to help smooth and condition, leaving your complexion with a youthful, luminous glow, whilst also boosting hydration.

I like that the sample comes with a pump applicator ensuring there’s minimal wastage.

5. Shaveworks The Cool Fix  – Sample Size 29ml. Full Size 60ml RRP £11.00

How many times have you rushed shaving your legs in the shower or run out of shaving gel resulting in your skin looking like a plucked chicken? I have many times and it’s not just the unsightly look it’s also the pain and irritation which comes with hair removal whether it be shaving or waxing.

This soothing blue gel alleviates shaving and waxing woes and targets ingrown hairs, razor bumps, razor burn, and redness. The ingredient’s ensure that your skin is completely chilled out with it’s essential solution that delivers calming benefits for all skin types.

The scent is quite medicinal and the sample itself is good sized for a few applications. I can see myself reaching out for this when I’m in need of a rescue me fix!

6. Lifestyle Extra – Birchbox Lipstick Pen –  £2.50

There’s a great addition to this month’s box  – an exclusive designed Birchbox pen disguised as a pink lipstick. It’s so adorable! Whether you’re making a list for your next shopping trip, putting together your Christmas present list or ticking off the tasks within the Birchbox 14-day planner,  this pen will make it a bit more fun!

I work in an office with two males who always ask to borrow my pens and funnily enough I never see them again. This pen is perfect as they certainly won’t be walking off with this one and it’s pretty unique so will be spotted quite easily!

7. Birchbox Pink Make-up Bag

Lastly is a pretty baby pink make-up bag which replaces the iconic Birchbox drawstring bag this month.

It’s good sized and will easily pop into your handbag to carry all of your daily essential make-up items when on the go.

My Verdict

I adore this month’s Birchbox in aid of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, in particular the collaboration with Coopafeel which really stands out for me not to forget the great beauty line up which has a great balance of products. Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK and this month, Birchbox and Coopafeel have covered all area’s to ensure we are all more breast aware by delivering vital information to all their subscribers.

As well as supporting a great cause I love the theme and the selected brands and products within the box and everything is very useable. I’ve also discovered Pixi which I’ve been meaning to try for a while and look forward to making some additional purchases via the Birchbox online shop.

This month’s box includes an amazing 7 items featuring well known brands and some great new discoveries for me. The samples are really decent sized too which gives you an opportunity to really road test the products.  The inclusion of the exclusive Birchbox pen and make-up bag finishes off the box perfectly, focusing on all things pink in aid of Breast Cancer Awareness month.

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