October 2020 Birchbox Review

What’s in Birchbox this month? Each month Birchbox has a theme for the beauty products that they send you. October 2020’s box had the message of “Self love is the best kind of love”. Find out what’s inside this month’s Birchbox beauty box.

Self love is the only kind of love

Self-love is all about looking after your own happiness. It is not vain or indulgent to look after your wellbeing. If a little luxury or pampering is what you need to give you an inner and outer smile, then do it. 

Also, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. So Birchbox has teamed up with Look Good Feel Better, a charity providing confidence-boosting workshops to those suffering from the visible side effects of cancer. For all pictures of the October box uploaded using the hashtag #BirchboxPinkUK, Birchbox is donating £1 to the charity. 

Enjoying the autumn sunshine in my garden and my self love is the best kind of love bag from my October 2020 Birchbox

What’s in the box?

This month the box was replaced with a stylish pink tote bag, with the slogan Self love is the best kind of love. 

Anatomicals Shower of Love Bergamot Cream Body Cleanser 

I have had a few Anatomicals products through my Birchbox subscription. The Birchbox exclusive 50ml deluxe size body cleanser is the perfect size for my gym bag. (Even though they are closed for 8 days in October – stupid firebreak lockdown.) It does not have a strong scent, but I felt clean and refreshed after a vigorous workout.

RRP £2

Balance Me Beauty Sleep Hyaluronic Mist

I do have a favourite sleep mist from This Works – Deep Sleep Pillow Spray. The 10ml sample size hyaluronic mist from the brand Balance Me is different. It has a spicier fragrance, and instead of spraying on your pillow, you put the mist on your chest and throat. I do like it, it helped me drift off to sleep quickly, and I had a good nights rest. However, I prefer to inhale the fragrance rather than apply it. 

RRP £20 (full size)

Beaver Professional Cherry Blossom Conditioner

I have not used the sample size of the Beaver Professional conditioner as yet. I usually keep these for staycations or short trips away. It is ideal for thin hair, helping to thicken it and detangle. My hair is very long and thin, so this has been a perfect pick by the Birchbox team. I think I’ll get two uses out of it. It smells divine!

RRP £19.40 (full size)

Estée Lauder Perfectly Clean Multi-Action Foam Cleanser

I have had a sample of this in the past, not from Birchbox, and it is a fantastic cleanser. You massage onto wet skin before rinsing off. You can also use it as a mask, which I did as a deep cleanse. You massage into dry skin leave for 5-minutes and rinse. It also breaks down and removes mascara – always a massive plus. My face does feel fresh and clean after using it, however a little tight. Nothing a good moisturising can’t sort out though!

RRP £24 (full size)

Kiss & Smink Cream Stick – Everything Santorini

Every Birchbox subscriber will receive this full-sized product in October 2020. The multi-purpose cream stick can be used on eyes, cheeks or lips. You were given a chance to pick between two colours, but I left it up for a surprise. The ‘Everything Santorini’ shade arrived, which is a coral colour. To be honest, I wasn’t that bothered about it. I have rosacea, so I knew I couldn’t use this on my cheeks, and it’s not a colour I’d use on my eyes. However, the colour is excellent for autumn – or when on holiday somewhere warm. (Fingers crossed we can all get away soon.)

RRP £15


What is a Birchbox subscription?

Each month you are sent at least 5 beauty products. You pay monthly but have to sign up to 3, 6 or 12 months. 

Can you customise Birchbox?

To a certain extent, you can customise your Birchbox. There is a survey which will tell the team what type of skin you have, your hair and other preferences. 

What does Birchbox send?

It is a mix of make-up, skincare and haircare. It is a great chance to try new brands and products.

Are Birchbox products full size?

You get at least one full-size product in each monthly box.

What size are Birchbox samples?

They are all different sizes. They range from something you can use once or a few times. Occasionally you get a deluxe size item, it’s bigger than a sample, but not quite full-size. 

Is Birchbox worth it?

I think so, I have been receiving them since November 2017. It is an excellent opportunity to try out or be introduced to new brands and products. Subscribers also get 10% of the products you have had in your box from the online shop. Once you have been a subscriber for 6 months, you become a Birchbox VIP with additional benefits.

How to cancel Birchbox

It’s straightforward to cancel your Birchbox subscription. Simply log in to your account, and under the “Subscriptions” tab, you will find the cancellation procedure. Can I cancel my Birchbox at any time? Yes, you can. However, plans cannot be paused, and monthly boxes cannot be skipped.

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Enjoy and take advantage of my Birchbox Promo Code. Do you want 30% off your subscription? You can choose a 3, 6, or 12-month subscription.

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