What Birchbox November 2018 Sample Should You Pick?
We have the sample choice and curated box spoilers for the November 2018 Birchbox! (Sample choice will open on October 29th for Aces, October 30th for everyone else).
If you aren’t familiar, every month, Birchbox subscribers can pick one of their samples and get surprised by the 4 other items in the box, or pick the curated box.
For November, Birchbox sent me the samples + curated box early so I can answer any questions you might have and help you make your choice!
The sample choice options are:
CHOICE 1: LOC Liquid Shimmer in Aurora – FULL SIZE! Retail Value $10
(Just a heads up – this is full size, but LOC sizes are smaller than your average size for that product, and they are priced accordingly.)
This eyeshadow formula is amazing! Intense pigment and shimmer, and it doesn’t budge once it sets! (But it’s still easy to remove with cleanser + water at the end of the day.) The color is a lilac pink shimmer.
Here is Marne swatching it for us:
Who I’d recommend this for: Anyone looking for easy-to-wear, bold eyeshadow looks. (This could also double as a highlighter, but it dries pretty quickly, so you will need to blend quickly, too!)
CHOICE 2: LXMI Creme du Nil – 7 ml Value $11.28
This is a lightweight formula that can be used as a day or night cream. This cream absorbed well, and it left my skin with a dewy finish. (They recommend using this before makeup, but it probably wouldn’t work well if you are going for a matte look.) The formula was gentle on my skin, and the scent was subtle and reminded me of cucumber.
Who I’d recommend this for: Anyone looking for ingredient-conscious skincare. And a little goes a long way, (I only needed a pea sized amount), so this should last at least a week.
CHOICE 3: Number 4 Jour d’automne Smoothing Balm – 1 oz Value $5.88
This is a lightweight hair balm designed to help fight frizz and protect against heat. The scent is light and lovely, too.
Who I’d recommend this for: Anyone with coarse and/or frizzy hair.
And here is the November 2018 curated box:
- Air Repair Protect + Prevent Hydrating Serum – 4 ml Value $3.59
- Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real Lengthening Mascara – 3 g Value $8
- LOC Glow Squad Quad Single in Bubbly – FULL SIZE! Value $8
- too cool for school All-in-One Egg Mellow Cream – 15 ml Value $10.20
- amika Soulfood Nourishing Mask – 20 ml Value $4
Here’s the LOC glow squad swatched:
It’s creamy, easy to blend, and you can tone down the shimmer if you need to.
Who I recommend the curated box for: In general, I always recommend the curated box if you are value-conscious. This one has a total value: $33.79. This box is a great mix of skincare, haircare, and makeup, and the brands are great.
And if you haven’t tried the Mellow Cream yet – go for this box. It’s a 5-in-1 cream that can be used as a serum, priming moisturizer, eye cream, neck cream, and sleeping mask! It’s super hydrating and infused with egg yolk extract, egg white, and collagen to help firm skin. (Plus I love this type of product for travel – keeps my cosmetic bag light!)
What do you think of the spoilers for the November 2018 Birchbox? Do you have any questions about the products?
If you haven’t signed up for Birchbox yet, there’s still time to sign up and get to pick your sample (or curated box) for November! Sign up by end of the day on October 24th, and you’ll be able to participate in sample choice!
Full details: Enter code GALGLOW in promo code field at checkout to redeem a free mini Benefit Cosmetics GALifornia Sunny Golden Pink Blush with the purchase of a women’s rebillable subscription. Your gift will be included with your first Birchbox shipment within 10 business days of your order date. Valid for new subscribers only; offer available while supplies last. One code per order.