I am really excited to be sharing with you all my latest Box subscription box content, with Birchbox UK!
It’s the first time I purchased into the Birchbox box services & was excited to try out the products they had on offer. I took advantage of a 50% off discount code they had, and thought to myself, why not! Plus that & I had a feeling that their christmas edition would be great!
The Birchbox arrived 2 weeks after ordering, which is alright considering I ordered it at the beginning of December, and the content of this months Birchbox came inside a Party clutch bag. I must admit although I admired the green textiles on the bag & thought to myself oh how Christmasy, I didn’t quite like the design when it was teamed with a black & gold sections on the clutch bag :(!!!
Other than the Clutch bag, I’ll talk about the content inside, which is why I really wanted to try out this months Birchbox!
Inside I was reintroduced to many brands I was familiar with including Rituals, Ciate London, Liz Earle & Benefit Cosmetics & was introduced to 2 new brands I never heard about before trying out the box; L.Erickson & ModelCo! I didn’t know what to anticipate before trying this box, as this was the first time I purchased the Birchbox! I must admit although I was excited to try some of the high end brands listed above but I was a little disappointed at the lack of full sized products available in the box! As I’ve tried many box subscription services including Glossybox & almost all the time their items are full sized & you’re paying about the same price as Birchbox!
Benefit Cosmetics – The Ultimate Party kit (Sample Sized) – Full Size RRP / £41
This duo was a little Hit & Miss for me, I really wanted to try the Push Up Liner through hearing a lot about it, however when I finally got to try the sample in this duo, I found the formula to be very drying and heavy! Not what you need in an eyeliner! But on the upside, I got to sample the Puff Off cream to help rejuvinate tired eyes and brighten them up which I loved and felt my eyes were brighter and fresher. So the sample will definitely make me purchase the full size!
ModelCo – The Perfect Pout in Smitten (Full Sized) – Set of 3 RRP / £15.50
I really dislike the colour of this, it’s really not for me & that is why I’m harsh about it. It’s a shame that this was the only full sized product within the content, as I would have preferred one of the other products as a full size! The colour is a semi – Matte lipstick & that’s something I just don’t like, it either has to be a satin finish or a matte finish! but not in between :(!!!
Ciate London – Nail polish in Dangerous Affair (Sample Sized) – Full Size RRP / £9
Such a gorgeous colour, I’m a massive fan of the Ciate London nail polish range. They last for long & the quality of the polishes are exceptional. I was excited by the colour I received. It is a gorgeous deep Burgundy red, perfect for the upcoming festivities!
Liz Earle – Cleanse & Polish (Sample Sized 30Ml – Full Size RRP / £14
This is probably the star product of the lot! The Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish came with a Muslin cloth & instruction guide on how to use. I loved this as instantly after the first use when cleansing my face, I found that my face was exfoliated and felt cleaner and fresher within minutes. The Muslin cloth procedure of polishing definitely does bring about an exciting way of cleaning your face, and I love it & will definitely purchase the full size version of this!
Rituals – T’ai Chi Foaming Shower Gel (Sample Sized) – Full Size RRP / £8.50
I loved this little shower gel sample. I love the Rituals brand in general. Their products usually smell sensational & this shower gel was no exception. I loved the fusion of White Lotus amd Nourishing Yi Yi Ren! I love the foaming nature of the gel, as it transforms into a gel into foam with the contact of water! Love, love, love and would definitely recommend trying this one out too!
L. Erickson – Grab & Go Ponytail Holder – (Sample Sized) – Set of 15 RRP / £15.00
Definitely unimpressed with this one the most. It felt like it was just added inside the box content for a laugh! I would have liked to see at least 3 or 4 inside the bag considering you’d get a set of 15 in the full sized product! 🙁 I like the theory behind the hair band though being a metal free option for tying up your hair whilst doing makeup or on the go. But it just doesn’t appeal to me much & would have liked to see another beauty product or makeup tool instead!
Birchbox UK – December 2015 – All that Christmas Box Edition – |HERE| £10.00 + £2.95 for P&P
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