|Birchbox UK| December 2015 – All that Christmas Edition

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 CosmeticsThe 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!

ModelCoThe 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 LondonNail 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 EarleCleanse & 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!

RitualsT’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. EricksonGrab & 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 UKDecember 2015 – All that Christmas Box Edition – |HERE| £10.00 + £2.95 for P&P


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    1. I really love the Look Fantastic & Glossybox subscription services! They give amazing box content & usually have more than 1 full sized product! 🙂 the Glossybox usually has 5 full sized products! Which is amazing! Xoxo

    1. Thanks so much Kate, yeah it’s a shame that I couldn’t love everything however The I did love the nail polish 🙂 such a great find in the box! & the Rituals shower gel is amazing! I adore their product ranges you have to try their stuff you’ll love them!! 🙂 xoxo

    1. Thanks so much Monica, I’m glad I found a few good products but didn’t like the over all variety of the products! 🙁 such a shame! But I’m glad it introduced me to the Liz Earle Cleanse & polish which I LOVE! <3 xoxo

    1. Haha, tell me about it Shireen & it was meant to be a Christmas special! I found it pointless to have one hairband! Other than that on the one hand, loved the Liz Earle & Rituals products they were great finds 🙂 xoxo

    1. Thanks Ivana, such a shame that the clutch bag wasn’t my style! Otherwise It would have been a lovely bag to carry out to a party! Thanks so much sweetheart! Some of the products were great to try! 🙂 xoxo

  1. Great choice in subscribing to Birchbox, I’ve been considering doing the same lately myself! The Ciate nail polish looks beautiful – I have a newfound appreciation for the brand since opening the doors of their advent calendar this month 🙂

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice

    1. Thanks so much Gabrielle, oh trust me the obsession with me & Ciate is unreal! I absolutely love their polishes :)! Aww really! I haven’t tried the Ciate Advent Calendar 🙊 that sounds amazing 🙂 xoxo

  2. I started paying for this again and I felt 50/50 about it which is the same as always I guess, I think I am weird as I am lazy and like getting perfume samples so I don’t have to go to store, but it seem a bit sparce and that the clutch bag was to compensate xxx

  3. I’m yet to try any kind of subscription box, there’s always just something that puts me off. I’d love to try one in the new year though and maybe I will give birch box a go. I wouldn’t be too impressed with the Ponytail Holder either x

    Beauty with charm

    1. Heheh, I was like that until I tried Glossybox & fell in love with that box subscription! & then I tried a couple look fantastic ones & I loved them, then this one & I was really disappointed with the content inside xoxo

  4. I haven’t subscribed to any beauty boxes before. It does seem like this box is quite disappointing for a Christmas edition, but the Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish is a nice product 🙂

    Velvet Blush

    1. absolutely, I wish I had bought into a different Christmas box other than this, but that being said, I’m glad it introduced me to the Liz Earle cleanse & polish 😛 ! xoxo

    1. hehe, yeah they did, I think they did this as a Christmas special! 😛 where do you live sweetheart? I’ll check if they ship to your country! <3 xoxo

    1. I think the hair band was a bit pointless to be fair! I will dismiss that little flaw however, as I found some treats as well 🙂 including the Rituals & the Liz Earle one <3 🙂 xoxo

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