Beauty: What's in my December Birchbox.

Monday, 23 December 2013


I recently signed up to Birchbox. Back in the day when beauty boxes were new on the scene I think there was one point that I had 3 different subscriptions. It then got to the point where I needed the cash rather than a few new samples each month so I cancelled them all. Being in the position to start treating myself once a month I signed up to Birchbox after seeing a few posts on their previous boxes and liking the contents.The theme for the December box is 'Sparkle and Shine' containing a number of products to help you get through this festive time of the year. 

This was a new concept to me, I'd never heard of a hair spray that wasn't an aeresol. Am I out of the loop or is this new? It is said that this particular product will hold your style, yet provide flexibility and shine. I'll be giving this a go during the festive period as I have a few social events coming up so I'll be putting a bit more effort into the styling of my hair! 

I will admit, when I saw on the Birchbox Facebook page there was the posibility I would be getting one of these sets I was excited. However, I hate velvet, it makes my tongue go funny! haha So I was a bit dissapointed to get this version rather than glitter or sequins! But hey that is the luck of the draw! I might see if my mum want's it. She like's novelty things like this! 

Twistband £10 for a pack of 6

Id heard about these hair ties from watching various Youtube channels. I know using hairbands with metal on them can damage your hair, so it made sense that someone came up with the idea of just using bits of coloured elastic tied at one end. I do think it's a bit rip off though.. I mean, it's not hard to go a local haberdashery shop and get yourself some elastic and do it yourself. Which will cost you probably less than a quid! 

A good choice for this box as a lot of us will be burning the candle at both ends and getting a bit merry I think! This is a skin booster serum you use before you moisturise. It will help to boost radiance, balance and hydrate your skin. With the partying that will go on in the next couple of weeks I will swiftly be adding this little gem into my routine. I hope it works! 

Even though loose pigments are a bit of a pain in the bum to use, this one is a gorgeous champagne shade which I will be sure to get a lot of use of. It is a very pretty shimmer shade which will work well alongside the neutral shades I have from.. well many palettes in my collection! I know I could wear this in the day with a flick of eyeliner or add to to my eyes in the evening for that extra bit of sparkle! 

A natural body exfoliant which smells so nice! I love getting these sort of products in beauty boxes as they are easy to use up and are great to take on trips away. I currently have a little bit of a stash of exfoliating products, so I've got a few to get through before I try this, hopefully when I get round to using it it will leave my skin feeling silky smooth! 

So that is what is in my December box. There's only one item that I wont be using and that will be the velvet nails kit. Other than that I will get use out of everything that came in the box. I love it when that happens, you dont feel like you have wasted your money at all. Birchbox is £12.73 (inc postage) if you want to subscribe you can do so here. They recently announced on their Facebook page that they will be teaming up with Benefit in the new year. So I think January's box will have something from them in it. How exciting. 

Are you subscribed to any beauty boxes?

Much love, 


  1. Sounds like a good box, a nice extra present this Christmas season :)

    Sophierosehearts x

  2. Pretty good items in this box ! I love your blog, definitely following you on bloglovin now ! xoxo

    Madeline | Its a Mads Mads World

  3. Looks like a pretty nice box! There's nothing in there that particularly wows me but it's good that you'll get use out of everything, something that doesn't always happen with these boxes! xo

  4. Looks like a good box - I used to be subscribed to birch box and glossy box but I wasn't happy with the items I was receiving x


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