Friday, 9 January 2015

January Birchbox Review

So today I received my January Birchbox. Excited much! So I thought, why not review it and give my opinion :)

For those of you not familiar with Birchbox, it's a monthly subscription service that sends beauty samples and some full size products straight to your door. You fill out a beauty profile, which helps tailor the products to your needs.

This months theme is 'hit refresh' and is new year appropriate with all the resolutions and health kicks starting.

Birchbox have partnered with Women's Health magazine to send goodies geared towards health and well being.

The products are sent in a cool drawstring bag with the brand logo on the front. These are great to re use for travel bags etc. I also use the box to store my make up in :)

The products in this months box include hair products from a shampoo by Philip Kingsley to Agave oil treatment. Looking forwards to trying both samples, especially if they help with what I like to call my 'exercise hair' basically it gets sweaty when I exercise. Lol.

You also get a cooling moisturiser from activbod which is a great idea especially if you're working out, which as they sent a Pilates band, means no excuses for missing a workout ;)

Healgel have provided a sample of their face lotion which for the full size bottle is £48! I have tried it and whilst my skin does feel soft, it's not the greatest scent. Not bad, more like a clean, soap smell whereas I prefer fruity scents.

My favourite products from this box was the green tea sachet (I like green tea and it does have health benefits such as aiding your metabolism) and last but not least the stila lip glaze. This lip glaze is in the shade glitter which is a sparkly pink (looks more shimmer than pink on the lips). It has got the heavy, sticky lip gloss feel to it but its not irritating and it smells like sweets! I want to eat my own lips! Lol.

Overall this was a nice mix of products. I'd prefer more make up but the items provided tied in with the theme really well. I really like how they included a mini challenge booklet, that inspires you to make better choices :)

This subscription box is a great way to try new products and brands. Take last months box. I got a sample of Vasanti brighten up face scrub which is amazing and I've since purchased the full size as a result. You never know what you might try and fall in love with.

If you're interested in subscribing to Birchbox, its only £10 per month plus postage, so go check them out :) save £5 in January using code JAN5.

Much Love,



  1. Lovely post! :)

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  2. Aww thank you :) you're my first comment! *happy dance* glad to know it's not just my mum reading my blog ;) lol.
    I've followed you on bloglovin and look forwards to having a read.

    Much Love,

    Bex x


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