– JANUARY 2ND, 2019 –

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The BirchBox

Oh my gosh you guys, BirchBoxUK out did themselves this month; not to mention I reached my 6-month anniversary with BirchBox which means I’m now a VIP… yes, I’m quite a big deal now. Haha, no but, in all seriousness I received a bonus little gift in this months box which, was just super sweet! 

For the holiday season, we received 7 items this month including a hotel chocolat duo. We all know I started my Christmas morning with these yummy treats. Keep reading for my review on the products this month . . .

Christmas Skin Care/Hair Care Prep

December’s box had a common theme to it [in my opinion] which was that it is heavily skin care/hair care focused. Which, whether you’re using it for pre-Christmas prep or using it post-Christmas relaxation, it is perfect for the bustling holiday season. 

I already had a pre-Christmas pamper session in mind so, this box definitely came in handy.

The first item in the box is an Oh-K Skin Care bubble sheet mask. This is a full sized item and retails for £7.50.

My Thoughts . . .
Bubble, bubble, bubble … they were not joking when they said this was a bubble sheet mask. I had the bubbles going down my neck! Aside from this, I thought it was quite nice. The sheet mask was stated to cleanse & exfoliate which I definitely felt like it did. I left the face mask on for about 15-mins, took it off & rinsed the residue off with warm water as directed. My face felt squeaky clean and a bit tight but, this normally happens as I have fairly dry skin. Nothing my moisturiser couldn’t fix. Overall, I would rate it a 7/10, only because I don’t tend to reach for bubble masks. 

The second item is a mini Percy & Reed Totally TLC Hydrating Mask for your hair. This is a sample size but, the full sized item retails for £22.00 and you get 175ML. This mask will undoubtable be used with the third item of the box which is the BirchBox Essentials Hair Comb. Which is a wide-tooth hard plastic comb, perfect for when your hair is slightly damp. This retails for £5.00.

My Thoughts . . .
WOW!! 10/10 for sure … smells great, feels great & I definitely saw/felt the results after one use. I washed my hair and then put the hair mask on, I left it on for longer than suggested which was about 20 minutes since my hair is always very dry and in need of more moisture than many people. I then hopped in the bath to rinse it out and finished up with my usual conditioner. 

The forth item in the box is the BalanceMe Flash Cleanse Micellar Water. This is a sample size but, the full sized item retails for £16.00 and you get 180ML. 

My Thoughts . . .
I’ve only used the the Flash Cleanse Micellar Water  for about a week now and I can definitely say I’m liking it so far, as for seeing any difference in my skin it’s a bit difficult to tell this soon with skin care. I’ve had quite a few no makeup days this past week but, I still continue to use it before I go in with my cleanser. I have normal to dry skin depending on the time of year & fairly sensitive skin prone to eczema. This product has a light chamomile scent which I really enjoy & I haven’t seen any irritation yet.

Finally for skin care, the fifth item in the box is a luxury sample sized Rituals “The Ritual of Ayurveda Body Cream“. Full size retails for £19.50. 

My Thoughts . . .
Very nice smell, alright moisturising effect. It was pretty standard for me ranking in at a 6/10 but, this is because I love rich moisturising body butters that will keep my pale dry skin moisturised until the next time I shower. It smells lovely and very luxury smelling though which is nice!

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Beauty & Makeup

This months box included 1-full sized Laritzy Cosmetics Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick. I received mine in the colour Tidal which on my fair complexion comes off as a deep nudish terracotta colour. This item retails for £20.00

My Thoughts . . .
It’s pretty – the colour is a bit deeper than I typically go for on a day-to-day basis since I usually keep my makeup fairly natural but, it’s definitely a nude I will pick up when I’m heading out for a night out or a nice dinner. Overall, 7/10! 

My congratulatory item for reaching my 6-month anniversary on Birchbox was an adorable holographic/oil spill print makeup bag. Very eye catching and a girl can’t get enough cosmetic bags! 

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A Perfect Holiday Touch

The addition of the petite hotel chocolat duo was a perfect touch! 

The above review is based on a short-term first impression, if anything changes my mind I’ll be sure to let you know in the comments! 

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