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Beauty Review – January Birchbox

There was a cake sale in school today so I spent a lovely evening baking and have some delicious recipes to post soon. Firstly, I wanted to share this month’s Birchbox with you (before the month is over!)

As expected, this month’s theme is all about the new year and a new start to your beauty routine. They seem to have done away with their little drawstring bags, instead wrapping the goodies with tissue paper.

Here was my first look…

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The first thing I noticed was this big bottle of Tommyguns Fig, Plum and Marshmallow conditioner – no mini samples here! This stuff smells amazing and I cannot wait to try it out. I will probably buy the shampoo too so I can test the range out together.

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Next, a Benefit product – one of my favourite brands. The POREfessional is somewhat of a cult product and is a primer that can be used over or under make up. It feels very lightweight to apply and transforms into a beautiful velvet finish, with great coverage, when blended. I can see myself buying the full-sized version of this!

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I can always find a place for a new shower gel and this one by Noble Isle in ‘Willow Song’ smells wonderful. It claims to evoke the fresh green of the British countryside and whilst it is lovely, I can’t see myself buying the full-sized bottles at £20 a pop.

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Next, a cleanser by Vasanti. I love using foaming facial cleansers at the end of the day, so this one is next on my list to try out.

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The final beauty piece is a moisturising body oil by Premae. I haven’t heard of this brand but I’m not a huge fan of body oils – I much prefer a body butter or cream. This is probably my least favourite item in this month’s box.

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Finally, I love the fact that Birchbox includes a little extra non-beauty related item in most of its boxes and this month it was some miso soup. Light, healthy and tasty, I’m sure I can find a recipe to use this in.

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Overall, I really liked this month’s box. I think it has a really good variety of products with a few treats to test out.

I’m off out now for some dinner (trying to choose between sushi and burgers!) then seeing Russell Kane tomorrow night…it’s almost Friday! x

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About hannahhotcakes

My name is Hannah. I live near Bath in a lovely village in the Cotswolds with my husband Ian, the love of my life for the past 10 years, in our dream cottage. I have landed my dream job as a primary school teacher and I can’t think of anything else I would rather be doing. I am a self-confessed foodie and I love to cook, bake, and eat out as much as possible. Here are some things I love: My friends and family, travelling, fresh flowers, good books, having breakfast on my balcony, horror films, Christmas, tea, Las Vegas, lie-ins, red wine, Liverpool FC, music, sausage dogs, Spain, rare steak, fashion, cheese, American TV series and camping. And here are my pet hates: People dressed as animals, whistling, being rushed, being made to wait, girls who act stupid to impress a man, spiders, sunburn and rocket (it comes with EVERYTHING!)

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