An early Christmas present to myself and one of the prettiest Birchboxes I have received yet! This month, Birchbox have collaborated with designer Sophia Webster and all the products inside have a festive, party-feel to them.
Here was my first peek inside:
First up, a nourishing shampoo from Electric Hair. Not a brand I have heard of before, but a travel-sized shampoo is always handy.
A pretty Christmas cracker next from Benefit, one of my favourite brands. This contained a mini version of High Beam, a beautiful liquid highlighter. I own the full-sized version of this but always appreciate a mini bottle for my make-up bag.
This winter, I have been using facial oils overnight a lot more to nourish and add some much needed moisture back into my skin. I have heard good things about this Trilogy Rosehip Oil. A couple of drops is all you need and who doesn’t love using a pipette! I was hoping that the scent would be slightly stronger but if it works then I don’t mind too much.
This month, I had the opportunity to pre-order my chosen shade of Model’s Own Nail Varnish. I opted for Obsidian, a dark grey-black shade packed with glitter and a matte, velvety finish. The velvet lid feels pretty nice too! This is a really unique polish and I don’t own anything like it.
Next, a lovely product by Eyeko. Now I know everybody raves about their liquid eyeliners but I don’t rate them that highly. However, I will keep an open mind for this product. This stick is an almost eyeshadow/eyeliner blend in a deep grey colour. It has just the right amount of shimmer to it and seems perfect for blending and creating a sultry, smoky eye.
A generous sample next from Eslor. This is their Firming Collagen Day Cream which looks like a very high-end brand and at £50 for a full-sized tub is hopefully good stuff!
Finally, the little extra this month was a pretty purse by Sophia Webster which is worth £25. I thought that was a bit of an over-exaggeration but when her clutch bags go for over £300 that sounds about right. I find these little coin purses very handy and think I will use this one to keep my needles and thread in as I have recently joined the cross stitching gang! More on that soon!
Overall, a cool little Birchbox this month. I was expecting a slightly more festive theme but I am glad there wasn’t a glitter overload and some really nice skin products to try out.
I hope you have a relaxing Sunday. I am meeting my brother and his girlfriend later and they are cooking us dinner for the first time in their new flat. My little bro has just moved to Bath and I am so happy to have him living nearby! x