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|Birchbox UK| December 2015 – All that Christmas Edition

I am really excited to be sharing with you all my latest Box subscription box content, with Birchbox UK!

It’s the first time I purchased into the Birchbox box services & was excited to try out the products they had on offer. I took advantage of a 50% off discount code they had, and thought to myself, why not! Plus that & I had a feeling that their christmas edition would be great!

The Birchbox arrived 2 weeks after ordering, which is alright considering I ordered it at the beginning of December, and the content of this months Birchbox came inside a Party clutch bag. I must admit although I admired the green textiles on the bag & thought to myself oh how Christmasy, I didn’t quite like the design when it was teamed with a black & gold sections on the clutch bag :(!!!

Other than the Clutch bag, I’ll talk about the content inside, which is why I really wanted to try out this months Birchbox!

Inside I was reintroduced to many brands I was familiar with including Rituals, Ciate London, Liz Earle & Benefit Cosmetics & was introduced to 2 new brands I never heard about before trying out the box; L.Erickson & ModelCo! I didn’t know what to anticipate before trying this box, as this was the first time I purchased the Birchbox! I must admit although I was excited to try some of the high end brands listed above but I was a little disappointed at the lack of full sized products available in the box! As I’ve tried many box subscription services including Glossybox & almost all the time their items are full sized & you’re paying about the same price as Birchbox!

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Benefit CosmeticsThe Ultimate Party kit (Sample Sized) – Full Size RRP / £41

This duo was a little Hit & Miss for me, I really wanted to try the Push Up Liner through hearing a lot about it, however when I finally got to try the sample in this duo, I found the formula to be very drying and heavy! Not what you need in an eyeliner! But on the upside, I got to sample the Puff Off cream to help rejuvinate tired eyes and brighten them up which I loved and felt my eyes were brighter and fresher. So the sample will definitely make me purchase the full size!

ModelCoThe Perfect Pout in Smitten (Full Sized) – Set of 3 RRP / £15.50

I really dislike the colour of this, it’s really not for me & that is why I’m harsh about it. It’s a shame that this was the only full sized product within the content, as I would have preferred one of the other products as a full size! The colour is a semi – Matte lipstick & that’s something I just don’t like, it either has to be a satin finish or a matte finish! but not in between :(!!!

Ciate LondonNail polish in Dangerous Affair (Sample Sized) – Full Size RRP / £9

Such a gorgeous colour, I’m a massive fan of the Ciate London nail polish range. They last for long & the quality of the polishes are exceptional. I was excited by the colour I received. It is a gorgeous deep Burgundy red, perfect for the upcoming festivities!

Liz EarleCleanse & Polish (Sample Sized 30Ml – Full Size RRP / £14

This is probably the star product of the lot! The Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish came with a Muslin cloth & instruction guide on how to use. I loved this as instantly after the first use when cleansing my face, I found that my face was exfoliated and felt cleaner and fresher within minutes. The Muslin cloth procedure of polishing definitely does bring about an exciting way of cleaning your face, and I love it & will definitely purchase the full size version of this!

RitualsT’ai Chi Foaming Shower Gel (Sample Sized) – Full Size RRP / £8.50

I loved this little shower gel sample. I love the Rituals brand in general. Their products usually smell sensational & this shower gel was no exception. I loved the fusion of White Lotus amd Nourishing Yi Yi Ren! I love the foaming nature of the gel, as it transforms into a gel into foam with the contact of water! Love, love, love and would definitely recommend trying this one out too!

L. EricksonGrab & Go Ponytail Holder – (Sample Sized) – Set of 15 RRP / £15.00

Definitely unimpressed with this one the most. It felt like it was just added inside the box content for a laugh! I would have liked to see at least 3 or 4 inside the bag considering you’d get a set of 15 in the full sized product! 😦 I like the theory behind the hair band though being a metal free option for tying up your hair whilst doing makeup or on the go. But it just doesn’t appeal to me much & would have liked to see another beauty product or makeup tool instead!

Birchbox UKDecember 2015 – All that Christmas Box Edition – |HERE| £10.00 + £2.95 for P&P

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60 thoughts on “|Birchbox UK| December 2015 – All that Christmas Edition

  1. Amazing review Serene! Love the sound of the Liz Earle polish xxx

  2. Wow, these are fab 🙂 Great post!

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  3. Fab products, I’m thinking of subscribing to this beauty box
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  4. love how honest you were with this, im considering buying myself a few box subscriptions … what would you recommend? xo

    • I really love the Look Fantastic & Glossybox subscription services! They give amazing box content & usually have more than 1 full sized product! 🙂 the Glossybox usually has 5 full sized products! Which is amazing! Xoxo

  5. A shame you didn’t like everything in the box, but the nail polish colour looks just gorgeous! I love Rituals too – I really want to try some more of their stuff. x

    Kate Louise Blogs

    • Thanks so much Kate, yeah it’s a shame that I couldn’t love everything however The I did love the nail polish 🙂 such a great find in the box! & the Rituals shower gel is amazing! I adore their product ranges you have to try their stuff you’ll love them!! 🙂 xoxo

  6. I haven’t tried this box before but I’m glad you gave an honest review of it. The nail color looks so nice!

    -M
    http://www.violetroots.com

    • Thanks so much Monica, I’m glad I found a few good products but didn’t like the over all variety of the products! 😦 such a shame! But I’m glad it introduced me to the Liz Earle Cleanse & polish which I LOVE! ❤ xoxo

  7. Damn, to include one ponytail holder is just pathetic, I would be pissed off. I mean what’s the point of it, that’s just terrible and they might as well leave it out. But other than that, it looks like you got some might fine goodies, Serene!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • Haha, tell me about it Shireen & it was meant to be a Christmas special! I found it pointless to have one hairband! Other than that on the one hand, loved the Liz Earle & Rituals products they were great finds 🙂 xoxo

  8. Sounds like you got some great things! I’ve always been curious about Birchbox…I definitely will be looking into it more! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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  9. lovely beauty box!…too bad the party kit was a miss…but other products seem really nice.

    • Thanks Ivana, such a shame that the clutch bag wasn’t my style! Otherwise It would have been a lovely bag to carry out to a party! Thanks so much sweetheart! Some of the products were great to try! 🙂 xoxo

  10. Gabrielle on said:

    Great choice in subscribing to Birchbox, I’ve been considering doing the same lately myself! The Ciate nail polish looks beautiful – I have a newfound appreciation for the brand since opening the doors of their advent calendar this month 🙂

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice
    x

    • Thanks so much Gabrielle, oh trust me the obsession with me & Ciate is unreal! I absolutely love their polishes :)! Aww really! I haven’t tried the Ciate Advent Calendar 🙊 that sounds amazing 🙂 xoxo

  11. What great items. I love the nail polish 🙂

    ARedLip&Love

  12. Love the sound of this box, shame about some
    Of the products though, great & honest review x

  13. I started paying for this again and I felt 50/50 about it which is the same as always I guess, I think I am weird as I am lazy and like getting perfume samples so I don’t have to go to store, but it seem a bit sparce and that the clutch bag was to compensate xxx

  14. Omg Liz Earl! that’s amazing 🙂 But shame about some of the products though, I know what you mean 😦 x x

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  15. lovely beauty box…thanks for sharing your review. Have a lovely day!

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  16. I’m yet to try any kind of subscription box, there’s always just something that puts me off. I’d love to try one in the new year though and maybe I will give birch box a go. I wouldn’t be too impressed with the Ponytail Holder either x

    Beauty with charm

    • Heheh, I was like that until I tried Glossybox & fell in love with that box subscription! & then I tried a couple look fantastic ones & I loved them, then this one & I was really disappointed with the content inside xoxo

  17. ofbeautyand on said:

    It looks like a pretty good box this month x

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  18. VelvetBlush on said:

    I haven’t subscribed to any beauty boxes before. It does seem like this box is quite disappointing for a Christmas edition, but the Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish is a nice product 🙂

    Velvet Blush

    • absolutely, I wish I had bought into a different Christmas box other than this, but that being said, I’m glad it introduced me to the Liz Earle cleanse & polish 😛 ! xoxo

  19. fashionable clutch!! 😀 love the ciate polish! 😀

    Have a great week!
    Animated Confessions

  20. I like the idea of this kind of box, thanks for the review!

    Sarah x
    http://www.palmtreesandheels.com

  21. This one looks so good. i love the clutch it comes in and overall the products look really nice 🙂 xx Anne

  22. What?! Birchbox gave a clutch?? So awesome, not sure if they ship to my country but if they do I want to give it a go :]

  23. That box looks awesome! Thanks for sharing Serene!
    ♥♥♥
    Jeanne
    http://fashionmusingsdiary.com

  24. Kelsey&Kenecha on said:

    Looks like some great items 🙂

    Florals&Smiles

  25. The hair band was indeed a bit of an odd item to include as the 5th product. But the other ones seem pretty nice. I love Liz Earle and Rituals. x

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

    • I think the hair band was a bit pointless to be fair! I will dismiss that little flaw however, as I found some treats as well 🙂 including the Rituals & the Liz Earle one ❤ 🙂 xoxo

  26. The clutch is particularly awesome and love that shade of the Ciaté nail
    Polish. Really great, in-depth review!

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