Birchbox haircare Lip Nail skincare
January Birchbox UK18.1.13
Hello beauty lovers! This is my first ever beauty box subscription (I know I'm late to the party!). I always preferred the contents...
Hello beauty lovers!
This is my first ever beauty box subscription (I know I'm late to the party!). I always preferred the contents of Joliebox over Glossybox, She Said Beauty and the other ones. Therefore, when I heard that Joliebox was becoming Birchbox, I was quite excited because I was hoping that they would bring it out of the bag being the first box and all. So, I signed up straight away.
The Birchbox came in a fuchsia box which I thought was a nice touch. One opened up, the actual Birchbox is brown (possibly recyclable paper) with metallic pink detailing.
All of the items came in fuchsia drawstrings bag with a Birchbox magazine. All very nicely presented. I'm definitely keeping both the box and the bag because they are so pretty.
So, here is what I got in my Birchbox, 4 samples with one lifestyle extra. I have noticed that other bloggers received a slight different variation but to be honest I much prefer my box.
Fresh Sugar Rosé Tinted Lip Treatment (2.2g sample sized) - Full-sized 4.3g (£15.50)
This has to be the product that I most looked forward to receiving. What can I say? I'm definitely a lip balm fanatic and I have been suffering from very dry lips recently. This lip treatment just smells absolutely gorgeous (reminds me a little bit of Soap and Glory Sugar Crush body scrub). I find this to be very moisturising, smells and taste amazing! It also gives a pretty pink tint too. I would buy this as a full sized item.
WEI Royal Ming Firming and Hydrating Cream (4ml sample sized) - Full-sized 50ml (£74)
I kind of wished that this sample size was a tiny bit bigger but never mind. The cream is very thick and smells like tea leaves. For the price of £74, I'd have thought that it would be moisturising but I noticed I had dry patches after using this so I probably wouldn't repurchase this even if I had the money.
KMS California FREE SHAPE quick blow dry (30ml sample sized) - Full-sized 200ml (£13.50)
Again, I have never heard of this brand before but I tried it last night. I find that the liquid was quite thick, so it was rather hard to get the product out of the spray at first. Although, to be honest I didn't really notice whether or not it took me less time to dry my hair because I was in quite a hurry to go and eat some brownies. I look forward to giving this a go again though.
Révérence De Bastien Unguent for nail and cuticles - Full-sized 15ml (£15.50)
At first I wasn't all that interested in this product but after I opened it. I have fallen in love with the sweet girly berry scent. I have never been that into nail care before but I will definitely be using this up, especially during this time of year because my nails currently need a bit of TLC.
I never heard of this brand before, I'm more of a Twinings tea drinker but I'm so looking forward to trying this out because the tea bag just looks super fancy with whole flowers in it. A nice little added extra.
The total value of this box is £31.60!
Overall, I'm very happy with my first Birchbox and I'm considering subscribing for longer but I will wait and see if the standard drops before re-subscribing. Have you subscribed to Birchbox? What did you think of the contents this month?