Friday, 18 January 2013

January Birchbox!!


For those who don't know, JolieBox has now joined with Birchbox in the US and I for one couldn't be happier. I have admired the Birchboxes from afar since there initial inception. I wished that we could get it over here in the UK and now my wish has been granted. 

I can not believe that my box got delivered this morning! The snow is so bad that people are abandoning their cars and my dad who works 20-25 minutes away had a 2 hours journey home. The post men must be really dedicated. They should know that they made one beauty addict very happy this morning! 

Let's see what I got in my first beauty box of the year.

 

So far so good. I'm extremely happy with the look of everything in the box. There are some brands I recognise from previous beauty boxes, which gives me the confidence that I will like what I have received.

 

Fresh - Sugar Rose Lip Treatment - Beauty editors love this delicious treatment, which keeps lips flake-free and soft. Plus, there's built in SPF15.

Hello. Let me introduce myself.. I'm Helena, Lip Balm Enthusiast. I absolutely adore this lip treatment. The packaging is luxurious, the smell is gorgeous and the subtle and beautiful colour pay off is much more than I expected. It includes SPF and is over all the best of everything in one product. This could easily rival my favourite Blistex Relief Cream.

 

KMS California - Free Shape Quick Blow Dry Spray - Save precious time with this dual-phase mist: The top layer detangles and softens hair, while the bottom layer helps it dry faster.

I already own the full size version of this after exhausting the last sample I picked up in a beauty sale.  This is an amazing hair product and now I have a sample size to take on holiday with me in the summer. Happy me. Click here for my review.


Taaj - Creme Mains Delhicates Hand Cream - The latest French import to strike our fancy, this shea-enriched cream has a lovely cinnamon scent.

JolieBox introduced me to my Taaj Makeup Remover which I have now repurchased twice and love. Therefore when I saw I had another Taaj product which smelt of cinnamon (one of my favourite tastes and smells) I thought things couldn't get much better. Hopefully this is going to be an amazing hand cream. A review will follow.


Wei - Jujube age control serum - This light serum uses jujube extract and other Chinese herbs to calm redness and soften the look of fine lines.

Birchbox has conquered another classic problem of beauty boxes - anti-ageing products that I simply won't use. This appeals to me because it reduces redness which is a problem I suffer with. If it sorts out some subtle fine lines in the mean time then all the better!


Coloniali - Deep Body Massage Cream with Myrrh - Made with resin sourced from myrrh trees in North Africa, this will leave your skin feeling revitalised and velvety-smooth.

This seems like a really luxurious product. When it feels like a treat, you tend to enjoy it more. I am very much looking forward to trying this out whilst my boyfriend gives me a back massage :) Hidden advantages to being a beauty blogger :)


Teapigs - Peppermint, Chamomile or Superfruit - Your afternoon cuppa just got more exciting thanks to these yummy whole-leaf tea blends.

This is probably the only product I might not use. Even though I have said this, it still appeals to me in all the right ways. It is caffeine free which is a good start since I react badly to caffeine in tea. If it was one of the other flavours I think I would have enjoyed it. I have tried fruit tea in the past and didn't like it in the slightest. Having said this, I guess I could try it. I don't have anything to lose!

So there we have it! The first Birchbox of this year and over all I am a happy chappy. Lets hope that we start as we mean to continue :)

If you received this beauty box, please leave your comments and thoughts below.

9 comments:

  1. Great review. It will be interesting to see what products are inside next month!

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    1. Indeed it will. I'm excited for it already! xxo

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  2. This is such a good box!! Dying to try the Fresh Lip Treatment! xx

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    1. It's literally amazing - both the box and the lip treatment xxo

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  3. My mum got one of the lip treatments when we were in NY and she absolutely adores it! xx

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    1. Hehe, you should of got one too hun. They're seriously lush! xxo

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  4. I really like I Coloniali - gutted I didn't get this sample :( xx

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    1. Oh I thought everyone got this. What did you get instead? xxo

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    2. Oh you didn't get anything else did you. How strange! Was it on your card with the descriptions? xxo

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