The December Birchbox

The December Birchbox landed on my desk last week – which has quickly become my favourite delivery to receive! This months edition is in a beautiful sparkly festive box – one that I’ll definitely be reusing as it’s so pretty!


Inside the box were 5 samples, plus two added extras – a welcome surprise!


Over the last week I’ve tried almost everything in the box, so here is a run down of my thoughts and first impressions.

Oh K! Bubble Sheet Mask

I thought I’d start with my personal favourite first! I really enjoyed using this mask – I’m already a big fan of sheet masks and how easy, convenient and fun they are to use, so I had the feeling I’d really like this one. The bubbling feature of the mask was different to anything else I’ve ever tried, and I couldn’t stop laughing at myself when I had the mask on! You could hear the bubbles fizzing up while you have the mask on, and after 15 minutes the amount of bubbles had tripled – I looked absolutely ridiculous. I was pleasantly surprised to discover that the bubbles weren’t just a novelty part of the mask experience, but that they actually made my skin feel incredibly soft and look very moisturised afterwards. This one is a thumbs up from me – and I think it would be great fun to use this mask with a friend! Although that would probably not be as relaxing as it ought to be…

Benefit Gold Rush Blush

I’ve loved Benefit products for years – it’s one of the first high end cosmetic lines that I tried, and there are a couple of products from the range that I purchase again and again as I can’t live without them. So, I was happy to see this mini blush included in the box, as it’s one I’ve had my eye on for a little while. The powder is delicately fragranced which is a lovely touch that I really like, and the colour of the blush is beautiful and subtle. This one has gone straight into my make-up bag!

Rituals Aryurveda Body Cream

Rituals products are always lovely and luxurious to use, and I am already a huge fan – especially of their body creams. I hadn’t tried this one before, and it is really, really nice! The scent is Indian Rose and Himalayan Honey, giving a sweet, spa like smell that s heavenly. Lovely stuff!

Percy & Reed Totally TLC Hair Mask

Another winner for me! I love a good hair mask and try to use one at least once a week – and this is a really good one. It was lovely and thick to apply, and I left it on for about an hour while I did a few things around the home. My hair felt really soft afterwards, and I noticed the scent of the mask really lingered for a couple of days, which is something I haven’t experienced from a lot of hair masks.

LARITZY Cosmetics Long Lasting Liquid Lipstick – Tidal

As you may (or may not) know, I never use anything on my lips other than some form of lip balm – lipsticks just simply aren’t my thing. However, this liquid lipstick is a really lovely dark pink that I may have to test out, as it is a long lasting one. Perhaps I’ll turn into a lipstick convert… who knows!


If you’re thinking of trying Birchbox out – do it! You can cancel the subscription whenever you like, and I love it. Let me know if you try it out!


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