Thursday, 20 November 2014

Birchbox November - A Cosy Night In!


Holy Moly, it's Birchbox time again! I cannot believe it's November already and the long nights and Christmas stress are well and truly here. In keeping with this, this month's theme was 'Cosy at Home', with some luxurious skincare taking centre stage and a few other luxury beauty goodies thrown in to boot. The HUGE toner made this month's box well worth it, and I've made a couple of nice discoveries from the samples too. Check out my contents:

English Laundry Signature For Her Fragrance (£60.00) I adore English Laundry scents, really I do, however I find there price tags are generally a little out of my current tight budget.

Beauty Protector Protect & Detangle (£14.00) I didn't know if I would get on with this stuff as to be honest the packaging doesn't scream 'luxury, well performing hair brand' to me, but I love it! It smells gorgeous and really helps me get a brush through my mop while also acting not unlike the Aussie serums in adding a bit of softness and shine.

Lord & Berry Mini Bronzer in Sienna (£19.00) It seems it's a month for disappointing packaging as this little bronzer comes in a deceptive box containing an Easter-egg style plastic casing for the bronzer pan. While this cheapens my first Lorde and Berry experience somewhat the bronzer is a nice shade which would probably be suitable for most people, the finish is matte and this works well applied as both a contour and an all over bronzer.

Weleda Wild Rose Body Oil (£19.95) I am slightly weary of body oils as the last time I used one it was on freshly shaved legs (yeah, idiot or what?) and it really stung and gave me a right old rash. However this stuff, when used on non-freshly shaved body parts as intelligent people will of course do, is lovely. It doesn't sink in to the point you'd forget you'd applied it, however there is no greasy slime.

Dr. Jart + V7 Balancing Toner (18.00) I was very impressed to see this full-size toner in my box! Dr Jart are a brand I've been itching to try for a while. This toner smells lovely, comes in a luxurious glass bottle with a pippette lid and feels amazing on the skin after cleansing. As an oily skinned girl I'm not so sure about this product's claims to balance the skin (it seems oiler during the day if I use this in the morning), however I use this at night with an eye cream rather than suffocating my skin in night cream and it seems to be doing a lovely job here.

Montezuma Chocoalte bar (£2.39) I'm sure you can guess why this wasn't pictured. I arrived home mid-week to my Birchbox and any sweet treats inside weren't going to last 5 seconds. Yummy, organic and not too heavily sweetened. Fab.

You can subscribe to Birchbox here* for a monthly box, and don't forget to visit the store for free delivery on this month's brands!

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