Birchbox subscribers are in for a treat this month with the quite frankly awesome Birchbox December 2014 edit that’s a collaboration with accessory designer, Sophia Webster. Consequently the box itself is jewel-themed and packed full of seven goodies, most of which are Birchbox exclusives – it’s an exciting box!
The December 2014 Birchbox is a good mix with makeup, skincare, hair care, polish and a gorgeous little coin purse from Sophia Webster – the purse alone is worth £25 so anyone who likes a lot of bang for your buck from subscription boxes will be very happy with the contents. Lastly, there’s also a 20% discount code for December to be used at the Sophia Webster store, so it’s a truly wonderful box. As there are quite a few bits and bobs in the box this month, I’m doing things a little differently so the post doesn’t turn into an essay! Here’s a look at the Birchbox December 2014 contents:
Unusually for me, I’m actually most happy with the ‘lifestyle’ option in this month’s box which is the Sophia Webster leopard print pouch. It’s a lovely design with a very pretty pale turquoise/mint green alongside the print and I just really dig it.
The Eyeko Fat Eye Stick is a fab, chunky crayon designed to make smokey eyes easy and quickly achievable. It’s also ideal for a base if you like making strong, deep colours pop (it would work beautifully alongside the Sleek Arabian Nights palette for example) and it’s just creamy enough to give good smudge without rubbing off. Next we have the super cute Christmas cracker from Benefit that contains a dinky sized High Beam. There isn’t much I can say about High Beam that hasn’t already been said, but it’s a lovely cream highlighter that I’m pleased to see included in the box.
The Models Own Velvet Goth polishes were one my favourite collections from the nail powerhouse, so I’m always happy to welcome another member of the collection to my stash. I received Amethyst (purple) but it appears all five shades are available which is fab.I have to really like a perfume to accept and highly rate a tiny spray sample in a beauty box, but thankfully the English Laundry scent from Christopher Wicks is very pretty! It’s quite summery, fresh and inspired by an English country garden, so if you like your scents traditionally floral yet modern then this is well worth a look.
Next up is the Electric Hydrate Shampoo from Electric Hair, and the reason I’m not thrilled about it making an appearance is due to the fact that I find it hard to assess a shampoo or conditioner without their respective partner to try as well, as whatever other product I add to it (in this case, a conditioner) will likely mar the results. Lastly we have the Firming Collagen Day Cream from Eslor which again is low on my list as I’m unlikely to be able to use it. It looks good and is pretty expensive, so anyone who’s keen to try a new day cream to their routine will no doubt be happy to see this.
There we have it! Quite a box, don’t you think? If you fancy getting involved yourself, head to Birchbox to subscribe here – link.