Sunday, 24 November 2013

november birchbox

English Laundry Pour Femme EDP | Beauty Protector Protect & Detangle | Weleda Creamy Citrus Body Wash 
Laura Mercier Long Lash Mascara | Birchbox Pencil Sharpener | Pukka Herbs Teas | Chella Highlighter Pencil

Can Birchbox stop being so consistently good for just one moment? Sure, I've received that Beauty Protector spray in two previous Birchboxes and haven't even started using them up, but I'm not complaining because there's SIX OTHER PRODUCTS in the box that I'm in love with. Yah.

A delicious cinnamon scent filled the entire room as soon as I took off the lid of my box, and you'd be forgiven for thinking that the perfume sample had leaked - nope. One teabag had somehow managed to fragrance the room quicker than any candle would, and as an avid tea drinker I'm looking forward to sampling these new flavours (and of course my favourite, the Earl Grey will not go unloved). I adore the sample of perfume as well, so much so that I don't mind such a tiny sample being included as I'll probably end up buying the full size.
The Weleda body wash is going straight in my travel bag for the next time I'm staying in a hotel overnight and they don't provide shower gel, and it also smells amazing (spotting a theme here?). The Birchbox own-branded pencil sharpener is also a welcome addition as my previous pencil sharpener is looking rather worse for wear - however my NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils don't seem to fit in the new one so I may have to hold on to both for now.
And then there's the two makeup items, arguably the most exciting part of any beauty box. First we have the eagerly anticipated Laura Mercier product that Birchbox teased us with last month - in my box was the Long Lash mascara which I'm dying to try out, but for fear of either it or my current mascara drying out I'm going to wait until I've finished the mascara I'm using now before cracking the Laura Mercier one out. I haven't tried a pencil highlighter before, so I'm looking forward to working out how to use this one by Chella - I'm a little confused if it's supposed to be blended out with a brush or your fingertips, so I guess it'll be a case of trial and error.

Birchbox costs £12.95 per month, and you can subscribe here.


  1. I think i need to sub to birchbox soon! This box looks like a good one for me

    Hannah Heartss xxx

  2. I've been liking these beauty boxes for months but haven't looked into them yet, someone slap me x

    1. i love the surprise element, although some months can be better than others - birchbox is pretty consistent though! xo

  3. Ohhh you got a good one! I loved mine this month too! They're definitely the ones to beat at the moment

    Charlotte - x

  4. You have such beautiful photos on your blog! <3 If you end up liking Weleda, I would definitely recommend Skin Food from them, it's the best cream for dry skin! x

    Živa from Nothin' Fancy. Really.

    1. thank you! i've tried weleda's skin food, and i'm not that big a fan - it's alright, but i prefer using balms as i find them more moisturising even though they do feel a little more greasy! xo