Glossybox June First Impressions

Hello beauties! I hope your all good. I’ve just got over the worst cold of my life. Colds in the summer are the worst.. But now I can breath and sleep properly so all is good! Back to blogging!

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This month’s Glossybox is about festival season and upcoming holidays. This box includes must haves to take with you! It’s even got 3 full sized product to last us all summer. Sounds great so far!

MONU Spa Rosewood Reviving Mist

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The perfect pick-me-up for dull days and stressed skin, to leave you feeling calm, comforted and in control. Created using a blend of zesty essential oils. A blend of zesty essential oils from Lemon and Rosewood.

I love MONU Spa product so I was really happy to receive more from them. It smells gorgeous and will be great for those warm summer days when you need a cool down. Perfect size to keep in your handbag too! This is a 50ml sample size. Full size is 100ml worth £11.95

Glossybox Flash Tattoos

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We’re always working to ensure our glossies are a step ahead when it comes to trends, so we’ve designed these exclusive faux tattoos. Make like the A-Listers and wear them stacked around your wrist with a few bangles, or apple them somewhere different such as above the ankle.

To be honest I think these are a bit naff and something I would of worn as a child! Probably end up in the bin!

Halo Fragrances Free Facial Wipes

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Fragrance Free Facial Wipes are formulated to gently cleanse your skin removing any make-up, including waterproof mascara. Suitable for sensitive skin, with Vitamin E and Aloe Vera to help leave your skin feeling cleansed and moisturised.

I’ve used Halo Wipes before. Mostly when I go to festivals because they do ones specially for your body which is always handy when your not gonna shower for a while! These will come in handy when I run out of face wipes. This is a full sized 10 wipe pack worth £1.20

Kueshi Anticellulite Booster

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The combination of natural ingredients work together to help to stimulate the bloods circulation which in turn protect and reinforce the linings of our veins. The added antioxidant agents also fights against the signs of ageing.

I’m always up for trying out product that will help me tone and reduce cellulite. No one wants cellulite! Although I am always quite sceptical about products like this, as long as you combine it with the gym you might see results. It soaks into your skin really quickly which is great as I hate waiting around for creams to dry! This is a full sized 150ml tube worth £14.55

Essence The Gel Nail Polish

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Meet our latest nail obsession. This innovative nail polish has a long lasting get formula, for an amazing shiny manicure that endures all week.

I actually have some essence nail polish in my collection I haven’t tried out yet. You can find it in Wilkinsons in the UK and I stumbled across it and brought a few products! It’s a German brand, I now this because I got some of their products in my beauty swap with Reify who is from Germany! The shade I received is called Ever Young which is a very girly warm pink. Not a colour I would of picked for myself, but I’ll still probably wear it! This is a full sized 8ml bottle worth £1.71

So I’m pretty pleased with this box! Except for the faux tattoos of course! I wouldn’t of minded if it was an added extra obviously, but as one of my 5 I’m not too pleased. Regardless, my box is worth around £30 which is great.

If you’re interested in subscribing to glossybox if you could use my referal link I get 200 glossybox points for every referal!

Glossybox May First Impressions

Hello beauties! I realise I’m a bit late with this one.. But better late then never!

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This month’s box is about festive chic,so they’ve boxed all the essentials you need to prep for the balmy days ahead.

MeMeMe Enhanced Eyes Dual Ended Eye Wand

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Introducing MeMeMe’s NEW, catwalk and trend-inspired dual ended eye cream wand. Designed with a two toned colour feature comprising of two complimenting shades for an effortless, quick and high impact application. It’s never been easier to create multi-tonal looks, in an instant.

I’m not one to experiment with coloured eyeshadow, but blue is a colour I have used before. I love that it is two toned so you can be creative with it.

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The shade is called midnight storm. This is how the colours look. It’s very creamy so it’s easily blended. I’m looking forward to trying this out! This is a full sized pencil worth £6.95

Etre Belle Aloe Vera Ultra Moisturising Gel

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Aloe Vera Ultra Moisturising Gel comes with Liposomes. Especially smoothing moisturizing gel free of fat, tightening and reviving the skin. Elasticity will be improved considerably. Etre belle is one of the few privately-managed companies of its size in the German cosmetic landscape. The Company was founded by Harry Emich more than 30 years ago, and is headquartered in the Stuttgart region, in the Southern part of Germany.

This is going to be great to use after being out in the sun. I’m constantly getting burnt being so pale, so this cooling gel is going to be great for those days spent outside! This is a full sized 40ml tube worth £15.93 which is how much the box is worth!

Zerreau Towel Off Shampoo Foam

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Zerreau is a brand new concept in hair washing, allowing you to wash your hair properly but with absolutely no water required. It really cleans effectively, even removing product such as hairspray, wax or gels. Leaving you with soft clean lushious locks! Zerreau is NOT a leave in product and its NOT a dry shampoo either!

This is going to be very popular with festival goers. There is only so many times you can cover your hair in dry shampoo! I love the idea, but I have used it once and I’m not totally sure I used it right, so I’m going to give it another go before making my mind up and doing some research. This is a 70ml sample. Full size is 100ml worth £6.99

SASS Intimate Perfect Skin Concentrate

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SASS Intimate Perfect Skin Concentrate has been created for women who live their life at 100%. The exfoliating Salicyclic Acid and the Fruit Enzymes help prevent ingrown hairs. The Aloe Vera soothes and hydrates, whilst the Kelisoft helps to minimise hair regrowth. A perfect mix for the perfect skin.

Product Promise

Prevent ingrown hairs
Reduce hair regrowth
Soothe post-shave

I’ve never has a problem with ingrown hairs, but I am interested in its reduced hair regrowth claims. I’ve seen this advertised lately so I’m glad I’ve received it in this month’s box! This is a 30ml sample. Full size is 100ml worth £12

Collection Cosmetics Field Day Lipstick

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Step into spring with a slick on trend pastel pink across your lips, courtesy of Collections new Field Day range. With a beautiful matte finish, it’s the perfect way to update your look in seconds.

I’ve been wearing alot of pinks in the day lately so this is a welcomes addition to my collection. Though I am stepping back from matte shades, I prefer creamier shades in the summer because my lips get so dry. This shade is called Pink rose and is a full sized lipstick worth £2.99

I’m very happy with this month’s box! I would absolutely use everything. From the full sized items they all tally up to over £25 which is great value. Last months box I wasnt too excited about and everything I got didn’t get my all excited. They have won me over again! I guess every month can’t be amazing eh?

If you’re interested in subscribing to glossybox if you could use my referal link I get 200 glossybox points for every referal!

Glossybox April First Impressions

Hello beauties! Hope you’re all okay. So my Birchbox was amazing this month, so Glossybox had to do something pretty special to beat that.

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This month’s box is paying homage to beauty royalty. This collectors edition box is inspired by the silver screen stars who’s elegant and timeless beauty is a relevant now as it was then. Whether you take inspiration from Marilyn Monroe, or the more demure Audrey Hepburn, a red lip and a feline flick are both essential.

Lord & Berry Lipstick Pencil in Kiss

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Lord & Berry’s Crayon matte lipstick pencil offers an intense color, long lasting and ultra confortable application. Apply regularly on you lips as you would any other lipstick and see immediately how it soothes and softens. Long lasting textures, avaible in the four essential ranges of your emotional library: fantacy, drama, romance, poetry.

We were promised this item I the last box. This is the one product I loved in this box. The colour is right. I haven’t actually tried out these yet. Bonus that it’s a full sized item too worth £10. Got most of my money back from just that! Totally wearable colour. Looking forward to trying this out!

Astral Original Face & Body Moisturiser

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Astral All Over Moisturiser is trusted with delicately balanced and nourishing ingredients, Astral locks in the skin’s natural moisture whilst still allowing it to breathe, leaving skin fresh, hydrated and protected. Astral- everyday indulgence you deserve.

This moisturiser certainly looks like it would pack a punch, it’s so thick and creamy. Considering its a favourite amongst Hollywood stars and make up artists, it’s quite cheap at £3.89 for a 200ml tub! Would of expected a bigger sample though! This is a 50ml sample. Packaging isn’t anything to write home about.. But as long as what’s inside is great, who cares!

POP Beauty Kajal Eyeliner Pen

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Elizabeth Taylor’s iconic cat eye has never been easier to recreate, thanks to this sooty black kohl Pencil from Pop Beauty. Create a clicked wing with one swipe and what’s more, it’s super easy to blend for a smokies effect.

I have quite a few eyeliners that I need to get through so this will probably take me a while to get to. I tried to find this product on their website but it isn’t available, which is pretty pointless if I decide I like it.. This is a full sized item worth £6.50

Color Club Barely There Nail Polish

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Nude nails are a key trend this spring, which also has roots in the Hollywood Era. Thus us one if our favourite shades for the coming season and complements any skin tone for a glossy and sophisticated finish.

I have so many nude nail polishes at the moment, but you can never have too many Nudes! I’ve been buying so many nail polishes at the moment that I could open up my own nail bar! This is a full sized item worth £4.10

IDC Body Lotion

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Following in the footsteps of our favourite Hollywood icons, who lived taking the time to pamper, indulge in the beautiful aroma if lavender or rose with this soothing body lotion. Quickly absorbed, it instantly hydrates and nourishes for beautiful skin, leaving it silky soft and delicately scented.

When I first saw this, I thought it looked like the cheap body lotions you get in those sets that are littered on the shelves at Christmas… You know those ones you get in the 3 for 2 offers? It’s not a brand I’m at all familiar with or that actually wows me. However it does smell lovely, but it’s not gonna be an item is dying to try out. This is a 100ml bottle which is worth £3.59

This box didn’t really excited me at all. When I opened the box, I have to admit that I was a little disappointed. The only items I think I’ll be using is the Lord & Berry Lipstick Pencil and maybe the Astral Original Face & Body Moisturiser. Although I did get my money back from the items I received, which is always a bonus. It has a nice mixture of products which is nice to see, just not very many brands I’m excited about. I know these beauty boxes are about finding new brands to love, but the brands I’m unaware of in this box just seem a bit… Cheap.. Not that that’s a bad thing, but I think that these boxes are better used when finding out about high quality products. But I guess every box isn’t going to be a winner! Which is a little disappointed as Glossybox have been on a winning streak lately.

If you’re interested in subscribing to glossybox if you could use my referal link I get 200 glossybox points for every referal!

Birchbox April First Impressions

Hello beauties! I was so excited to receive this month’s Birchbox became of the Laura Mercier product we all got to choose. We had a choice between the foundation primer, mascara or eye pencil. I love it when they let you choose. I have too many mascaras at the moment and eye pencils, so I chose the primer!

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Birchbox has declared this month Birchbox Royally Good! What better way then to celebrate the pending arrival of the fourth in line to the throne than by putting their own products on a novel pedestal! They have worked really hard to put together a really good combination of products for us.

Laura Mercier Foundation Primer

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Laura Mercier Foundation Primer is a lightweight, creamy gel meant to be used prior to foundation, creating an invisible layer that acts as a buffer to outside elements.
This colorless gel leaves makeup looking fresh and colour-true the entire day. Vitamins A, C and E act as antioxidants that protect the skin from harmful, aging effects of the environment. Ideal for normal and combination skin types.

This is one of the item I chose. I’ve always wanted to try Laura Mercier products, so this was very exciting for me. I love finding great primers because it is literally the base of your make up. Id you have a good base, your good to go! This is a 30ml. Full sized is 50ml worth £29. I think 30ml is an amazing sample size.

Lola Barcelona Nail Polish in Rambla

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Inspired by the vibrancy and style of it’s namesake, Lola Barcelona’s nail polish is our latest mani obsession. Formulated with diamond dust to provide extra strength and durability (meaning you can skip the top coat if you’re feeling a little lazy!), these polishes are super glossy and ultra long-lasting. Plus, as if that wasn’t enough, the polishes are completely free of chemical nasties and toxic ingredients! Trust us, your nails will thank you for it.

I love this colour… These beauty subscriptions must know because I have a very similar colour in another one last month! Can’t remember which one.. Love that you can skip the top coat if you want. I love a good nail varnish that can hold its own! This is a full sized 8ml nail varnish worth £7.50

Percy & Reed London Smoothed, Sealed & Sensational Volumising No Oil Oil

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Ideal for: Fine, lank hair that lacks volume; can be used on fine to medium hair of any length. Enriched with violet extract and pro-vitamin B5, which help to strengthen your hair, this multi-tasking, volume-boosting oil from Percy & Reed nourishes and repairs your hair, so that it looks glossy, sleek and smooth, and with added volume.
Fragranced with a unique scent, A Walk In The Rain, created by the founders of Percy & Reed, Paul Percival and Adam Reed, and inspired by their love of the British countryside. The scent is a revitalising aroma with notes of mint, rhubarb, geranium and verbena.

My hair frankly does not need volume! I have such thick hair I have trouble keeping it sleek as it is! But it will be useful for its strengthening and nourishing claims. This is a 30ml sample. Full size is 60ml worth £14. Pretty good sample size again!

Bliss Fabulous Foaming Face Wash

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This face cleanser gently polishes skin with perfectly soft, round exfoliating beads. The oil-free, 2-in1 gel cleanser and exfoliator effectively removes dirt and makeup. It gently exfoliates with perfectly soft, round exfoliator beads, calms the skin with soothing botanicals. Guys have been known to sneak some as a shaving cream stand-in.

Always happy to receive a fash wash. I’m actually running out of one im currently using so this is the perfect opportunity to try a new one out. This is a 30ml sample. Full
Size is 197ml worth £19.50… Must be good at that price!

Korres Bergamot Pear Body Milk

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Moisturising body milk with an exceptional powdery texture. Rich in trace elements that awaken the epidermis, offering an energy boost. 

I’ve tried another korres body milk before which was the Korres Citrus Body Milk.  I found it quite drying which was disappointing, but thought it might work better when it gets a bit warmer.. Like now! Thanks for the reminder Birchbox! It smells absolutely gorgeous and I can’t wait to put it on! It seems quite lightweight which is good, I hate standing around waiting for milks to dry! This is a 40ml sample. Full size is 200ml worth £10.

Beauty Bonus!

Befine Warming Clay Mask

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Warming Clay Mask provides an energizing detox for your skin.It’s self-warming formula heats on contact as the natural clay works to purify and refine.Packed with powerful anti oxidents,enzymes and humectants, Warming clay Mask soothes as it infuse youe skin with ingredients to nourish and protect.

Love getting sachets of masks! Makes me feel like a kid again, buying the single sachets from boots and superdrug for sleep over when I was a kid! Bonus it’s a warming one because I love warming ones! It contains the powerful anti oxidants pomegranate to detox the skin. Full size is a 150ml tub worth £17.

I’m extremely impressed with this month’s box! I would class that as a royal box. It’s coveted all areas. Nails, make up, hair, body, face.. Brilliant effort from the team at Birchbox! My favourite item is… You may have guessed the Laura Mercier Foundation Primer! Can’t wait to try it out and potentially buy more products from their range!

If you’re interested in subscribing to Birchbox, use my referral link and each of our accounts will be credited with £5 to use in the birchbox shop!

What did you think of your products this month? Tried any of the ones I received? What did you think? Let me know!

March You Beauty Discovery Box First Impressions

Hello beauties! So this is actually my last You Beauty Discovery Box…and how good is it? Almost makes me want to re-register… But I really want to see what else is out there. I really want to give up Birchbox and Glossybox.. But their boxes are amazing sometimes and I can’t bring myself to unsubscribe!

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This box is a Best of British edit featuring home grown brands. The extra Treats in this box are just amazing too…and yummy! So lets get onto what i received…

Styl London Instant Gel Nail Wraps

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The latest patented technology in nail wraps, designed to achieve a salon effect gel manicure within minutes. Just peel and stick! No drying time and non toxic!

I love anything to do with nails so when I saw this I had to have it. I’ve had nail wraps before, but not gel wraps so I’m very interested in how they differ. This is a full priced item worth £6.99 which is pretty much the cost of the box, or not far off!

Good Things Manuka Honey Radiance Face Mask

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Good Things Manuka Honey Radiance Face Mask brightens and refreshes with White Clay & Beeswax. Developed by award-winning beauty writer Alice Hart-Davis using her years of expertise in the beauty industry, this Manuka Honey Radiance Face Mask enhances the skin’s natural glow.

Face mask are something my skin needs! My skin tend to look dull on occasion so this face mask will be a great addition! These are available at Boots and Sainsbury at the moment. Sample size is 15ml. Full size is 100ml worth £5.99 which is great value! And awesome that they are in supermarkets and drugstores.

Extra Treats

Dove Advanced Hair Series Youthful Vitality Shampoo & Conditioner

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New Dove Youthful Vitality range helps replenish these; Infused with a powerful blend of Cysteine rich protein and Elasto-Lipids, it nourishes and redensifies for fuller, more youthful looking hair. Our lightweight conditioner nourishes hair and brings back softness, fullness and shine to your hair. Enjoy soft, shiny hair that is full of vitality with visible fullness.

These are awesome extras! I love trying out different shampoos and have actually never tried Dove shampoo before. It’s a pretty generous sample at 50ml for both the shampoo and conditioner. Full size is 250ml at £5.99 each.

Nakd Cocoa Orange Bar

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Nakd Cocoa Orange bar is one of our most popular bars – delicious, satisfying and refreshingly natural – its awesome chocolate-orange flavour is a favourite with the Nakd community. Imagine a sweet, zesty orange and a sprinkling of rich cocoa and you’ll have some idea of what we mean. The most surprising thing about this bar is that there are no sugars or sticky syrups added to enhance its taste – what you get instead is a yummy combination of fruit and nuts, gently smooshed together into a handy bar shaped snack.

I’ve actually just started to go to the gym and was looking for guilt free snacks I can get so i can’t wait to try this. I’m not usually a fan of orange flavoured chocolate but I’ll give it a go!

How good was that box? I’m really impressed. Don’t get me wrong… I’m not leaving you beauty because their boxes aren’t amazing.. I just want to see what else is out there too.

What other beauty boxes are you subscribed to? Any you recommend? Let me know!

February Glossybox First Impressions

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Hello beauties! This month’s box is.. Yeah you guessed it.. The LOVE box. It comes with four full sized products including an Eyeshadow inspired by what’s sure to be the sexiest film of the year Fifty Shades of Grey.

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Wilkinson Sword Hydro Silk

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With a water activated bar of moisturising serum infused with marine extracts and shea butter, this razor hydrates skin for up to 2 hours after shaving and the five blades leave legs super soft

I’m kind of attached to my other Wilkinson Sword razor at the moment. I currently have the Intuition razor that you don’t need shaving foam for, so it may take me some time to try this one out. This is a full sized item worth £9.99

MARSK Mineral Eyeshadow – Fifty Shades

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With a colour palette inspired by that film, this mineral power based Eyeshadow is 100% natural and highly pigmented so it packs a punch.

I’m not the biggest fan of loose Eyeshadow. I hate the fallout that they leave and they are much harder to control. But at least it’s in a colour I would use. This is a full sized 1.2g product worth £14.49.. Seemed alot for a pot of loose Eyeshadow…

Royal Apothic Tinties

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We discovered this quirky brand in Los Angeles. Inspired by an old apothecary manual, it’s now a celebrity favourite with Victoria Beckham rumored to be a fan.

Lip products are so welcome in this weather. With the heating on at work, my lips get so dry so I always have something in my pocket handy. Such a lovely shade of pink too. It can also be used over lipstick for moisture and shine. The packaging is so lovely, the jar makes it feel expensive! This is a full sized 3.4g item worth $14

So Susan Rose Quartet Lip & Cheek Palette

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Pretty pinks or bold crimson, this versatile palette has a match for either mood.

I haven’t had the best if luck with So Susan palettes. I got sent one of their concealer quads and I really didn’t like it but this is a different product so I will keep an open mind when using! I probably won’t use it as a cheek stain as, you probably know, I prefer powder. This is a full sized 4g item worth £8.

B. Cosmetics Defined Brow Kit

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As well as Brow defining shades, this kit includes a highlighter to enhance the brow arch, brow was to make brows beefier and a brow setting gel for a pro finish.

Ive recently got into B. Cosmetics so I’m glad they have been added to the Glossybox collection. Again, I’m more of a pencil girl myself.. And some of the colours are way to dark for me. I might give it a try and if it is too dark give it to a friend. I’m not sure if it’s a full sized item, but it looks it. This is worth £9.99.

So that’s my box for this month! Most of the items will get use, and the rest can just be donated to willing friends if not! Most of the items were stated to be full size, but I think they all were, or the last two were pretty close to it! Which is what i love about Glossybox.

If you’re interested in subscribing to glossybox if you could use my referal link I get 200 glossybox points for every referal!

January Birchbox First Impressions

Hello beauties! So I got Birchbox’s first box of the year and this month and it’s all about women’s health!

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This month’s box is very exciting because they have joined forces with the experts and editors to bring you both products and content that will help you start the new year with your best foot forward.

Stila Lip Glaze

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A converted, suits all complexions colour. This sheer gloss is a cult classic for a reason!

I’ve wanted to try Stila for a long time, every time I walk past their stand in Boots I always have a quick look. I’m not really one for lip glazes but I’ll I’m always open to new products! This is a 1.5ml sample. The full size is 2.4ml so it’s a pretty good sample size. The shade I received is called Gleam which is a lovely shimmery pink. It comes in 36 shades which all look totally wearable. Full size costs £15

Philip Kingsley Body Building Conditioner

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Transform lifeless locks and help seal flyaways with this lustrous, wheat peotein conditioner.

I love Philip Kingsley products. I’m always up for trying out more of their range, and wheat is so good for your hair. I read once that models sometimes soak their hair in beer because of all the wheat in it.. Not that if want to try to because I’d smell like a brewery! This is a 20ml sample size which will probably only do my hair about 2 times. Sizes range from 75ml at £8.50 to 1000ml at £45.

Ren Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask

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Radiance in a tube! A fast working, exfoliating treatment that improves texture, tone and combats congestion.

The one thing I am missing from my samples is a new mask to try out, so I was glad to receive this one. One of my new years resolution is to use more masks because I hardly ever use them. This is a 10ml sample, full size is 50ml at £30. This brand promotes clean skincare products, so they don’t contain any paraben, sulphates, mineral oil, petrolathum, synthetic fragrances, synthetic colours, T.E.A, D.E.A, glycols silicones and Pegs Et Al.

HealGel Intensive

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Protect and restore skin with infusion of organic silicones, collagen boosting peptides and arnica.

This is a multi-purpose skin rescue gel packed full of active ingredients which work to restore, protect and soothe the skin. It takes me a while to get through creams because I have so many of them through thea  subscriptions. But I am interested by its claims of being scientifically-designed with complexes such as arnica and madecassoside which reduce puffiness and discolouration whilst soothing irritations and reducing sensitivity. This is a 5ml sample. Full size is 30ml at £37.50.

Activbod Cooling Finish Lotion

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Re-energise after a work with this invigorating, menthol packed lotion.

Not gonna lie.. I don’t work out. It’s never really been something that’s interested me. I always used to say that I was going to join the gym, but I never did, so not sure how much use I’m gonna get out of this. Maybe in the summer? Let me know cause I’m pretty clueless to products like this. This is a 20ml sample. Full size is 100ml at £12.

Embrace Matcha Green Tea

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Our new favourite superfood, Matcha is 100% natural with 10 times the antioxidants of regular green tea.

More tea samples! I really don’t like tea. More of a coffee person myself, so this is going to someone that enjoys teas!

Lifestyle Extra

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I also for this pilates band! I’m not too familiar with pilates.. Again I’m not really into the whole gym thing, but it says it’s used for toning, increasing strength and improves muscle endurance with the stretchy resistance band. Not sure if I’m ever going to use this.. But if I ever decide to become a gym person I will have it handy.

So that’s all my products this month’s from Birchbox! All sample sizes this month, but they are all from high end brands which is good. I’m really excited to use the Ren mask and the Philip Kingsley conditioner so all in all, a petty good box! I think some of the fitness things might go to friends as I wouldn’t really get much use out of them, and the green tea I’ll donate to someone!

If you’re interested in subscribing to Birchbox, use my referral link and each of our accounts will be credited with £5 to use in the birchbox shop!

What did you get in this month’s box? Have you tried anything from my box? What did you think? Let me know!