This is my first Birchbox, okay not my actual first one but my first surprise box. I started to subscribe in October but I already knew what to expect, this is a total surprise and a very good one.
So what was included?
Weleda Citrus Creamy Body Wash 20ml (Full Size 200ml: £7.95)
I love a mini body wash, I'm guilty of saving all these for my future holiday somewhere in the distant future. However I judge body wash solely by the scent. This is a lovely zingy scent not something I'd use at this time of the year but come warmer months it will be perfect again making it great for my eventual sunny holiday. I usually spend £8+ on shower gels, I know there are a lot of cheaper brands out there but I don't see the point in skimping in this area. I'd love to pick up the pomegranate version of this body wash.
Beauty Protector Protect & Detangle 50ml approx (Full Size 236ml: £15.00)
A leave in conditioner that promises to detangle, smooth hair, adds in shine, locks in colour, seals cuticle, offers UV and thermal protection whilst being weightless, non-greasy and suitable for all hair types! Sounds too good to be true but I'll soon find out. In the mean time I have to say I love the bottle, I can't stop squeezing it and it smells like those scented erasers of youth.
Chella Ivory Lace Highlighter Pencil 1.4g (Full Size 1.4g: £15.95)
Laura Mercier Long Lash Mascara 5.67g (Full Size: £18.50)
I loved the Laura Mercier primer I received in October's box but before then I was never really that intrigued by this brand however I am now quite excited about trying this mascara, it will be making its way into my handbag mini make-up kit.
English Laundry Signature for her Eau de Parfum 2ml (Full Size: 10ml £16.00)
I LOVE this perfume, it's sweet with a hint of spice it somewhat reminds me of Womanity from Thierry Mugler. Unfortunately it doesn't last that long, few hours tops BUT it is a delightful light scent which would be perfect for work, I'm planning on picking up the purse sprayer for this very purpose.
I loved the extras, a pencil sharpener is always handy, I buy so many and ruin them buy mixing my lip pencil one with my eye pencil one. I'm just always grateful for tools. The lifestyle extra was a selection of Pukka teas, I've not tried them but my friend has them and her cat goes mental for them so they can't be bad. I also got a great selection, earl grey is my tea of choice, I don't drink normal breakfast style tea, I find it too bitter theses days so I swapped for earl grey. I've never though about cinnamon in my tea although I'm sure my Christmas tea must have a hint of it but not as strong as this, full on cinnamon whack and boy do I love cinnamon. Final flavour is elderberry & echinacea, not one I would usually go for but I'm willing to try, my partner went through a stage of giving me echinacea drops as he believed it would do me some good.
Another exciting month from Birchbox, I really can't wait for December!