birchbox december 2014
beauty,  review

December Birchbox 2014 // Missing Product :(

 

birchbox december 2014I did something bad, guys. Something embarrassing, something terrible.

Are you ready for this?

I took these photos at night.

DUN DUN DUN.

Sometimes I do not see the daylight due to work, you see. With a 2 hour round trip each day and 9 hour shifts, this whole winter/photo/daylight thing just isn’t working for me.

Woe.

However, this Birchbox is quite good. Considering the bad photos and the fact that THEY MISSED OUT A PRODUCT! On my card, it said I should have gotten a full size Models Own Nail Polish. But Nada.

I’ve e-mailed them and hopefully they will solve this problem for me.

Anyway, confessions and moaning over – let’s get to the box.

Birchbox December 2014

This months theme was Sophie Webster. Who she is, I know not. But there was a discount code with the box for 20% off.

Electric Hair // Hydrate Shampoo

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This product helps repair damage and improve shine. It’s got a moisture-rich formula to make your hair soft. This smells so strong. It’s a nice smell though, thankfully.

It’s very expensive though, I’m pretty sure about £10 is my limit for a shampoo!

£17.50 a bottle. 

Vasanti Brighten Up! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator

DSC_0937This sounds exciting and fancy. It’s a multi-action exfoliator to brighten your face. Use it 3-5 times a week for a bright complexion.

It has a subtle smell that reminds me of hair dye. It’s not a pleasant smell to apply to your face! There’s tiny grains in it, finer than sand I’d say which helps to exfoliate.

£26

Eslor // Firming Collagen Day Cream 

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This is probably my favourite thing in the box (well, it could have been the nail varnish, had I got it.. just saying!).

It’s a hydrating lotion that gives a plumping boost! It’s got Hydrolyzed Marine Collagen in it, which means what – fuck knows, but it sounds impressive.

It smells like cheap makeup though. You know the cheap face powder you can get. That’s what it smells like.

£50

Benefit // High Beam

 

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I’ve had a dupe of this in the past, but it’s nice to finally get the chance to sample the real thing and see if it lasts any longer.

I’m sure this liquid illuminator doesn’t need too much of an introduction!

£19.50

Eyeko // Fat Eye Stick

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I tried to do a swatch of this, and it was so nice! Black and shimmery. The swatch came out awful though because the lightening made my hands look like elephant skin. I was embarrassed. Sad.

£8

Sophie Webster // Purse

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When I got over my embarrassment, I felt embarrassed for Sophie Webster.

This purse apparently costs £25 and it is the cheapest looking purse I’ve ever seen. It smells so fake, like fake horrible plastic and the zip is so cheap.

Surely this would never sell for £25! Why would they make something for Birchbox so cheap looking and say it is worth so much. After getting this cheap looking and smelling thing – it made me want to do the opposite of going on the website and spending £300 plus on a bag. 20% discount or not.

Terrible

£25 (lol)

birchbox december 2014

 

This box gave me a range of emotions. Excitement, surprise, loss, grief, embarrassment and lols.

I would have like it a lot more had I gotten the nail varnish and not gotten the purse. The purse just made me mad and I can’t get over it. £25??????????? WHAT IS THIS.

Sometimes Birchbox really let themselves down with the exclusive lifestyle products. Like that time they sent a chapter of a book. Or that lipstick pen.

I’d prefer the just not send anything until they get better at it.

What do you think of the box?

Edit: Birchbox are sending me the missing item 🙂

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