December Birchbox – First Impressions

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Hello lovelies,

How are you all doing today. I’m starting my first blog post back in a while with a first impressions. I can’t believe Christmas is already over i hope you all had a great day, this December has flown by!

I was quite impressed with this months birch box, I love that it all came in a makeup bag instead of a box this month I think its makes it a bit more special as its the christmas one. I love the style of the bag, its a lovely forget green velvet fabric and the rose gold star in the middle of the bag makes it extra christmassy, I also love the rose gold detailing on the zip.

In this months pack I received 7 items, 4 of which were full size. At first glance I think the product I am most excited about trying out is the eyeshadow palette and also the soap sponge.

Palmers Coconut Oil – Body Lotion

This was a great first item to find in this months box, I absolutely love the brand palmers so i was very excited to see one of their products. I already have the hand lotion version of this scent so I knew I would love the smell of it. This is only a sample size but you get enough to know whether you’d like to repurchase it again. I am looking forward to trying it out to see if its any different from the cocoa butter body lotion.

Full size – £4.19

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Daily Concepts Soap Sponge – Mother of Pearl 

When I opened this months box this was the first thing I could smell, so was instantly drawn to it. I think the idea of this is different as I haven’t tried a soap sponge before. I am intrigued to know how it works and if it works well. I love the smell, so I’m hoping when its used the scent will stay with you for the rest of the day. This is another full sized product, it’s a 2 in 1 soap so can be used on the face and body.

Full size – £6.00

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Forgive Me Suzie Naturally Yours – Eyeshadow Palette

The next product in the bag was this full sized eyeshadow palette, the colours look perfect for me as they are exactly what I would normally use. I love the warm tones in this palette, the glittery shades look gorgeous. I don’t often use darker browns so am excited to give this a go. I have never heard of this brand before, they are cruelty free and vegan which is great!

Full size – £9.00

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BirchBox Angled Eyeshadow Brush

To go with the eyeshadow palette BirchBox have also included this lovely angled shadow brush. The bristles are really soft and full so I think this will be perfect for blending products into the crease of the eye. This is another one of the full sized products. Can you ever have too many brushes? I think not!

Full size – £4.00

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Percy and Reed Reassuringly Firm – Session Hold Hairspray

The next item is this Percy and Reed hairspray, I remember back along in a previous box I revived a Percy and Reed curling creme I liked the way it made my hair look but I wasn’t too keen on the smell. Hopefully this product will have a different scent. This is travel sized so would be good to take with you if you were going away.

Full size – £12.50

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Joliderm Nose Patch

The last full sized product was these nose patches. They are used for removing blackheads as well as impurities and excess sebum to also help prevent blackheads from returning. I’ve only used a nose patch once which was from Primark and unfortunately it didn’t work at all, so I’m hoping to see some results after using these patches.

Full size – £13.90

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Candy Kittens – Wild Strawberry

The last item was a little mini bag of candy kittens. As I’m vegetarian its amazing when you find a brand that do sweets that taste amazing. I love the peach flavoured candy kittens so was really happy to see a different flavour to try out. I really loved the strawberry sweets and would definitely recommend them to anyone whether your veggie/vegan or not! I thought it was a lovely little extra and a great treat.

Thats all for the Decembers BirchBox, i was really happy with all of the products I received this month. Let me know in the comments which product you would most like to try!

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Thanks for reading 🙂

Chloe xx

What I Got For Christmas 2018

Hello lovelies,

I had a wonderful Christmas this year spending time with family and friends.

I got a few lovely presents amd the first thing I opened was this 2019 calendar which I love the pink and the gold look so great together. To go along with the theme I also opened up this lovely planner, the colours are gorgeous and I love the rose gold running through it.

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The next present was a Chip mug I had been looking at these for a while and never went for it so when I opened it up I was very happy, Beauty and the Beast is one of my favourite Disney films.

I also opened up a lovely burnt orange/ rust pom pom hat which is lovely and will go with lots of items of clothing. The bobble onto is faux fur and the material of the hat is very soft, I’ve already worn it a few times and its very warm!

I also got this cute little hollow chocolate raindeer, along with some other chocolates such as a toblerone, matchmakers and and a lovely box of chocolates from my boyfriend’s parents.

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I got a few different perfumes this year which I am so happy with and grateful for. My boyfriend gave me this perfume and body butter set from Next which is called White Amber, I adore this scent and think it is so wearable.

My parents also brought me a perfume which happened to be by Ariana Grande, I am currently obsessed with her and her music I have always loved listening to her music and I think she’s such a great role model! This perfume is called …… and its a very sweet scent it is perfect if you are a girly girl like me and do not want to wear a scent that is too heavy.

The last perfume I was gifted was from my lovely Grandma, this was a shock when I opened it up as it was totally unexpected. The scent is quite mature and sophisticated and that is one of the things I love about it, the more i wear it the more I love it I think it will be perfect to wear to a fancy meal or an evening out.

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I also opened up a couple of books which I was really happy with, one of them was The Book Of Calm as I have anxiety my mum thought it would be nice for me to have. When I am feeling stressed or anxious i can flick though the book and there are lots of lovely quotes, i thought it was a really meaningful gift that will help me to stay positive

I also received a pair of fluffy socks which are always needed. I love wearing them and getting cosy in the evenings as I always seem to get cold feet.

I was given on gift set this year which was the soap and glory Pinkcredible set, in here there is a scrub, shower gel, Hand cream, face mask and a body butter. I love the original Soap and Glory scent it is a classic.

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The last thing I received was a beautiful charm to go on my Pandora bracelet. I have had this bracelet for a few years now and I love it because on birthdays and christmas’ I usually receive a lovely charm to add to it. All of my charms were silver, I really love rose gold so my mum bought me this open heart work charm which is so stunning and really stands out.

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I am so thankful for all of the gifts I received and this post is in no way meant to be ‘boasting’ or anything like that. I really enjoy reading posts like this so wanted to create my own!

I hope you have enjoyed reading, let me know what your favourite gift was this year in the comments!

Thanks for reading 🙂

Chloe xx

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