December Birchbox Review 2017

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After taking a break from these reviews last month, I am back with an absolute stunner of a Birchbox for December. With a theme of ‘Life’s Little Treasures’, it seemed perfect that Birchbox teamed up with luxe British fashion designer Matthew Williamson on this one! The box is inspired by his Treasure Garden print and screams festivity. Look at it, it’s just bloomin’ beautiful! (Get it, flower pun…)

Birchbox December Rewview Matthew Williamson Collaboration Box Image

LOC – FULL SIZE Vibrant Matte Lipstick in Colour Me Confident RRP £6.50

LOC Red Lipstick Shade Colour Me Confident

Let’s make a start with the sneak peek item from last month, the LOC Vibrant Matte Lipstick. I loved both of the shades that Birchbox offered, so I left the decision to the hands of fate, and I’m thrilled with their choice! This is a very creamy lipstick and feels like it has a lot of staying power. The shade is beautifully pigmented and perfect for the festive season, but would do great all year round for a sassy tone. It’s lightly pinker on the lips than I had expected, but it’s simply gorgeous and will definitely become a regular addition to my growing lipstick collection.

Baija Paris – Caramelised Honey Body Scrub RRP* £14.90

Birchbox Baija Paris Caramelised Honey Body Scrub Image Flatlay

This product should come with a very large DO NOT EAT warning as it smells like food! It’s heavenly sweet and it even feels luxurious. It exfoliates your skin wonderfully and leaves you feeling silky soft and looking radiant. This product sums up this month’s theme completely; it feels like a treat and is an absolute gem of a find.

Kebelo – Clarifying Shampoo RRP* £13.95

Birchbox Jebelo Clarifying Shampoo Blue Bottle Image

Anyone who knows me will know that my hair is pretty thick and pretty damaged, so I was excited to try this shampoo that claims to restore stressed-out hair and cleanse your scalp. After one use, I can see a slight difference in the shine and feel of my hair, but I can’t make any judgement on the restoration aspect as I’m sure this comes with continued use. Overall, it did a good job of making my hair feel and look healthy and shiny.

Balance Me – Wonder Eye Cream RRP* £20

Birchbox Balance Me Wonder Eye Cream Image

If you have read any of my previous Birchbox reviews, you will know that I adore Balance Me products, so I was excited to try the latest in the collection. Now I’ll be honest, eye cream doesn’t exactly excite me. It’s not a product I use and not something I would buy myself. I gave this a go, and although I’m not amazed by it, it served its purpose. It claims to have a softening and brightening effect, and I did see a slight improvement in that my eyes looked a little less tired after use. Maybe I’m being converted?

Spectrum Collections – FULL SIZE B04 Angled Blender Brush RRP £4.90

Birchbox Spectrum Collections Angled Blender Brush

Again, I’m no make-up expert so I don’t tend to get overly excited over make-up brushes. I’ve received a few Spectrum brushes in the past from Birchbox and they have always been incredibly soft and easy to use and this one is no different. According to Birchbox’s product description, this brush is meant to be used for the contour of your eyes and to shape and define your eyelids. For me, a complete novice, this brush was easy to use and soft on my eyes. It’s beautiful and has a lovely touch of rose gold on the handle, which adds a hint of elegance and luxury to the product.

Overall, I’m really happy with this month’s box again. The body scrub and lipsticks are stand-out favourites for me as they are products that I tend to be drawn to anyway, and the body scrub in particular feels very luxurious. Perfect for a pamper evening! I will continue to use the shampoo and eye cream in the hope of seeing some results, but from a one-time use for testing, they do seem good either way. I hope you enjoyed this review, check out my previous one here!

*RRPs correspond to full-size items which can be purchased from the Birchbox Shop.

This post is not sponsored or endorsed by Birchbox or any of the brands featured. Opinions are completely my own.

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  1. Helen says

    Oo the caramelised honey body scrub sounds like it would smell amazing – just what is needed when it’s so cold 🙂

  2. Beauty Dose says

    The design of this months box is dreaaamyyyy!! Seriously regretting cancelling my subscription, this looks gorgeous! Great post x

  3. Ana De-Jesus says

    I like spectrum brushes as they are cruelty free so I am happy to hear they have been included in your Birchbox. The packaging is lovely as well x

  4. Meera BP says

    Great review! All the products look pretty good! I’ve never received a beauty box before as I’m always sceptical about what products they’ll put in, but im impressed by this one. Might have to look into it!
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  5. Kira says

    I stopped Birchbox a year ago as I felt the contents was bit rubbish after a while , but recently they have had some amazing stuff in . I might re consider!! X

  6. Emily Leary says

    What a great way to try out new products, it must be such a treat when it lands on your doorstep every month. Plus the box is stunning too!

  7. Fanna says

    Wow, looks like you’d a great birchbox for december! The red matte lipstick seems like a really good one, especially with the twist down and twist up packing it is in. I want to try that Kabelo’s shampoo, would love to read a review of it if you post it in the future 😀 Loved this post <3

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