January Birchbox

Chit chat January 16, 2016 Naomi

My January Birchbox arrived last week and I have to say I was a little underwhelmed. Birchbox like any beauty box subscription are very hit and miss, I have had some good boxes in the past but this one just didn’t hit the mark for me.

Let’s talk about contents. First up the products I do actually like. The benefit they’re real tinted eyelash primer I found worked really well, Wear alone or under mascara, I found it looked good all by itself, the colour goes on well and leaves lashes looking full and defined. I would have liked a full size rather than a sample but it is a cute little thing to pop in your bag or for travel.

Next up I liked the Whish body butter. This smells of marzipan thanks to the almond oil and left my legs really soft and hydrated. Packed full of organic ingredients such as shea butter and aloe it is naturally sourced and not full of nasty chemicals, always a winner in my book.

The absolution micellar water is like every other micellar water I have tried, they are all much like every other. It smells amazing and the full size is £27! I do like this and will use it up but I would not pay full price for it.

On to the disappointing products. The little mirror in my box is cute but I have a million others, I did not like the postcards, cute for a teen but not my cup of tea, I did feel the box was more suited to a teen/younger woman. The Beauty protector leave in conditioner smells nice but did not seem to make much difference to my hair. The Jelly pong pong {craziest product naming ever!!} eyeliner did not suit me at all, I personally do not think that a white/nude eye liner either wakes up the eye or looks good. All in all not the best selection of products for me.



Did you get the January Birchbox?? What did you think? do you like beauty boxes in general? Leave a comment…


  1. MissPond
    January 18th, 2016 8:20 am

    I’ve never felt the need to try a beauty box, I see more reviews about them being hit and miss rather than them being amazing! I have so many cosmetics I rarely use, any more would just end up in a drawer somewhere! I do like the They’re Real though, I got a tester from Boots ages ago 🙂

  2. Naomi
    January 18th, 2016 8:47 am

    I do like the novelty of not knowing what you are going to get and so far Birchbox has been good but we shall see Miss Pond.x

  3. Cecilia Keinapel
    January 18th, 2016 5:09 pm

    I know how you feel with the hit and miss, it’s very blended what you get each month. I subscribe on glossybox and have sometimes been very disappointing with them, and other times very pleased. Lets hope the next box is better x

    wish you a lovely week!


  4. Naomi
    January 19th, 2016 7:29 am

    Thanks Cecilia, you too!!.x

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