Birchbox UK – January 2017

Birchbox UK January 2017 unboxing

New year, new Birchbox!  Birchbox, like the rest of us, seem to make promises to better themselves when the new year rings in.

Take last year for example, they promised it would be the ‘best year ever’ – now, how can they beat a year like that?  I’m not sure but I’m looking forward in finding out!

Birchbox UK January 2017

The first theme of 2017 (that almost rhymes) is ‘Sprinkle Happiness’.  The drawer design box always sprinkles happiness for me and the yellow colour scheme is so refreshing for this time of the year.

I don’t usually focus on the leaflet, but this month a tick list was included with ideas to start the new year positively through mindfulness.  Personally I think this is a great idea, I love tick lists!

Samples

Birchbox UK January 2017 unboxing

The Birchbox UK January 2017 samples make an interesting mix too.  Click on the links below if you want to see more details:

MONUSpa Rosewood Reviving Mist
Absolution Le Nettoyant Pureté
John Frieda Frizz Ease Miraculous Recovery Deep Conditioner
Merci Handy Hand Cream (FULL SIZE!)
Lord & Berry: Conceal-It Crayon (FULL SIZE!)

Skincare, hair and make-up – these samples tick all the boxes this month!  I’m quite a fan of facial mists, my current foundation can be a little drying so a quick spritz after application keeps me hydrated.

Although I totally butchered the pronunciation of the cleanser I’m quite intrigued in giving it a go.  I received a face mask cream from Absolution a while ago (in my Birchbox) and it was pretty good and didn’t irritate my skin.

The real stars of this month’s box though are the two full size samples of course!  I do love a good hand cream, so seeing the Merci Handy hand cream was a treat.  As for the The Lord & Berry concealer crayon it may have confused me at first, but was a welcomed surprise too. (After I tested how creamy it was!)

Conclusion

I can’t complain about two full size items totalling over the value of my box!  Come on, that is a fantastic start of the year for Birchbox!  *Scurries away and checks last year.*  Nope!  I didn’t receive one full size item last year in January, let alone two!

I’ve already mentioned that the products are quite varied, which is another thing I like about this month’s box.  Although I do think there’s bigger and better things to come in later months!

Take for instance that there’ll be another Spectrum make-up brush in next month’s box – I couldn’t avoid that spoiler, it was printed on the leaflet!  I also read that, from February, I will get to choose one aspect of my box every month until the end of the year!  That’s quite a promise and I can’t wait to see what I’m given to pick from…

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