It’s taken me to receive my Birchbox UK December 2017 box to realise it’s actually December now. December hasn’t creeped up on me; it’s made an unexpected, out-of-nowhere pounce attack! How does a year fly by so quickly?
You might remember last year (in my Birchbox UK December 2016) that I launched my first ever Birchbox giveaway. Well this year I’m doing the same, but stepping up my game a little bit…
Birchbox UK December 2017 unboxing
Interestingly, Birchbox have collaborated on the box design with Matthew Williamson. A luxury designer I wasn’t aware of, but after a quick google I was soon to become an admirer of his gorgeous prints… like the one on this month’s box.
Birchbox subscribers had a pick from two full size lip products this month and I couldn’t decide which one to settle for. (So I left it to Birchbox to decide for me…)
One was a rather feisty and festive red from Birchbox created brand LOC (Love of Colour). Whereas the the other was a moisturising lip balm with a natural red tint. Here’s which Birchbox decided I should receive, along with the other samples:
- Baïja Paris Carmelised Honey Body Scrub
Now this is what I’m talking about when I mentioned festive beauty products! Think of a Christmas themed exfoliator and this would be it. I half expected it to smell of clementines.
- LOC Vibrant Matte Lipstick in Color Me Confident Cranberry (FULL SIZE!)
After leaving it to Birchbox to decide for me, I’m pretty glad they’ve given me the full-on red lipstick. Despite being matte, LOC lipsticks still seem to be quite creamy and not lacking in colour.
- Sand & Sky Brilliant Skin Purifying Clay Mask
Apparently a cult product – which rock must I have been living under to miss this one? At £39.90, this feels like a sprinkle of luxury in my box.
- Spectrum Collections B04 Angled Blender Brush (FULL SIZE!)
Another Spectrum brush to add to the collection! The last Spectrum eye brush I received from Birchbox actually trumped one of my Real Techniques brush, so I’m happy to see this in my box.
- ModelCo Contour Stick
I’ve not read other Birchbox UK December 2017 reviews yet, but I think it’s a nice touch we received the other item from our choice of two Modelco products back in October’s box. Especially as this was another decision I had left to Birchbox, because I couldn’t decide myself.
- Cargo Blush in Sunset Beach?
Can anyone solve this mystery for me? This item isn’t printed on my leaflet, so I’m not sure if this is a mistake or a pleasant surprise. It’s quite a lovely blush though that could easily double up as a highlighter.
Box round up
Once again, Birchbox have delivered in sending out a festive mix of samples just in time for the holidays. With two full size items with a total that scrapes just below the price I’ve paid for the box, they’ve finished the year on a happy note.
Already looking ahead, Birchbox UK have already revealed a teaser for next year. (I know, already! I don’t even know what my New Year’s Eve plans are yet…) A choice of two blushes (interestingly in stick form) will be in our January boxes from familiar brand Lord & Berry.
GIVEAWAY: As mentioned I am celebrating the end of another Birchbox year by doing a giveaway! One lucky winner chosen at random will win a 6-month subscription – watch my Birchbox UK Unboxing video 2017 to find out how to enter!
Want to subscribe to Birchbox? Subscribe here and get 50% off your first box!
I have not been paid by, sponsored by or asked by Birchbox to make this blog post or video in any way – I just do it for the love!