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Saturday, 6 December 2014

December Birchbox: Sophia Webster Edition | Blogmas Day Six

December Birchbox: Put On Your Party Shoes*
It's Birchbox time again and I must take the time to say that overall I've been really impressed with their boxes this year. Some have been particularly incredible and there hasn't been a month when I've not wanted to try at least 3 things in the box.

For December the theme is putting on those party shoes and they have collaborated with accessories designer Sophia Webster. I have to admit until today I had never heard of Sophia Webster, but the jewels on the box itself are incredibly pretty.

Eslor Firming Collagen Day Cream  | Full size: £50
Eyeko Fat Stick | £8
Models Own Nail Polish | £5
Electric Hair Hydrate Shampoo | Full size: £17.50
Trilogy Organic Rosehip Oil | Full size: £16.50
Benefit Christmas Cracker - Mini High Beam | Full size: 19.50
Sophia Webster Purse | £25

Honestly I'm not blown away, but there are a few things that I'm particularly excited about which totally make the box for me. The Trilogy Rosehip Oil is something I've wanted to try for the longest time because I've heard such incredible things, so this will be going straight into my skin care box and I'm looking forward to trying it tonight. The second product I'm excited about is the mini Benefit High Beam because anything that promises a little illumination in the winter time has my attention immediately.

I'll be finding someone to pass the Eyeko Fat Stick on to because whatever look I could manage to create with a black eye crayon wouldn't be a good one, and I'm pretty happy with my current moisturisers so the Eslor Collagen Day Cream will be on its way to a better home soon too.

The Models Own nail polish is a little strange, but I think I like it. It's almost a matte glitter, which doesn't make sense at all but I can't think of another way to describe it. The velvet lid kind of creeps me out though, the texture makes me shudder! And finally the Sophia Webster purse is really sweet. Leopard print isn't usually my thing but I quite like it here. The material or whatever it was packaged in has given it a really strong, unpleasant smell though so I'm hoping that will fade pretty quickly so I can get some use out of it - it'll be perfect for carrying a few cards and a little bit of cash very compactly.

What do you think of the box this month? 

- xo

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  1. I am obsessed with the packaging! The gem print is stunning and all of the items inside look great.


  2. I love the jewel design of the box! The contents is pretty good too :)

  3. High Beam is really good - I got it in a Benefit gift box last Christmas and it's one of my favourite products of theirs (along with their Benetint which is just fab!). I love the design of the box...but then I do love anything bejewelled or sparkly, I'm a bit of a magpie! :)

  4. I just like the box! Haha!

    Ally xo

  5. Okay, the box alone has sold me on this! Hehe. And as a real leopard print addict the purse is definitely calling my name! :)
    The products look great, especially the offering from Benefit and that Models Own nail polish has always intrigued me as well.

    Ellis - Ellis Tuesday

  6. This box looks really great, that nail polish is a really pretty colour but I am not so sure on matte nails...
    Bethan Likes

    1. A matte glitter is really...odd. But good odd I think hehe xo

  7. The nail polish looks perfect for new years eve! I love high beam, I hope you like it too! xx Rena
    Kiss and Make Up- Beauty Blog

  8. Everything in it looks lovely! I love the nail polish :)
    Marissa Jamie || Faithfully, Marissa ♡

  9. This looks like an awesome box! The Models Own and Benefit Cracker are my fave! x

    1. I love the little cracker too, so cute <3

  10. The purse is gorgeous. Like you said, it's not amazing all round but I think it's worth it for those few good items in there :)
    Megan x

  11. I can't wait to get my box, I really hope I get the Trilogy oil as i've wanted to try it for a while now too x


  12. I can't get over how adorable that pouch is. considering subscribing to birch box again!
    Stefanie | Casualllyawkward | Bloglovin

  13. The jewels are so pretty! Unfortunately I cannot justify buying it just for the box since I have not much money left after Christmas shopping. I really like the cracker that High Beam came in too. I am beginning to think I have a thing about packaging.

    1. Cute packaging is definitely enticing! xx

  14. What a super cute box! I think this is one of the best beauty boxes I have seen in a while. I would use every single product & really like the look of the Models Own Polish

  15. Such a great box! I love all the gems on the outside!

  16. I'd be so happy with this!! I really like the sound of every product in the box (which makes a change). The packaging is hella cute too. :)

    Tara x

  17. I've read so many good reviews on the Birchbox. They really do put some great items in there! I think its time I sign myself up haha :)
    Charl Jimenez

  18. I hope I get the Eyeko fat stick in a more wearable colour but otherwise it looks like a great box this month, I'm excited for mine to arrive :) xx

    Ioanna | Hearting.co.uk

  19. Lovely review! I've just uploaded my thoughts around this months birchbox too and I'm SO glad its not just me who is creeped out by the nail varnish lid!!

    1. It's definitely not the best texture hehe x


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