Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Birchbox Breakdown - December 2014

Ilsci Organics Gel Mask
The full size retails from £39.95
'The plant based treatment uses natural actives and a soothing gel formula to smooth and rejuvenate'
I imagine if you were using this as a full face mask that you could get two or three uses out of this sample. I haven't tried this out yet because I received the Flavanoid Extra version and it does not smell good.

Electric Hair Electric Hydrate Shampoo
Full size retails for £17.50
'Helps to repair damage and improve shine with this nourishing, moisture-rich formula'
This is a super small sample. I find with shampoo and conditioner samples that they don't allow you enough of an opinion to decide whether or not you'd be interested in buying the full size. I have a lot of hair and I wash it two/three times each time to keep it looking healthy which this sample size wouldn't stretch to. I'll probably end up giving this to my mum or sister as they only have thin hair.

Eyeko Fat Eye Stick in Smoke
Full size £8
'Your smokey eye just got as easy as 1-2-3 with this pigmented jumbo pencil'
I thought this was a gunmetal colour when I first opened it but, the more I look at it, I think it might be a super duper dark midnight blue. Regardless of me being colour blind, I actually really like this. It doesn't crease considerably and it blends like a dream.

Benefit Christmas Cracker - High Beam
Full size retails for £19.50
'a suits-all skintones liquid illuminator'
This is perfect for anybody who prefers a liquid highlight. That being said, I would never pay £19.50 for the full size of this because it doesn't do anything out of this world. I do really like this though and I have a hard time seeing when I'll even finish this tiny version because you really do only need to tiniest amount.

Models Own Nail Polish in Obsidian
Full size £5
'Matte, yet sparkly, this multi-dimensional shade has a velvety finish'
I think this polish is a bargain at £5. I'm always super impressed with the quality of Models Own polishes and this one did not disappoint. I actually stayed subscribed to Birchbox for the extra month because I knew this product was coming. It has a mixture of small and large glitter flecks so you can either use it sparingly as a top coat or apply a couple of coats to create a full glitter look.

Trilogy Certified Organic Rosehip Oil
Full size retails for £16.50
'A fine blend of pure rosehip oil for when your skin's in need of some extra nourishment'
This comes with a pipette off of school science lessons. A little goes a long way, there's no real smell and it appears to be a yellow oil-like liquid which blends out clear.

Sophia Webster Purse
I certainly wouldn't pay anywhere near £25 for this but it is a super cute design and I love the colours. This is the perfect size to stick cards in and throw in a clutch.

Does anybody else have the Eyeko stick in Smoke? What colour is it actually supposed to be?
Nikki x

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