Saturday, 18 January 2014

January Birchbox Review

There is a nice little selection of products in the January Birchbox*, including makeup, skincare, body care, hair care and a lifestyle extra. I also love this months theme. 'Tiny Tweaks' are exactly what we need to make positive changes in our life and see a big difference by the end of the year. Here's what I received in my box:

1. Philip Kingsley Moisture Balancing Conditioner (20ml sample, RRP £18 for 250ml) - My hair definitely needs extra moisture, so this conditioner should work wonders for me. I love the Philip Kingsley Scalp Toner and can't live without it, so I have high expectations from the conditioner.

2. Vasanti Detox Nutrient Rich Purifying Facial Cleanser (20ml sample, RRP £18.00 for 150ml)- I very rarely use foaming cleansers, but this one is very gentle on the skin and it didn't leave my skin tight or dry. I wouldn't repurchase it, but it is a nice product.

3. Premae Anatomy Nutrients Instant Renewal Body Oil (20ml sample, RRP £9.50 for 100ml). - I like using body oils after a shower, especially when they are packed with lovely ingredients. Described as 'cardio in a bottle' the oil is meant to detoxify, hydrate and tone the skin.

4. Benefit POREfessional Primer (7.5 ml sample, RRP £24.50 for 22ml) - I adore the Porefessional and I have many backups of it, but... you can never have enough back ups of one your favourite products, right? :) The 7.5 ml sample is actually quite generous compared to the full size product and I always keep one in my makeup bag.

5. Rodial Bee Venom Moisturiser (5ml sample, RRP £150 for 50ml) - The smallest and most expensive product in the box and the one I was really excited to try. It left my skin feeling super soft, hydrated and plump. I really wish I could afford the full size to see long term effects  :)

6. Itsu Miso Soup - Yum! I love Miso Soup and I think that it is nice to see something different in a beauty box.

Overall, I really like the selection of products in my January Birchbox and the little lifestyle extra made it even more exciting. It would have been great to get at least one full size product in the box, but even with the sample sizes, you still get your money's worth. The total value of my box came to £29.00 which is great and... I loved the little booklet with 30 Birchbox-approved tips to try out in 2014. I will be giving some of them a go.

You can subscribe to Birchbox on their website: (£10.00 +£2.95 p&p)

*PR sample



  1. I've also got the Porefessional with one of the Benefits christmas sets but I haven't tried it yet, but I'm really curious about it.

  2. The more I see this box the more I like it, especially the bee venom mask x
    Beautyqueenuk xx

  3. Birchbox seems to get better and better! I'm seriously tempted to subscribe xx

  4. all I can see is porefessional! Yes please! xxx

  5. I love the look and sound of all of the products you received this month.
    Laura x | Life and Lipstick

  6. All those sample a look lovely. Can't wait to get my box and try them. Signed up to Birchbox last week :)

  7. Loving the look of all those samples. Can't wait to try them all when I get my box, it seems I signed up to Birchbox just at the right time. :D

  8. The Bee Venom moisturiser looks really intriguing, how does it work?

  9. I think I was less impressed with my Birchbox this month, there are some good products to try though!

    Stephanie (@hopefreedomlove)

  10. I can't believe you got Porefessional O: omg I so regret cancelling my birch box subscription last month. haha poo :(

  11. Ohh that's nice to have a mix of different facial products! :) and hey, a miso soup! interesting!

  12. Awesome goodies!!


  13. I'd have been very pleased with the Porefessional!

    Georgina at

  14. I think this months Birchbox has a great selection of products & some fab brands. A girl can never have too many tubes of The POREfessional I love it!


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