Birchbox December 2016

birchbox december 2016

What’s in the last of 2016 Birchbox? I must say I really enjoyed opening this months box. Its full of products for the festive party season. It’s a merry and bright edition and it has the usual 5 products of skin care, hair care and make up. I was pleasantly surprised with this box, they have ended the year with a happy face from me!

Lets start with my favourite of the 5 products!

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Ciate London Fierce Flick Eyeliner

I was getting ready for night out last week and I realise that I’d lost my eyeliner so I made a mental note to buy a new one. Thanks to Birchbox, I had a new one delivered straight to my door. I did some research on this liner and it seems popular among other bloggers. I tried it out this morning, this is extra black – hallelujah. Its got a really pointed tip so its easy to create a flick! I have worn it for 12 hours now, and it’s still there, with no smudges.

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Percy and Reed Perfectly Perfecting Wonder Balm

I love hair products, there’s no doubt about it, so I was over joyed to get this from such an amazing brand. I’ve used it daily since the box came. Even though its only a small tube, you only need the smallest blob each time you apply it to your hair, ill get good use out of this. It does a very good job of taming fly-aways, and it makes my hair super-duper smooth and soft. My hair doesn’t feel greasy at all after applying it. I like to apply it to wet hair after my heat protectant before styling. Some balms can be a sticky, and this one isn’t!!

dr. brandt  Pore Dermabrasion Exfoliator

Ok, so this is very harsh and scratchy, I’m not sure about it yet as I normally go for really gentle exfoliators, although my skin did feel fresh and renewed after using it. Its infused with penetrating crystals, caviar lime and salicylic acid to deep clean, unclog and refine pores. I’m going to keep using this once a week, but apply it very gently.

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Bobbi Brown Smokey Eye Mascara

This is my first ever product from bobbi brown. The mascara lifts and lengthens lashes well and creates a flirty look, leaving lashes feeling soft, and not brittle or hard at all. It doesn’t add much volume, but its perfect for a flirty smokey eye. I loved that this mascara didn’t flake under my eyes. This brush is tapered so its easy to get your shorter lashes in the corners of the eye and the bristles are really soft.

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Benefit The POREfessional Matte Rescue Primer

Last but not least from the box. This is benefits most recent primer, from the porefessional range. I was so happy this came in the box, because I’m always looking for primers that keep the skin matte. Its a gel formula which feels cooling and fresh on the skin once applied.  It claims to absorb oil, and minimise the appearance of pores, as well as priming skin for a smooth, flawless, long-lasting finish. I agree it keeps oils at bay and creates a smooth base, but I don’t find my make up lasts any longer when I use it. Over all, I really like this product.

The box this month is so handy as well, I’ve used to store brushes and make up!

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What do you think of December 2016 Birchbox?

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