16/12/2015

The Birchbox Edition: December 15 

The perfectly titled ‘all that glimmers’ Birchbox arrived on my door step just in time for all the festive activities this month brings. It wouldn’t be December without lashings of glitter and a sweep of red lippy. Birchbox have tailored this months subscription to meet all of your Christmas celebration needs, included are all the essentials you require for the annual office party or a New Years outing on the tiles. 

Before we get onto the products themselves can we just talk about the star of the show – the glitzy clutch! When i signed up six months ago i always had the December box in the back of my mind, how will they incorporate the seasonal magic? The clutch is a wonderful idea and a generous gift for a £10 subscription. 

The list you’re waiting for:

  1. Benefit Ultimate Party Kit
  2. ModelCo Lipstick in Stiletto
  3. Ciaté London Paint Pot in Dangerous Affair 
  4. Monu Moisturiser 
  5. Korres Santorini Vine Shower Gel
  6. Catherine Malandrino Style De Paris Sample 

Benefit are absolute pros when it comes to make up and i have to say i don’t think there is anything that i have tried from them that i didn’t like. The Ultimate Party Kit is designed in the form of a little mini advent calendar – cute eh? It contains an adorable little push-up liner from the blogger favourite They’re Real range and a soothing morning after sample of Puff Off. Benefit are taking the lead in my own personal make up collection at the moment, they ever so kindly sent me a few treats so keep your eyes peeled and i’ll be sharing them with you shortly.

A classic red lip is never amiss at Christmas time, to me in fact it’s absolutely necessary. This very generous full sized lipstick from ModelCo is a semi-matte formula so no need to worry about champagne fueled smudges! As i’m sure you know by now i am a dedicated Charlotte Tilbury fan so i may be gifting this one to a friend but i have to say the colour itself screams party pout. Nails for me play a key part in the Christmas Day look and a burgundy hue is so ideal. Ciaté London always bring out the most incredible advent calendars for December and i’m always so jealous when i miss the boat on getting one so this for me is a perfect addition from Birchbox. 

As much as looking glam is a priority, feeling glam the next morning isn’t always a luxury. Welcome the Prosecco induced headaches and the dancing like your dad flashbacks, some healing products such as the refreshing Korres shower gel and the Monu lavender laced moisturiser within the clutch seem totally appropriate!

Whatever your plans over the holiday period have fun, be safe and don’t do anything i wouldn’t do… hehe!

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It's Emma over email but Ems face-to-face. By title, I'm a writer, photographer, creative, social media co-ordinator and more importantly rosé drinker. I'm also a daughter, sister, auntie, girlfriend and friend. I overshare and I swear. I have been dedicating my time to this space for four years. Lifestyle topics are my specialty, with a dose of daily fashion thrown in for good measure.

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