Wednesday, 20 November 2013

November Beauty Box First Impressions

Another month, another set of beauty boxes from the postman. As we gear up for Christmas, Glossybox have complied a wishlist themed box, with their magazine showcasing present ideas, a look at their three special edition boxes just in time for Christmas (I've already reviewed their Net-A-Porter collaboration, which you can read here) as well as an ideal party season plum/red lipstick feature. Birchbox have also got a theme this month, looking to icons to give us that extra push as we hurtle through the winter months and into 2014, with their publication giving you a list of fun things to see and do this month, an eye make-up tutorial and a mini gift guide.

I'm a big fan of French skincare, and need to get into the habit of using a serum, so I think these three little samples will hopefully help me to get into the swing of it!

I've only heard of Emite through previously receiving their eyelash curlers in a previous Glossybox. This is a matte, completely black eyeshadow which will be great for a smoky eye or an alternative to liquid liner

If you've been loving Starbucks' Orange Mochas this season, then you'll love this delicious smelling chocolate orange hand cream. Almost good enough to eat and a great handbag size.

With all the dark nail varnishes on trend right now (I'm currently wearing Avon's Night Violet) getting them off can be an absolute pain in the backside, so a nice little product like this should aid the removal of nail varnish no end.

I've never tried any products from Gosh before, and I wouldn't have personally picked this colour for myself or this season, but with that being said, when playing about with it, I loved the look of a few swipes over my bottom lip and then rubbing my lips together, leaving me with slightly rouged and juicy looking lips!

I am incredibly fickle when it comes to body washes, this one smells clean and fresh and I'm the fan of citrus scents, so will merrily use this one up

I first received a sample of this product back in the summer, It's a Birchbox exclusive, and I used it up and even took it on holiday with me. I'm always a little disappointed when I get a sample twice, but I did enjoy using my first one so I'll see if I will enjoy using it again.

I don't own a pencil concealer/highlighter, so I was quite excited to play about with this product, I've already put it to good use and am using it to trace around my eyebrows to highlight them and hide those pesky tiny hairs.

Last month Birchbox promised another Laura Mercier product, and they delivered!! I've given this a whirl and I do like it, it lengthens and volumises without clumping or being overly dramatic.

This perfume has notes of quince, jasmine petals and musk, but I think it smells really nice and sweet and would be a great summer perfume.

Birchbox also love throwing in extras, and this month is no exception, I received three teas from
Pukka Herbs as well as a dual pencil sharpener, which goes hand in hand with the Chella product I got this month!

Both boxes this month have a wide range of products across the beauty world so I think there is something for everyone this month. I'm looking forward to what is coming in the December boxes from both brands as I always feel beauty boxes see the year out with a bang!

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