Monday, 18 November 2013

Birchbox UK november 2013

Birchbox, you've done it again.

Laura Mercier Fresh Fig Body Butter:
Hands down my favourite product in the box. How lucky are we to get another Laura Mercier product! The products smells strongly of, as the name suggests, fresh fig. The smell lingered for 3-4 hours on my skin, personally i loved the scent but, if you don't like strongly scented products i would steer clear of this. The product sank in almost immediately leaving my skin soft and silky smooth. You only need a tiny bit so the sample should last for 1-2 weeks depending on how much i use it. The butter retails for £26 and is worth every penny. Buy (here).

Weleda replenishing oat shampoo:
First up: the scent. Oh, the scent. This product holds the "typical" Weleda smell. Fresh and uplifting. The most prominent scent, to me, is the jojoba oil which i love. My hair was left soft and my scalp nourished- will be reaching for this all winter to keep the dandruff at bay! Buy for a very reasonable £8.95 (here).

Chella highlighting pencil:
I've never been sold on highlighting pencils, they're fiddly and most of the time they are far too pink, *cough* Benefit Eye Bright *cough*, but i was completely taken aback by this one. In the pencil the product looks as if it has a pink undertone but when swatched on the skin the product glides on leaving a creamy flesh toned colour. I applied it to both the inner and outer corner of my eyes to look more awake and had compliments on how energised i look all day! Buy for £15.95 (here).

Spa Find sculpted silhouette intensive bust firming extract serum:
This is the sort of product i would never buy for myself but turns out to be blooming amazing when you try! The extract isn't sticky and leaves your, ahem, breasts feeling refreshed. I use 5 drops per breast and I still have a lot of product left which will allow for a good trial period. Incredibly interesting product that I am delighted to have received. I will keep you updated on whether it does actually "firm". Buy for £26 (here).

English Laundry signature for her eau de parfum:
Classic "clean" smell. It reminds me of Yankee Candle's "Clean cotton" candle. Buy for £16 (here).

Pukka herbs selection of teas:
I received three teas:
- "Three cinnamon"- the smell is the typical 'cinnamon' smell but the taste is not at all like normal cinnamon. Whilst there are hints of cinnamon it's mainly sweet with a bit of spice. Perfect for christmas. Buy for £2.29 (here).
-"Earl grey"- classic earl grey taste. Buy for £2.29 (here).
-"Elderberry and echinacea"- my favourite of the bunch, i ordered it as soon as i tried it. Spicy, yet fruity. Truly intriguing and like nothing i've ever tasted before. Buy for £2.29 (here).

Birchbox pencil sharpener: 
Super handy, it can sharpen large pencil highlighter we received in the box. Nice touch, Birchbox. Buy for £3.00 (here).

To get the box PLUS AN EXTRA SAMPLE TRIO just pop "BBXTalisa" into the promo code box when you checkout! Subscribe for £10 + £2.95 p&p here:

I popped over to tescos to pick up my new favourite tea, Pukka's Elderberry & Echinacea, and i just had to post a photo of the beautiful box the sachets come in. Kudos to 'Pukka' who satisfy all of their customers needs!



  1. Great post, great box. Love Laura Mercier products especially the fresh fig honey bath.


  2. This looks like a nice selection of products! The tea would be perfect for this time of year and the 'Three Cinnamon' one sounds lovely!
    Great Blog!

  3. Oh this birchbox looks amazing!! I have to say out of all the beauty boxes birchbox has to be the best!!

  4. That Chella highlighter pencil looks divine! I can only dream of a day when I'll be complimented on looking energetic ;D



  5. Some of these products look really lovely, especially the highlighting pencil! :)

  6. every product looks very interesting. Which is your favourite? xx

  7. i'd love to try the laura mercier body butter!

    love Katy @ THE RAWRDROBE

  8. I appreciate the shampoo review, I'm on the prowl for a good natural one and I think Welda's line fits the bill. Gonna look into it :)

  9. love the packaging of the tea! :*


  10. I adore figs so that body butter sounds like a dream! I also used to love Weleda products
    Madison's Assortment

  11. The highlighter pencil looks so good!

    Love your blog :)

    Jade x

  12. Looks like a great selection of products! xx

  13. Awesome box! I really want to try the body butter!

    The Koalafornian x

  14. I love that tea!


  15. Wow what I nice box you got! That Laura Mercier hand cream look tempting!

  16. Oooh Ive been looking for a box- Might try this one! Great reviews <3

    Sarah-Jane xo

  17. Great review! Absolutely love the products inside! XX

  18. i LOVE PUKKA TEA!!! my favourite one is clense (i wrote about it in my whole foods spree post) great revue!!!


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