I actually didn’t think I would post about the January 2016 Birchbox as I’m normally at work when my box comes but I managed to catch a stomach virus this week – hence the lack of posts since Tuesday as I was too busy throwing up – so I thought that I should just get my thoughts on this beauty box before the blogosphere becomes crowded with Birchbox reviews.

To kick off the ‘Best Year Ever’, Birchbox have teamed up with Pinterest; which FYI is a HUGE collaboration in itself, to help inspire everyone to make 2016 the best year ever by seeking new sources of inspiration in one of social media’s biggest platforms. To be honest, I’ve avoided doing any new year resolution or 2015 revelation posts as:-

  1. I'm perfect as I am
  2. What’s the point of putting unnecessary pressure on myself?

though I do want to inspire people this year which is why I’m working on holding beauty blogging photography classes this year (yay!) but Enough about me, let’s talk about the Birchbox January 2016 Beauty Box


Benefit They’re Real Tinted Eyelash Primer

Apparently the Benefit They’re Real Tinted Eyelash Primer is a brand new product from Benefit that was only released to the UK marker a few weeks ago. From what I can tell the Benefit Eyelash primer is supposed to prep your eyelashes by separating and lengthening each individual lash so that when you go to apply your favourite mascara, you really boost the appearance of your lashes.

Personally I think product is a ‘want’ rather than a ‘need’ but I am going to try it out this weekend to see if it actually does anything for my short stumpy lashes.


Caudalie Fleur De Vigne Shower Gel

I’m not a lover of Caudalie as I tend to react to their products but the Caudalie Fleur De Vigne Shower Gel claims to be formulated to be worn by those with sensitive skin so I’m guessing that I just need to pick up the courage to test out their claim.


I’ve had a quick glance at its ingredients – rose pepper, white rose, aloe vera – and I tend to get on quite well with those ingredients so who knows? This Caudalie Shower Gel might be the Caudalie product for me


Eyeko Fat Liquid Eyeliner

I love it when I get given black eyeliners!!! I can already tell that I will love the Eyeko Fat Liquid Eyeliner as I use liquid eyeliner pens almost every day – as I’m always pressed for time – and a chubby felt tip eyeliner is practically mistake proof.


PARLOR by Jeff Chastain Moisturizing & Repairing Shampoo and Conditioner

Next up is the sample sized PARLOR by Jeff Chastain Moisturizing & Repairing Shampoo and Conditioner combo. Both the PARLOR samples are quite small and could probably only be used once – depending on how much hair you have on your head – but as I have never heard on PARLOR before I am quite interested to how this brand reacts to thick afro hair.


Absolution L'eau Soir et Matin Cleansing Water

I love cleansing waters so yay for the Absolution L'eau Soir et Matin. I really wish that they gave a full sized sample of this so I could really test it out as the idea of solution that has been formulated effective ingredients and beautiful design sounds intriguing.


Birchbox Compact Mirror

As always there is a bonus item from Birchbox in this box and this month it’s a super cute compact mirror. I’m not sure what your stance is on pocket-sized mirrors but I find that they always come in handy for Instagram shots


This isn’t my favourite Birchbox that I have ever received but I do love how creative they were. To get this month’s Birchbox or to sign up to receive a beauty box in the post every month, visit the Birchbox website.