Birchbox : Women’s Health Edition

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Birchbox January 2015
Women’s Health Edition
This month’s Birchbox is in partnership with Women’s Health. The theme is based around health, fitness and wellbeing, Birchbox has handpicked products that helps you start the year with your best foot forward. I really like this idea, I think Birchbox subscribers would appreciate the theme of this box especially at this time of year. 
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As usual, the box contains 5 beauty samples and some extra lifestyle bonus items from time to time. If you’re lucky, there’ll be one or two full size item but they tend to be miniature or travel sized. January’s box contained 7 samples in total! One full size, 4 travel size, a sachet of matcha green tea powder and a pilates band. I have included the green tea powder and the pilates band as I have decided to focus on the main products.
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Activbod Feel Great Shower Concentrate:
This is nice travel size shower gel to pop in to your gym bag! It is a refreshing blend of green tea extra, sea minerals and soothing almond oil. It cleanses, and deodorises, with an immediate cooling effect on your skin. A great shower gel to use after a work out or a run.
Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum:
I have received a few Caudalie samples in past beauty sample boxes but I have to admit, I’m not sure I see the hype in Caudalie products yet. It’s a brand that is very popular amongst beauty bloggers but it doesn’t really do anything for me. I’ve tried one of their serums before but I’m not sure if it was the Vinoperfect (with an awesome name like that, I would have remembered!). Anyway, I will give this a go when I’ve finished my current serum. 
Philip Kingsley Flaky/Itchy Scalp Shampoo:
I like to keep a stash of miniature shampoos so that I can take them with me on short trips away, so I’ll add this to my collection! Philip Kingsley products are no stranger to beauty box subscribers, but it is always a brand I welcome with open arms. I have only ever tried the Elastizer pre-shampoo conditioner so I’ll be looking forward to trying the shampoo in this month’s Birchbox. 
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Shaveworks The Cool Fix:
The Cool Fix is a gel lotion that’s formulated to treat razor bumps, ingrown hairs, and redness from waxing or shaving. The gel absorbs in to skin straight away and makes your skin feeling really soft without leaving grease or residue. You can also use it on your skin whenever you feel like it though, so with the cooling effect that it has, it makes a great lotion for post-workout. 
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Stila Lip Glaze:
Even though I’m not much of a lipgloss fan, I was still really excited to see a Stila product in this month’s Birchbox! It is a full size version which retails at £15, and I got it a shimmery peachy nude “one shade suits suits all” type of shade. 
If you fancy receive 5 samples from luxury beauty brands, sign up to Birchbox for a monthly subscription. It cost £10 per month (plus postage cost) and you can cancel at anytime. 


  1. 30th January 2015 / 2:29 pm

    Thanks for reviewing this box.
    I recently subscribed to glossy box (received my first one in January) and will receive My Little box this month.
    I quite enjoy beauty boxes, so might try this one after 2 month, when my glossy box subscription finishes.
    are you planning to review Birchbox once again next month?
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    • 30th January 2015 / 3:43 pm

      I will be blogging about the February Birchbox on the 3rd Feb! x

    • 30th January 2015 / 4:55 pm

      Hi again 🙂
      Thanks for visiting my blog! I saw your lovely comment!
      As I became your regular reader now, I will keep an eye on all updates
      Have a lovely weekend

  2. 30th January 2015 / 4:21 pm

    I've been getting into subscription boxes lately, but have tried to refrain from compulsive subscriptions. My rule is that I will only subscribe to one "brand" of one type of box, i.e. only one beauty box, only one food box, etc. So far I've only subscribed to Ipsy, but before subscribing I looked up some reviews, which mostly compared Birchbox and Ipsy. I ended up choosing Ipsy because from reviews it seemed more consistent in quality. I don't use any makeup, so I've been relying on my subscription box to teach myself how to use makeup! Ipsy also provides YouTube tutorials from beauty vloggers, and I find that really helpful as well 🙂 HOWEVER, I must say that even though I am trying to familiarize myself with beauty products, I probably wouldn't use them very often, so I'm really digging this women's health edition! I usually just stick to Herbal Essences for hair products, but maybe I'll expand my horizons hehe -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

  3. 30th January 2015 / 8:09 pm

    Funnily enough I got the same exact products as you and just posted my review of it today as well haha. I really loved this month's box 🙂

  4. 30th January 2015 / 9:10 pm

    Loved this box. The cool fix gel is genuinely good, I was quite sceptical about it but I now use it everytime I shave and don't get any ingrown hairs

  5. 30th January 2015 / 9:25 pm

    Im a glossy box subscriber but i think that birchbox have done a great job with jan's box and its theme. The products look really exciting x

  6. Anonymous
    31st January 2015 / 9:31 am

    The excitement of a little box of goodies does appeal to me! I especially like the health focus of this one

  7. 31st January 2015 / 9:03 pm

    Really intrigued by Cool Fix, anything that sorts out razor bumps and burns is a must try for me! Never managed to quite find a product that solves shaving woes 100%!

    Sarah 🙂
    Saloca in Wonderland

  8. 1st February 2015 / 1:59 pm

    My favourite products out of them all was the Stila lip gloss! It was a bit sticky, but I love the colour. I did like the shower gel too!

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