Christmas came early! At least, that's what it felt like when this pretty package arrived on my doorstep.
This month Birchbox sent along products to help everyone get ready for the Holidays.
Coastal Scents styleEYES Eyeshadow Palette - socialEYES (Full size = $16)
"A bold, beautiful eye shadow palette in alluring smoky tones."
These two shadows are just a sample of colours that have been curated into a mini, purse friendly, palette. The charcoal grey and nearly black hues are quite shimmery, but pack lots of pigment. I just wish they had sent more wearable colours for everyday looks, but these will definitely come in handy when creating a smokey eye for a night out.
Lord & Berry Pailettes Eye Pencil - Black (Full size = $24)
"This blend able pencil from the Italian brand is studded with bits of silver shimmer."
Sparkles around Christmas and New Year's just makes sense, so I think this creamy black eye liner with flecks of silver glitter is genius! It glides nice and smooth along the waterline, has pretty good staying power and adds a subtle glimmer to the eyes.
My Daughter Fragrances Always Loved (Full size = $85)
"Notes of Bulgarian rose oil and Turkish rose mingle with cedar, bitter cocoa, and patchouli for a romantic scent."
This sweet, feminine perfume combines notes of Bulgarian rose oil and Turkish rose absolute. Founder, Janey Ganson says "if a cowgirl went to Paris, she'd come back smelling like Always Loved." It's got a great balance of floral and warm undertones.
Beauty Protector Protect & Detangle (Full size = $26)
"Best-selling elixir that locks in colour, protects from heat damage, and adds silkiness."
This tiny product is a jack of all trades. When used as a leave-in conditioner, it not only helps detangle hair so a brush can gently glide through, it also tames frizz and fly-aways. It can protect against damage from hot tools, like a straightener, and adds shine and silkiness. It's also 100% vegan, which I think is a pretty cool little detail too.
amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo (Full size = $26)
"Weightless spray in the brand's signature Obliphica scent that refreshes hair sans residue."
My cousin (also my hairdresser) introduced me to the amika line a long time ago. I fell in love, but it is quite expensive and for that reason I never went out to buy one for myself. I was thrilled to see this cute, miniature version in my Birchbox this month because it really is an amazing dry shampoo! It doesn't leave any residue and smells divine.
All in all, I think this box was awesome! As always, there was a good variety of products and I can't wait to use them up.
Ps. Meet my newest fury friend! Dev and I are cat-sitting for a few weeks and this little guy was just desperate for his 15 minutes of fame. How cute is he though?!