Oh wow. It feels to be writing 2015, and I've already written 2014 through this entire post. Least I noticed before I hit published. But it is here, the January 2015 Birchbox, and this month of course it just had to be in partnership with Women Health Magazine. A bit like Mondays really, the only acceptable time to start a health kick/diet is January. Its practically the law.
This month, to further that January health kick motivation, there is an offer where you can subscribe to Women's Health Magazine for 10 issues for just £18 saving 52%. There is also a 'Hit Refresh' booklet which contains 12 small challenges/tips for health inspiration. So lets see what this month has to offer...
Stila Lip Glaze | A sheer shimmery pink and non-sticky lip gloss. I've never tried Stila, well not that I can remember, but I've heard nothing but praise for them. Wasn't expected a lip gloss in a health oriented box though, guess its not a bad thing to have glossed up lips at the gym.
REN Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask | I've already tried this with my first REN purchase, and love this little tube. Plus my previous sample size just ran out so this was a handy refill for me. This definitely refreshed my skin so its a perfect fit a refresh box.
Philip Kingsley Body Building Conditioner | Again, I've been lucky enough to try this before, so a top up was handy. Designed to give your hair a bit of life and make locks ready to start the year, this well known brand was very welcomed by me.
HealGel Intensive | Intensive version of the HealGel Eye and HealGel Face apparently. I'm keen to try this as the HealGel brand has been untouched by me, it just better live up to its hype.
ActivBod Cooling Finish Lotion | So this one showed me up nicely...I don't exercise (don't flame me) and as a result I won't be needing this. But this is re-energising gel, used post workout, is for a bit of energising, moisturise and too sooth.
Embrace Matcha Green Tea | (That green drink in my pictures) While coffee still exists I can't imagine I'll convert to green tea. I did still drink this sample as photographing is thirsty work, but I'm not holding my breath that I will be stocking up.
Pilates Band | Well, I actually had no idea what this was, serves me right for not exercising that much. I almost toyed with the idea it was a pink head band...you know, for working out?! But no, it is defiantly a Pilates Band. And I still don't know what to do with this...
In terms of actually relating to the theme, Birchbox have done well this month as all except one item fits their 'Hit Refresh' theme perfectly, but for me, this isn't a box that stands out. More than likely to do with the fact I'm hardly a gym bunny rather than actual box itself. But what I can say, after giving me chocolate in Birchbox, they have given themselves high standards. Chocolates over a Pilates Band.
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What do you think of the January Birchbox?