Birchbox in association with Selfridges

Birchbox returns to Selfridges for the festive season bringing the beauty box to life with the ultimate beauty discovery.  Head over to The Beauty Workshop where you can build your own Birchbox for £15 from a selection of twenty products from skincare, make up, body care and lifestyle products.

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You can choose 6 products  and if you’re a Birchbox subscriber, you will also receive a full sized bottle of Bioderma Miscellar Water which retails at £10.20.  Amazing value, which makes the overall box price tag justifiable especially so close to Christmas.

I decided to select the following items:

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Elemis Pro Collagen Oxygenating Night Cream

I absolutely swear by Elemis! Although their products are rather pricey, the quality is incredibly luxurious and results are visible almost immediately.  This sample is 15ml which is a great size as using daily will last 2 weeks.  The product is fresh, moisture rich and leaves your skin feeling plump, brighter and hydrated.  It has anti aging properties leaving skin feeling youthful and firmer.

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Rituals Ginko’s Secret Caring Hand Balm – £10 travel size

This luxurious hand balsam will soothe and calm dry hands.  Enriched with Ginseng, the symbol of immortality and Ginkgo Biloba, which in Japan represents life and strength.  The fragrance smells luscious and the product leaves a cooling sensation on the skin healing tight skin.  This is a 75ml travel size which retails for £10.

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Soigne Nail Polish in Vodka Bleu – £16.99 (full size)

This nail polish is a gorgeous sea blue.  It’s easy to apply and lasts for over a week without chipping.  With this product you are definitely paying for luxury and a long withstanding product.

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Philip Kingsley One More Day Dry Shampoo – 50ml £6

Another brand which I swear by and use on a daily basis is Philip Kingsley.  This dry shampoo contains soothing ingredients such as zinc PCA and allantoin to cleanse the scalp and keep flakes at bay.  It absorbs excess sebum, dirt and odour keeping hair looking fresh.  I have also been using this one clean hair as it gives fine hair an extra oomph of volume which lasts all day.  The product has a gentle fragrance and is not over powering like others on the high street.

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This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray – 5ml

This is a modern alternative to sleeping tablets and other herbal remedies.  Gently spritz over your pillow case prior to going to bed, this spray will enable a natural good night’s sleep which will also calm your nerves leaving you stress free.  Infused with lavender, vetivert and wild camomile, it will soothe the body and mind.  This product really does work! I found that I have a comfortable undisturbed sleep.

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Mirenesse Curl Mascara

This travel size mascara is similar to the L’oreal Cat Eye and Benefit Roller Lash mascara.  The wand is curled in a way to make lashes stand out and curl on their own accord.  The wand makes it easy to apply.  The product is buildable giving a dramatic effect, and a seamless transition from taking daytime to evening glamour.

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The Build Your Own Birchbox is currently only available at Selfridges on Oxford Street London, until the 28th Dec 2015.  However you can purchase these items, full size, within the Birchbox shop online.  For more details, please visit http://www.birchbox.co.uk

Let me know your thoughts on the above products and whether you have had any good or bad experiences with them.  If you managed to pick up one of these boxes, I’d love to hear which products you selected.  I love reading your comments so please use the box below! (:

Love Hayley xx

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