The Nutcracker and the Four Realms Birchbox


Just loooooook at this box - isn't it gorgeous?! Yes, I know it's only the beginning of November but I am so so ready for the festive season to begin. Now, I've posted about Birchbox and my opinions of the boxes I've received here, here and here, and on the whole, I've been fairly impressed! The theme for this month's box is Disney's new Christmas film The Nutcracker and the Four Realms, and I just can't get over the gorgeous packaging. Get ready to see it make many a feature over on my Instagram. (Sidenote, I have since created my own Christmassy hashtag; #ahomelychristmas and I'd love it if you could get on board). Anyway, onto this months products...

Manna Kadar Cosmetics Roller Shadow
Okay, so shall we just talk about how noughties this product is?!?! I think the last time I held a rollerball shadow was in 2006 getting ready for a school disco aka an evening of Gnarls Barkley Crazy and orange capri suns. Nonetheless, the shade is a beautiful warm copper and gives a lovely shimmer to the lid. It retails for £15 so isn't something I'd recommend rushing out to buy.

Paul & Joe Illuminating Foundation Primer
I don't usually use a primer, yep, I know I'm a bit of a fraud of a beauty blogger, but this is definitely something that I'm going to give a whirl over the festive period. It's really light, has an unoffensive scent and gives the skin a subtle yet dewy glow. It also claims to hydrate and firm - I'll report back to let you know if this is the case or not.

Polaar Polar Night Cream
This is a night cream that contains boreal algae (nope, I have no idea either) that acts to brighten and rejuvenate the skin. It also claims to smooth the skin and recharge it with oxygen (again, still no idea). I'll definitely be giving this product a full test purely out of curiosity more than anything... Algae?.. Oxygen recharging?..

Dr. PAWPAW Original Clear Balm 
Now, this is a product I've heard a lot about over the years over here in the blogosphere. It's apparently a bit of a miracle-working multi-use product which is going to be oh so handy as we roll into the colder months. I've been using the Nuxe lip balm for the longest time so I'm interested to see how this compares...

Spacemasks Self-Heating Eye Mask
A bit of a curve-ball, and something I didn't even know existed until I received it... It's an eye mask that contains jasmine and heats up when taken out of the packet. (So, I took mine out to take photos for this post and think I consequently ended up wasting it, so, unfortunately, won't be able to comment on this one!)

Overall, I really like this box and I'm really excited to give the Dr. PAWPAW balm and night cream a go! Of all of the products, the roller eyehsadow is by far my least favourite despite being a nice shade nonetheless...

Have you ever tried Birchbox?
Which is your favourite product from this box?

1 comment

  1. The box is so pretty and theres so many goodies, I love the dr pawpaw balm!

    Lucy | Forever September