BIRCHBOX: January 2022 - Make it Count.

It's the first Birchbox of the year and what better way to kick-start the new year than with some new beauty and skincare finds. But, this box has been a bit of a let down. I don't know what is going on with Birchbox but they have been missing the mark with their boxes.

The Make it Count box has been designed to help and encourage subscribers to embrace any small conscious changes this year, and to remember that these actions will have an impact. I really like the theme of this month's box as all the products that have been included have been made with the environment in mind. Every Birchbox subscriber with get a Greenfrog Natural Shower Gel and a Balance Me product. There is also a Newseed Rise & Shine Papaya Hair Mask and a ARROW Under Eye Brightening Serum. A collection of great product are more sustainable.

Birchbox have replaced the usual drawer style boxes with a mesh TurtleBags tote that you can use for shopping, storing, or taking your lunch to work. So let's see what's inside...

Balance Me. AHA Glow Mask. RRP | £20

With the new bio-active formula, you can instantly brighten, deeply cleanse, plump, and reveal a natural, youthful, luminous glow in less than 15 minutes. It uses a blend of AHAs; Glycolic, Lactic, Malic, and Tartaric alongside lemon, bilberry, sugar cane, and grapefruit extracts in synergy. The AHA extracts are enhanced with kaolin clay to draw out impurities and maintain the skin's natural moisture barrier. I Love this face mask, my skin feels noticeably smoother and brighter after use. Excellent to use when your skin is feeling tired, lacklustre and in need of a pick me up!

ARROW. Under Eye Brightening Serum. RRP | £17

This ARROW Under Eye Brightening Serum helps to brighten and conceal your under eyes for an instant pick-me-up. It provides light and buildable coverage with moisturizing and smoothing benefits. There is still a lot of pigment in the light, thin liquid. This enables me to cover my very, very dark circles yet not appear to wear makeup. This is my everyday foundation staple. This product is also great for when I want to combine it with a tinted BB or CC cream to add a finishing detail to my makeup without over doing it.

Newseed Rise & Shine Papaya Mask. RRP | £15

That's why I enjoy being a subscriber because I get to discover new brands and products. This nourishing hair mask is made with 98% natural ingredients that has a sweet exotic fragrance that reminds you of summer. The formula with papaya extract detangles, moisturises, and nourishes hair from root to tip. Additionally enriched with organic coconut oil, this nourishing balm provides your hair with softness, vitality, and shine. Smooth and silky, without weighing the hair down.

Greenfrog. Natural Shower Gel in Verbena and Bergamot. RRP | £10

This natural shower gel is made with our planet in mind. This carefully developed recipe of ingredients is designed to work wonderfully, whilst ensuring it is also kind to the environment. With scents of verbena wildflower and uplifting bergamot and citrus fruit, this shower gel is refreshing and calming. While cleaning your skin delicately, it further moisturizes and protects using biodegradable goodies - soft enough even for babies.

Seizen. Regenerative Caviar Day Cream. RRP | £60

Enjoy a radiance that beams from your skin with this lightweight day cream from Seizen. It not only hydrates, but also tones and reduces the signs of aging by combining caviar extract, almond oil, and vitamin E. For my combination skin, which can be both dry and oily at the same time, this moisturiser is a great choice. It's super hydrating but feels light and comfortable at the same time. My skin has never looked better!

So what did you think? Are you a Birchbox fan? If not, you should at least try a couple of boxes. A monthly Birchbox subscription, with no long-term commitment, costs just £10 (+ £2.95 P&P) per month.