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December Little-Known Box Review 2016

I received a really unexpected surprise just before Christmas as I was sent the December Little-Known Box by the lovely people there. December was their festive edition and they have featured two of their favourite brands from 2016, along with some new discoveries.

Being party season, the December Little-Known box has focused on the fact that we should be bold with our make-up. Step out of our comfort zone and try something different. Add a little sparkle and shimmer.

It’s also a time where we really need to take of our skin too. With cold weather, late nights and partying to contend with, our skin definitely needs the extra bit of TLC during this season. The December Little-Known Box has got us covered.

December Little-Known Box

December Little-Known Box

I always love the chic black and gold branding that Little-Known Box uses, it always looks so elegant but on to the really important things – let’s take a look at what was inside the December Little-Known Box, shall we?

December Little-Known Box

Mahogany Naturals Hydrating Repair Oil (Full Size) RRP £50.00 – This gorgeous facial oil contains Rosehip and Chamomile to help rejuvenate, hydrate and soften your skin. Founded in 2012, this award-winning company is a British brand and uses only 100% natural and organic ingredients. They are also PETA certified and cruelty free.

I adore Rosehip oil and I use this in my skin care on a daily basis already. As a huge fan of face oils, I was really excited to see this facial oil in the December Little-Known Box. It’s a really lovely repair oil and it certainly does hydrate and soften the skin.

December Little-Known Box

Amie Skincare Morning Dew Matte-Finish Moisturiser (Trial Size) RRP £4.95 100ml – A lovely moisturiser containing organic Rosehip & Vitamin E. This mineral & paraben free moisturiser will not only soften and hydrate your skin but will also protect it against sun damage and pollution. Amie Skincare is an award-winning brand suitable for vegetarians and vegans, made with natural and non-irritating ingredients.

As I said in another subscription review a couple or so days ago. I really love Amie and their products but feel that they’ve been doing the rounds in a lot of boxes. So I’m just not that excited when I see them at the moment. That’s one of the pitfalls of being a subscription box reviewer I guess.

December Little-Known Box

PHB Ethical Beauty Angled Eyeshadow Brush (Full Size) RRP £7.95 – It’s hard to believe that this is in fact the first make-up brush that Little-Known Box have featured in one of their boxes. Great choice though. A UK-based family run business, handmade products, all of which are made from 100% naturally derived ingredients. This brush contains no animal hairs, so it’s also Vegan. Another great thing about PHB is that they donate 20% of all their profits to charity.

Beauty tools and accessories, such as brushes are always great to receive in subscription boxes. This angled eyes shadow brush is perfect for highlighting under the brow, and for applying shadow. It’s a really lovely quality brush, with soft bristles.

December Little-Known Box

BeautyUK Rose Shimmer Box (Full Size) RRP £4.99 – How stunning is this shimmer box?  I  love the sleek, simple black packaging and branding; very stylish. The 5 shades of colour, when blended together, can be just as easily used as a blusher, as they can a bronzer, to give a really healthy, natural rosy glow. BeautyUK is a new brand to me and I would definitely like to check out more of their range of cosmetics.

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GlitterEyes Eyeshadow Duo (Full Size) RRP £9.99 – I absolutely love this pressed glitter duo from GlitterEyes. It’s simply gorgeous. So pigmented and such stunning colours, especially for my blue eyes.  I used this duo on Christmas Day and really loved the results. I can also confirm, it lasted all day and was really easy to get off. I thought when I removed it, that I would end up covered in glitter but I didn’t.


Overall Thoughts About December Little-Known Box

December Little-Known Box

I really loved the contents of the December Little-Known Box. There was make up for the festive party season and skin care essentials to treat our skin for the cold winter months.

We also received all full-sized products apart from the trial size Amie moisturiser, which is pretty fantastic.

Aside from feeling a little non-plussed about the Amie product, I was thrilled with all the others items.

It’s actually hard to pick a favourite out of this box but if pushed I’d have to go with the Mahogany Naturals Hydrating Repair Oil…or the GlitterEyes Pressed Glitter Duo.

It was really such a nice surprise to be sent this box, so a BIG thank you to Helen and Little-Known Box for thinking of me, I really appreciate it and loved reviewing it!

If you’re thinking of subscribing to a new beauty box, or have never subscribed to one before, then you should definitely take a look at Little-Known Box. They produce consistently great boxes and you get to discover so many fantastic brands too. Plus, you can fill in questionnaire when subscribing so the products they send are more tailored to suit your needs.



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Hi! I'm Sarah and I'm a 45+ lover of skincare, makeup, beautiful home decor, candles & wax melts. I also have a slight obsession with stationery and Kawaii Box! Plus I have several chronic illnesses that affect me 24/7. Read More


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