• Birchbox x Women’s Health
  • Birchbox x Women’s Health

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    Birchbox x Women's Health January edition beauty subscription box review | Simply Cantara - a healthy lifestyle blog

    I’m super excited about this month’s Birchbox as they have teamed up with the amazing Women’s Health magazine, combining two of my favourite things, Fitness and Beauty – winner! What a great box for January when we have all set our New Year’s Resolutions and trying our hardest not to fail before the month ends (just me then?). I love the design of the box, this is one I’m going to be hanging on to. Inside are 12 challenges and tips to encourage you to improve all aspects of your life, from improving your skin, getting ready quicker in the mornings to sneaking veggies into your breakfast. Over the course of the month you’ll look great and feel great. Now, onto the rest of the contents…

    Birchbox x Women's Health January edition beauty subscription box review | Simply Cantara - a healthy lifestyle blogBirchbox x Women's Health January edition beauty subscription box review | Simply Cantara - a healthy lifestyle blog

    Birchbox & Women’s Health Pilates Band

    Perfect for adding resistance to your workouts and lightweight enough to carry around with you anywhere you go. This band will make your muscles work harder by adding resistance. Try this simple workout to work your thighs – slide the band onto your legs just over your knees and bend your knees slightly then move your knees in and out slowly.

    activbod Cooling Finish Lotion

    Apply this to your skin after your post-workout shower and feel the cooling tingle. I don’t know about you but I love that tingly feeling, it really feels like the product is working its magic. This body lotion refreshes as well as moisturises and is non-sticky so great for after the gym when you’re getting ready in a rush. I hate having to get ready at the gym after a morning workout, but this has made my routine a whole lot easier.
    activbod Cooling Finish Lotion

    Stila Lip Glaze

    I struggle finding the right shade with lip products, but I love this lip gloss as it’s not sticky, suits all complexions and is great for a neutral makeup look. This lip gloss is sheer with a hint of pink and glitter.All you need after a workout is some mineral foundation, a flick of mascara and a slick of this lip gloss and you’re good to go!
    Stila Lip Glaze

    REN Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask

    I love a good exfoliator and a face mask and this renewal mask is both in one. All you need to do is apply it to clean skin, leave on for 10 minutes and voila, you’re on your way to radiant, even skin. Treat your skin to this weekly to remove dead skin cells and combat digestion, blemishes and blackheads. Working up a sweat at the gym can cause problems for your skin, but this mask will combat and issues.
    REN Glycolactic Radiance Renewal Mask

    HealGel Intensive

    HealGel is a rescue gel scientifically designed to soothe, protect and repair your skin. It is a lightweight gel that is easily absorbed. Apply it to the areas of your skin that need a little TLC. It can also be used as a makeup primer so is a great little multi-tasker to keep in your bag. You only need a little at a time so a tube of this will go a long way.
    HealGel Intensive

    Philip Kingsley Body Building Conditioner

    I love the Philip Kingsley Elasticizer and Scalp Toner, but I hadn’t tried any of the shampoos or conditioners. This conditioner promises to transform lifeless locks. Apply after shampooing and let the wheat-protein in the conditioner seal flyaways, improve your hair’s strength, thicken each strand and add volume and shine.
    Philip Kingsley Body Building Conditioner

    Embrace Matcha Green Tea

    I’m a huge fan of matcha tea this month. I’ve been taking the 2 week #matchachallenge by TeaPigs and it’s made me matcha crazy, in a good way, I promise! Matcha is all natural and has 10x the antioxidants of a normal cup of green tea. Drink it on its own hot or cold, or add it to smoothies and juices.
    Embrace Matcha Green Tea


    If you want to get your hands on this month’s Birchbox then be quick, before January is over and use the code JAN5 to get £5 off. Don’t say I never treat you to anything ;)



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