Livbox December/Joulukuu

December´s Livbox arrived and it´s almost Christmas! So... Livbox is a monthly beauty subscription service in Finland. One of the only few we have. I´ve been watching so many beauty box unboxings on youtube and I was so bummed out I couldn´t find any that would ship internationally. BUT then I found out we do have a box of our own and I went ahead and got myself a 3 month subscription. This is my second box so far. I thought I´d share with anyone who is curious to see what came inside.

 This months box was quite full. Fit for the holiday time. This box usually comes with 4-6 products per month I think. Some are full sizes and some are samples. So far what I´ve got they are usually decent size even for samples. The price for Livbox is about 15e/month.

 GOLDWELL StyleSign Sleek Perfection and StyleSign Hot Form: These are samples of a spray serum and a styling spray for hair straightening. I like getting hair products because I don´t buy hair products by myself that often. Most products that I have are gifted. So, this is a good way of trying new things. These products basically have the same description/instruction; helps straighten the hair, spray before using heat. Serum is more of a protecting product, I suppose.

These are sample sizes (20ml and 30ml). Prices for full size products: 26,70€/100ml and 17,70€/150ml

 ISISPHARMA Ruboril Exbert C: This product made me really happy. This is not something I would have gone out and buy myself but I have been using it every morning and night. It´s for covering redness and to treat couperosa skin. I don´t have couperosa or any visible veins but I do have sensitive skin and the area around my nose and the cheek area under my eyes tend to have redness. Especially after I take a shower or wash my face. It has a green-ish, thick consistency, so, it instantly reduces the redness around my nose and cheeks. But after you´ve applied it feels like nothing is there. I can´t tell for sure if it has any long term effects. If you have couperosa or wish to reduce redness then this is something worth a try.

This is a full size product 17€/15ml

NIVEA Smooth Caring body lotion: This is the kind of sample I don´t really like. This is something you get for free when you buy something. This is also something I could easily go and buy without having to test it out first. Because it´s Nivea. It´s just your good regular body lotion. I mean... I am going to use it! But if you´re a crazy moisturizer like me then you´re only gonna get 2-3 uses out of this. I don´t mind receiving these kind of samples when there´s a decent amount of full products in the box as well and this is just a plus.

This is a sample size (30ml). Price for full size: 4,65€/250ml

only liner / with lipstick on top
MSCHIC Pure Lip Liner: I was really happy to find this in the box. I was really hoping there would be a make up product this time because... well, we all want more make up products don´t we? I was also happy I got a hot pink because I didn´t have one in this color. Unfortunately this has a cold metallic finish to it (not sure if you can see it in the photo). Does someone actually want their lip liner to be metallic? The metallic finish is almost hideable with lipstick but it peeks through a little bit. 
These Pure Lip Lines are made of eco-sertified ingredients such as plant waxes, vegetable oils and antioxidants such as vitamine E. If that´s what you´re looking for in your cosmetics then here´s some.

This is a full size product 15€/1,1g

ELEGANT TOUCH Envy Nail Wraps: These are actually something I have wanted to try. I haven´t yet seen a design that fits my style but I decided to try these anyway. I just did ones on my pinkies. They are indeed quite easy to apply and also easy to take off. I find it impossible to apply these without getting any wrinkles because the stickers are flat and our nails aren´t. I promised to give these to my sister, so, it isn´t a total loss even though I don´t personally like the design for me. I know they had different designs in the boxes. I wonder how many actually got a design they like.


Roberto Cavalli Just Cavalli for women / for men
Katy Perry Killer Queen

These are perfume samples. Perfume samples are alright every now and then. I don´t mind them even though I´m very picky with the scents that I use. And often I end up not using these. Obviously it makes no sense to describe these because scents are personal and something that smells bad/good to me might smell really good/bad to you.

That´s about it! I hope you found this somewhat interesting. In this box there´s 33,90€ worth of full size products + all the sample sizes. If you have any questions about any of these products or about the box then leave me a comment below. I already can´t wait to get the next box to see what´s in it. After the next box I will decide if I want to subscribe or if I´ll try another Finnish beauty box.

Oh yea, there was a hot chocolate-spoon-drink in the box aswell.



Last straw

This is a piece I made using straws when I was applying to design school earlier this year. Will I try and apply again next year..? Not sure.