Beauty: What's in my February Birchbox?

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

London Fashion week is on the horizon so Birchbox have taken this momentous event and channelled into their February box. The whole theme of the box is 'Style'. Whether that be about the clothes you wear, the makeup you put on your face or the items you fill your home with. They have provided 5 samples that should 'fit into your personal routine'. So Lets get down to it, what came in my box?




I'll be honest, the thing that caught my eye first was the lifestyle sample in the form of a minature bar of Green & Blacks organic dark chocolate. WHO DOESNT LIKE CHOCOLATE? Even though dark choc wouldnt be my first choice, every now and again I do like to have a little bit. - I'm actually munching on it as I type!

A couple of products that I have automatically put into our shower to make sure I use them are the Gilchrist & Soames : The London collection shower gel and the Ubranveda radiance daily facial wash. Both samples are ones I like to receive in boxes like these. Always handy if you have to travel or need something to tie you over before you can get down to boots to purchase a full size product. The shower gel does have a huge opening so it might be quite easy to waste product that way which is a tad annoying! The facial wash smells lovely, it's said to naturally brighten and balance your skin tone.
Next up we have the Beauty Protector hair oil, like other oils you use work it into damp hair and then style. This is a exclusive launch with birch box. I'm always happy to receive hair oils in the beauty boxes because they are a product that I use on a daily basis. Again like the shower gel, the packaging means that I could end up pouring out too much product each time I use it it, which bugs me! 

I received two makeup items in this box which I was pleased about. I know a lot of people wish that there were more makeup items in the boxes so these will be well received by many I am guessing! First up we have the Eyeko Skinny Liner. I have used this in the past and actually won a full sized one not so long ago in a twitter competition so I am fully stocked for felt liners! The Eyeko ones are really pigmented and don't smudge. I prefer the felt tip liners and I feel they are easier to control which are  a godsend when it comes to creating a good winged liner look!  I also got  a Lipstick from ModelCo in the shade 'Get Naked' which is a nude shade.  I'm always a bit wary of nude shades because I don't want to get the dreaded concealer lip, however this is actually quite a nice shade which just adds a little something to your lips.




Overall there's nothing in this box that has disappointed me, I am happy with everything I received. I do love that Birchbox give us little hints as to what will be in the next months box. This month we had this little card put into our boxes. I'm excited to see what they have in store! If you haven't signed up to Birchbox yet then you can do so here. Now I've got another lot of samples to use up in my little project! - If you don't know what I am on about then read this post.

Are you subscribed to Birchbox? What did you get in your box?


Much love,