13 February 2014

February Birchbox

February Birchbox
February Birchbox



One of the biggest names in beauty boxes, Birchbox never fail to impress me. The February Birchbox has been perfect and handy, with a great selection of products that have kept me occupied whilst most of my beauty stash is packed away, ready for tomorrow's house move. When the February box landed on my door-step, the first thing I thought was, "This is a bit weighty isn't it?", all down to an exciting contents of five products and one lifestyle extra. Like usual, upon opening the box I was greeted with the Birchbox drawstring bag and Birchbox inserts. I actually love these bags as I find them handy for travelling and popping travel sizes in to, as well as saving me from having to tidy up lots of shredded paper! The inserts are always fab too, with tips and tricks and this month, a little sneak peek at a brand which will feature in the March Birchbox, Lulu Guinness. Each month there is a new theme for Birchbox, and this month the theme is Love Style, inspired by London Fashion Week (and I'm guessing a touch of Valentine's Day!) Let's delve in to the products shall we?

The first product which caught my eye is also, for me, the most exciting product in the box. I have heard so many fantastic things about Leighton Denny nail colours and inside my February Birchbox I found a truly unique and stunning Leighton Denny Nail Colour in Message in a Bottle (Birchbox, 12ml, £11)This is definitely the next shade going on my nails, I have no idea where to begin with describing this colour. There's a blue-grey base, with fine opalescent shimmer, it looks nude and cool toned. This is going to be the perfect shade for spring and summer, catching the light beautifully. Next up, I spotted a 45ml sample of Gilchrist & Soames The London Collection Shower Gel (Birchbox, 236ml, £13.75), a Paraben-free shower gel with Red Tea, Grape Seed and Milk Thistle that has a subtle yet refreshing scent. Nails and body care covered, we have a full sized makeup product in the box, too. The Eyeko Skinny Liquid Liner (Birchbox, £12) is one of the most intense black liners I've come across, effortlessly creating perfectly precise lines and flicks, with a precision pen-tip applicator. After just one use of this beauty, I'm smitten. You need this liner in your life!

Onto hair care and we have a brand I love and product I've been curious about for a while now. A very talked about and coveted hair oil, there's a 10ml sample of the Beauty Protector Protect & Oil (Birchbox, full size £16), exclusive to the Birchbox UK website! An exclusive launch and product you won't find in any other beauty boxes, the Protect & Oil promises to nourish hair whilst protecting from UV damage, heat and preventing breakage. It smells like a more subtle version of Estee Lauder Bronze Goddess (Harrods, 100ml, £45), and leaves my hair feeling ultra smooth and healthy. The final beauty product in the February Birchbox is a skincare product, a feature I am always thrilled to see in beauty boxes. The Urban Veda Radiance Exfoliating Polish (Birchbox, 125ml, £8.99), of which I received a 20ml sample. Promising to gently exfoliate the skin and packed with superfruits for a radiant, youthful complexion, this has left my skin amazingly soft after just one use. Perfect. 

The Lifestyle Extra in the February Birchbox was a piece of Green & Black's Dark 70% Chocolate (Birchbox, 100g, £2.29) I say was, because this was enjoyed with a cup of tea as soon as these photos were taken! Overall I'm really, really happy with the contents of the February Birchbox. There's a product for every aspect of beauty, two full sized products and some very decent travel sizes. If you'd like to subscribe to Birchbox, you can find out more on the Birchbox website. Birchbox costs £10 a month plus £2.95 post and packaging, and this month there's free shipping on all of the brands featured in the box, on the Birchbox shop


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