I received my February Birchbox last week . Theme of this month’s box is Beauty through the decades – ‘True Beauty is Timeless’ – subscribers were again able to choose their box design this month. I chose the one below as just liked the design / colours of this one that bit more.
Birchbox is a monthly subscription box which costs £12.95 (inclusive of p&p) per month and 3, 6 & 12 monthly subscriptions are also available. Usually five personalised beauty treats are included each month.
This month a Full Size Beauty Crop Eyeshadow Trio is included in every box. A product / beauty information booklet and the following four products were also included in my box:
The Beauty Crop Eyeshadow Trio in Love You So Latte (Birchbox Exclusive)- Full size RRP £7– I had never heard of this brand before and although packaging is quite flimsy the pigmentation is good and quite long-lasting as well. Although worth the price as a trio and will use occasionally, I would not go on and purchase as just not as good as several other eye shadows I have at the moment but still nice to try;
Pixi Shea Butter Lip Balm in Pixi Pink (FULL SIZE)– RRP £8 – already received this lip balm before through Birchbox and still have not got round to finishing it yet so have not opened this one. As it is a balm it is not that pigmented but it does still leave a nice light pink sheen to the lips with one application which is buildable and also feels hydrating;
Percy & Reed Quite Frankly Flawless Finishing Polish (Sample Size 30ml) Full Size is 100ml RRP £10 – states work a small amount through hair to smooth and define your finished style and add shine. I have used a number of Percy & Reed products before and although ok products they have not impressed me enough to go on and purchase. This finishing polish has a cream texture and a light fragrance similar to other Percy & Reed products, although not overpowering not my favourite hair care fragrance. I have only used a few times and although it is an ok product and it does seem to help to smooth my hair after styling, not sure I would go on and purchase as initially results not just as good as with my normal oils / serums but need to try for a longer period of time to confirm. This may only be a sample size but as you only need a little product each time it will last for ages;
Luseta Coconut Milk Hair Mask (Sample Size 30ml) Full Size 16.9oz RRP £26– again another new brand for me. It advises to apply to damp hair after shampooing, leave for 5 minutes and then wash away. It definitely has a strong coconut fragrance which I do not mind. I have tried both this way and also over night (love applying a weekly hair mask at night) and I am impressed with results already, when you rinse or wash it out of your hair it left / leaves my hair looking smooth, feeling soft with a beautiful light fragrance. Definitely would consider purchasing;
Laura Geller Double Take Baked Versatile Powder Foundation in Medium (sample size 1.8g) Full Size 10g RRP £28– Although this is only a sample size it is still a good size and even though it is in the shade Medium it is still ok for my me – I usually use light in a foundation. It states you can use wet with a sponge for a full coverage but even though I applied it this way & it give a heavier coverage did not really like the finish, prefer to apply over a lighter creamy foundation as a finishing powder or as a touch up during the day. Not sure I would purchase but happy to see included as do like a number of Laura Geller products already.
Happy with this months box as although may only go on to purchase one of the items will still use the rest. Pleased to receive two full size items and three good size samples this month.
SPOILER: March Sneak Peek (below) is either a choice of a BLAQ Hydrogel Eye Mask or Peel off Mask for subscribers – we will receive an email to enable us to choose which one, think I will pick the Eye Mask. In addition I have seen on social media we should also be receiving a sample of the new Benefit BADgal Bang Mascara in our March box – hope this is correct as it is on my list to try.
Look forward to any comments you may have – if you have received this month’s box would love to know what you thought.
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Hope you all have a great week.
Thank you & take care.
Best Wishes Liz x