Wednesday 4 February 2015

February Birchbox

I had a slim, white envelope arrive at work Friday and was so surprised to find a slimline Birchbox inside! Yes, you read that right, slimline! Kiss goodbye to those evil red slips from the postie because Birchbox took get fit January to a whole new level. The new slimbox fits through most standard UK letterboxes and the best news is that the value of products will always be the same as the classic size just minus the pouch. If something doesn't fit they will compensate by adding an extra sample that does! Also if you trial slimbox and decide it's not for you then you can switch back to the classic Birchbox whenever you want too. 

The products in the February Birchbox are pretty fab this month although my one issue is the Oats & Chia, I don't need food in a beauty subscription box. It would of worked well in last months Womans Health collaboration but I feel it's a bit random in this one and has no connection. The two items I was really looking forward to trying were the Cindy Lou Manizer by The Balm Cosmetics and the Liz Earle Botanical Shine Shampoo.

I have the Mary Lou Manizer and I love its champagne hue so Cindy Lou is a welcome addition. It's the teeniest, cutest little sample with a peach, pink highlight that also makes for a nice eye shadow. The Liz Earle Botanical Shine Shampoo smells amazing, left my hair feeling really light and clean and it's also safe to use on coloured hair. The Cynthia Rowley eye liner is one I hadn't heard of before but it delivers the deepest, creamiest line that lasts all day. It also smudges nicely for an easy smoky eye. I also love the gold spots on the sleek, black packaging. 

T London Darjeeling was another product I hadn't heard of before. Inspired by tea and used with essential oils, the hand and body lotion has a relaxing scent that leaves the skin hydrated without a sticky residue. It's also the perfect size to leave on your bedside table or in your bag. The final product is a serum by Caudalie which I also had in last months box. I really like this serum and have been using it since last month so I'm not overly bothered that I got it again. If I'd of hated it I would of been pretty miffed though.

The March box is shaping up to look pretty good too but I won't spoil that for you, there's a big hint in one of the pictures above and if you subscribe to Birchbox yourself you'll find out soon enough in this months box! 

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