I have been a subscriber to Birchbox since September 2016. Every month since then I have been receiving a monthly beauty box from them, costing approximately £13 each month. I discovered them when reading one of Suzanne Jackon’s (SoSueMe) beauty blog posts. Since I love anything beauty related, I decided to see what all the fuss was about. My first delivery didn’t disappoint. Fast forward five months and I am still with them. This month I decided to put up a post on my thoughts of the February box and I will do so for each month from now on.
Each month there is a different box design depending on what month it is. So far each box design has been really nice, so much so that its a shame not to keep each little box. You would imagine since February is the love month that the box design would reflect this. This wasn’t the case. Instead, BirchbBox decided that this month they would partner up with a design company called Papier. There were two design options to choose from, of which I chose to be surprised. The box design I received was lovely, but I didn’t really think it was suitable for the month that it was for. But what I really love about BirchBox is that each box received is tailored to suit your needs. You can fill out a beauty profile online. For example, I have really thick wavy hair and oily skin, so I receive products each week to help with these issues. It would be pointless receiving random products that you may never use.
So what did I receive this month?
1. Marbleous Eye Brush (Full Size) – Spectrum Collections
I really liked this. It was full size which is always a bonus. But what I really loved was the shape of the brush head. I found, because of its shape, it was great for applying shadow to the upper crease of the eye. It did a brilliant job of blending. The bristles are synthetic and really soft. I will definitely be using this every time I apply my eye make up.
2. Eyeshadow Trio – POP Beauty
When I first saw this I thought the package looked really cheap, but I was pleasantly surprised once I used it. The three shadows have a really good pigment and the colours were really nice. They are perfect for my skin tone. The colour I received was Champagne Mocha and they are fantastic for creating a smokey eye effect. I found that the shadow had really good staying power. At the end of the day, the shadow was still in place.
3. Huile Prodigieuse® – NUXE
This oil is a blend of six essential oils to hydrate and nourish the body, face, and hair. I haven’t used it on my face as my skin is really oily and I don’t want it to cause any breakouts. It may not, but I’m not going to take the chance. I have used it on my body and hair. It has a gorgeous smell, so it makes your hair and skin smell lovely. If you are using it in your hair, I would recommend using it sparingly or just at the ends. I have oily hair, so too much of this is a disaster. But it created a lovely shine.
4. Hydration Mask Therapy (Full Size) – KEEOME
I haven’t tried this yet. It is supposed to be packed with a number of natural extracts and vitamins that are essential for healthy skin. It’s supposed to brighten and completely revitalise tired skin. I’ve recently gotten really into sheet masks, so I can’t wait to give it a go!
5. Daily Moisture Conditioning Spray – Beaver Professional
I have really frizzy and dry ends, so I love any kind of leave in hair conditioner. So this 50ml travel size conditioner spray is perfect for my hair. The conditioner detangles, de-frizzes, and adds moisture to hair. I loved it and my hair was noticeably softer after using it.
I thought that this months products were really great and suitable for the beauty profile that I filled out on their website. I also loved the mix of full sizes as well as the sample sizes. My favourite products (so far) are definitely the eyeshadow brush and the conditioner spray. If you are interested in a monthly subscription from BirchBox click here.