Birchbox

My Nan always used to have a stack of small make up and beauty samples even though it was 35 years ago…I think she used to get them in Woolworths and I loved rummaging through them trying out the numerous bright red lipsticks. There were lots. My mum carried on this tradition and somehow I do exactly the same. I am a marketers dream, tempted by the small freebies offered by companies throughout the year. Slightly better now I tend not to get sucked in by the lure of a product I will probably never use but I still have stacks of little toiletries that may be needed one day. Come to our house and need a toothbrush, we have lots from various plane trips, need a travel size shampoo for a school trip? No problem, what type would you like?

Birchbox

So it is surprising that I haven’t been enticed by Birchbox so far. It certainly was not because I wasn’t tempted.

Birchbox is a monthly subscription service that delivers beauty and lifestyle product samples. This gives the recipient the opportunity to discover new products and brands. So when I was gifted a subscription to Birchbox I rubbed my hands in glee and waited with anticipation of my first delivery in January.

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I have to admit to being a teeny tiny bit disappointed when my January box arrived though, I hadn’t expected the samples to be so small, I can’t even read the writing on a couple of the products.

However…the Birchbox February box…

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…I knew as I carefully unwrapped it that I would love the contents inside

What was in Birchbox February?

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Already a fan of Korres’ skincare products for the face I was thrilled to receive a generously sized 50 ml bottle of Korres Citrus shower gel. Citrus based products are ones that I choose myself for the bath and shower so this is perfect.

When you subscribe to Birchbox you fill in a questionnaire about yourself and products are chosen with this in mind. Therefore I can see why there was a tube of KMS California Tame Frizz Taming Creme, ideal for my long, curly, prone to frizz hair. Again a good size of 50ml.

Caudalie is another brand I am familiar with but I haven’t tried the Vinoperfect Radiance Serum before so I am really looking forward to seeing what results I get from this. The ‘beauty’ of a beauty product subscription service, in my opinion, is being able to try out a product before making the leap to buy a full size which can turn out to be an expensive mistake.

A full size tube of Wild About Beauty Golden Skin Glow was also in the box. This is a tinted cream that boosts the natural radiance of the face. I was surprised at how dark the cream was and didn’t think it would suit my pale skin but it blended perfectly and I don’t even need to wear anything else with it.

I’ve tried The Balm Cosmetics Stainiac in Beauty Queen on my lips, it is a gel stain that gives a long lasting natural colour and can be used on the cheeks too. I’ve not tried that yet though.

There was also a sample of The Chia Co. Oats + Chia Mixed Berry.

Birchbox There are also cards with various tips, about make-up and skincare related to the products in the box. So, yes I am convinced, I even love the box and the drawstring bag all the products come in. Already looking forward to the March box!

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40 thoughts on “Birchbox February

  1. I really must subscribe to this, I always say I will and never get around to it! Great products!

    Posted on February 16, 2015 at 6:30 pm
    1. I think it’s something we can all live without but nice to get a treat through the door once a month isn’t it 🙂

      Posted on February 16, 2015 at 7:46 pm
  2. I like the sound of citrus shower gel; it must be very refreshing and perfect help with waking up in the morning

    Posted on February 14, 2015 at 1:00 pm
    1. It is very refreshing

      Posted on February 14, 2015 at 4:44 pm
  3. Blimey this is a really good box! I have some WAB polishes and they’re pretty cute.

    Posted on February 13, 2015 at 7:10 pm
    1. It is isn’t it. 🙂

      Posted on February 13, 2015 at 8:32 pm
  4. The drawstring bag lends it a touch of surprise, I think. I can imagine opening it to find all these goodies stashed inside.

    Posted on February 12, 2015 at 10:17 am
    1. It does doesn’t it…and I will be using that bag for so many things too 🙂

      Posted on February 13, 2015 at 10:30 am