Birchbox February 2015 – Looks Can Be Deceiving


This month I was extremely excited to receive my second Birchbox as the first was amazing and exceeded all of my expectations. However on ripping off the packaging I have to admit I was disappointed; gone were the vibrant colours and patterns and we say hello to what seemed like budget packaging. The very simple cardboard lid with the Birchbox logo in white lettering hides the plain white box underneath. Looking back on it now, I wish I wasn’t so quick to judge – as humans we do this all too often; judging what is in front of us before we have the chance to open it up and realise what is on the inside. 


And oh what was in the inside? A wonderful and exciting range of products, in fact there were so many amazing things that I genuinely cannot contain my joy – eeeekkkk. 

First thing I spot as I open it? ‘Friends with Benefit,’ an amazing and exciting look into what we can expect in the March Birchbox and I have to admit this month has got my expectations high for next month! The little note says if we like make-up we do not want to miss next month, as we are able to pick a sample from our friends at ‘Benefit’! 

There’s the generic piece of card that has all the products on it and if you are like me you throw it to the side until you want to know what a product does. Next comes ‘Birchbox loves’ a small selection of postcards highlighting some of the products in the box and what they can be used for! 

Then onto the products themselves, once again they are inside the cute pouches and this month it has neon green accents. Opening it up I can see I am going to love this month – which I do. I really do. 

First is Electric Hair Shampoo that hydrates and moisturises, it retails at £17.50 and claims to boost moisture and restore shine. 

Next is Staniac by theBalm Cosmetics, this cute little item is a stain for both lips and cheeks. It claims to be long lasting and retails at £10. Although the smallest sample in the box I am super excited to try this item. 

Another sample is the Radiance Serum by Caudalie and I have to admit that I couldn’t wait to try this product and absolutely love it. It claims to be complexion correcting which I believe it is and says that skin will be glowing thanks to this radiance boosting, oil-free formula. Retailing at £45 it is the most expensive item in the box. 

Next is the full sized product by Eyeko, which is the Fat Eye Stick. It is a deep brown colour that has specks of gold glitter in it. It states that it is an easy way to do a smokey eye; it can be used as eyeliner along the last line and also blended and smudged for a statement look. The product retails at £16 and comes in a set of 3. 

The next product is Vita Coco Coconut Oil, I was very pleased to receive this product as I have wanted to try coconut oil for a very long time. The size of the product is amazing and I am sure I will be able to get many uses from it. On the little card it says it can be used as a moisturiser, hair treatment, a smoothie ingredient and more! It retails at £10.99 

The final product is from London Butterflies and is the Bath Salt Scrub, I have heard so many things about this product and am very pleased to be able to try it. Retailing at £35.00, it claims to renew the skin and lock in moisture with the Dead Sea salt and almond oil ingredients. 

I am so pleased with this months box and super excited for the next. I will be trying all of these products out for the remainder of the month so make sure to keep checking for blog posts.


What did you get in your Birchbox this month? 


ShannonKims 




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