Monday 17 February 2014


I'm always happy to see my little Birchbox turn up every month, and this month was no different. I've been a Birchbox subscriber for a good while now and I can honestly say I have never been disappointed with a box. I had a minor issue with the delivery of one of my boxes a few months back but the customer service team were so helpful, they got straight on it and it was sorted within a few minutes. 

Ok, I confess. I did have a little sneak peak at the February spoiler on the Birchbox website so I had an idea what might be in my box this month!

From left to right:

Beauty Protector - Protect & Oil (£16) - I'm always trying out lots of different hair oils as I have quite damaged hair from years of dying it every colour under the sun. I also have very fine/thin hair so for me it's important to look after it as it can look quite brittle and dry at times. I usually do a hair oil treatment once a week so I have only tried this product once so far. I only needed a few drops which I massaged into my scalp for a few minutes then wrapped in a warm towel for half an hour. I then went to bed and washed it out the next day. It definitely added shine and softness to my hair but as my hair is so fine it quickly became greasy the next day. 

Urbanveda - Radiance Exfoliating Facial Polish (£8.99) - As a sufferer of dry skin it's important to make sure I exfoliate my face 2-3 times per week. I've tried some exfoliators in the past that have just been too harsh for my skin so it was good to see that this one was "gentle" and contained "superfruits for a radiant, youthful complexion". This product feels lovely on the skin and the grains are so fine that you can barely feel them - there's nothing worse than those exfoliators that scratch your skin leaving it red and irritated. When you wash this product off you reveal soft, plumped and smooth skin - a perfect base for applying makeup. Love it.

Gilchrist & Soames - The London Collection Shower Gel (13.75) - What I love and first noticed about this product is that it's paraben free, which means there's no nasty preservatives in it. I'm not great at describing scents as I have problems with my sinuses but the little card Birchbox sends with each box states that it contains "red tea, grape seed and milk thistle". The packaging is simple and it actually reminds me of a product I might find in a fancy hotel room. I love when products look nice in the bathroom! A lovely little addition to my shower...

Leighton Denny Nail Colour (£11) - I hadn't actually heard of this brand prior to receiving it in my Birchbox this month. It looks black with sparkles from the picture but it is actually clear with black sparkles. I'm a red nail kinda girl. I always have some kind of red colour on my nails and to be honest with you, the glitter nails trend has never really worked on me. I think because i'm so pale it's harder to pull off glitter nails - they look great on some people which makes me quite jealous but unfortunately this just wasn't the nail polish for me. I also found it was quite difficult to remove too.

Eyeko Skinny Liquid Liner (£12) - Now, here's a brand I was familiar with before Birchbox. This is possibly my favourite product in the box. I've tried out so many liquid liners over the years and having a hooded eye, sometimes a cat-eye just isn't possible with some liners. However, this lovely Eyeko number has a precision tip which makes application quick and easy. One of the problems I have found in the past with liquid liner pens is that some have a tendency to dry up quickly but I have used this everyday since receiving it and it's given me the desired jet black line every time. Love love love this product, will definitely be re-purchasing it.

Oh, I almost forgot. There was a mini Green & Blacks Dark 70% Chocolate in the box too - but I ate that as soon as I saw it - couldn't resist!

Another great month, Birchbox!


  1. Do you find these boxes worth the money? I want to start one but don't know if I will use the stuff I get :-/ xXx

    1. It's a nice thing to get every month, and you do get at least 5 good size samples in Birchbox. I haven't been disappointed by it so far and have discovered a few good products in the process...xx