Tuesday, 9 February 2016

February 2016 Birchbox Review

This month's Birchbox continues on the positive vibes with another inspirational and cheery theme - 'Shine Bright Like A Diamond' as well as an equally impressive box. February's box features a good range of skincare and makeup products that fit our needs given the current season and adds a little joy to our mood. This month's box also features Birchbox's new in-house make-up brand (LOC) in the form of a shadow stick designed to bring out the glitz and glamour within you and banish the gloominess.

  • Ole Henriksen Truth Serum Collagen Booster - Sample size 
This serum is great for making my skin feel nourished and healthy-looking without a greasy feel to it. The vitamin C complex within it helps to bring out youthful and glowing skin as well as replenish your vitamin levels. You don't need a lot of this either to make a big difference.
  • LOC One and Done Shadow Stick in 'Perfect Cents' - Full size
After using this eyeshadow stick I can only look forward to what else Birchbox holds in store for it's make-up brand. There are so many ways to use this product, you can apply it straight to the lid to bring attention to the eyes, you can use it as a creaseless base to layer eyeshadows on top of or you can add it on top of your existing eyeshadow to create a vibrant look. 
  • theBalm Cosmetics Frat Boy Blush/Shadow - Sample size
I've never been a big blush fan but I see myself using this as a shadow to sweep across the eyes possibly for a Valentines Day look? theBalm has always been an impressive brand so I look forward to seeing how this product goes.
  • Spectrum Collections Tapered Powder Brush - Full size
This brush is soo unbelievably soft that I can't bear to put it down. I like to use this to apply a powder contour to the hollows of my cheeks as the shaped tip ensures the product applies exactly where I want it to. The super vibrant bristles also are a great change from the generic bristle colour.
  • Ayres Body Butter in Patagonia - Sample size
I prefer using this as a sort of hand-cream simply because it nourishes my skin and doesn't leave an overpowering scent. It also absorbs into my skin pretty quickly so I don't have to worry about my hands being greasy.

  • L.Erickson Grab & Go Ponytail Holder - Sample size
It's always handy to have a hair elastic to hand as you never know when you need them. What is great about these are that they are metal-free so they stop my hair from snagging and getting stuck on the metal part of any normal elastic. They are also extremely secure and hold my hair up. 

I think this month's Birchbox has included some great and season-appropriate additions such as the Ole Henriksen Serum and the LOC Shadow Stick. I think there is a great variation of products and there is something for everyone whether your the make-up lover or skincare lover. If you fancy signing up to Birchbox just click HERE and you'll earn 50 Birchbox points to spend in their shop from using my referral link.  That's £5 worth of points and if you review the box/the samples within it you'll earn another 56 points so you will have £10 to spend in the shop in no time! Don't forget to use the code 'HAPPYDAYS' to get your first box half price!

What you think of the box this month and whether you are subscribed/thinking of subscribing to Birchbox. Is there any products that stand out to you this month? What do you think of the variation of the products this month? Do you like the theme? Let me know in the comments below as I always love to know what you think!

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