So my February Birchbox arrived today making what was a pretty dull day (four hours with no power, water and most importantly, no internet!) seem a little bit more exciting! Of course I don’t waste anytime in opening it up.
Inside this month’s box, I have the usual five samples plus the lifestyle extra which happens to be a small bar of Green & Blacks 70% dark chocolate. God they know me well already and I’ve only signed up since last month. I LOVE Green& Blacks dark chocolate! Obviously I ate it as soon as I had taken a few photos for this blog (hadn’t had lunch yet so I was very hungry!).
In no particular order, the first of the samples is a Protect& Oil from Beauty Protector. It’s a vial of golden oil which is designed to nourish the hair whilst protecting it from harsh UV rays, heat and prevents breakage. It’s so versatile that it can be used on wet and dry hair and is suitable for all hair types.
The next sample is a little pot of the Restorative Night Cream from Coryse Salome. I love little samples like this that I can just pop into my handbag and carry around with me in case of a dry/flaky skin emergency situation. I’ve been caught out on one too many occasions.
I also got a miniature version of the Eyeko Skinny (mini) Liquid Eyeliner. Now I have had a love/hate relationship with this in the very recent past. I found the product easy to handle so I was pleased at first but within three weeks, the product had dried up and became stiff to use. I initially dismissed it as being from a faulty batch and went to exchange it for another (from a different store) but the same thing happened within two and a half weeks of using it! I did give it the benefit of the doubt but when it happens twice, I would feel foolish if I were to repurchase so I had the product returned (or rather exchanged and typically for something more expensive!). It would be interesting to see if the same thing happens with this little fella.
The next sample can’t exactly be classed as a sample as it was a full sized Leighton Denny nail varnish in the shade “Message in a Bottle”. I’ve never owned or had the pleasure of using this brand before. The colour is a very pale, sandy- grey with a pearly sheen running through it. It’s quite a nice, light, neutral shade which of course is very appropriate for Spring. Can’t wait to give this a go once I am done with my hot pink gels.
Finally, the last sample is an Eastern Treat Hand Cream from Erb Asia made with Jasmine, Rice Cream with Vitamin B and Mint, another handy pocket-sized goody that I can just pop into my handbag. Although I now have two hand creams, (I got the Lavera Basis Sensitiv one from January’s Birchbox) perhaps one for each handbag? I guess so. I’m not sure how it works but if they do their job well, I shouldn’t be receiving another hand cream for a while.
So there you have it. I am quite impressed with my Birchbox this month. I have already made use of the hand cream from January’s box and will make a more conscious effort (note to self: must leave samples somewhere visible as not to forget about them) to try the rest of it plus the samples from this month. If you don’t already know, Birchbox are teaming up with her royal handbag highness, Lulu Guinness, for March’s Birchbox. So if you’re not subscribed, one word…. SUBSCRIBE! Intrigued is not the word!