One of the things I love about Birchbox
* is not conforming to the theme of Valentine’s Day for their February edition. I appreciated this move last year
and they’ve done it again this year. Valentine’s Day has been and gone (thank God), but it’s still relevant to talk about this month’s Birchbox.
This month’s is a collaboration with UK stationery brand, Papier. There are two leafy prints to choose from and those who upgrade their subscription will receive a really pretty Papier notebook (expect to see this a lot in my flatlays on Instagram… It is the perfect blog photo prop!)
As well as the beautiful Papier notebook, you will also receive 5 beauty samples. This varies slightly from box to box so you might not get the exact same but every subscriber this month will receive a Spectrum make-up brush and the POP Beauty eyeshadow!
Spectrum Eyeshadow Brush
I love it when beauty boxes include a branded make-up brush for us to try. Especially when it’s from a brand as cute as Spectrum! I’ve tried a couple of make-up brushes from Spectrum before and have been really happy with them. The one I’ve got is the Marbelous Eye Brush; fluffy, with a tapered tip.
POP Beauty Eyeshadow Trio
Usually when I receive eyeshadow palettes in beauty boxes, they haven’t always been to my taste. But when they get it right, they get it SO RIGHT, and this is prime example. The nude/brown shades in the eyeshadow palette is suitable for every day wear so I can literally pick it up every day and use the same three shades. I’m not in to experimenting with eyeshadow colours so this is perfect.
KEEOME Hydration Therapy Mask
Beauty consumers in the far east have been using sheet masks way before it hit the market over here in the UK. I used to stock up on it everytime I went to Hong Kong, taking up precious luggage allowance, so I’m mega pleased I can buy them here whenever I want. To be honest, I haven’t really used sheet masks in the past few years – I see it as a convenient product that I can use whenever I haven’t got the time, but I will always make time to pamper! Always. Once a week without fail and it’s a time that I always look forward to.
Sheet masks are as a mid-week treat when you’re feeling worn down and your skin needs a pick-me-up. They are, like I said, easy and convenient to use. Just take it out of the packaging, pop it on your face, and relax. I actually can’t wait to use this one by KEEOME, a Korean beauty brand. My skin is feeling so dry this winter
, so hopefully this sheet mask will give it the hydration it needs until my nice facial session.
SHOW Premiere Dry Shampoo
This is the poshest dry shampoo I have ever used. Just look at it, I’m almost too scared to use too much of it! It’s formula includes tapioca powder and rice starch to absorb oil and the botanical extracts (aloe vera, mango, kiwi, and ginger lily) helps to condition the hair.
Beaver Professional Daily Moisture Conditioning Spray
Suffering from dry hair? This Daily Moisture Conditioning Spray by Beaver Professional will help. I have so many things in my bag to keep my face and hands moisturised throughout the day but I forget to do the same for my hair. I have hair balms and sprays but I just always forget, and then I complain about it and wonder my hair feels so dry and frazzled.
This Daily Moisturiser Conditioning Spray will nourish, detangle, de-frizz, protects against breakages, whilst adding moisture. It might just be my new handbag beauty essential!