Birchbox February 2016

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The February 2016 Birchbox is designed to help add a bit of sparkle to what is often a very dull month, so it’s aptly named “Shine Bright Like A Diamond”…have you got that song in your head now? The Birchbox February 2016 contents is a very decent mix, with a couple of bits of make-up, something for the skin, something for the body and a a couple of accessories too!

Birchbox UK February 2016 ContentsPIN IT

I’m pretty happy with the majority of the products in the box, although there are definitely some favourites that will get a lot more use than others.  Let’s have a closer look at what you get in the February 2016 Birchbox:

Birchbox UK February 2016 Contents ReviewPIN IT

I really like the dinky little samples of theBalm Cosmetics blushers as, whilst a bit of a pain to use, they are so cute and travel-friendly making them ideal for gym and travel bags.  The shade included in this month’s box is Frat Boy, a peachy suits-all shade that I really like.  If you’re short of something to apply your brush with, that’s covered to, thanks to the inclusion of the Spectrum Collections Tapered Powder Brush, which is a funky-coloured, multi-purpose brush.  The Beauty Bonus this month is a Grab & Go Ponytail Holder from L.Erickson, which, rather shockingly, comes in a set of 15 that you pay £11.50 for! Honestly, I lose hairbands (sorry, Ponytail Holders…) at the most phenomenal rate (I have a theory that I might actually be eating them in my sleep.  Probably not, but you never know…), so if I knew I’d paid over a tenner for them, I’d find it as distressing as it is annoying.  Having said that, it’s a great little PONYTAIL HOLDER that I’m happy to have and I will definitely sulk when I lose this one.  Which’ll probably be tonight.

Birchbox UK February 2016 ReviewPIN IT

There’s a LOC One and Done Shadow Stick in the Birchbox February 2016 contents – but who are LOC? Well, apparently they are a Birchbox in-house make-up brand which is rather interesting, isn’t it? The creamy shadow stick featured in the box will be in one of two shades, either Champagne Problems (silver) or the one pictured above which is Perfect Cents (gold).  I’m always happy to see anything Ole Henriksen in any shape or form, so the inclusion of the extremely popular Truth Serum Collagen Booster is brilliant.  Finally, the Ayres Body Butter in Patagonia has a light and pretty fragrance presented in a dinky little, apothecary-style pot.  Head over to Birchbox to subscribe here – link.

*PR Samples



  • Claire L
    February 5, 2016

    Ooh I hope I get Frat Boy! I loved the Desert Balm blusher/bronzer one I got one time, it was so cute and surprisingly flattering on my fair skin. I read somewhere that LOC was developed in collaboration with the beauty blogger Tati with Birchbox US: x

    • Sascha
      Claire L
      March 17, 2016

      It’s interesting that they haven’t really mentioned that much over here, for some reason! Thanks for the info xx

  • alittlekiran
    February 5, 2016

    LOC was created by Tati from Glam Life Guru on YouTube, she is honestly amazing, she uploads a video almost every day and she 100% knows her shit. I love the idea of Beauty Box subscriptions as it would perk me up every month but wouldn’t it just drive you crazy if they sent you something you already own? Nevertheless, a great haul of products here!

    Kiran |

    • Sascha
      March 17, 2016

      Ah that’s really interesting, thank you!

      I know what you mean – but as each box usually contains five or six things, I don’t think you’d be too bothered if you already have one or two of them xx

  • Hannah - smeethsaysfashion
    February 7, 2016

    I’m going to HAVE to start subscribing to Birchbox..I love the look of that shadow stick.

    Hannah x

    • Sascha
      Hannah – smeethsaysfashion
      March 17, 2016

      Birchbox are really fab – they do some great boxes xx

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