The February 2015 Birchbox brings with it some news! From this month onwards, you can pick whether you’d prefer the traditional sized Birchbox as featured in my previous posts, or the new Slimbox, which is a thinner version with size-appropriate products that in theory will fit through your letterbox…although it’s worth noting that my Postie still knocked to give me the box. You still get the same value of contents, but – if I’m reading this correctly – the products will be adjusted to fit the Slimbox. I’m also not sure whether you can chop and change the type of box you want, but it’s all very new and interesting nonetheless. From now on, I’ll mention whether it’s a Slimbox or not in the title of each review.
The Birchbox February 2015 contents is loosely based around the month of luuuurve. So prepare yourself for lots of luuuuurve based products whether you’re in luuuuurve or not. It’s February, just accept it. Here’s a look at the Birchbox February 2014 contents in order of my favourites:
I didn’t know Cynthia Rowley had a beauty line, so this prettily presented Cynthia Rowley Beauty Eyeliner in black should hopefully prove to be a great introduction to the range. I get through a lot of black liner so I always welcome something new and creamy to work into the waterline.
I’m having a bit of a Caudalie moment of late, so any new samples to try from them is fine by me. Included in the box is the Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum which also featured in last month’s box, so I’m a bit surprised they’ve included it in this one too and no doubt anyone who wasn’t happy to receive it last month will be mightily miffed this month!
I’ve heard great things about the theBalm Cosmetics Cindy-Lou Manizer, and now I shall have the opportunity to try it for myself. It’s a very dinky sample – cute albeit not very practical – and I’m looking forward to seeing if it lives up to it’s reputation.
Oats and Chia seeds is pretty much by default breakfast (when I’m being a good girl; when I’m being a bad girl it’s raisin pancakes all the way) so The Chai Co Oats and Chia packet is something I’ll definitely be giving a go.
I moan relentlessly about trying shampoos or conditioners without their matching partner in crime, so whilst I do love a bit of Liz Earle and I will try the included Botanical Shine Shampoo, I’ll find it difficult to assess the effectiveness. Having said that, I’d also prefer a shampoo to a conditioner as at least you can use it with a deep treatment.
Finally we have the T London Darjeeling Hand and Body Lotion which is at the bottom of the list for me personally because I so rarely use body lotion and it’s probably the least exciting product you could give me.
There we have it. I’m not sure on this month’s box contents as there’s nothing I’ve found particularly exciting nor am I in a hurry to try. There are a couple of things I quite like, but it’s a mostly ‘meh’ box for me, so hopefully next month will be better. For more info on Birchbox, head here – link.