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Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Birchbox February 2014: We Love Your Style Edition!

When the postman knocked on the door and handed me the February Birchbox* I was both surprised and excited. I was very kindly gifted a box last month and I had no idea I'd also be receiving this month's edition too. I said last month that Birchbox has a really cool & effortless vibe and I still maintain that, they've done well this month so let's see what's inside...

There are a whole bunch of cute quotes with simple typeography and bold colours, which I really like. I'm going to keep hold of these and do something with them at some point, I might frame them or pop them in a collage or something...although it'll probably take me a while to get around to it. I will though, could be a nice little project for the summer! 

There's also a sweet little step by step guide for how to perfect eyeliner application with really helpful, detailed photographs and a little teaser for the March box, which sounds pretty exciting to me!

Birchbox February 2014 Edition* (£12.95)

Inside the box is a little drawstring bag, which I think is wonderful because it looks fabulous and helps to set Birchbox apart from other subscription boxes. I think I might use this one to store sample sized products, hopefully that will encourage me to incorporate a few more of them into my daily routine and give them a good try out.

The theme this month is style. It's the time of year for London Fashion Week but I like that they're not focusing solely on the latest designer looks. I'm not particularly fashion focused and I like to try things that will fit into my everyday routine. And that's what this month is all about, so on to the products...

Beauty Protector Protect & Oil (£16 for around 100ml) Sample size product.
I believe this is a Birchbox exclusive for now, which I think is pretty exciting. It's a nourishing hair oil that battles UV rays, heat and breakage. It says it's suitable for all hair types, won't leave any stickiness and won't weigh hair down. First impressions are really good and I love the sweet scent too!

Eyeko Liquid Eyeliner (Full size retails for £12) Sample size product. 
This is a product that I've heard a lot about, always wanted to try, but never got around to it. All eyeliners smudge on me throughout the day so I'm definitely interested to see if this lives up to its smudge-proof claims for me. It also says it's foolproof, which sounds good to me - hopefully I won't make a mess! 

Urban Veda Radiance Exfoliating Facial Polish (Full size retails for £8.99) Sample size product.
Natural products from companies who don't test on animals are always ones I love to try. This promises to gently exfoliate while superfruit (love this term, I always imagine fruits dressed as super heroes!) extracts support cell renewal. This smells so wonderful and it definitely feels like it will be a gentle exfoliator, but not be so gentle that it won't do anything. This might be my favourite product in the box this month!
Gilchrist & Soames The London Collection Shower Gel (£13.75 for 235ml) Sample size product.
Admittedly not the most exciting product in the world, but I do love trying out posh looking shower gels because I'm always interested to see if they're worth the extra money. Generally I think that super affordable shower gels do the job, but this one is wonderful! It smells incredible, really refreshing and there are no parabens or mineral oil in the formulation.
Leighton Denny Nail Polish (£11) Full size product.
This is a beautiful bright pink, really fun nail polish shade that rounds off the box this month perfectly I think. I've tried a couple of polishes from this brand before and they've been really easy too apply and two fast drying coats is all they usually need for an opaque finish. It's a lovely colour for around Valentines Day and I can already tell I'll be wearing this a lot on my toes this spring and summer too!
Lifestyle Extra - Green & Black's Dark Chocolate
As soon as I had taken this picture my mama swiped this off me. I'm beginning to think she has a bit of a dark chocolate addiction...!

Are you subscribed to Birchbox? 
What do you think of this month's edition? 

Love, Jennie
xoxo

84 comments:

  1. This box looks actually really good! I'm always really sceptical of beauty boxes cos there are always some products which are a bit 'meh' in them but this actually looks a good all around-er!
    Lou Barker xo

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  2. This looks like a good box this month, especially the eyeliner! :) P.S. I love your new blog design!

    justineelucyy.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. No, I haven't subscribed to Birchbox....mainly as the reviews I have read seem to be a bit hit and miss!

    http://vodkaandarose.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. They're all pretty hit and miss, fun surprise though! xo

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  4. The hair oil sounds good - I'd love to hear about how you get on with it! :) x

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  5. I am excited to get my box after seeing this post Jennie! Glad they brought the drawstring bags back - no idea why they didn't have them last month!

    Im on a mission to use up my samples now, I've managed to grow a fairly large stash!

    ​​Leanne @ Leanne-Marie | Beauty, fashion & lifestyle. x x

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  6. This looks like a pretty good box. I may have to buy the next box if its a lulu guinness collab. Love your new blog header xx

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  7. I'm always tempted by the birchbox because they seem pretty good at delivering products people actually want!

    Rachel |ascottishrose

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    1. They seem to get it right more than the get it wrong <3

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  8. I'm not subscibed to Birchbox but I really wish I was now :o you got some great stuff, I'd have swiped that dark chocolate off you as well I love the stuff x

    EmmiHearts

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  9. I love the little pictures that came with it! They'd make cute gifts too if you framed them xxx

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  10. Birchbox is certainly my favourite beauty box out there at the moment! I'm tempted to subscribe as that March teaser looks seriously special...xx
    www.LaurasHaven.com

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  11. Ooh, new blog design! <3 I think Birchbox are doing really well lately, how sweet that they included a little bar of chocolate! xxx

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  12. Green and blacks is my few new chocolate discovery. Hair oils have been saving me lately! I've just got a cheap tresseme one to see if I'd like them and so far so good.

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  13. I love this new design Jennie!!!=) it's so sweet!!!the nail polish has a gorgeous color!!!
    A big Kiss!!!!

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  14. This is a lovely box :) I love that you think of superfruits as fruit dressed as superheroes haha, I'll probably have that image in my head from now on! xx

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  15. This looks like a really good box. I really like that nail polish shade!
    Love the new blog design btw :) x

    Telina | Love, Telina

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    1. It's going to be so perfect for spring <3

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  16. This month's box looks great, I love your nail polish shade. I love how reusable all of Birchbox things are ( the box and the drawstring pouch) and I cant help thinking those quotes would look framed up..

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    1. I love the little bag, so handy! xo

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  17. that hair oil looks exciting! and i've also heard a lot of good things about eyeko liners :) and i ended up sneaking into the kitchen for a chocolate after reading this hehe shhhh!

    rachel x
    blush&brunch

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    1. hehe I think that's totally allowed! ox

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  18. Your new blog design is lovely! This looks like a great box, might need to order one <3
    http://sparklyghosts.blogspot.co.uk

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  19. Wow. Some great products in this box and the quotes and typography are lovely!

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  20. the products look great!
    xo, Rosie
    http://crumbliest.blogspot.com/

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  21. some great products in this box, i love the eyeko eyeliner - hope it works for you xxx
    mollyox.blogspot.co.uk

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  22. Looks pretty good, this box! Our box here (we only have one in Belgium..) does a lot worse.

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  23. I'm not subscribed to birchbox but I'm very tempted to swap to them from glossybox. Everytime I see a birchbox I think damn I wish I was subscribed! x

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  24. Loving the new blog design!
    I've been trying to decide for ages which beauty box to subscribe to, and I think Birch Box is winning right now. All the reviews I've seen look so good, and I love all the little details, like the bits of typography, they put into it.
    The nail polish is /so/ pretty!

    X emma || shake&fix

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    1. Thank you! I've been really impressed <3

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  25. Ooh, this looks so lovely! Especially the Eyeko eyeliner and Leighton Denny polish! I'd have gobbled down that chocolate immediately hehe.

    Catherine, xo // Lady Liquor Vintage

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    1. Hehe I would have done if I'd have had the chance! xo

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  26. Love that colour of the Leighton Denny polish!
    Daniella x

    http://daniella-r.blogspot.co.uk

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  27. Nice content and I really like this theme c: The
    cards with the quotes are motivating and inspiring
    as well! And I'm fan of chocolates that's atleast
    70% chocolate :D
    Also! I tagged you to do 'The Fairytale Tag' I can't
    wait to read yours Jennie ^__^ Xx

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  28. I got so excited to see a mini Green & Blacks in this box! How delicious.
    The nail polish is a cute colour x
    http://www.letstalkbeauty.co.uk/

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  29. This box looks great, and your photographs are so clear and pretty! x
    http://the-finestthings.blogspot.co.uk/

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  30. I'm not really in love with any of these products, but I really like the little cards. I'd love to have some just to stick around my house!

    Nicola // pink-confetti.co.uk

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  31. Wow, great box this month! It's getting harder and harder to stop myself giving into temptation and subscribing to Birchbox! I like the sound of ALL the products, but especially the eyeliner as I have oily skin, so I haven't found and eyeliner yet that hasn't smudged on me after a few hours! :) Wendy xx
    Scottish Wendy | Wendy's World

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  32. This box looks great! I really want to subscribe and I asked my mom for it for my birthday so hopefully she got me it! Lovely post xx Rena Kiss and Make Up

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  33. this is adorable and the photos are amazing! gah. i need to read / visit your blog more, the photos are always so perfect :)

    xoxo hobovogue ღ

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  34. Oohh that chocolate. I think I would've been most excited about that, haha! :) Hope you get on with the Eyeko (and the cap comes off easily for you, lol) - the staying power is pretty good in that it is genuinely a challenge to remove completely but it can fade/get a bit patchy with time.

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    1. Haha it seems to be okay so far! xo

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  35. those little note cards are so cute! and the tiny chocolate :3

    www.zoewithumlauts.blogspot.ie

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  36. The oil sounds really good! And curious about the eyeliner too x

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  37. I really like this selection, plus the fact there is a liquid eyeliner tutorial (I could really use that haha I'm clueless) and nice little touches like the pretty cards + chocolate really do add something special to it :)

    I know I keep harping on about this but your lights are soo beautiful & make a gorgeous back drop! <3

    Sophie xox

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  38. Firstly, chocolate = NOM! That facial polish looks interesting, what a sweet little selection.

    Tara x

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  39. I absolutely loved the eyeliner in this months box. I use Collection 2000s now simply because it's cheap and does the job - it lifts though when you've worn it all day so itl'l be interesting to see if this one will be worth the extra money!

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  40. I'm contemplating getting a subscription to Birchbox...this just might have convinced me. These all look like great products! Especially the chocolate. :)

    My blog!

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  41. I love the colour of your nail polish! I got a black one (Maneater) which I was so disappointed with when I first opened my box (although I painted pink sparkles over the top which made it much nicer). Still would've preferred yours though - I guess that's the problem with beauty boxes..

    http://alwaysasomeday.blogspot.co.uk/

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  42. I loved my February Birchbox! I really want to try out more Leighton Denny colours! They look lovely. I subscribe to 3 beauty boxes but Birchbox is my favorite. There is a great mix of beauty and body products. Plus the lifestyle extras! xx

    paigebrittainblog.blogspot.com

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