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Saturday, 31 January 2015

February 2015 Birchbox

February 2015 Birchbox*

I would wait until towards the end of February to talk about the beauty boxes from the month, but my Birchbox has arrived super early so... I'm here now!

Box Design.
Birchbox have decided to introduce the option of slimmer boxes that will fit through a standard sized letterbox, meaning no more 'sorry you were out' delivery cards. Samples in both the large and slimmer boxes will be exactly the same, but in the latter the drawstring bag has been replaced with tissue paper. 


In the box...
»» Caudalie Vinoperfect Radiance Serum
»» Cynthia Rowley Eyeliner in Black
»» T London Hand & Body Lotion
»» Liz Earle Botanical Shine Shampoo
»» The Balm Cindy-Lou Manizer
»» The Chia Co. Oats + Chia

What I Think...
A nice box. I don't think I'm really wowed by anything, but that might change once I've tried everything. I don't wear eyeliner but it'll be finding its way over to someone who will use it very soon. The lotion and the shampoo will both come in handy & they'll absolutely be used, but I'm not excited by them.

The serum is really beautiful, Caudalie is a wonderful brand and I would expect nothing less from them. It's a shame the highlight is so tiny because I think it might be difficult to get a brush in there, but it looks gorgeous. And finally there's the lifestyle extra, chia oats. I know the oats would be a healthier option but when it comes to breakfast I'm definitely a toast person!

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Are you subscribed to Birchbox?
What do you think of the new slimmer box option?

xoxo

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26 comments:

  1. I really love the look of this box, especially as I've wanted to try the Cindy-Lou Manizer for a while now. It does look teeny tiny though!

    A Blonde Moment

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    1. It is super small, wish it were a little bigger xo

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  2. These boxes are 100% then any american birchbox ever was! ugh I wish I got boxes like this!

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  3. The slimmer box idea is actually really great and useful! No one likes missing a parcel! xxx

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    1. Definitely a good idea I think! xo

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  4. What a shame the Cindy Lou-Manizer is so small, it looks beautiful! Like you say this is a good box but it doesn't wow me, either.

    Jess xo
    http://just-jesss.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It's okay, but it's missing a 'star' product I think xo

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  5. That's great that they do slimmer boxes now! I think the Cindy-lou Manizer looks great, love the packagaing, but like you say, it'll be a pain if you can't fit a brush in it! Would love to try the radiance serum!

    Emma xx

    alittlefreckle

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    1. I definitely think it depends on the kind of brush you like to apply your highlighter with, but it would have been nice for it to be a little bigger. I'm sure there's lots of product in there though! xo

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  6. I've never tried Birchbox or any kind of beauty boxes, slowly changing my mind after seeing this! xx

    www.roseandmuse.com
    www.roseandmuse.com

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    1. They can be really fun little surprises xo

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  7. I'm not excited about this box. I already own the caudalie serum but I have oily skin & I'm unsure if it will make it worse. Thank you for the box info but I think I'm going to cancel birchbox & glossybox & try some korean products from meme box 🌷

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  8. The Cindy-Lou Manizer looks really pretty! It's a shame it's so small x

    Telina | Love, Telina

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  9. The slimmer box is a game changer, it's so annoying to get those 'Sorry you were out' cards instead of a box of treats
    Megan x
    London Callings

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  10. this is one box i have never tried, i gave up all subscriptions because i was never impressed. But, i do really like the content of this one!

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    1. They can definitely be very hit and miss xo

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  11. I don't know what it is about beauty boxes but there is nothing really here that would excite me and make me want to subscribe. Maybe it's just me *shrug*

    Mel

    blog.meljwills.com

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    1. I think they're really dependent on whether you like to try lots of different things all the time, sometimes it's best to spend £10 on a product you know you definitely want xo

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  12. I love the slimmer design, I always miss my Birchbox! :( I really like the content this month, especially the shampoo and the Cindy Lou-manizer. Although I've already received the Vinoperfect Serum so I'm curious to find out what I'll get instead!

    Becki | beautyandthebrunette.co.uk
    xxx

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  13. The slim design is a great move on Birchbox's part! I hate those pesky "Sorry, we've missed you" notes!! Looks like a nice box. I've recently switched from Glossybox to My Little Box. I have to say, I love the mix of lifestyle AND beauty bits in My Little Box!

    Chrissy x
    www.chrissylilly.com

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    1. They're doing such a good job! ox

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