Monday, 17 February 2014

Birchbox #2 February




Month two of Birchbox and another six items in the box!



First up is the Gilchrist and Soames shower gel. It's a pretty good size for a sample bottle would probably last me about 3 showers. I've used it the once and I'm not the bigger fan of the fragrance, I love my fruity fragrances for shower gel but this was a nice sample :)

I was actually saying to myself I really need some more exfoliator as my skin's been really dry lately and hey presto, Birchbox to the rescue! It uses all natural ingredients so it's perfect for my sensitive skin. I've been using a garnier one lately but it's been weirdly aggravating my skin so I had to stop, which is a shame as it smells amazing.
This exfoliator is to be used up to twice a week, for fresh soft skin. Plus a little goes a long way so I think this sample could definitely last a few weeks.

Apologies for the poor picture, always difficult to photograph see through bottles! This is the Beauty Protector protect & oil. It's been a bit of a blogger fave according to their site and it smells of coconuts. I adore coconut scented things so this is great for me! I've used it the once in damp hair as suggested and I was pleasantly surprised, whether it protected my hair I'm not sure, it made it smell great and didn't make it greasy like most oils can. 

This is the Leighton Denny Message in a Bottle nail polish. It retails at £11 and this sample is actually the full sized bottle! I love getting nail polish, especially when it's free, well sort of free considering it's nearly the price of the full box. There were a number of different colours you could get and to be hones this wouldn't have been one that I picked up in store, but I do like it! I painted my nails on Friday without a base or top coat (as I'm out, mine went a tad gloopy) and it's not chipped yet. My initial thought when I was painting my nails strangely was that it reminded me of a mermaid.. which is apt considering the name of the colour.

The star product of the box was the Eyeko skinny liquid liner. I've never been a fan of liquid liner, but this is sort of more a liquid liner pen and it's pretty great. It's £12 for the full size, I think I got the half size which is still good. I've used it a few times since receiving it and I'm definitely a fan, it's very long lasting and very easy to apply. 

The lifestyle extra this month was this dainty little bar of Green & Black's 70% cocoa solids dark chocolate. Which was eaten up literally 30 seconds after this picture was taken.

So in conclusion my second Birchbox was even more of a hit than my first! I'm definitely excited to see what's in next months box, and seeing the star product, as they've partnered up with Lulu Guiness. 
What did you get in your Birchbox this month?
xo.