I've always been aware of the Birchbox craze, however I've never actually tried it up until now, as I was kindly gifted a six month subscription for Christmas - yippee! So in this beauty review (I know it's been a while), I will be reviewing the various products in this month's (February 2017) Birchbox of treats!
Before I start reviewing the products, it's worth pointing out just how cool the whole Birchbox concept is! I really look forward to receiving my monthly 'gift' in the post, not knowing what's going to be inside (I try not to look online when product info is released, as I love the whole element of surprise!). I love that Birchbox introduces me to new products/brands I wouldn't usually use or have never heard off. I'm all for colour and pattern, and that's exactly what the Birchbox packaging reflects. Birchbox have teamed up with Papier to create some eye-catching designs, which make a lovely visual addition to my beauty table.
So without further ado, I will crack on with the reviews...
SPECTRUM COLLECTIONS MARBELOUS EYE BRUSH & POP BEAUTY EYESHADOW TRIO
As mentioned in a previous Huda Beauty blog post, I'm not all for eye make up, except for liquid eyeliner. I find eye shadows, in particular, quite difficult to apply (mainly because it ends up looking a big glittery mess!). However, I'm quite impressed with this trio. They're super pigmented and the fact that there's only three colours, means I don't get flustered deciding which colours are the best to use. It's easy(ish) to apply and quite therapeutic using the Spectrum brush to blend all the colours together (that makes me sound like I know what I'm doing...).
BEAVER PROFESSIONAL DAILY MOISTURE CONDITIONING SPRAY
I don't usually use hair products because my hair is already so fine and silky, so I've not been too bothered by this conditioning spray (or any hair products for that matter, including conditioner!). It does have a lovely scent to it, however it did leave my hair feeling a little greasy, which isn't ideal! I think for normal hair types, this product would be a dream!
AROMATICA ROSE ABSOLUTE FIRST SERUM
This sample size serum is 'a rebalancing Korean formula that calms and soothes stressed-out skin'. I've been using it at night before I go to bed. I've found it does help add some moisture back into my tired looking skin, especially during the winter months when my skin is super dry and grey! A lovely product which I will probably purchase full size.
WHISH SHAVE CRAVE SHAVING CREAM
This product I also received in January's Birchbox. It's a lovely smelling product which does the same job as any other shaving cream. I found the sample size didn't actually contain that much product (not even covering one lower leg AND I'm a petite girl with shorter legs!) so it was hard to get a decent review using the shave cream. Despite this, it seems like it would be a nice 'luxury' alternative from regular old shaving cream.
All statements and recommendations are purely my own opinion. I have not been paid to feature or advertise any product, brand or service in this post.