Birchbox UK – February 2017

Birchbox UK February 2017 unboxing

I’m not entirely sure how it’s time for Birchbox UK February 2017 already, it only seems like yesterday I was sipping mojitos on my 28th birthday and Donald Trump became president.

Alas, the year moves on fast and another Birchbox was delivered to my door (or over the fence as I wasn’t in.)  Watch my unboxing video below to find out what this month’s box was all about!

Birchbox UK February 2017

‘Express Yourself’ is the theme this month with a choice of two boxes to choose from.  Both have a leafy design – best word I could think of to describe it – and I opted for the lighter, green box.

This is supposedly the first month where Birchbox subscribers will be given a ‘choice’.  This ‘choice’ may be from choosing between two box designs (like this one) or products/samples that’ll be in that box.  I’m quite excited about this will continuing every month until the end of the year.

Samples

Despite some negative feedback I’ve already seen and read, I’m quite happy with the samples I received this month.  Click on any of the samples below to see more details:

Beaver Professional Conditioning Spray 
Whish Shave Cream
POP Beauty Eyeshadow Trio 
Keeome Hydration Mask Therapy
Spectrum C06 Eye Contour Brush (FULL SIZE!)

Immediately I’m drawn to the Korean face mask from Keeome.  Using an Etude House sheet mask has become my weekly ritual.  And for a mask so cheap (usually around £1) it works wonders on my skin!  Keeome, on the other hand, come in a few bob extra compared to Etude House, so I’ll be interested to see just how good they are.

Some might say receiving another Spectrum brush has been repetitive. (I’ve received a Spectrum highlighter brush and Beauty Blender inspired sponge since I’ve been subscribed). However, I don’t agree.

Birchbox UK February 2017 unboxing

Make up brushes can be pricey, so receiving the few in my Birchbox adds up to a varied collection!  I’m especially not complaining about this being full size either!

At £4.99 (the leaflet for some reason says £5.99) it equals around half the value of my box AND works well with the Pop Beauty eyeshadow trio.  (Swatches for which I’ve put above.)

Extras

How have I forgotten to add that this box is in collaboration with Papier?  Birchbox subscribers were offered a notebook from the company with the box design on it, for a knocked down price of course.  Me, being a bit of a stationary hoarder, couldn’t turn it down.

If my memory serves me right Birchbox did a similar offer when they collaborated with Papier last time.  That’s another similar, hard-to-turn-down notebook to my collection!  There was a 25% promo code also slipped into my box, so I received two added extras this month.

Conclusion

I’m not sure if I’ve just read moaner’s comments, but I don’t get the beef with this month’s box.  Again there has been a variety of samples and another full size item too!

With both my January and February boxes containing full sized items, if Birchbox keep this up every month this year too I’ll be delighted!

Next month (spoiler!) I’ll have a Benefit They’re Real! Double the Lip lipstick and lip liner in one.  I’ve already chosen my shade from receiving an email earlier this week and I just hope it’ll be full size!  To be confirmed…

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I have not been paid by, sponsored by or asked by Birchbox to make this blog post or video in any way – I just do it for the love!

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