Where are we in the year? February is the time of the year when L O V E (Valentine’s or Galentine’s) and pancakes start getting our attention. But Birchbox UK February 2018 wants to point us towards beauty in decades past.
From 70’s bronzing, 80’s neon colours and 90’s glitter – there’s plenty of beauty looks to look back on and inspire us. (Or to avoid at all cost.) After all, some beauty looks really have stood test of time. Find out which of those might be included in this month’s box!
Birchbox UK February 2018 unboxing
Usually I’d class myself as a 70s girl (based on my music taste and style preference). Surprisingly though I felt more drawn to the 80s box by its design, so that’s the box I chose. But it’s okay, the 80s still has David Bowie. (Plus Modern Love, my favourite David Bowie song, was born in the 80s after all… Oh and I was born in the 80s too, come to think of it.)
With a theme that looks back on beauty through the ages, will this be reflected in the sample selection for Birchbox UK February 2018? There’s only one way to find out:
- The Beauty Crop Eyeshadow Trio (FULL SIZE!)
I’m not surprised to see an eyeshadow trio to represent beauty of this decade, but it’s a shocker that there isn’t a neon purple or pink shade! (Proper 80s eyeshadow shades!) Thankfully Birchbox have brought more wearable colours from past decades for us to wear in the modern day. Although I do see a hint of purple in the darkest colour of this set! (It wouldn’t be 80s without some purple…)
- Pixi Shea Butter Lip Balm (FULL-SIZE!)
I knew a bright fuchsia pink would be somewhere in this box… I’m just relieved it’s in a lip colour! Regardless of colour, being a lip balm too makes it particularly useful for me at this time of year. (80s themed or not!)
- Percy & Reed Finishing Polish
Hair. Another big 80’s look and it was all about the BIG hair. Again another surprise from this box was that the hair product wasn’t either a hairspray or mouse! But to be honest, I’d have preferred a finishing polish anyway. Luckily I curled my hair before filming my unboxing, which perfectly shows how this little number can add a final sheen to a styled look!
- Luseta Coconut Milk Hair Mask
I’m pretty sure hair masks weren’t a thing of the 80s, but by now I’ve realised a lot of these products were in the other decade’s boxes, so these samples aren’t specific to the decades. Well, the majority of them aren’t anyway. Besides, it’s always nice to try a spendy hair mask…
- Balance Me Wonder Eye Cream
Balance Me have been impressing me recently with their products. Although it’s a brand we see regularly in Birchbox that’s not to say I don’t enjoy their products. Since receiving this eye cream I’ve been applying it day and night and my tired winter eyes already feel and look ‘smoothed’. Maybe I do need some eye cream in my beauty regime…
Box round up
Hold the phone – do you remember in last month’s box round up I spoke about the full-size Keeome silicone buff makeup applicator as the February sneak peak? Well looks like that never materialised… (Anyone know why?)
I’d class this box as satisfactory, although I should give it more merit as I did receive 2 full-size items totalling over the price I paid for the box. I am quite looking forward to next month’s box though, namely because the March sneak peak shows that we’ll be receiving a charcoal face mask, which looks like the kind that will be an absolute pleasure to peel off! (And I wonder if that full-size Keeome applicator will show up too…)
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