Channeling positive vibes this months ‘Shine Bright Like a Diamond’ Birchbox February 2016 features 6 different products, two of which are full sized that will bring a little sparkle to your everyday.
First out was the AYRES Body Butter, plant based containing shea butter, vitamin E, jasmine, lavendar and ylang-ylang leaves. A thick, balm like consistancy which is as gorgeous as it sounds.
My first full sized sample is the LOC One & Done Shadow Stick. This product for me was lovely but the packaging really let it down. For photographing the lid was impossible to get off. Jon finally got the lid off later in the day after much struggle and the product is a gorgeous gold copper glimmer that is very long lasting. The other downside with the packaging is that you need a large sharpener as it can’t be wound up. With todays beauty products I look for convenience in twist up pencils and at £8 it isn’t something I would buy unless the packaging changes.
The sample of the theBalm cosmetics Frat Boy Blush/Shadow is pretty tiny but very cute. The shade gives a natural flushed look and a rosy glow, I may need to look into getting a full sized item as it is a flattering shade.
The L. Erickson Grab & Go Pony is a metal free = snagging free hair bobble. Whilst it might not be worth while for many it is sturdy and the ridges help keep hair in place – great for sleek fine hair or very heavy long hair like mine!
A high value sample size, roughly worth £11! Oil free and high in vitamin C the OLEHENRIKSEN Truth Serum Collagen Booster orange scented serum is uplifting in the morning and keeps skin smooth.
My favourite item from the box has to be the full sized, Spectrum Collections Tapered Finishing Brush. This pretty ombre brush stands out from the crowd but it doesn’t just look like something from monsters inc, it is super soft with very dense bristles.
Full sized products from Birchbox February 2016 –
L. Erickson Grab & Go Pony Tube
AYRES Body Butter
theBalm cosmetics Frat Boy Blush/Shadow
Spectrum Collections Tapered Finishing Brush
OLEHENRIKSEN Truth Serum Collagen Booster
LOC One & Done Shadow Stick