New In | The Birchbox February Slim Box

Monday, 16 February 2015

Hello Beauties! I hope you're all well and enjoying what is left of February, honestly this year is going so fast that I can't keep up! Anyway, I have an exciting new launch to tell you about today - the new Birchbox Slim Box. Birchbox have cleverly realised that although some of us love subscription boxes, what we don't love is missing the delivery and then having to wait until were off work at the weekend to collect it from the sorting office. Luckily, my postman always tries to re-deliver when I'm in as our sorting office is miles away, but there's nothing worse than knowing you've got a parcel and having to wait to collect it! The Birchbox Slim Box is designed to fit through your letterbox so there's no need to be waiting in line at the Sorting Office on a saturday again! All you have to do is opt for the Slim Box option when you sign up to a Birchbox subscription here

Februarys box was 'Love is in the Air' themed, clearly to coincide with Valentines Day, and I think it was a really cute theme, anything pink is always a winner with me though! 

The first product I saw when I opened the box was a sample of theBalm Cindy-Lou-Manizer. I've only ever tried theBalm once before when I picked up one of their Balm Shelter lip glosses, and that product is still a firm favourite of mine, so I was excited to see a product from theBalm included in this months box. The sample is pretty tiny however, so I think I may have to use this as an eyeshadow instead of a contouring highlighter like it's supposed to be. 

The second product that fell out of my box was the Cynthia Rowley Eyeliner in Black, and how cute is the packaging for this? I love the black and gold polka dot theme! Cynthia Rowley isn't a brand I've heard much about but since testing out this eyeliner, I will definitely have to check out some of the other products from the brand as it's brilliant. Although it's a pencil liner, which isn't my liner of choice, this eyeliner as a smooth formula which glides onto the skin effortlessly, and it has some serious staying power. 

This month I also received the T-London Darjeeling Hand and Body Lotion, again not a brand I've really heard of but it smells quite nice and fresh and the sample size will be useful for overnight trips. I also received a large sample of the Liz Earle Botanical Shine Shampoo. Other than the famous Cleanse & Polish, I haven't really heard much about Liz Earle so I'm excited to see if this works wonders on my hair. Lastly for the beauty bits, was the Caudalie VinoPerfect Radiance Serum, I actually received this in last months box also, and while it is nice, I would have liked to receive something I hadn't already received, or at least something I hadn't received for a few months. 

February's lifestyle choice was this sachet of Oats + Chia, in the mixed berry flavour. I expected this to be a lot like the mixed berry express porridge I sometimes have for breakfast, so I put it to the test with high hopes, but unfortunately I just don't like Chia! However, I am possibly the worlds fussiest eater and I know Chia is quite popular at the moment, so there's no reason why you won't like this product! 

What did you think of the February Slim Box?

Lots of Love,

Becky x x

*Post contains PR samples


  1. I thought this box looked really cute and it was the one I couldn't put money aside to get I was so upset! never mind, I love the chia oats had them in a degustabox and was really impressed, and I love the balm as a brand and heard good things about the highlighter but looks too small to use properly :( xxx

    Blonde Of Carbs

  2. The products look really nice, especially the Lou manizer, I've heard so many good things about that! :) I personally do like Chia seeds and I always add them to my cereal but i honestly don't think that they contribute to my health or wellbeing in any way haha :) xx

  3. I have Cindy Lou-manizer on my wishlist, it looks gorgeous! I'd love to hear your thoughts!
    xprincessjas | ♥

  4. I really liked this box, but did miss the draw string bag!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  5. This box looks extrodinary, I love how they are all different concepts into one box! Im going to check it out now !

  6. What a great box!! I want to try those chia oats! I just did a post tonight on my birch box as well! Your pictures look a lot better though! I love your blog :)

  7. Ohh this is such a handy idea for girls who occasionally miss deliveries! ^ ^

  8. This is such a great box and I was chuffed to get my hands on the Cindy Lou Manizer x

  9. Genius idea to make them slimmer to slip through letter boxes. I tend to get all my deliveries sent to work to avoid this, but it's definitely a smart idea that would make me more inclined to purchase their box than others. x

    Tea Party With Alice

  10. It seems like a good box this month and had some good products that look interesting.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale | bloglovin' |

  11. Oooo, the Cindy-Lou-Manizer looks good! I haven't tried anything from thebalm, I keep meaning to do so! xo

  12. Not a bad box at all!

    Stephanie xxxx

  13. I recently subscribed and was really impressed by the contents. Only down side is how some of got more than others. It doesnt make it fair, especially when we are all paying the same x

    Kate | A British Sparkle


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