Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Birchbox Review - February 2013

This is my last Birchbox from my yearly subscription and I'm kind of pleased.  I loved last month's box but this one didn't WOW me.



It's London Fashion Week theme and includes:

Gerda Spillmann Bio Fond Cream Foundation 4.5g Shade 03 Bijou - in a shade which is way too dark for me - boo! Cute compact though.  Birchbox says "light, creamy base is easy to apply, offers great coverage and sets to a powder finish".  Full size retails at £20.

Korres Guava Shower Gel 50ml - received Korres in Boudoir Prive previously.  A brand I like and this has a nice scent.  Probably my favourite thing in the box.

Nick Chavez Beverley Hills Pump N'Thick Leave-in Thickening Mist 59ml - received a volume boosting mist in last month's box.  A brand I've not tried before so happy to give it a go.

Vichy Thermal Spa Water 50g - have used the Avene version of this which can be used as a toner, to set make-up or to refresh - always handy.

There are two extras included this month:

EBOOST Natural Energy Booster sachet (received this in a Latest in Beauty box)

Eyelash Curler - Birchbox branded and worth £10.

I am disappointed the foundation is too dark and that Korres (much as I love it) has been included in a beauty box...again.

What are your thoughts?

18 comments:

  1. Aww what a shame you were dissapointed with your last box, that foundation is very dark! maybe you could use it as a bronzer/contour in the summer? It's the own brand Birchbox eyelash curlers that would have annoyed me I bet they are really cheaply made. I don't subscribe to any boxes any more, I would rather put my money towards something on my wishlist and that way I will not be dissapointed.

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    1. It is isn't it! I know what you mean - I've only got Amarya left and I think I've only been disappointed once with their box x

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  2. I'm not subscribed but I really don't understand why a foundation was included when everyones skin colour is so different, I'm sure alot of people will be unhappy with that.
    xo

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    1. I've heard stuff on facebook that most are unhappy with their shade - so difficult to match up with a foundation x

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  3. Haha I have also been seeing a lot of Korres in the Glossybox here.

    I am having a giveaway on my blog. Do check it out. :) x
    thefemininecrusade.com

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    1. I love the brand though. Will check it out x

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  4. The foundation is also way too dark for me too, but looking forward to using the korres shower gel :)
    X

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    1. :( the shower gel smells lush! x

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  5. I never understand the foundation inclusion or lipstick unless it is something you have filled a survey in on or have made a suggestion as to what you like/use/are looking for and so on xx

    http://beautyqueenuk.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. we did fill in a beauty profile ;) x

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  6. The Korres shower gel would have been my favourite too. I was first introduced to it when they were in the bathroom of a London hotel we stayed in a while ago. They smell gorgeous.
    http://missbbobochic.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. oh how lovely visiting a hotel with Korres products in the bathroom :) x

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  7. Im not impressed either and korres is fave product in The box too. Xx

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    1. Very disappointing. I think I'm "over" beauty boxes x

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  8. Although I got a different shade foundation to you, mine is wayyy too dark too :( It would have been a brilliant little thing to pop in a handbag too!

    Not understanding the foundation inclusion, unless they match you up with a shade before hand!

    My Birchbox was tons better than my Glossybox though! x

    http://frommfyou.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. I know such a cute size! I now only get Amarya and its only disappointed me once! x

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  9. I like the eyelash curlers, the vichy and the hair product. I got the same shade of foundation as you and think it might be too dark even for my olive complexion! Might try using it as a contour xx

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