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BIRCHBOX - February 2018: Beauty Through The Decades

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As you may know we have been subscribed to Birchbox for a little while now, and every box that has come through the post has been pretty good. I really look forward to receiving my box of goodies each month, it's always a great way for me to discover new products that I wouldn't normally if it wasn't for this little box. For February, Birchbox are throwing back to the beauty of the bygone eras to celebrate favourite timeless trends and reminisce about certain looks with 'Beauty Through The Decades'. Let's face it beauty is all about mixing up timeless looks with new trends. So this month Birchbox celebrates the best of those popular beauty moments throughout the 70s, 80s and 90s with a special themed box. It’s an interesting concept! I decided to go for the 90s box that has geometric print all over with flecks of pastel colour throughout, and I couldn't wait to see what was inside. 



The Beauty Crop. Eyeshadow Trio in Love You So Latte | RRP £7

This month’s Birchbox exclusive comes from the cruelty-free makeup brand, The Beauty Crop, and this eyeshadow trio is super handy to pop into your makeup bag, especially if you’re travelling as it takes up no room at all. This trio pays homage to the popular brown makeup tones of the 90s and has three earthy tones that can be used together for a soft and smokey eye, or used separately for different day and night looks. I know that this is one eyeshadow that I will use with my everyday looks. 



Pixi. Shea Butter Lip Balm in Pixi Pink | RRP £8

Who doesn't love a lip balm? The twist up tube is handy for on the go application that is packed with nourishing shea butter and vitamin E which is pretty essential for the very cold weather we are having at the moment. My lips are always so awful this time of year, even with regular lip scrubs. So you can imagine my excitement when I realised that I had received another full sized product in my timeless beauty box this month. 

Percy & Reed. Quite Frankly Flawless Finishing Polish | RRP £10

Before becoming a Birchbox subscriber I had never come across Percy & Reed before, but now I have become obsessed with their products and couldn't wait to try this finishing polish. Seeing as I am a mum to a fiesty three year old I pretty much rock the mum bun or ponytail but it most definitely needs to be smooth and tamed, I have those unruly wispy pieces of hair that need to be pulled back. Just a teeny dab of this finishing polish tames flyaways and adds a touch of shine without any greasiness and it's ideal for finishing any style.



Luseta. Coconut Milk Hair Mask | RRP £32

I'm sure that I am not alone when I say that I really over-style my hair with shampoos, conditioners, styling products and my poor hairdryer and straighteners have just about had it! Sadly, hair can be damaged quickly, but bringing it back to good health can take some time. But for me by having regular hair cuts, keeping the styling tools to a minimum can help, it's OK to let the bouffant dry naturally. But when I begin to see a few split ends I will switch my cleansing and styling products and use some that have been designed to help protect and restore damaged hair. So I was pretty excited about using this nourishing treatment that has been designed to repair and restructure once applied to damp hair after shampooing. 

Laura Geller. Double Take Baked Versatile Power Foundation in Medium | RRP £28

This unique formula has been baked on a terracotta tile to lock in its long wear finish so you won't have to fuss with touch up through the day. For me, this was a little too dark for my skin but works so well as a contour though. When it comes to foundation I never normally to stick to one colour or type. So I will be able to work this into my daily makeup looks for sure. 



Don't forget to check our review from last month:

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