February 2014 Birchbox Swatches, Review & Photos

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The theme for the February 2014 Birchbox is Step and Repeat!  Full of amazing products to get you through awards season!  This months box was helped along by the editors at US Weekly, who are obviously experts at all things celeb.

February 2014 Birchbox Swatches Review PhotosAs you open the box the card resting on top gives you a little explanation and greeting on one side and a run down of what is in your box on the other side.

February 2014 Birchbox ReviewFebruary 2014 Birchbox ContentsLet’s see what’s going on for February!

February 2014 Birchbox What's Inside February 2014 BirchboxFrom Beauty Protector, Protect & Oil.  More oil for the hair.  TBH I’m long over getting hair oil, argan oil… all that jazz.  This one smells yummy, like vanilla cookies, and works like all the other hair oils.

From Paula’s Choice, RESIST Ultra-Light Super Antioxidant Concentrate Serum.  This is a light and water-based serum that’s to be used for balancing skin and tightening pores.  It feels nice and absorbs quickly, but I can’t speak to the long term effects since this is such a small sample size.

From Coastal Scents, Reveled Eye Shadow Palette.  When I first laid eyes on this selection of colors from the Reveled Eye Shadow Palette (a Birchbox Exclusive) I knew instantly that I’d love it and hoped like crazy the color pay-off would be wonderful.  For the most part, it was.  I loved the look I created with the shades by putting the taupe all over the lid, the khaki in the crease, the black in the outer V and the white champagne at the inner corners and to highlight.  The black shade was dry, but worked well over the other shadows.  The white champagne was pigmented, but not very easy to blend.  It’s like it was insisting on staying in one place.  The taupe and khaki were perfection.  The shadows lasted throughout the day (over primer) with minimal fading (at the crease, very lightly) and no creasing.

Coastal Scents Revealed Palette Swatches Eye LookFrom Whish, Three Whishes Body Butter.  This body butter smells amazing (definitely a hint of grapefruit, but also floral and candy) and left my skin fragrant and feeling soft.

And, as a Lifestyle Extra, Reviver, Dry Deodorant Swipes for Clothes.  I actually really like this.  It removes minor odors from clothing and even works in removing smells from hair!  It’s marked for multiple uses but, to me, it’s for a one time only use on weaker odors.

I was happy with this months shipment, mostly because of the Coastal Scents quad.  I do believe it was worth $10 and it was a nice mix of makeup, hair, body and skin care.  I’m definitely looking forward to next months shipment!

Wanna sign up for Birchbox(Click for referral) If you like what you see in this post go to the website and fill out the form.  It’s just $10 a month (free shipping too!) and you get some cool stuff, tho I will warn you, you’re going to get stuff you hate as well.

***Disclosure – I buy my own Birchbox, but the links posted here do give me referral points which I can use towards product on the site.  Once you sign up for your own Birchbox, you’ll also get a referral code to send out to others and get some points of your own!

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Brooke

24 Comments

  1. I’m glad that you detailed the Quad.

    For the past few months, I’ve been pretty disappointed in Birchbox. I didn’t even open my February one, to be perfectly honest, because I doubted there would be anything worth reviewing in it. But after seeing your swatches of the eye shadows, I excitedly opened mine! Woo!
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  2. I love the hair oil. It is my favorite thing from this month. I love your eyeshadow pallet though.

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