Monday, 2 March 2015

Habitat Birchbox for March

This month Birchbox have teamed up with lifestyle and homeware guru Habitat to bring to you this brightly coloured box full of amazing treats! This month sees the announcement of Habitat's new SS15 collection of dressing tables and beauty storage boxes - a perfect partnership in my opinion.

The theme of 'Do Try This At Home' brings to you the best of beauty and home right to your door.  It is a celebration of makeovers of all types: whether it is your beauty regime or your at-home furnishings and decoration, March is the time for renewal, renovation and refreshment.  Enclosed within the box is a series of cards which are designed to help and encourage you to 'shake off, shake up and spring clean your everyday' whether that is a home make-over with new beauty products or the introduction of new scents.

Birchbox Habitat Box
Birchbox Habitat Box
Birchbox Habitat Box
Birchbox Habitat Box

For March, Birchbox have given their subscribers a chance to pick their own Benefit mascara sample which includes the new Roller Lash, They're Real or BADgal - So I hope you got the sample you wanted the most!  The rest of the items in my box are as follows:

Catherine Malandrino Style De Paris - A Playful yet sophisticated fragrance with citrus top notes and a fruity twist.   I am a fan of perfume samples and I really like this scent.  It is quite fruity to begin with, but once it settles down there is a lovely floral scent which settles.  The description is that "It opens with accords of ruby red grapefruit, Nashi pear and Italian mandarin. The heart features orange blossom, gardenia, violet and ocean breeze accord, laid on the base of patchouli"  The floral for me is the Gardenia and it is just so lovely.

Birchbox Habitat Box

Philip Kingsley Smooth Cream -  Tame your curly, frizzy hair with Philip Kingsley Smooth Cream. It’s a protective styling cream that smoothes your hair, while adding incredible shine. Philip Kingsley Smooth Cream helps to prolong the life of colour treatments you have in your hair. It also safe to use when you are sun bathing, as this styling cream contains sunscreen.

Birchbox Habitat Box

TanOrganic Self Tanning Oil - Said to contain only natural and organic ingredients that nourish and hydrate the skin, this fake tan is Aloe Vera based and is the worlds first tanning oil.  I have to admit, I am not a fake tan fan, I am always convinced I will end up looking like an Oompa Loompa.  That said, I am intrigued by the fact this is an oil and I might give it a go on my legs to see how it turns out.

Birchbox Habitat Box

Janjira Pomegranate & Acai Facial Scrub Cleanser - This scrub cleanser helps to deeply cleanse and exfoliate whilst retaining moisture and brightening the complexion. Walnut shell gently removes dead skin cells, dirt and black heads leaving the skin soft and smooth. While fruit oils help to reduce the appearance of pores and moisturise the skin.  This scrub smells absolutely delightful, very fruity and the walnut shell as an exfoliant isn't as abrasive as I was expecting, though if you add a little pressure you can certainly feel it more.

Birchbox Habitat Box

Now my Benefit Sample is the Roller Lash Mascara which I was delighted to see as I am still on the fence as to how much I like it.  Described as being a super curling and lifting mascara. The Roller Lash wand is designed so it hooks your lashes to lift and curl them.  I have used mine a few times now and think it is a pretty good mascara, I'm just not too sure about the formula.

Birchbox Habitat Box

The final two items in my box are Lifestyle items and they are:

A Birchbox and Habitat Exclusive Notebook -  a petitie but perfectly formed jotter to pen all of your ideas and inspirations.  Titled 'Here's the plan' this notebook is really well made and full of blank pages making it perfect for those blog ideas on the go, beauty wishlists, words of wisdom and random jottings.

Birchbox Habitat Box
Birchbox Habitat Box

A Perfect Heritage by Penny Vincenzi - Birchbox have done this before with a chapter of a novel and I think it is a brilliant idea.  It takes on the Kindle idea of downloading a sample to try before you buy.  This novel is an epic tale of ambition, ego and passion with the beauty industry as its backdrop. I didn't think I would enjoy this novel I have to admit, but I was hooked on the chapter in my box and read it within an hour, it is now downloaded onto my Kindle so I can continue and find out what happens in the end.

Birchbox Habitat Box

So there you have the box for March and overall I think it is brilliant.  There is a nice mixture of products included and all a nice size, so you can at least try them before you think about buying them.  At the minute, I really like both the Catherine Malandrino perfume and the Janjira Facial Scrub Cleanser plus I love the two lifestyle inclusions which gives this box a massive thumbs up from me.

What do you think to this months Birchbox? Have you got it? If so link me below so I can come and see what you have!

38 comments:

  1. Great box! I need to buy a full size of Roller lash mine is nearly ran out.

    Sophie
    xx
    www.pocockins.co.uk

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  2. Great box! That tanning oil got me curious. I'm always white because the sun burns me, lol.
    x

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  3. Looks like a good box of goodies - LOVE the bright box!

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  4. It seems like a lovely box of treats, I think I would have liked something home in there with the Habitat link but that's just me being me. x

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  5. such a great chance t try out the new benefit mascara!!great products overall!
    xo
    Alice | Alice's Beauty Madness

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  6. You've got some fab goodies this month. I'd be interested to see what the fake tan oil was like.

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  7. Oh I love the colour of the box and the idea of being frizz free - the holy grail for me

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  8. I really like the sound of the perfume - definitely my kind of scent.

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  9. these boxes never appeal to me although every now and again i see something in them which looks like i would like to give a try like the roller lash

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  10. Looks like a great bunch of goodies x x x

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  11. Every single month I'm closer and closer to subscribing to Birchbox - it looks amazing and I'm super jealous that you have Roller Lash! Eek

    Louise x

    With love from Lou

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  12. Love the look of this little notebook; what a lovely addition to the box

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  13. Mine hasn't arrived yet but interested to see what it contains, love the box.

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  14. Great box! I don't subscribe to any boxes as I would rather put my money towards one thing I really want but I do think they're a good idea. xxx

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  15. I really want to try the new Benefit mascara, sadly I missed my chance to get the freebie with Elle magazine!

    Frankie x
    Crazyblondegal

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  16. this is actually a good mix of products! the face scrub sounds really interesting

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  17. That face scrub sounds interesting, I'd love to see a full review on that once you've tried it out.
    I love the fact book sample and the note pad too, little things like that just make me happy.

    Juyey xx

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  18. I would like to try this mascara from Benefit! Seems like a great box! xx

    Laura
    Pink Frenzy

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  19. I actually really love the box that it all comes in, although I do love the 'now here's the plan' book
    www.boorooandtiggertoo.com

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  20. This sounds like a great collaboration and I love the box design - the stripes are so perfect for spring!! :)

    Jess xo
    http://just-jesss.blogspot.co.uk

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  21. This box looks great. My favourites would be the notebook and the mascara.

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  22. It looks like a great box, but I'm sure of how I feel about the tanning products. I don't tan, so it seems like it maybe two products wasted from my box x

    Kate | A British Sparkle

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  23. I love a good idea to make over the home, especially at this time of year when it needs a good spring clean.

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  24. Looks like a great box! I really like the design and the colors. And the products sound very good. The book idea is perfect!

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  25. I have to say this is one of the best boxes to date! x

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  26. Looks like a great selection - I love Janjira products! xxx

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  27. I like the benefit mascara but havent tried this one.

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  28. Although these aren't for me, I love the idea of them and enjoy seeing what turns up each month. This month looks a good one. I keep thinking about subscribing for my wife.

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  29. The facial scrub and perfume sound lovely :)

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  30. loving the sound of the roller lash mascara! so quirky :-)

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  31. I love that little notebook. It must feel like a birthday every time you get one of these boxes!

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  32. I am waiting for the Benefit Roller Lash to launch in NZ, so excited!

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