February’s Subscription Boxes

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February’s Subscription Boxes

Wednesday, 17 February 2021


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I am back again with my beauty boxes. This month I cancelled the subscription to Lookfantastic Beauty Box so I have only three boxes to share with you, Birchbox, Glossybox and Roccabox. Do you want to know what did they contain this month? Do you want to know if they are worth the value? Stay with me and continue reading.

 

Roccabox

This was the first box I got this month and the theme is Galentines! I don’t like February, everywhere you see V’s Day and for some of us, this is not good. Obviously, you can also spend the day with your best friend, but not this year. Well, I don’t want to talk non-senses. Let’s see what is in the box.

 


Project Lip – Plump&Colour. Full size

It is a lipstick with lip-plumping ingredients to give a full and juicy appearance to your lips. It is matte and in a nude shade. I tried once and the shade is nice and it is indeed matte. It has a plumping effect but nothing uncomfortable for your lips.

 Crabtree&Evelyn – Soft Touch Face Foam. Travel Size.

It is a gel-to-foam cleanser, gentle, hydrating and with a delicate scent. It promises to leave your skin soft to touch and with an edible smell, I need to try. 

Soaper Duper – Shea Butter Body Butter. Travel size.

I got this brand in a previous box but it was a vanilla smell and I didn’t try (I don’t like the vanilla smell on my skin). This product is a nourishing butter for dry and cracked areas such as shoulders, elbows, knees, etc. It is essential in the wintertime when the cold weather together with central heating make our skin dry.

Farryn Amber – Floral Oud Perfume Oil. Full size.

It has natural plant-based essential oils in a bottle with a roll-on for easy application. It claims to have an earthy and seriously sexy aroma (woody cedar, decadent vanilla and hints of floral jasmine). I don’t know if I will try.

Nip+Fab – No Needle Fiz Eye Sheet Mask. Full Size.

It is a mask rich in hyaluronic acid to hydrate, plumps up and irons out the eye wrinkles. It has a hydrogel texture which de-puffs, cools and relaxes you. Worth it to give a try…..

EXTRA TREAT – Fentimans Rose Lemonade

Sometimes Roccabox comes with a treat, which is not expensive but makes a difference with other boxes.

 


Roccabox price is £10 and this month the product worth £37, not the best month. You have a 10% off for your first box through this link.

 

Birchbox

This month Birchbox delivered their product in a nice vanity and not in a box. There were two colours available and I got it in violet. It is a good size, with a lot of space and washable. That is better than using a box, it is more environmentally friendly. But what came in the bag?


MCoBeauty – Tango Cheel&Lip Tint. Full size

It is a cream product that you can apply on your lips or on your cheeks as a blush. It comes in coral shade and it is a buildable formula.

Huygens – Bois Rose Regenerating Face Cleanser. 30 mL

I already tried a Huygens cleanser and I like it. This one is infused with rosewood essential oil, glycerin and witch hazel. It improves skin regeneration and maintains the skin’s natural moisture barrier.

Birchbox Accessories – Natural Green Jade Gua Sha. Full Size.

After trying the jade roller, I was wishing to try the Gua Sha, a tool that has been used in beauty rituals for centuries. Use over moisturizer, facial oil or cream to make lymphatic drainage.

Sensory Retreats – Divine eyes Self-Heating Eye Mask.

It is a mask to eliminate tension and eye strain in 25 minutes. With Ecosteam technology, it is supposed to deliver a pampering home-spa experience.

Soaper Duper – Zesty Sicilian Lemon Body Wash. 75 mL

I think sometimes the brands agree on what they are going to include in the boxes. I got another Soaper duper product, this time a body wash. I am sure I will like this one as it is lemon-scented and citrus is my favourite smell in cosmetics.

 


As every month, Birchbox came with a good quality product but in a very small size. That is the reason why I decided to cancel the subscription as soon as I can.

 

Glossybox

Glossybox this month is an old fashion cassette tape (I think some people never used that but was very popular in the 80s). The theme is “Sing, Dance, Love, Repeat”. What was inside?

 


Avant – Velvet Perfecting Rose sugar Lip Scrub. Full Size.

It is a sugar lip scrub fortified with ingredients such as rose, peony and sweet almond. Rose works to buff away dead skin cells and impurities to leave your lips smooth and kissable.

 Nudestix – Gel Color Lip + Cheek Balm. Full size.

It is a multipurpose balm, rich in colour, to leave lovely tinted lips or a natural blush. It has skin-protecting plant oils and it is infused with vitamin E for extra hydration.

 Bubble T Cosmetics – Peach Bellini Hand Cream. Full size.

This product is a treat for your hands. It has fresh scents of the peaches, a touch of bubbles, aloe vera extract and moisturizing shea butter. Indicated for nourish and soothe dry hands.

 Steve Laurant – Total Repair Lip Mask. Full size.

I can’t wait to try this mask as my lips are very dry and cracked because of the cold weather. It claims to instantly soothe and revitalize the lips, reducing the appearance of fine lines and leaving them soft and smooth.

 Glow on the 5th – Rose Gua Sha. Full size.

Duplicate product. I didn’t have any Gua Sha and now I have a green and a pink one, Nothing to say about it that I didn’t mention in the Birchbox’s Gua Sha, except that this one is pink.

 


I love Glossybox, it came with only full-size products. I paid £11.75 for it and the products worth almost £100. You can get a 20% off your first box if you buy through my link.

 

Final Thought

Nothing very different from what I think every month. Birchbox is not worth the value, as it comes always with small size products. They are good, but you have very few uses and sometimes it is not enough to decide if you want to buy or not.

Roccabox is not a bad choice, normally the product has a higher value than this month and comes with quite a good number of full-size products.

If I can buy only one I will go for Glossybox without any doubt. It is the best box I get every month. Most of the month it comes only with full-size products only and the brands it contains are amazing, on the high-end brands side. I really recommend Glossybox, you are not going to regret.

 

I love beauty and skincare, try new products, and share my opinion with you. All my knowledge comes from years of experience and reading articles. I have dry skin, Fitzpatrick type IV, warm undertone, and my main concern is hyperpigmentation. Keep in mind that what works for me may not work for you. We are all different and products can have different results on your skin. Want to talk? Email me at contact@irenebeautyandmore.com

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