Last week I had the opportunity to go to a dinner hosted by the team at Habitat and Birchbox to celebrate their collaboration this March. Now for those of you who, like me happen to be new to Birchbox then I’ll explain. It’s a monthly box full of goodies in sample sizes so you can try some of the cult and up and coming brands. Basically try before you buy. If you fall in love with a product you can then buy all the full size versions in their shop which I think is a great idea! I for one find it very hard to commit and pay full whack for any beauty products which generally means I end up opting for the cheap and therefore safe options.
Birchbox have done a few other collaborations with brands for their monthly boxes but I love the idea of them with Habitat and even looking at the pretty, colourful box you get a sense of Habitat’s brand shining through. Where does a beauty website and a home store collide I hear you ask? I will explain but first…
…A selection of beauty and interior bloggers were invited to the Habitat store on Kings Road for a celebration 3 course meal and little run through of new products for both brands. I was all rather fancy. The food was delicious, I got to meet some other really interesting bloggers and picked up some make up tips which was handy as I’m soooo not an expert!
Jess, the Editorial Director from Birchbox gave us a little run through of 3 looks for this Spring, each one paired with a different dressing table from Habitat. I was inspired by the pretty berry hues and learnt that lipstick blended over an eyeshadow base makes for a stronger colour and doesn’t crease! Never heard that one before but I’m tempted to give it a go! And that’s where Habitat and Birchbox meet, beauty products and beauty storage / a lovely place to sit and apply them. The Limbo dressing table is particularly handy for small spaces (that means you, Londoners) but funnily enough I don’t even have the space for that in our bedroom! It was the number 1 item I asked for when I was a little girl and given the chance to decorate my bedroom and I’m sure any other girly girl can relate. But alas, not for me right now.
So what was inside this month’s box…
Phillip Kingsley Smooth Hair // Whish Lavender Body Butter // Catherine Malandrino Eau De Perfum //An exert from Penny Vincenzi ‘A Perfect House’ // Lord & Berry Kohl Eye Pencil // Benefit Roller Lash Mascara // Mini Notebook
If you’re liking what you see then I have good news as there’s a little Birchbox treat for all you readers. You can get your first Birchbox for just £5.00 when you sign up. Just quote BBXHABITAT at the shopping bag page and each month you’ll have a welcome treat posted through your door.
Be sure to also check out Habitat’s Mid Season Sale. There’s 30% off starting Thursday 26th March until Sunday 12th April. Hooray!