An evening with Birchbox + Habitat

MbM_birchbox-habitatNow there’s a partnership you wouldn’t initially put together, right? Beauty and home…..? Well, that’s exactly what I thought when I received a lovely invitation to the launch of their recent collaboration a couple of weeks ago. Anything to do with Habitat….a no brainer, but it was their joint venture with a beauty company that further intrigued me into accepting their invitation!

I don’t think I need to explain who and what Habitat (in a nutshell: the best place for furniture and homeware!) but Birchbox on the other hand, if like me, you’re unfamiliar with, are an online company that offer a monthly subscription service for those who want to know more about new, on-trend beauty products. The concept behind it being that in each monthly box, you are given samples of luxury products for your to try (they’ve teamed up with some great brands) and if you then like anything in particular, you then shop for that product off their website. It’s basically a great way to discover new products, before it hits the shelves, without having to fork a lump sum for the full-sized products and not knowing whether you’re going to like it or not. Not bad huh?

MbM_birchbox-habitat 02 MbM_birchbox-habitat 03The evening turned out to be a brilliant one. We were greeted with glasses of fizz (and constantly topped up through out the night!) and had the chance to mingle with other bloggers – a lot of them from the beauty and fashion world who I wouldn’t normally cross paths with at events I go to. We then sat down for our beautiful 3-course dinner over which the Birchbox and Habitat team presented to more about their products.

So what’s behind their collaboration? Well, beauty products means storage and that’s where Habitat comes in. They have paired up to provide storage solutions, with three of their gorgeous dressing tables; LimboFleur and Emil, along with some beautiful stacking boxes for all your bits and bobs, so that you have a clutter free area to work at….which is exactly what you need if you live in small compact spaces in London (or any big city for that matter!) I absolutely LOVE the stacking boxes, perhaps because it has that HAY-esque feel, similar to their Kaleido nesting tray set. And out of the three dressing tables, I must say the Limbo model took my fancy for the sheer fact it was minimal, compact and practical. The Emil would have been a contender for me too but from an aesthetic point of view, the storage element on the LHS didn’t quite do it for me. I love its clean lines but felt like the drawers should’ve been part of the table to avoid that lopsided heavy look on one end, kind of like Fleur but with the beautiful round mirror nicely centred. Anyhoo, that’s just my design preference ;) Overall, they’re all lovely pieces and I’d be lucky to have a dressing table in the flat if only I could manage to fit one!

So there you have it. A great collaboration to encourage you to discover new products in the comforts of your own home! I haven’t got the best beauty regime and while I love the art of make up, I’m never confident enough to try anything new, so this would in fact be great for someone like me. They have tutorials and know-hows included so if you are interested in giving Birchbox a go, then I’ve got a lovely exclusive little discount for you guys where you can receive your first Birchbox for just £5! All you got to do is sign up (which is free) and quote BBXHABITAT at the shopping bag page! What’s not to like eh?

PLUS…..there’s a chance to win one of the Emil birch dressing tables (worth £600) by referring a friend. Click here and enter your promo code MYBEAUTYHABIT at checkout. The more you share the more chances of winning! ;) Happy days!

Well, I’m off to give this whole using-lipstick-as-eyeshadow business a go (yep – that was one of the tips we got that night for a non-creasing and lasting eyeshadow alternative….who would’ve guessed!) In the meantime, do check out this video to get a better idea of how it all works and/or see what Birchbox Editorial Director, Jessica Diner has to share about your beauty storage solutions. Lots of stuff to discover!!

Have a lovely Friday and a fabulous weekend! xx


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