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My Birchbox‘s just keep getting better and better! After several great boxes I’m torn between not knowing why I cancelled my subscription in the first place and knowing that sooner or later I’m going to get a box that I’m not fond of. However, December’s box isn’t that box, actually this month’s box is one of my favorites!
Birchbox is a sample program where for $10/month you get four-five beauty or lifestyle samples.
To start off with, Birchbox‘s usually come in a pink outer box with the little brown box inside, but this months was different. This month the little brown box was wrapped in a gold outer box imprinted with Happy Holidays on it. It was an extra little step that made getting this month’s box even better.
However, Birchbox didn’t just stop at the outer wrapper even this month’s inner box was different than it usually is. The outside of this month’s box was embossed with “Sparkle and Shine” and the inner stripes, that are normally navy blue, were gold foil.
The first sample that I received in this months Birchbox was for a non-aerosol hairspray. This hairspray claims to not leave your hair with that crunchy feeling opting instead for a more forgiving hold. I don’t ever use hairspray so this will head to the “Other” pile.
The second sample in my box was for a Color Club nail polish in Dark n Stormy from the Cocktail Hour Collection. Color Club nail polishes are often featured by Birchbox and as nail polish addict I was happy to see this. I applied this while at the hospital with Travis and it lasted for the two weeks we were there without chipping.
I’ve heard great things about this perfume so I was excited to see it in my box. Sadly, it lives up to the hype and is a nice light floral with a hint of citrus scent. I could totally use this as an everyday perfume, which is why I said sadly. The full size of this perfume is $55 which makes it out of my price range.
As soon as I saw this in the sneak peak video I KNEW I wanted to get it in my box. I was not disappointed and as soon as I saw this little box in my box I did a happy dance. While the sample size was small there was enough there for me to get a feel for how I felt about it. Let me tell you, this moisturizer lives up to the hype as well.
I had two non beauty items in my box the first of which were these three teas. Now I will start out with the fact that I am a Southern Girl through-and-through which means that A. I like my tea non-flavored B. I like my tea cold not hot and C. I like my tea SWEET. The two flavored teas will be given to my husband and I guess I’ll try the regular one some time or other.
The second non-beauty item in my box this month was a Birchbox branded Digimate. This was a way for them to promote their app while providing a cute little token for their customers. Essentially this is a little sticker that you put on the back of your phone and you can use the other side to clean you phone screen. Pretty cool.
Number 4 Non-Aerosol Hairspray – $4.50
Color Club Cocktail Hour Nail Polish in Dark N’ Stormy – $3.73
Harvey Prince Hello Perfume – $1.65
Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré – $1.87
Ahmad Teas – $0.53
My box cost me $10 and I received $12.28 worth of products.
I’m going to be doing something new from now on when it comes to my Birchbox. Each month I will choose one item from my box to upgrade. Come back on the 10th of the next month to find out what item I chose to upgrade for that month. Therefore the item that I chose to upgrade for December’s box will be revealed on January 10th.
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