It’s hard to imagine I used to subscribe to so many beauty boxes before! While I certainly downshifted a lot, Birchbox is one subscription service I can’t see myself dropping anytime soon. There are good months, bad months, and meh months, but at least I always enjoy the brands, which is more than I can say about my experience with Ipsy lately [I had finally canceled it by the way]. Alright, without further ado let’s take a peek inside my Birchbox December 2015.
HOW IT WORKS: At $10/month Birchbox subscribers receive 4-6 luxury samples and full-sized beauty products, tailored for them by a team of curators according to a personalized beauty profile. The value of each box usually ranges from at least $15 and can be as high as $70. Click here to join Birchbox.
Beauty Protector Protect & Oil is the latest release from the brand that created the best hair detangling spray in the history of the Universe. This new oil is designed to defend against UV rays, dryness, frizz, and heat damage from styling. It also has that same heavenly coconut-vanilla fragrance the spray is famous for. Yum!
Coastal Scents styleEYES Eyeshadow Palette in formalEYES was my monthly pick. There wasn’t much choice really, so I went for the colors I thought would look good on me. Coastal Scents eye shadows aren’t exactly creme de la creme of quality cosmetics, but I think you’ll get your money’s worth with them. My duo had two shades – a matte ivory, and a plummy metallic rose. The metallic was pretty nice, but the matte was disappointing. I probably won’t be using this duo because I already have other similar eye shadows in my collection with better formulas, but it was nice to try nonetheless.
Serge Normant Dream Big Instant Volumizing Spray is really popular among celebrity hairstylists, and many fashion bloggers rave about it. I am personally an Oribe fan, but this one is quite nice too. Sometimes my locks desire that lived-in second day texture, and there aren’t many products that won’t weigh down my flat locks. Good news: this one didn’t!
I discovered this brand a couple months ago for the first time, and I’m obsessed with their body products! I was thrilled to see Soap & Paper Factory Shea Butter Hand Cream in my box, and it was as fabulous as I expected.
Strobing trend is still at large, and The Beauty Crop Lighting Crew Highlighting Cream is my newest toy. The tube is tiny, but it will last me a long time because I only need a tiny amount to achieve beautiful dewy glow. This liquid highlighter is super concentrated and can totally turn you into a disco ball if that’s what you want. The color is something between a rose gold and a champagne shimmer, a total stunner that looks even lovelier in daylight.
THE VERDICT: That highlighter tho! Seriously, I could have lived without Coastal Scents palette, but even after being forced to pick a color, I was still left with the highlighter, a fantastic hand cream, a fabulous hair oil, and a volumizing spray, so it’s all good.
Did you receive a box in December? Which one of these samples would have been your favorite? Let me know in the comments below!
|Beauty Protector Protect & Oil||$1.60|
|Coastal Scents styleEYES Eyeshadow Palette||$1.45|
|Serge Normant Dream Big Instant Volumizing Spray||$15.00|
|Soap & Paper Factory Shea Butter Hand Cream||$3.91|
|The Beauty Crop Lighting Crew Highlighting Cream||$18.00|
|Box Retail Value||$39.96|
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