Birchbox December 2015

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Birchbox is a monthly subscription where you receive at least five deluxe sample (or travel size) products to try for $10 a month.  When you sign up they have you answer a few questions and then try to send products based on your preferences.  Each month you receive a bright pink box that contains another cute (and reusable) box that contains samples and a coupon based on the month’s theme.  You can read my previous reviews for August hereSeptember here, October here, and November is here.

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Included in the box is a two-sided card with information.  One side tells about this month’s theme and the other lists the products with their full-size price.

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This month I chose the Featured Box:  Winter’s Essentials with samples to help you look luminous.

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eSalon Perfect Ending Leave In Conditioner

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This is a product that I haven’t tried as I’m already committed to a particular brand.  On the Birchbox website this product has an average 4 star rating (more than 4000 reviews).

Price:  $15 for 5 fl oz.

Coastal Scents styleEYES Eye Shadow

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These are two of the shades from the Glamour Eyes palette.

Price:  $12 for full palette

derma e Microdermasion Scrub 

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This exfoliator uses Dead Sea Salt so it’s gentle on the skin while removing dead skin cells and revealing radiant skin.  There is a light scent that’s nice (I’m not good with identifying specific scents).

Price:  $32.50 for 2 oz.

Chuao Chocolatier cinnamon cereal smooch

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This is a mini chocolate bar that is delish.  They come as a box set and there are eight flavors.  We’re past Christmas now, but why not think ahead to Valentine’s Day or an Easter basket?

Price:  $9.95 for a box of 8

JUARA Coconut Illipe Hand & Nail Balm

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This is a nice balm that can be used year round.  It’s not too thick, more like a lotion (but not a watery consistency).  It’s great at moisturizing as it contains Shea Butter (second ingredient) as well as Candlenut and Coconut Oils.  There is a light scent but I don’t feel that it’s too strong.  This is something I’ll consider purchasing in the future.

Price:  $20 for 2.5 oz

jane iredale Just Kissed Lip and Cheek Stain in Forever Peach

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This product surprised me.  It looks like there is no way this light colored stain can give color to even my fair skin.  I swiped it on my cheeks and watched it turn slightly darker!  The pink shade would have been my preference but this is a nice change as it’s a warmer color for my pink undertones.

Price:  $25 for full-size

What are your thoughts?  Did you get the December Birchbox?

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4 comments

    • I like this box quite a bit, too! Normally I don’t care for products with a coconut scent but this hand cream was quite nice. My skin felt very soft after using the scrub.

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