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 here, September here, October here, and November is here.
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.
This month I chose the Featured Box: Winter’s Essentials with samples to help you look luminous.
eSalon Perfect Ending Leave In Conditioner
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
These are two of the shades from the Glamour Eyes palette.
Price: $12 for full palette
derma e Microdermasion Scrub
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
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
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
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?