Birchbox Review – December 2013
I love that Birchbox switches up the packaging for their December boxes. (If you’re new to Birchbox, it’s one of the original beauty and makeup sample subscription boxes.)
I had to take a few photos of the festive packaging!
The Subscription Box: Birchbox
The Cost: $10 a month (get one month free with an annual subscription)
The Products: Beauty and lifestyle samples selected by the Birchbox team.
Each Birchbox comes with a card detailing the items included. Every box will have 4-5 items, and may have a lifestyle extra (indicated on the card).
Kusmi Tea Paris in BB Detox (2) – Value $1.50
Klorane Gentle Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk – 1.06 oz Value $6.50
These tea bags are my bonus lifestyle extra. A couple a months ago I would have complained about getting tea, but I recently made the switch from coffee to tea, so now it’s one of my favorite parts of any subscription box! I’m excited to try out this blend – I really like their rose green tea that I got to sample from another Birchbox.
I’ve received this Klorane dry shampoo from other boxes before, and I love it!
Secret Agent Beauty Nourishing & Plumping Lip Gloss in Foreign Intelligence Flirt – Deluxe Sample – Value $9
Camille Beckman Body Butter in Morelia Monarch Scent – .25 oz Value $1
This body butter sample is pretty tiny (hence my quarter in the photo to show scale), but it’s enough to get one use out of it and see if you like the scent. (It’s a little too strong for me).
Soothing Cream – 5 ml Value $6.50
Soothing Refiner & Cleanser – 5 ml – Value $2.30
Replenishing Scrub – 5 ml Value $2.80
Comforting Mask – 5 ml Value $3.80
Technically this set has a total value of about $15, and I may try out these samples, but I just hate foil packets!
Verdict: I paid $10 for this box and received $33 worth of items. It’s a great value, and I’ll use or try everything, but I was hoping the beauty samples would match the festive holiday packaging a little more. Maybe a glitter nail polish or another special occasion makeup item?
What did you get in your December Birchbox?