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Birchbox December 2015 Sample Selection Available Now!

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If you are a Birchbox Ace, or shared your box page, you now can select your sample choice for the December 2015 Birchbox! (All other subscribers will have access to select their sample tomorrow). (Thanks for the head’s up, Jen!)

Are you going with a sample pick or the curated box?

FYI – if you haven’t subscribed yet, use coupon code 5BOXGIFT save 50% ($5) off your first month of Birchbox!


Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

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  1. I got the currated BOX, so excited!!!!!
    Cant wait to try all the products

    • Is the curated still available? It wasn’t showing as an option when I picked earlier today

  2. I think I will go with the curated box. Is it correct that they include $10 gift card for next purchase of $35 or more in every box? I think that’s what it said in the video. I thought that alone would make the box worth getting.

    • I think Lorelei said that everybody gets the coupon this month.

  3. Wait, I’m confused. In the sample choice video the curated box has Glamour eyes as the eyeshadow but in this post it’s Formal eyes. Which one is it?! I got the curated box and I was hoping for the green eyeshadow.

  4. So, if I add one of the “add ons” I can’t use a coupon right?

    (So, I have to decide on whether I want 20% off or a Baggu.)

  5. Question: If I cancel my subscription, will I still get Aces perks and get good black friday sales at birchbox??

    I’m not fond of any of the choices and would prefer to cancel, but I want Aces free shipping and any Aces sales for holiday shopping! 🙂

    • yeah even cancelled you remain an ace and are privy To all ace perks

  6. I chose Social Eyes on one account and the curated box on the other. I love a good smoky eye and I’m especially excited about the Juara balm. It’s a great brand.

  7. I picked the green/gold combo, since I hate smoky eyeshadow and I have 8 kabillion rose/mauve toned eyeshadows (Naked 3, and I went on a plum/pink/vanilla hunt this fall, and wound up with more than I will ever use!) I’m hoping the green is a nice accent to my holiday-wear!

    I ALMOST picked the curated box, until I realized that I either have or hated 4 of the 5 items, because the beautiful BOX distracted me. I got that leave-in conditioner last month and hated the idea of it so much I traded it immediately with my coworker – which means I would have lost those points!

  8. I decided to skip this month. I have received most of the items in previous BBoxes or in swaps (often as extras from the kind swappers). And I’m annoyed at CS eyeshadow – in addition to everyone having tons of eyeshadow already, it’s just… cheap. I mean, you can buy the whole palette for $20, a duo doesn’t seem that attractive to me. Not to mention that out of the three color combination, only pink/mauve works for me, and trust me, I already have it in spades.

  9. Got the curated box in my ace account! I LOVE that scrub sooooo much but it is expensive! The sample alone is a $15 value at least so that makes the box a win in my book! Thanks for the reminder liz! And I am SO excited for chocolate in the boxes! Hopefully the other account will get chocolate too

  10. Can only ACES get the baggu? 🙁

    • I’m 98% sure that you do not need to be an ACE to get the Baggu! You just have to add one of the extra items noted.

  11. So, so excited about the curated box. I am obsessed with the lip stuff in it and it all seems like a great fit for me as winter is a little exhausting being right off the Hudson. Glad to finally have a curated box I’m interested in!!

    It took a little while for the page to load- I think we must have all jumped on it at once.

  12. I went with the volumizer. I have WAY too much eyeshadow. Considering I only have two eyes! I have enough eyeshadow to supply Ulta and Sephora for a year. I was not happy with this months selection. Last month wasn’t that great either since we had to pick a Birchbox brand product. This month with it being December’s box, I expected something more elaborate than CS eyeshadows.

    • I think you’ll still get the CS eyeshadow, even if you chose the volumizing spray. In the video, Lorelei made it a point to say “EVERY subscriber will get this craptastic eyeshadow”

      • Figures. I guess I should watch the videos. Recently, I have not been too excited for the videos or selection choices. I appreciate the heads up. Now I can prepare myself.

    • I am sorry to disappoint you, but the eyeshadows are in EVERY box. So even when you chose volumizer you will still get eyeshadow as well…

      • I heard this on the bbox video as well. I was hoping to avoid getting an eye shadow but I’d rather choose one than end up with the green! The light shade in the pink combo looks way too light, and I can never really pull off the really dark colors. I might choose the dark colors though, and try to finally figure out how to do it properly.

  13. I’ve tried on the phone & 2 browsers on the computer and cannot get in. I just get an empty window. Anyone else having an issue?

    • Yup. It was driving me nuts. I finally got in on my desktop. Just keep trying.

      • Thanks Annie, I finally got it

  14. I went with the curated box … It might have something to do with chocolate being included 🙂

  15. I picked the volumizer. I don’t need any more eye shadow since I almost never wear it and if I do I like the sticks.

  16. I thought the curated box had the green eyeshadow, now I wish I hadn’t picked the curated box so hastily 🙁

    • I thought it had the green eyeshadow too, dang it! Does that mean it’ll be in the other box? I’m new to Birchbox it’s confusing 🙁

    • I was happy when I thought the curated box was going to have the green/gold combo too. I don’t want those pinks. So I got the green/gold and we’ll see what else they give me. oh well, hopefully no perfume or nail polish or mascara 😉

  17. I picked the formal duo palette. The curated box was not very good fit for me, except the pealing from Derma E which I love but I already have the full size !

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