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Birchbox January 2016 Sample Choice Spoilers!

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Thanks to Lindsay we have the sample choice spoilers for the January 2016 Birchbox!

The options for sample choice are:

Eyeko Fat Liquid Liner


IPKN Flash Cream Radiant Primer

And here is the curated box:

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IPKN Flash Cream Radiant Primer
TonyMoly Delight Tony Tint in Red
RE:P Bio Fresh Mask with Real Calming Herbs
Manefit Soothing and Moisturizing Sheet Mask
Goodal Waterest Essence
Goodal Bonus Packettes

Are you going with sample choice or the curated box this month?

And here are the Birchbox Plus Add-On options for this month:

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All Birchbox Aces will automatically get early access to sample choice. Not an Ace? Not to worry! You can get early access too, just by inviting friends to Birchbox. Here’s how: Simply enter at least one friend’s email address on your Birchbox invite-a-friend page by December 26. And that’s it! You’ll get your sample choice email on December 28—one day earlier than everyone else.

FYI – if you haven’t subscribed yet:

Now through December 30th (or while supplies last), use coupon code BAGGUGIFT to get a free Baggu Bag ($9 Value) with your first month of Birchbox!

Check out my Birchbox reviews to learn more about this subscription!

Full Details: Use code BAGGUGIFT at checkout to receive a free Standard BAGGU bag with the purchase of a women’s monthly or yearly rebillable subscription. Offer available until December 30, 2015, 11:59 p.m. ET or while supplies last. Your free gift will ship with your first subscription box. Please note that this code is only valid for new subscribers. Redemption of this code for existing subscribers does not guarantee receipt of these promotional items.

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!
All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. Argh, just got that eyeliner in December… Love TONYMOLY brand but this lip stain seems like a miss. Really don’t like that the sample choice samples are also in the curated box. I like being able to escape them entirely with the curated box. Not so in Nov (lipstick), Dec (eye shadow), and Jan (lip stain and primer) I guess. :-/

  2. Got the Eyeko liner in my Dec box, and didn’t think I like it, but i LOVE it, so much that I might pick it again for Dec. to have a backup in my travel bag. Goes on so smooth and dark.

  3. Sample choice didn’t work for my December box until very late so there was only one option left – not really a choice at all.

    I just got the eyeko liner in my December box so I will be really annoyed if the sample choice issues happen again and I’m stuck with a duplicate.

  4. I just cancelled. Even considering the money back I get in points for reviewing the items, i just haven’t liked many of the samples I’ve gotten enough for them to be worth the price.

    • I cancelled one box last month, cancelled already this month and if the curated box looks unappealing, I will be cancelling my last box also.

      I hated last month’s force feeding of the shadow (even in the curated box). In the past, at least if you didn’t like the featured samples you could opt out of them by getting the curated box.

      • should read: cancelled one already this month….

        Why can’t we edit our comments? That would be so useful.

      • I agree with you about the eye shadow last month and on top of it, made in China didn’t set well with me.

    • I’m considering canceling too. I’m so tired of all the dang dry shampoos and products filled with silicones. I have curly hair so I can’t use silicones or sulfates, nor do I want to put a product with Isobutane as the first ingredient. It’s the same crap every month.

  5. I decided that since I’m getting 6 items for December that I’d review them, take the 100 points I will have and the coupon we are getting to make a final purchase and cancel my BB. As much as I enjoy getting the little packages every month, I’m not sure I’m willing to pick up the $10 a month payment (I had been gifted a year last Christmas after being a paid subscriber for 6 months or so).

    I haven’t LOVED anything in my boxes since the summer time and the last time I tried to make a selection during choice time was last month for the curated box and I missed out because it sold out so quick. 🙁 I also find the Eyeko liner popping up randomly after having been promised it over the summer sketchy. They never even addressed it!

    I’ve discovered some great products, but the points that kept me going just aren’t worth it anymore. I love those products so much I’m happy to pay full price. Anyway, my rambling purpose is to say I once again am not impressed with the selections and it sort of reaffirms my choice. I hope they open up the Sephora or Macy’s boxes to the public soon as I think I’ll switch to one of them – in the meantime I’ll be sub box free for the first time in about two years….the horror!

  6. Honestly, they need to include that liner in every box at at least the subscribers at that time. They were supposed to include it months ago but claimed there was a customs issue or some shipping issue. It would be the right thing to do.

  7. So tired of primers…they are the new dry shampoos. Glad I cancelled last month. Waiting for Sephora or Macy’s boxes to open up.

  8. Couldn’t. Care. Less. (For these items) I hope the curated box is good.

  9. Lip stain!!!

  10. I got the Eyeko this month and I like it 🙂 I haven’t been doing this long enough to try many other than Walmart type brands, though, lol!

  11. 3B sent me that tony moly tint ages ago and I have to say the color always comes out uneven and makes my lips looked chapped. I really wanted to like it since it smells like cherries and the bottle is heart shaped. It’s not staniac but it wants to be.

  12. I got that primer a while back and don’t like it at all. Eyeko or the curated box for me!

    • the curated box has the primer in It Too

  13. Hmm. I have that primer and I really like it, but I also have a ton of primer to use up right now. I’m thinking the eyeliner as I’m always looking for a better one, and I feel like I’ve been deluged with lip products lately. I’m interested to see what the curated box is as I’ve been loving those lately.

  14. They gave me the eyeko this month, so I’m hoping the curated box has other options I like. The other 2 samples aren’t anything I’m interested in and I don’t see myself needing another eyeko for a while.

  15. Hmmm, ok, we shall see, the curated boxes have been great and the surprise boxes have been disappointing (for me at least).
    Also, not an Ace yet but I have been sending the referral email to get early pick and it works every time ?

  16. Hey look! It’s that eyeliner they threatened to send everybody. Fortunately there are two other options, one for each!

    • Haha right? I was wondering when they were going to re-introduce it! They must be sitting on thousands!

  17. Does anyone know if the eyeliner is full-sized?

    • I got that eyeliner in my box this month and yes, it’s full size – a $16 value!! I would guess they wouldn’t sample a different size after giving full size ones in boxes the month before but stranger things have happened… good luck getting the one you want!! 🙂

  18. I thought that too, they replaced the Eyeko liner with the Marcelle liners

  19. I have really enjoyed the curated boxes so here is hoping it is good!

  20. I hope the curated box is better than these items.

  21. The primer for sure! I haven’t ever tried one!

  22. I’m glad I’m an Ace because I bet that Eyeko liner will get claimed fast!

  23. Definitely the lip stain. I just can’t get enough red lip products.

  24. Decisions…decisions. Excited that I just became an Ace so I will get to pick early. Since I have a few samples of all of these things already I am hoping the curated box is better.

  25. Love, either the primer or lip stain will be my choice.

  26. Primer! You can never have too much…

  27. Ooo! Definitely the eyeliner. I still want it from way back when they promised it would be in all our boxes.

  28. I love how the eyeko fat liner we were ALL supposed to get in July is now sample choice instead. Anyone else find that annoying?

    • I was wondering if this was the same one. I wasn’t a subscriber at that time, but I’d definitely be annoyed if I was you

    • I was just going to post the SAME thing!! I think that’s pretty crappy of them especially considering that I’m pretty sure they said something along the lines of we would be getting them separately. I wish I could remember where I read that!

      • Ha! I know! “Stuck in customs, but you’ll be getting it later!” Picking it as a sample choice is not the same as “one in every box.” And then right before this, there was the fiasco of having them show up as a bonus for new subs.

        Oh Birchbox, and you wonder why people say your customer service is going downhill…

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