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Birchbox – December 2012 Review – Women’s Monthly Beauty Subscription Boxes

Birchbox - December 2012 Review - Women's Monthly Beauty Subscription Boxes

I love when Birchbox changes up their packaging for the holidays.

Birchbox - December 2012 Review - Women's Monthly Beauty Subscription Boxes
Birchbox - December 2012 Review - Women's Monthly Beauty Subscription Boxes

The Box: Birchbox

The Cost: $10 a month (Get one month free with annual subscription)

The Products: Samples of beauty and lifestyle items, with an occasional full sized treat!

Birchbox - December 2012 Review - Women's Monthly Beauty Subscription Boxes

Juicy Couture Fragrance – .05 oz Value $1.30

I usually never excited about getting fragrance samples in subscription boxes, but I do really like this scent.

Birchbox - December 2012 Review - Women's Monthly Beauty Subscription Boxes

Frownies Eye Gels – 1 set Value $10

Birchbox - December 2012 Review - Women's Monthly Beauty Subscription Boxes

These are…interesting! You have to leave them on for 30 min, so I haven’t had an opportunity to try them yet. They’re supposed to increase circulation and deliver deep hydration, which should diminish wrinkles and puffiness.

Birchbox - December 2012 Review - Women's Monthly Beauty Subscription Boxes


 Per-fekt Beauty Lash Perfection Gel – .01 oz Value $1

This sample was soo tiny. I was pretty disappointed in the sample size because most mascara samples usually last me a week or two.  This mascara wasn’t for me though – it did make my lashes super dark, but didn’t give me the volume and length I look for in mascara.

Birchbox - December 2012 Review - Women's Monthly Beauty Subscription Boxes

Number 4 Clarifying Shampoo – 1.75 oz Value $6.65

Yay! A sulfate free shampoo! This will definitely go to use.

Birchbox - December 2012 Review - Women's Monthly Beauty Subscription Boxes

Tea Forte Smart Skin Teas – 3 bags Value $1.12 total

Well, thanks to subscription boxes I will never experience a tea shortage in my house! The Cherry Marzipan flavor sounds delicious – I’m going to have to start drinking more tea!

Birchbox - December 2012 Review - Women's Monthly Beauty Subscription Boxes

Coupon code to Rent the Runway – $50 Off $125

Verdict: I received about $20 worth of product in the December Birchbox. I’m not in love with every item, but definitely excited to try the shampoo and the Frownies. Were you happy with your Birchbox this month?

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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!

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Comments (5)

  1. December was my first Birchbox box and I was so disappointed. I had heard all these great things and my box was a total dud. I received the small Juicy Couture sample, the Clarifying shampoo from Number 4, a small bubble card sample of 29 Preserves skin care collection (barely enough for one application), a very tiny sample of Mary-Lou Manizer by the Balm cosmetics ( a highlighter), and as my ” Lifestyle extra” I received a small Tweezerman nail file. Does the $50 off the “Rent the Runway” coupon really count as part of it? I would never in a million years use it. I feel like the box was full of cardboard cards and nothing else. If next month sucks as bad I am done with Birchbox.

  2. My box was also totally different. I got a full size Model Co lip gloss in mine (coincidentally in the same color that Glossybox just sent me, but oh well, one for the bathroom and one for the purse!).

  3. My Birchbox was totally different as well! I’m glad they mix them up because I like to peak at other blogs and videos on YouTube to see what people got in their boxes before I get mine! I just can’t wait that long! 😛

  4. I just stumbled upon your website. Love it. I’m subscribed to Julep Maven currently but have been curious of all these other companies. I’m so glad I found your site so I can pick out which one I really want to try out without doing it blindly.. Thanks for an great site..

  5. Crazy- my box was 100% different. I am stoked for my hair mask, and lashem serum to grow my lashes naturally. Even my fragrance was different.

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