Birchbox December 2015 Review + Coupon
Every month, Birchbox lets subscribers pick between a curated box (all samples revealed) or a single sample choice and be surprised by the rest of the items. This review is of the sample choice box.
My Subscription Addiction pays for this subscription. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Subscription Box: Birchbox
The Cost: $10 a month (get one month free and $10 to spend in the shop with an annual subscription!)
COUPON: Use code FIRST15 to save 15% off your first Birchbox purchase and get free shipping on $50+ orders! (Not valid for subscriptions).
The Products: Beauty and lifestyle samples selected by the Birchbox team.
Each box comes with a card detailing the items included and some tips on how to use them.
All subscribers this month also received a $10 off a purchase of $35 or more unique coupon for the Birchbox shop!
Ouidad Curl Quencher HydraFusion Intense Curl Cream – 2 oz Value $10.40
I went light on sampling this cream since some of the reviews on Birchbox said it could result in greasy hair. So far I like the results – no frizz and a nice scent too!
The Beauty Crop Lighting Crew – FULL SIZE! Value $18
(Good to know for swaps – entire tube sealed in plastic wrap).
This doesn’t look like a full-sized item, but it is! (FYI – it is packed with the product, so be careful unscrewing the cap!) he formula is free of parabens, phthalates, etc. and it looks very shimmery/pigmented in the tube, but you can blend it – and you only to need to use a small amount, so this tube should last for a while. (Swatched in later picture).
Coastal Scents SocialEYES Eye Shadow Sampler – Value $2?
All subscribers received Coastal Scents shadow samplers this month, and my duo is from the Style Eyes collection. I thought the pigment was pretty good, but they look more shimmery in the palette than they do on. Here are both shades swatched (with highlighter from above):
gorge I’ll Make You Look Amazing Daily Spray – 1 oz Value $7.50
I got this product before in a FabFitFun box and I really like it. This is one of those “does it all” leave-in conditioner hair products – detangles, adds shine, repairs, creates silky hair, etc. The formula is lightweight and I love the scent, it reminds me of some kind of tropical sunscreen.
Harvey Prince Sincerely – 1.5 ml Value $4.75
I almost feel like doing a subscription public service announcement with Birchbox for new subscribers: If you sign up for a Birchbox subscription, you will get Harvey Prince perfume samples! I don’t like getting perfume samples in beauty boxes, so I’m a bit of a complainer, but I do like the scent, and I appreciate that it has a spray top.
Verdict: This box has a value of about $42 – I think that’s great for a $10 box. (And I always factor in that I get $5 back in Birchbox shop points for reviewing the samples). I think the highlighter and the gorge hair daily spray are my favorite two items this month – I’d pay $10 just for those!
What do you think of the December Birchbox? Did you pick a curated box or a sample?