Birchbox Curated Box Review + Coupon – December 2016
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 curated box. (Birchbox subscribers can currently buy this box for $10 in the Birchbox shop!)
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!)
FLASH DEAL: Use coupon code TWOFORONE to get a FREE bonus box with your first month!
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.
And for the holidays this box also included gift tags:
And a bonus mirror:
Now onto the items!
Rene Furterer Lumicia Shampoo – 15 ml Value $1.60
Rene Furterer Lumicia Conditioner – 15 ml Value $2.40
I liked this hair duo (and I appreciate that Birchbox sent both the shampoo and conditioner set), but I will warn you that this haircare line is heavily fragranced, so I’d steer clear if you don’t want shampoo/conditioner that has more of a perfume scent.
The Organic Pharmacy Double Rose Rejuvenating Face Cream – 7 ml Value $12.32
This face cream was super gentle on my skin and absorbed quickly, too. It has a natural rose scent (which I don’t love), but I don’t mind it, either. (I feel like I’ve been getting a ton of rose-scented items in subscription boxes lately!)
LOC One & Done Eyeshadow Stick in Rock Steady – FULL SIZE! Value $10
I’ve sampled the LOC line before (it is one of Birchbox’s in-house brands) and I’m so impressed with the formula. It’s paraben and cruelty-free, and these sticks have AMAZING staying power!
The stick glides on smoothly and the pigment is fabulous, too. Here it is swatched:
This shade is described as metallic greige – AKA my new favorite color!
IPKN Flash Cream Radiant Primer – 7 ml Value $4.90
This primer gives your skin a luminescent shimmer. Even if you don’t use foundation, I would recommend trying it out! I love how it made my skin glow! (And it provided a good makeup base, too.)
Verdict: This box has a value of about $31 – that’s great for a $10 beauty box. In most cases, the curated box has a good value, so I recommend always picking it if that’s a priority for you. My favorite items this month are the IPKN and LOC – and fortunately they are two of the largest samples!
What do you think of the December Birchbox? Did you pick a curated box or a sample?