Alright, it’s time, I can’t believe I am doing this, yayyyy! My first ever review, well, three reviews. I am going to start with the first of my three December Birchboxes. Back in November I had enough Birchbox points (more on that later) to gift myself a year-long subscription. So until next October I am set on my monthly box. However BB usually has a $5 promo going on so I grabbed two other boxes for $10 total.
In case you aren’t familiar with Birchbox, it is a monthly subscription service that sends you 5-7 deluxe sized samples for $10 (and occasionally a full sized item too). You earn points for reviewing your samples, 10 points for each sample, and an additional 10 points for sharing your box on Facebook. That means you earn at least 60 points each month and points can then be used like cash in the online BB shop. 100 points = $10, and points must be used in $10 increments. Combine that with promo codes and sales to reduce the price of items or even get them for free (what I call my Birchbox haul, but that will have to wait for another day).
This is from what I will now refer to as my main account, the free subscription I ordered with my points. Birchbox gives you the option of choosing a sample for your box out of a few different choices, or even choosing a themed “curated” box, which means you will know exactly what you will be getting that month. The choices for December were one of 3 different Coastal Scents eyeshadow duos, or a volumizing spray. I chose the spray since I am on the search for the Holy Grail of volumizers for my flat, thin, stick-straight hair. It is from Serge Normant and is called Dream Big. I say they need to dare to dream a little bigger darlin as all this did was make me look like I walked through a wind storm. My search for The Grail continues…
Next is The Beauty Crop Lighting Crew highlighter. This tiny bottle is actually full size and retails for $18 on the BB website. A little goes a long way and can be mixed into moisturizer to put on your face or body so you won’t end up looking shiny.
Everyone received a Coastal Scents eyeshadow duo in one of 3 different color combos. By lucky chance I received all three (one in each box). This is an ok sample, I always freak out when I receive cool colors because in the past I tended to have an allergic reaction to pinks, purples, greens, and blues. The red-eyed lab rat look is really only attractive to other red-eyed lab rats so I always approach those colors with a bit of caution (and a bottle of Visine).
Finally, I received the Soap & Paper Factory Shea Butter Hand Cream in the Green Tea scent. This was probably my favorite item of the bunch, it went straight into my purse for use this winter. It smells nice too, like mandarin orange green tea.
All in all, I really did like this box. The products all smelled wonderful and the hair oil will last forever since two drops was all I needed to get the tangles out. Plus between the highlighter and the hair volumizer the value was at least $28. Not too shabby!