{BirchBox} December – “Holiday 2013”



As you know I have a hit or seriously missed relationship with my BirchBox. The items are either total hits or major fails. Since my profile was redone by a BirchBox employee, I knew my December box would be good and that I would get products I would actually want t try. Wrong, well partly wrong. Once again chocolate was in my box, this time they put it in side the little cardboard envelope so it did not touch the items.

One thing I must say is that I am really enjoying the handy-dandy BirchBox App that they created. It allows you to track your box, view past boxes, and shop. It was nice to just click the box and see where it was instead of opening a different website to track my box. Plus I was able to see exactly what my box was going to have.

The items are a great variety and I received quite a few items that were included in the BirchBox December sneak peek video. However the size of The samples left a lot to be desired. As in I got a tiny pot of lotion, a tiny bottle of who knows what, and a tiny package of dry shampoo. I think I was spoiled by the largeness of the samples and products in my first Ipsy Glam Bag. Ipsy gave me not one but FIVE (yes I said FIVE) full-sized products! Even thou the size of my samples left a lot to be desired, I was still excited about them.

So what did I get in my Holiday 2013 BirchBox? “Oh, I am so glad you asked! Let’s find out!”


Camille Beckman – Glycerin Hand Therapy – Midnight Monarch: A quick absorbing formula that restores skin without feeling greasy.
———————–> Winter has officially arrived in Minnesota and I was really excited to try this lotion. That is until I saw the sample size, its tiny, as in the size of a quarter tiny. Secondly, the smell is very very strong and a picture of little old ladies playing bingo came to mind. Sadly, my excitement about this product was short-lived. I am sure its great, however I just cannot get over the scent, so this one will be gifted to someone who loves the smell of bingo dobbers and musk.

Grand Central Beauty – S.M.A.R.T> Skin Perfecting Polisher (TM): This exfoliating peel is perfect for sensitive skin.
———————-> Again I was super-duper excited about this product. The sample that was included left a lot to be desired. I emptied the tiny bottle in one use. It made my skin feel soft and I wanted more of it. But the bottle had run dry.

LAQA & CO Lil’ Lip Duo – in Bossy Boots & Ring of Fire: Megawatt color with nourishing vitamin E in a crayon applicator.
————————-> Notice how the product name says “Duo?” Well I did not get a duo in my box, I only received on lip pencil. Which is fine, I got the Bossy Boots pencil, I have yet to try it. It is the perfect shade of red and I will most likely try it sometime this week. Just if you say “Duo” you should include both lip pencils. Because duo means two.

Lulu Organics – Lavender and Clay Sage Hair Powder: A dry shampoo that absorbs oil an leaves behind a lovely scent.
————————> I gave this powder a shot on Saturday and I love it. I just wish there was more in the box. The scent was lovely, it did just as it said it would and it did not weigh my hair down. I would totally buy the full-sized product.

LIFESTYLE EXTRA! Chuao Chocopod – Honeycomb
————————-> I am allergic to chocolate, so this will be going to my niece Sophia. Sophia loves chocolate.

All in all this was a pretty good box, I just wish the samples were bigger and that I had received a different scent of lotion. Then again the mystery is part of the fun.

Birch Box is a beauty and lifestyle subscription box program that costs $10.00 per month. For every box ordered or every $10 spent in their shop you can earn 10 points. 100 points will get you a free birch box or $10 towards a purchase in the shop at birchbox.com. I know you’ve got friends so why not refer those friends to Birch box and earn a few points for doing so. If you would like to learn more and get a Birch Box of your very own go to http://www.birchbox.com for more information.

***I was not compensated for this post. Opinions are my own***

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