Thursday, December 20, 2012

December Birchbox Review 12'

I have read numerous beauty blogs and the word "Birchbox" kept coming up. I became very intrigued. Now I know to many of you, you are probably thinking wow this girl is just hearing about this? Well, yes this is true. I have actually had my account open with Birchbox for about 2 months now but never received the invite request. Until now! So here I am to review about my first Birchbox. Now being that I am already signed up with Ipsy and their Glam Bags I have to say I favor them a little more. I am willing to give Birchbox a chance and see what all the rave is about. Hopefully I become even more satisfied with their product samples.
I do have to be completely honest and say that for my first Birchbox I was not at all impressed by one item. Which is kind of a downer for me because I really had high expectations. Wah wah.

The box that I received was #18:
The Birchbox included the following samples:

Juicy Couture - Juicy Couture perfume ($90/3.4 oz)
Juicy's signature fragrance is a blend of sweet and floral notes.
 Sophisticated and feminine. If you are not a daily user of perfume, you will find this quite strong. So one spray will satisfy your needs. I like the scent but this wouldn't be something I would run out to buy right away. Or maybe ever.

Sample size: 0.05 oz
Sample value: $1.32

Mox Botanicals - Pomegranate & Fig Lip Butter ($16/0.2 oz)
This eco-chic balm revives lips with avocado oil and shea butter.
I found this to be amazing when you first put it on but it actually only lasts about 15 minutes before your lips are calling for another drink of water!

Sample size: 0.1 oz
Sample value: $8

Number 4 - Clarifying Shampoo ($32/250 ml)
  Gentle enough for everyday use, this unique cleanser features a low-suds formula that removes build up without stripping hair of essential oils.
(I have yet to use this. I do experiment alot with hair products so I am interested in finding out how great this works.) There isn't a strong scent to the shampoo either. Which usually sells me on the product.

Sample size: 52 ml
Sample value: $6.66

theBalm Cosmetics - Hot Mama ($20/7.08 g)
The flattering pigment is laced with faint golden shimmer to add warmth to your complexion.
Don't you just LOVE the tiny box! This shade adds a hint of color to your complexion leaving your skin softened and simple.

Sample size: 1 g
Sample value: $2.82

Beauty Extra - Tweezerman Filemate ($5/1 file)
There is no greater tragedy than a broken nail.  I've already added this patterned file to my purse to fix mani mishaps.

Sample size: 1 file
Sample value: $5

Total box value: $23.80

Which Birchbox did you receive and what did you think about your products? I would love to hear your comments!




  1. Brooke,

    Looks like you received a great box!I love when they put The Balm products in my box! I also loved the juicy perfume. Great post!

    Chelsee @ Southern Beauty Guide

  2. Thanks for commenting! The Balm products are great! I love receiving new products to try!
    XO Brooke


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