Wednesday, December 14, 2011

December Birchbox-Love it, or hate it?

I got my Birchbox in the mail today!
I almost made it without cheating, but, as the old saying goes, "Once a cheater, always a cheater..." Haha. 
I just can't help it. I NEED to know what to look forward to. 

Look how cute the packaging is!

They used white glittery paper and the card that tells you what you got was made into a Christmas card. 
How cute!

And here is all my goods.

I got Harvey Prince-Yogini-8.8ml is$26 or 50ml for $55
This sample is HUGE! This is what I want out of a perfume sample. 
It's about the size of two samples put together.
I normally try to dip, dodge, and dive away from perfume samples from BB.
I can get perfume samples for FREE...but if I'm going to get one from BB, I want it to be like this.
The only thing is, I HATE this perfume. :0( Waah. 
It has sandalwood, Egyptian myrrh, and grapefruit. I'm smelling the myrrh, good for Christmas, not good for my headaches. Ugh. 
This was a fail. 

Befine-Gentle Cleanser-3.4fl oz is $25
This is a 1oz travel size.
This is what I expect when I pay money for samples.
I love travel size products because it gives you the opportunity to try it for a while. 
This is made with sugar, rice, and oat extracts.
It smells minty, and I looked at the has peppermint extract in it.

My picture flipped! Lol.
JOUER-lipgloss in Birchbox Pink-full size is $20
This is the smallest lipgloss I've ever seen...but it is a sample, after all.

It goes on pretty sheer, but it is buildable. I put a couple of coats on this swatch.

L'Oreal Professionnel
Mythic Oil
4.2 oz for $30
I don't know if it's because last month I got an Oscar Blandi hair mist in a 2oz travel size or what, but I thought I'd get something bigger....Hmmmph. lol.
This is smaller than the perfume sample. Meh.
It is oil though, and oil goes a long way...

Nicely packaged goody bag.

These were my "extras." Prep-Show Stoppers-Designer fashion tape
24 for $9.99
Orange Natural energy booster
20 packets for $28

My final thoughts: 
I really liked the packaging of this month's box. It was super cute and festive. 
I thought the contents of this month's box was meh. I think out of all my past boxes, this was the one I liked the least. I wasn't impressed with any of the products. I didn't hate it, but if I could have, I would have skipped this month and saved my $10 for a rainy day. 

What did you get in your box? Love it? Hate it? Have you tried any of these products before? 
What are your thoughts?


  1. great items, love the gloss

  2. My tracking number isn't even working yet for this month's box. I peeked, too.. and wasn't very impressed either. But I think I'll like the gloss. I'm thinking of stopping Birchbox for a bit and doing the Julep Maven. I love nail polish!

  3. Wow yours is a lot different than mine this month! I did get Porefessional in mine and am excited about that. Nothing else is really too exciting to me though...

  4. I hope I get mine soon.
    You got great items.

  5. That's ashame. The December box should always have the best stuff. I don't get Birchbox, but can truly understand your disappointment. :p

  6. Thanks for sharing with us! I'm not subscribed to Birchbox, but I always adore its packaging! Too cute. Sorry to hear that you hate the perfume! Hope you enjoy the rest of your goodies, though :)