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. 
:0)


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 ingredients...it 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
Recharge-eboost
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?
XO

6 comments:

  1. 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!

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  2. 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...

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  3. I hope I get mine soon.
    You got great items.
    ~Jazmin

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

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  5. 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 :)

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