December 2013 Birchbox

For some reason, I feel like it came really late this month. I’m the absolute worst when it comes to spoilers, so I already knew what was going to be in this box.

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First Look

I’ve been getting Birchbox for 3 years now, and I still love it. Obviously, I love some boxes more than others, but I always find a way to justify it. Going out for a drink would cost almost as much. Going out for a meal would cost more. Even a coffee and snack on campus would cost just as much. See…? It’s easy to justify $10 a month.

I also really love these cute little boxes they’ve added in the past year or so. They used to wrap everything carefully with tissue paper and ribbon, but these are a cute touch.

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Miracle Skin Transformer SPF20//Camille Beckman Body Butter Moreila Monarch Scent

I’m never as excited with skincare/face samples, but I always end up getting use out of them. I actually loved the Supergoop sample from my November Birchbox so much that I’m thinking about purchasing a full size. Once again, I have another CC cream to try and I’m actually looking forward to it.

I would have been way more excited to get a body butter if I didn’t recently fall madly and deeply in love with Fortune Cookie Soap’s Whipped Cream. It most certainly won’t go to waste. I’ll probably throw it in my school bag next semester. I do like the scent as well, it has a light perfume and baby powder scent. It’s light and not too overpowering.

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Klorane Gentle Dry Shampoo//LAQA & Co. Lil’ Lip Duo- Bossy Boots and Ring of Fire

I seriously can’t live without dry shampoo. I probably only wash my hair every 3-4 days and dry shampoo keeps my hair from looking and smelling a little rats nest-y. I’ll likely never spend this much ($18 for a full-size) on it, since I do have a few drugstore favorites, but I love having it around.

I think 4 out of the past 5 lip items I’ve gotten from Birchbox have been red. I hate wearing red lipstick. I just don’t like it on myself. I know, I know, everyone has to find the shade that works for their skin tone. I’ve found it. I still don’t like it. I prefer a fuchsia, magenta, bright coral or even a burgundy if I’m going for bold lips. Either way, I think this may be Bossy Boots because it wasn’t a true red once I tried it on. It was actually a bit closer to a magenta color than a red. I liked the creamy consistency, so I ended up keeping it. For now. Chances are, I won’t wear it and I’ll hand it off to my cousin.

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Birchbox phone screen cleaner// bliss that’s incredi-‘peel’

My beauty extra this month was the bliss peel. I usually toss all of my skincare extras in a basket in the bathroom and I’ll use them at night or on the weekends. The Birchbox screen cleaner was a cute extra. It sticks to the back of your phone and you can peel it off and wipe your screen down. I usually do this anyway, so it’s nice to have a little Birchbox diamond specifically for this.

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Family Photo

Overall, I’m pretty pleased with my December Birchbox. I’ll end up using everything, except perhaps the lip crayon. I only wish it was a lighter pink and it would be perfect!

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