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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Birchbox: November 2013

I’ve been a Birchbox subscriber for almost three years now. Actually, next month will make it exactly three years. Even though I’m not always completely thrilled with the contents of my box, for $10 a month it’s such a great way to try new products. I’m also completely in love with anything miniature sized.

November’s theme is “More Good” which is an entire month dedicated to bringing more good into your life. For the entire month of November Birchbox is dedicating a portion of the proceeds form the Birchbox Shop to No Kid Hungry, an organization that works to end childhood hunger.

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