December 2012 Birchbox Review & Photos

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I’m happy to report that the December Birchbox was much better than the November Birchbox.  WOOOO!  I think November was just an unlucky month for me, because other Birchbox-ers made out (see Pink Sith’s – totally different!).

As you open the box there is a card resting on top of the tissue paper that tells you about the theme of the December Box (which is All Wrapped Up) and on the back tells you what is inside.

Below the card lies a little tag.  The card says to add it to your most creatively wrapped holiday gift and share on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.   I think this idea is cute, but it’s not likely something I’ll do.  My wrapping is so last minute lately =\

Under the tissue paper are this month’s goodies!
First, from amika we have the Obliphica Nourishing Mask.  This hair mask is said to boost shine and help to repair split ends.  I love hair masks.  My hair really needs all the help it can get, so I can’t wait to try this out!

Next, from Juice Beauty is the Stem Cellular Repair CC Cream.  CC = Color Control, and what this does is naturally improve skin tone with vitamin C and grape-derived resveratrol.  This product nicely evens tone and I do like to use it before I apply my normal makeup for the day.

The third item is from Juicy Couture and is their signature fragrance.  It’s heavy on the floral and a little too strong for my liking.  It’s not offensive, and actually smells okay, I just wouldn’t be able to wear it.

The final item is from ModelCo and is the SHINE Ultra Lip Gloss.  My shade is in Strip Tease and it’s a sheer iridescent peach.  Really beautiful & gives the lips a glossy effect.  It smells and tastes awesome but is high on the sticky factor.

There is also a “gift card” in here for $50 at Rent the Runway, which is awesome if you’re actually planning on using the service for the holidays.  You have to spend at least $125 to use the $50, so this will go to waste for me if I can’t gift it to someone else.

The Lifestyle Extra for this month comes to us from Emily’s Chocolates.  It’s the Dark Chocolate Peppermint Holiday Fortunes.  It’s a chocolate peppermint covered fortune cookie and is tastes SO FREAKING GOOD.  So crunchy and tasty.  My fortune read “A very happy holiday is in your future”.  WOOOO!

Wanna sign up for Birchbox(Click for referral) If you like what you see go to the website and fill out the form.  It’s just $10 a month (free shipping too!) and you get some cool stuff, tho I will warn you, you’re going to get stuff you hate as well.  All in all, for the $10 it’s worth it.  I love getting mail! haha

***Disclosure – I buy my own Birchbox, but the link posted in the above paragraph does give me referral points which I can use towards product on the site.  Once you sign up for your own Birchbox, you’ll also get a referral code to send out to others and get some points of your own!

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8 thoughts on “December 2012 Birchbox Review & Photos

    • Maybe it has to do with where we live? I’m in PA … sometimes tho I totally get mine a week after other people lol and of course I can’t wait to be surprised I always look and HOPE I get what they got or vice versa lol

    • I haven’t been hearing good things about their shipping or services lately. Hopefully they will have everything settled for the new year.

  1. Totally diff box then mine according to the site as I cant wait for my bb to be here already. I apparently got the hot mama blush which i am excited about since i have a full size one in my daily makeup rotation. I got the modelco last month. love how yours was put together

  2. Wow – I’m so jealous – you got a good box. Once again, Birchbox screwed me royally – probably time for me to stop the sub.

    I was expecting something nicer for the Christmas month box – last year they did a good job – and even though I didn’t personally love everything, they really did a bang up job with it.

    This time, I got chintzy samples and one that makes no sense: a shampoo and no conditioner. Almost every other sample box gives both: shampoo and conditioner, so the receiver can see how the products work together.

    Ugh. I hate Birchbox. Or maybe they just hate me.
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