December 2013 Birchbox

Since my last post about NYM Clean Freak Dry Shampoo wasn’t that valuable to my readers, I have decided to publish another post today.


I am going to share with you what I received in my December Birchbox!  I don’t know about you, but I love seeing what others get in their box!


1. Eslor Skincare System.  It is an envelope that actually contains 4 foil packet samples in it, one for each product in their skincare system.  There is a Soothing Refiner and Cleanser, Replenishing Scrub, Comforting Mask, and a Soothing Cream.  My initial thoughts?  Not a huge fan of foil packet samples at all.  I can’t do a thorough review on a product if I only get one use of it.  I also thought it was neat that they include a sample of all 4 products in the line and not just one.  Full-size products price rage from $28 to $65.


2. Number 4 Non Aerosol Hairspray.  It is a 1.0 fl. oz. bottle of product and is a really good sample size.  It is an earth-friendly product that is supposed to give you flexible hold.  Initial thoughts?  I don’t use hairspray too much, but I am excited that it is a non aerosol hairspray.  I will have to the time and actually do something with my hair so that I can test this product out!  Full-size bottle is $30.


3. Supergoop CC Cream.  The sample is a 3 ml tube in the shade light to medium.  This CC cream is supposed to smooth lines and uneven skin.  Initial thoughts?  I am excite to try out a CC Cream.  I think I have a couple CC Cream samples, but haven’t tried them yet.  I own a lot of BB Creams so it will be fun to see the different between them.  I should be able to get 2-3 uses out of this sample.  Full-size product is $32.


4. The Honest Company Organic Healing Balm.  It s .75 oz tube sample that is supposed to smooth dry skin.  Initial thoughts?  I receive a lot of lotion/balm sample in my monthly Birchbox so it’s a bittersweet sample to receive.  I’m always looking for great products for dry skin, but I would like to see more beauty/make-up samples in my boxes.  Full-size product is $12.95 or you can get the entire WInter Survival Kit for $25.


5.  Fatty Sundays Gourmet Chocolate Covered Pretzels. (the lifestyle extra)  It is a sample size with a 2.5 inch pretzel dipped in chocolate and covered in toffee bits. Initial thoughts?  YUM! I love pretzels, chocolate, and toffee!  You can buy a pack of 5 for $7.

Overall I thought my box was okay.  Like I said before, I would like to see more make-up/nail polish samples in my box.  This month IPSY definitely takes best box of the month!

Do you get Birchbox? What did you receive in your box?

♥ Samantha