Monday, December 31, 2012

Birchbox Review- December 2012- Monthly Women's Beauty and Lifestyle Box!!

The Box: Birchbox

The Products: 4-5 Deluxe and Full Size beauty and Lifestyle samples delivered to your door every month!

The Cost: $10 ( includes shipping)

Number 4 Clarifying Shampoo- 1.7 oz- Value- $7

I was happy to see this in my box this month, I have been wanting to try it for a while and I really liked it! My hair was very shiny and soft!

The Balm- Hot Mama Shadow & Blush All-In-One- Value- $10

Mox Botanicals Lip Butter - 0.1 oz- Value- $8

I love The Balm Cosmetics and I have been wanting to try Hot Mama...I was getting so frustrated because month after month I saw others getting it and I never did...but, finally..It was my turn and of course...I love it!! The same thing with the Mox lip butter...Kept seeing everyone else getting it but never me until now that is! I really like it a lot!! I received the Pomegranate & Fig...and it is awesome!!

Cartier Perfume Sample- Value- ?

Cartier cologne sample- Value- ?

Unlike alot of other people I actually enjoy getting fragrance samples. Perfume is very expensive and not everybody can wear the same scent. What might smell good on one person...might not mix well with another's body chemistry. They also are perfect to keep in your case you see a cutie and need a little extra boost of somethin somethin..wink wink.. BUT I DO NOT LIKE GETTING A MANS COLOGNE! I get these boxes for me! Ok...I gave the sample to my dad..he acted like he really appreciated it...being the awesome man he is BUT he probably will never use it! This is about the 5th time I have received a mans cologne...They say it's an "extra" It doesn't count towards your regular box but I really don't see how giving me a sample a clearly can't use is an "extra" for me. Ok..enough...I'll move on! Oh..and The Cartier for women is THE BOMB! L-O-V-E...IT !!

AHAVA Dermud Foot Cream- Value- $ ?

Ok so I was happy when I first saw I would be getting this in my box because I love AHAVA Products and I thought this was suppose to be the 1 oz travel size, which would've been big enough to actually try it out and see If I like it but to my surprise it was this small foil packet...There was only enough to use on ONE foot!! So, One foot seemed really soft and nice while the other remained shot out! Not Happy about this at all...but again...They call this an "extra" and it does not count towards your regular box! Don't understand the point...If they would have included two packets of this I would have been least I would've had enough for both feet!

As you can see I also received a coupon for $50 towards a dress rental at Rent The Runway...I do love the concept however, I won't be using this anytime soon...If any of you guys want it..Just let me know and it's yours!

And lastly they included a cute little gift tag to use...I did like it!

Verdict: I paid $10 and received $25 worth of products! Not a bad value but I would have really like to have seen the AHAVA as the 1 oz travel version rather than this foil packet. However, Birchbox was the first box I ever subscribed to and I do feel a sense of loyalty to them. They have given me some incredible boxes in the past so..I'm not given up on them...I have always been happy with Birchbox but the last few months have not been their best, in my opinion! There were 4 products I really liked, 3 of which I felt were good sizes. I do not like getting samples for men! I buy these boxes for me selfish but thats how I feel!! I do really like the fact that I get points for every product I review that can be used to buy full size products with and I have got some really nice products for free because of them. AND If you look it at like this.. I will get back $6 dollars for reviewing these products so the box is really only costing me $4 and for $4 I received $25 worth of products SO....Thats pretty good...Can't really complain about that!! Overall....I love Birchbox and would Highly recommend it to everyone....I think it is the perfect "Newbie" box for sure! What I mean is if your new to the subscription box world....Birchbox Is a really good one to start with!

So, What did you guys think of this box? Do you subscribe to Birchbox? Are you going to subscribe? Let me know what you think!!


  1. I needed a laugh, thanks for that! Lol, men samples and foot cream for one foot. That's funny :)

  2. Thanks for your review! I've been thinking about getting Birchbox! :) But I agree, I wouldn't like to get men's cologne.

  3. I'm not really impressed with birchbox this month. Hoping next month will be better.