Birchbox Review- December 2014

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I am happy to report that my Birchbox arrived just in time for me to take my goodies with me to sunny Florida so I could properly try them out. I was getting bored trying these things up North. The boxes for December are a beautiful blue with gold accents which only makes it feel more luxurious and more like I was opening an early Christmas present!

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So what did I get?

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Acure Organics Lip Lush in Date Worthy
Honestly, I’ve tried Acure Organics products in the past and I’ve enjoyed them. I saw this lip gloss was one of the products going out this month and honestly I was excited because one of the colors showcased was Birthday Suit, a nice nude/clear and I was hoping that I would get to try it out. I was disappointed to see that I received Date Worthy. A darker pigmented gloss which honestly I won’t use. I barely ever use any gloss with color and actually, 3 out of the past 4 months of Birchbox included a lip stain or lip stick in bold colors that, (while I understand it’s a sample and Birchbox wants us to try new things, but…) I’ll never use it. I rated this 3 items horribly in hopes that I would received fewer items such as this in the future.

For the hell of it, I emailed customer service at Birchbox and let them in on how I was feeling, I explained that it wasn’t truly a complaint because I wasn’t looking for anything in exchange and I will continue to spend boatloads of money on their site. I will continue to blog about them and like every Instagram, Twitter and Facebook post. I just wanted to know if I could change something in my Beauty profile so it would limit these outrageous colors that end up getting tossed. To make a long story longer, Birchbox got back to me, a little later than usual but I was on vacation and forgot about even sending the message. They explained that they want us to push our boundaries, blah blah blah but then also said that they were sending me the Acure Organics gloss in Birthday Suit!! Whaaaaaat. TOTALLY not expecting that and it further solidifies that they have some of the best customer service out there. Okay so how did I like this sample? I dunno. I’ll let you know when I get home!

Dr. Jart+ Black Label Detox BB Beauty Balm
I don’t have a long story about this. My Marcelle BB sample is running out so this will slide in nicely. A little goes a long way!

RUSK Texture Spray
I was so praying I got to try this!!! Love it. Love the smell and love that it actually gives my hair some volume. Just make sure you don’t spray a lot on a concentrated area of hair.

SeaRX Anti-Wrinkle Facial Lift Treatment Serum
Nice cute pink tube but the tube is very close to empty. Not many uses so I can’t tell ya if it really works.

Vasanti Cosmetics Kajal Extreme Intense Eye Pencil in Rose Gold
This was my sample choice for December. I got a blue Vasanti eyeliner in the Mermaid Limited Edition Box and loved it so I figured why not try this out. I love Rose Gold anyways and hey Birchbox…I’m stepping out of my comfort zone here…but I’m happy to report I really like the color and it goes on super smooth. Also a generous size sample!

Side note: every subscriber received a $10 gift code to the Gap! Score. I love when they team up with awesome companies.

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Overall, decent box…beautiful box, decent samples. I’d say I’m happy to renew my annual subscription at the end of the month. It’s been a great year with BB and they only keep improving!!

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