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Unboxing: Birchbox December 2016

Birchbox December 2016 Review

Do you guys subscribe to any beauty boxes? I started my subscription journey a few years ago and during this time my obsession with beauty boxes went wild. These days, I’m a member of three monthly subscriptions (Birchbox, Sephora Play, and ipsy) and I occasionally receive a BeautyCon box and GlossyBox, not to mention all the limited edition boxes by the same brands. Even though my lexicon of beauty boxes has expanded exponentially, I always come back to the original Birchbox and it’s this box that helped me to explore some of the most beloved beauty products ever (like a 3-minute peel by Real Chemistry and haircare products by amika).

In case you don’t know what Birchbox is, it’s a monthly beauty subscription service where you receive five deluxe sample products to test. It could be makeup, skincare, haircare, perfume—you decide on which items you like to receive by conducting a survey. For me as a makeup lover and skincare addict, subscribing to Birchbox is a great way to explore new beauty products that I might have missed otherwise. It’s also a service that saves you money as you receive 1 bonus point for every dollar spent on Birchbox.com website (10 Birchbox points translates into real $10 for your next purchase at this website).

Last year, we gifted a Birchbox subscription to Ben’s mom and she totally loved it! She is not wearing heavy makeup every single day so the samples from the box are a fun makeup journey for her. She also seems to love all of the fragrance and skincare products so guess who is getting another Birchbox subscription this year!

Unboxing Birchbox December 2016

As a side note, I want to mention that beauty box subscription is a perfect gift to anyone that you never know what to gift as it provides such wide range of different products that even the pickiest people will enjoy receiving all the goodies. Saying so, you can get a Birchbox not only for your female friends and family members, but also for guys (I’m planning on getting a subscription to Ben this year too). I also love receiving Birchbox because it feels like a Birthday in your mailbox every single month!

This holiday month I received a special (and complimentary) delivery box by Birchbox (in addition to my regular box which is coming up soon) so I decided to unbox it with you guys and share some first impressions. These are the products that came in my box:

Benefit Cosmetics Roller Lash Super-Curling & Lifting Mascara review

Benefit Cosmetics Roller Lash Super-Curling & Lifting Mascara: I’ve been using and loving this mascara for a while, and it’s always great to have a miniature version on hand so you can throw it in your on-the-go makeup bag. I love the plastic applicator it comes with because it makes so much easier to separate the lashes and curl them.

IPKN Radiant Cream Primer SPF 15 review

IPKN Radiant Cream Primer SPF 15: It was a new product for me and so far I’m impressed! Look how it makes my skin glow! This primer reminds me Becca Backlight Priming Filter, but it comes with silver rather than yellow undertones which make the IPKN product more suitable for my skin tone.

Leaders 7 Wonders Himalayan Camellia Pore Minimizing Mask: I already tried this mask during my collaboration with The Leaders and it’s one of my favorites from the collection. It smells delicious and does even more than promised (minimizing pores and soothing irritations) because my skin looks much more tight and glowy after using it.

NUXE Moisturizer Cream Crème Fraiche® de Beauté review

NUXE Moisturizer Cream Crème Fraiche de Beauté: I just started using NUXE Huile Prodigieuse Multi-Purpose Dry Oil (which is amazing!) and I think this moisturizer will be a great addition to my routine. You probably already saw on my Instagram that I started using Creme de La Mer and my blogger friends recommended applying it at night only so I’m planning on using this NUXE moisturizer during the day.

EVOLVh SuperFinish Polishing Balm review

EVOLVh SuperFinish Polishing Balm: Even though my hair is naturally straight and smooth, it does need a bit help in the winter when static electricity from wearing hats destroys the smoothness of my hair. I haven’t started using this polishing balm yet, but I have big hopes for it.

Birchbox December 2016 Review

Overall, I was very satisfied with my December’s Birchbox was great. There are not many makeup products in there, but I feel that I will be using every single item from the box. Also, the box comes with this adorable miniature mirror which is so convenient to have on you at all times. It’s such a sweet addition that makes this box even more fun to play with.

Which beauty boxes are you subscribed to? In your opinion, what is the most exciting thing about such services?

  • I love Birchbox so much! I had to let my subscription expire though because I had accumulated way more products than I could use. But it’s so fun and I love trying out different products!

    xx freshfizzle