December 2015 Birchbox Deconstructed #Birchbox

Sunday, December 20, 2015
This is my final Birchbox post as I have just canceled my account. It's a combination of not being "wowed" and being sampled out! Last week as I was re-organizing my bathroom and my makeup, I realized how many Birchbox samples I had acquired over the two years I was a subscriber. It was time to walk away and start making a dent in the stash.

As I part ways with Birchbox, I wanted to leave you with a few thoughts. I loved having the opportunity to be introduced to so many brands, many of which became favorites. Opening up the box each month was always a special treat for me, and I always eagerly anticipated discovering what was contained inside. The price was great at $10 per month, and I'm sure I'll go back at some point. But for now, I've got to tackle the samples that lie before me.
Here's what was in this month's Birchbox:

1. Benefit Cosmetics They're Real! Tinted Lash Primer (Received sample. Full size, $24)
This primer can be used alone or under your favorite mascara. It tints, defines, and primes for the full, long lashes.

2. JUARA Coconut Illipe Hand & Nail Balm (Received sample. Full size, $20)
This balm not only hydrates your hands but it's also beneficial to your nails and cuticles helping to strengthen them and keep them soft. I loved how quickly this absorbed into the skin without leaving behind a sticky residue.

3. L'Oreal Professional Mythic Oil Nourishing Hair Mask (Received sample. Full size, $37)
I use a blow dryer and hot tools (straight iron and a curling iron) several times per week. My strands tend to dry out quickly even with frequent trims. This mask helps to balance the natural oils in our hair while hydrating it. It's also paraben-free so you can feel good about what you're putting on your tresses.

4. Serge Normant Volumizing Spray (Received sample. Full size, $25)
Sick of flat hair? Try this volumizing spray for a head of hair that's full of volume. Whether you need it day to day or for a special night out, this spray delivers.

5. Coastal Scents styleEYES Eyeshadow Palette (Received sample. Full size, $12)
These colors are a nice contrast. One bold and one neutral. I can't wait to wear the dark green shadow...possibly on New Year's Eve!

To see all of my Birchbox posts, click here.

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