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December Birchbox

I’m back with another review of a subscription box.  This time it’s Birchbox.  This is a once a month subscription box and you receive 4-5 samples each month for $10.00 a month.  December is the 2nd month I received Birchbox.  I have to admit that Birchbox is not my favorite. I understand that I’m paying for samples each month, but this is my 2nd box and still I haven’t received any samples that I’m blown away with.  In December’s box I received 5 product samples, LOC One & Done shadow stick in Rock Steady, IPKN Flash Cream Radiant Primer, Organic Pharmacy Double Rose Rejuvenating Face Cream, Rene Furterer Lumicia Shampoo and Conditioner, and a pretty little hand mirror.  The theme this month was Shine On, and samples were packaged in a pretty box.

Ok, the reason I’m not a big fan of Birchbox is the samples.  I love makeup, and I know skincare is a part of healthy skin and pretty makeup, but I have two or three go to skin routines I use and I tend not to vary.  I also receive a lot of shampoo and hair product samples.  I have waist length, thick hair and the samples in subscription boxes don’t even make a dent in getting my hair clean!  And, like with skincare, I have a few go to shampoo and conditioners and I tend to keep with what I like with those.

I have used the LOC One and Done Shadowstick and I like it, I’ve used it as a brow highlighter because it does have some shimmer to it.  I will use the IPKN primer but the rest of the samples will go in my box that I use to put together giveaways.  I have enough face creams and shampoo so these samples will be passed on.  After researching the brands in this box, I can say that these products are cruelty free.  I’m glad to see a lot of cosmetic companies becoming cruelty free.

I am going to see what January Birchbox brings, but I’m pretty sure I’m done with Birchbox.  I like the quality of products, I’m just not a big of of what they send.  Besides, if I leave Birchbox then that leaves room in my budget to try a different box.  I’m thinking I should try something other than makeup!  Do you get Birchbox?  Tell me what you think.

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