Birchbox December 2013

Dec Birchbox




This month Birchbox brings us the holiday Sparkle and Shine box.  Let’s see what’s inside…



DecBirchbox 1

Color Club Nail Polish

This is part of the latest collection from Color Club. The Color Club Cocktail Hour Collection has shades that seamlessly go from day to night.  I got the shade “Top Shelf” which is a pretty almost rose gold color (slightly more yellow).  I love nail polish, and this is a great shade for the holiday season.

Full Size (0.5 fl oz): $8.00

Sample Size: 0.25 fl oz

Sample Value: $4.00


Number 4 Non Aerosol Hairspray

This is an eco-friendly hairspray due to its non aerosol nature.  Not only is this hairspray good for the environment, but it’s good for your hair too.  Loaded with hair nourishing botanicals, this strong, yet flexible (no crunchiness!) hold hairspray is good for everyone.  For a hairspray, I actually really like the smell.  It sort of smells like something that would come out of LUSH.

Full Size (200 ml): $30.00

Sample Size: 30ml

Sample Value: $4.50

DecBirchbox 4

Skin&Co Roma Truffle Therapy Serum

Truffles (and no, sadly I don’t mean the chocolate kind) are the key ingredient in this treatment.  Made in Italy, this quick absorbing serum is supposed to keep dryness at bay and soften the look of wrinkles over time.  The consistency is smooth and gel-like and smells vaguely of coconut.  It does in fact absorb rather quickly and leaves the skin feeling smooth and slightly cooled.

Full Size (30ml): $75

Sample Size: 10ml

Sample Value: $25! (woah!)


DecBirchbox 2

Supersmile Ultimate Lip Treatment

When I went to learn more on the Birchbox shop, this guy was sold out, so apparently he’s popular.  It sounds like this balm is a super balm.  It contains amino acids for anti aging, exfoliates away dead skin cells, has a dose of collagen, and of course, hydrates.  It also claims to have a “high tech delivery system” that causes it to be reactivated by moisture.  In other words, need to reapply? Just lick your lips!  I’m not sure how I feel about that, but I can’t wait to see if it works.

Full Size (0.15 oz): $24

Sample Size: 0.04 oz

Sample Value: $6.40

DecBirchbox 3

Greenleaf Candle Co Starlight Votive

I got a little lifestyle extra this month in the form of a votive candle.  I had to head to Greenleaf’s website to find the value of the votive, since my Birchbox card said $17, which I knew had to be wrong.  Alas, that value is for the large glass candle of the same scent. The scents contains notes of fruit, citrus, musk, and a hint of mint.

Full Size (large glass candle): $17.00

Sample Size: 1 votive

Sample Value: $1.92


December Birchbox total value: $41.82!


Merry little Christmas to us from Birchbox!  If you’re interested in becoming a subscriber, visit the Birchbox website and sign up.  It’s only $10 a month for your subscription, and there’s an amazing points system to help you easily earn your way to free full size products.  This will make a great gift for yourself or the beauty lover in your life.


**I am not in any way affiliated with Birchbox.  I pay for my own subscription and all opinions are my own**

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