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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Adventures in Products: December BirchBox = 2 Thumbs Up!

Well, I have to just throw it out there. I think the December BirchBox is my favorite thus far. (AND there was even a fragrance included in it - that's how much I loved the other products in the box!)

Juicy Couture
"Top notes of watermelon, passion fruit, and mandarin combine with bright whiffs of marigold and green apple. Rose, vanilla, and yummy caramel undertones anchor the scent." Blah, Blah, Blah. I was not a fan of the fragrance, and it did not smell fruity at all. Please don't sent any more fragrances BrichBox.  

ModelCo SHINE Ultra Lip Gloss
"Sydney-based ModelCo prides itself in creating products that are fuss-free but high impact—ideal for off-duty beauties (models and non-models, alike). This non-sticky gloss goes on smoothly and gives lips a soft punch of sheer, slightly shimmery color. This slim tube has a built-in mirror so you can reapply on the go." I have been loving this lip gloss. I got a full size product in my box (yay!). Like the description says it is non-sticky, which I love. I love the color and it tastes a bit like strawberries, but not overwhelming. I love this product! I also love that the tube has a mirror on the side - so smart!

Benefit it's potent! eye cream
"A team of actives, including cocoa extract, boosts microcirculation and helps fade the look of dark circles. Sodium hyaluronate creates a moisture shield on skin. A heroic peptide complex works to restore under-eye skin, while botanicals provide serious backup support. With apple extract to up the collagen count and loquat extract to fight free radicals, you’re covered." I love the packaging of this little sample. You don't need much so even though my jar of it is little, it will last a while and I should hopefully be able to tell if this product really works or not. So far I am liking the results!

Kérastase Nutritive Nectar Thermique - Protect
"From heat styling to chemical processing, there isn’t much we haven’t subjected our hair to in the pursuit of beauty. And my, how our poor follicles have suffered. Fortunately, this ambrosia-like hair treatment revitalizes even the most parched strands and frayed split ends. In addition, it provides protection against heat styling and even improves the performance of your tools." This was the product that I was MOST excited to try in my box. I blow dry my hair and use a flat iron or curling iron on it - not every day, but a few days a week. Every product I have tried like this leaves my hair feeling oily and heavy. I got 3 packets of the product and can make each one last for several days since my hair is not super long or thick. I love the smell! I put it on my hair when it is wet and then blow dry. I have been loving the results. My hair is not as frizzy when I am finished blow drying and is so shiny and smooth when I finish curling/flat ironing it. I am seriously considering purchasing this one...I wonder if it is less expensive at Ulta? 

Emily's Chocolates Chocolate Covered Fortune Cookies
"Everyone knows that the best part of Chinese takeout is the fortune cookies, so it’s about time these treats received the royal treatment. Seasonal flavors (think peppermint and gingerbread) as well as classic vanilla get a coating of milk, white, and dark chocolate for a sinfully good update to the original." I got to sample a peppermint fortune cookie, and it just what Emily said it would be - a chocolate covered fortune cookie. Nothing super special. It tasted good. The cookie was still crunchy under the chocolate layer. I would not pay $6 for a box of 6 cookies, but if given one for free I wouldn't turn it down. 

Over all well done this month BirchBox. Full size product, super cute tiny product, 3 samples of one product, and chocolate! They all get a thumbs up from me! 


  1. I always like to see what everyone gets... I got NONE of those products in my bog this time :)

  2. love the lip gloss! and pleeeasseee make the perfume samples go away!!

  3. Yay full size gloss! And that eye cream rocks! I hope you like it! Let's hope perfume is banned from 2013 boxes! :)

  4. That ModelCo gloss looked really great - I'm hoping that I get it in one of my boxes at some point!