Birchbox Review: December 2014

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Birchbox is a monthly beauty box starting at $10 a month. It features samples of makeup, skincare, and perfume. My friend Kathleen got me a subscription for my birthday and I love it!

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Each box is beautifully packaged and contains a card detailing this month’s selections. Major kudos to Birchbox for all cruelty free products this month! This month also came with $10 to spend at the Gap.

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Number Four is a French haircare company specializing in luxury vegan products. I was able to smell the shampoo without even opening it – it smelled very Parisian!

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I’m not in love with my current hairspray, so I’m happy to replace it with this Rusk spray instead. Birchbox gives you an option of choosing one sample a month. Mine was the Manna Kadar lip stain, which turned out to be even prettier in person.

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It even has a jewel on the lid!

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I’m still not entirely sure what this serum is, but apparently there are a million different ways of using it, so I look forward to playing around with it. And hello holiday parties… meet this gorgeous sparkly eyeliner!

Verdict: Cruelty free is what really does it for me, and I’m especially impressed that a box that doesn’t bill itself as such would go out of its way to pick all cruelty free products. And they’re great products; I’ll use all of them!

Referral: Use my link to sign up for Birchbox and I’ll receive a $5 credit towards full-size products.

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Birchbox Review: Intro Box

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Birchbox is a monthly beauty subscription box starting at $10 a month. You can customize your profile and get to choose one sample per month; the rest are skin or hair care, makeup, or perfume surprises.

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My soul sister Kathleen got me a Birchbox subscription for my birthday. My first box arrived just a few days after; I was giddy to open it.

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Kathleen got me the Trendy intro box (aw yeah); the other two options are Classic and Customer Favorites.

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A card is included with details on each sample, including if they’re cruelty and paraben free – I was surprised and impressed by how many were!

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This perfume smells delicious, like juicy candy. And the eyeliner is a dark green with gold flecks: perfect for my hazel eyes. The lip and cheek stain wasn’t kidding – it stuck around all day and was a sweet, pretty pink.

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Here they are swatched.

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I can never have too many cleansers, especially the exfoliating kind. With winter in Seattle approaching I need all the brightening up I can get! The only item I’m not able to use is the shaving cream. I’m a loyalist to my Schick Intuition razor. It seems quite luxurious though, and I’m hoping to find a good home for it!

Verdict: The intro box promises good things to come, especially cruelty free ones! I can’t wait for my next box (and to try out that eyeliner).

Referral: Sign up for Birchbox using my link and I’ll receive points to use in their store.