The last Birchbox of the year! Thanks for following with my Birchbox unboxings so far! These are like little presents; I have no idea what I’ll get inside and they’re already nicely packaged. (By the way, once again if the lightning looks weird; sorry! I’ve been busy during the weekends so I’ve been trying to play around with white lighting at home!)
First, the sweater pattern on the box is such a great print for this month! Birchbox’s design is some of my favourites and I can’t bear to throw any of the boxes away! I’ll have to do a post sometime on how I have been reusing my Birchboxes.
amika Perk Up Dry Shampoo | Full size: $26.50 (5.3oz )
I got one of these when I purchased the Extend Your Style dry shampoo set from Sephora, but I love dry shampoos and use them 3-4 times a week (I really don’t like washing hair,) I can’t say no to a travel sized dry shampoo! I sprayed some in my hair when I opened the box; smells great! The dry shampoo contains the antioxidant and fatty acid-rich obliphica oil.
Size received- 0.75 fl oz
JUARA Coconut Illipe Hand & Nail Balm | Full size: $26 (2.5oz )
This is a new brand to me; I wish the sample was a bit larger because it made my hands really soft without any greasy feel. It’s a buttery hand balm that has a sweet coconut scent. I’ll end up finishing this in a week…nooooooooo! 🙁
Size received- 0.27 fl oz
Kate Spade Live Colorfully | Full Size: $90-$150 (1.7oz-3.4oz)
I generally don’t like getting perfume samples (but this is a PR sample, so I didn’t fill out a profile,) and I’ve actually sniffed this before in the Kate Spade store and it smells fun, sunny, and fresh.
- top notes: mandarin, pink water lily and star anise
- heart: tiare flower, golden gardenia and coconut water
- back notes: sheer amber, musk and tahitian vanilla
Size received- 0.03 fl oz
LOC Vibrant Matte Lipstick- Glam Life | Full Size: $10 (0.6g)
I’m super excited for this guy, cause LOC is Birchbox’s brand of makeup AND it’s full sized. The lipstick tip is rounded, reminds me a bit of a crayon. This shade is curated by YouTuber Tati Westbrook (whom I haven’t heard of, oops.) Glam Life is a dark berry shade. Super pigmented with one swipe and a great colour for the season!
Size received- full size
Sunday Riley Good Genes Treatment | Full Size: $110 (30mL )
Daymn, this sample values at $36.67 which pays for the box itself, twice. I’ve read about Sunday Riley on other blogs but I’m not sure where you could get it in Canada! I’ve seen Sunday Riley products in Zoella’s videos before so I HOPE it’s plain amazing. This treatment brightens, exfoliates, plumps lines, evens hyperpigmentation, and increases circulation. If this tiny tube is worth $40, I’m hoping I’ll get some super powers after this.
Size received- 10mL
I quite enjoyed the holiday box; the samples were small, but I got a full sized lipstick and everything is something I’d use! If you are stuck on what to give as a present, a Birchbox Subscription is worth a thought; she can open presents for months! A Birchbox is $10 + $4.95 for shipping and handling. If you go for a 6 month subscription for $79.70 you get a month free; a yearly subscription is 159.40 which is two months free!
Is there anything you see that you like in this month’s box?
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Disclaimer: Press Sample provided, all opinions are my own.