What’s in My Birchbox? | December 2015

This is my second Birchbox and I was super excited when I got the notification saying that my package had been delivered. I couldn’t wait to get home and open the package. Once I opened up, I was very pleased with the box. It is simple and classy, and put me in a Christmas spirit someone. The silver design made me think snow and sparkles! lol! I already knew what products would be in my box because I checked out the sneak peek a few days prior to receiving the box. However, I was still very excited to open the box and see the actual sizes of the products and what they looked like in person. The total retail value of my box is $166. Pretty awesome huh? Especially when the monthly subscription is only $10 a month! You really can’t beat that! Well let’s get into what I received this month!

Benefit Cosmetics, They’re Real! Tinted Primer | Full size, $24

This product hasn’t even been released yet, so I was super excited to receive it in my box. I did notice a difference when using this primer with my Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara. It lengthened and separated my lashes beautifully! I felt that the primer helped widen my eyes and make them stand out more. Oh and if you’re worried about the brown tint to the primer, don’t be! It blends completely with black mascara! As I stated in the beginning of this review, this product has not been released yet and is on pre-sale and will be released December 26, 2015.

Catherine Malandrino, Romance de Provence | Full size, $65-110

I am not a big fan or perfumes and I never wear them, to be quite honest. However, I did try it out just to see what it smelled like. It has a soft, musky scent. It is a little overpowering for me because if I were to wear perfume, I would wear a light, floral scent.

Coastal Scents styleEYES Eyeshadow Palette – formalEYES | Full size, $12

For this product, I thought a swatch would be necessary!  There were two eyeshadows in this sample. One was a nude and the other a rosy pink. The nude color is not flattering on my skin tone. However, I can blend the shimmery pink in with another eyeshadow to create something very pretty. The formula for the shadows are very smooth. I really look forward to wearing these one day soon! The full size product comes in two other palettes and each palette has 8 eyeshadows in it. That’s a pretty good deal for $12!

Vasanti BrightenUp! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator | Full size, $34

I now have two of these samples. I received one as part of a mystery sample pack for a Birchbox order that I placed on Black Friday and now this one in my box. I guess this product is meant to be in my life because this is a wonderful face scrub. The exfoliator crystals are extremely fine and really help to remove the dead skin from your face and leaves skins feeling so soft! This product is also great for sensitive skin…which I have. It did not dry my skin out or cause any breakouts! Definitely a win in my book! I will be using both samples and then purchasing the full size when I run out! That’s how great this face scrub is!

Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream | Full size, $16

Ugh! I hated this product! It was not moisturizing at all! It has a very weird, indescribable texture and consistency. The scent is also a bit off putting. This could just be a personal thing, because there are rave reviews on Birchbox’s website. So, maybe I’m just the weird one! Lol!

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Have you tried any of these products? What are your thoughts on them? Let me know in the comments!

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