December Birchbox Review

It’s been awhile since I’ve done a Birchbox review! Since Birchbox went away from awarding points to its subscribers for each review, I haven’t been doing online reviews of products on the site anymore unless I really love a particular one.

I felt like December’s haul was particularly fantastic, so instead of just leaving quick reviews of a single product on their site, here’s a complete review of the contents of the entire box for your enjoyment.

Ardency Inn Modster Smooth Ride Supercharged Eyeliner 
As I’m usually more of a liquid eyeliner girl, I was skeptical of this eyeliner pencil. However, I’d just run out of my regular eyeliner, so I was excited to try it out. I was pleasantly surprised by how nicely it glides on, and it’s a lot easier to remove at night than liquid liner. While $16 doesn’t seem like a lot, this is a travel-size eyeliner, and I’ve seen comparable ones at drugstores so I probably won’t be purchasing one.

Marcelle Hydra-C 24H Energizing Hydrating Gel 
This is a lightweight gel moisturizer Okay, you had me at energizing, as I’ve been noticing that I just look tired in the mornings. I gave this sample a try and I love it. It’s lightweight and doesn’t make my face look shiny or greasy. I just wish it had an SPF in it, I prefer moisturizers with sunscreen to help protect my sensitive skin.

amika Bombshell Blowout Spray
I absolutely love amika products and this one is definitely no exception. It helps add volume to my hair while protecting it from the damaging heat of my hair dryer and flatiron. It leaves my hair feeling soft and smelling pretty. Since I do a LOT of heat styling, $26 is a bargain for a bottle of this, especially since it doubles as a volumizer!

Atelier Cologne’s Vanille Insensée Cologne Absolue
I have been a fiercely loyal wearer of Dior J’adore for years, and I don’t really venture out of that fragrance comfort zone. That said, I do really enjoy getting little perfume samples. If I like them, I throw them in my travel bag when I’m going out of town so that I don’t take my beloved J’adore along and risk breaking it. This scent was surprisingly light for a vanilla scent, which is usually a lot heavier than I care for. I asked Bill what he thought of it and he liked it as well. Truthfully, I don’t see myself straying from J’adore anytime soon, but it was nice to have the opportunity to try a new scent!

Hey Honey Walk the Walk Propolis Foot Cream
Our weather here in Seattle this December has been unusually cold and clear,  which has resulted in my skin feeling dry and alligator-ish. This foot cream was just what I needed to make my feet feel soft and smooth. The cream is lightly scented, but very pleasantly so, and didn’t feel heavy or thick when I put it on. This sample definitely made me a fan of the Hey Honey line, and I hope I receive more of their products to try in future boxes!



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