Friday, December 27, 2013

December Birch Box


I got my December Birch Box last week, but since I have been so busy I haven't had a chance to try all of it yet. But I will say that I was disappointed with this box. I feel like I am getting a lot of repeat products. Maybe I need to go in and change my profile around a bit. Is anyone else getting disappointed too? This is probably my least favorite Birch Box of the 4 that I have received. I am anxious to see what other blogs post about what they got. 
1. Fashion Beauty LashFushion XL - This is one I wasn't too pumped up about. I think I have gotten a mascara in every box. While I will use this eventually, I am tired of getting mascara and want to try some other beauty product. I am going to try and change my settings. This kind is supposed to help your lashes grow over time, but the reviews aren't that great.Most reviews sad that there were better products out there, and that this product did not do what it claimed. I'll throw this in my travel bag.
2. Number 4 Non-aerosol Hairspray - Again, I feel like I get a lot of hairsprays. I don't use a lot of hairspray, but when I do, aerosol works so much better for my hair even though it is bad for the environment. However, this did receive good reviews. It is supposed to decrease frizz and be free of sulfates. It will work great on colored hair, but mine isn't. I will be using this in my work bag, but I will probably stick to my Big Sexy Hair spray.
3. Twistband - I got a pink camo twistband. I will use this - I like these hair bands. It's not the color I would have picked, but it will get used. It's not something I will buy from Birch Box though, the cost is too expensive. I like the black and white chevron pattern though!
4. La Fresh Travel Lite Antiperspirant wipes - These got great reviews, so I bet these work great! I can't imagine I'll use them while I am getting ready in my home but these will be awesome for traveling. I will be saving these for an emergency!
5. Skin&Co Roma Truffle Therapy Serum - This was the product that I was the most excited about. It is an anti-aging serum. I haven't quite reached the age yet where I buy these products, but I will always use the free ones! This is supposed to hydrate and decrease wrinkles, while smelling great. The reviews were generally good, with most people loving the scent. Some complained it was too oily and others too dry. I am sure this depends on your skin type to begin with and your age. I like it so far, but have only used it once so I don't feel I can give a complete review over it.
I am hoping in the future I will get more makeup items that are not mascara, like eye shadows or blush or etc. Maybe the next Birch Box will be better in the new year? Was anyone else disappointed with their subscription boxes this month?

32 comments:

  1. Sorry to hear you aren't happy with your Birchbox…I cancelled my membership almost a year ago for the same reason…Although my repeats were always really gross protein bars haha!!

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    1. Haha oh my gosh that's even worse! I've only gotten 4 so I'm hoping January is better!

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  2. I have heard mixed things about Birchbox, and I feel like it wouldnt be something I would invest in because of those months where you get disappointing products. Thanks for the review.
    -Alex
    http://www.monstermisa.blogspot.com/

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    1. This is the worst month I've had - I'm hoping the next one is better!

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  3. So glad to read your opinions on Birchbox... I have been intrigued and thinking about signing up - thanks for your feedback, Becky!

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    1. I've liked all the other boxes but this one was a bit disappointing. Hopefully January's is better!

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  4. I received Birchbox as a Christmas present and have been anxiously waiting to get my first box. Thanks for sharing your review!

    Angi@ cantbuymelovvve.blogspot.com

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    1. That was such a great Christmas present idea!

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  5. I was a little disappointed in Decembers box as well! I didn't get any of the items that you received but I wish I would have gotten that anti-aging product! I generally like something in almost every box so it's been worth my money for the last year! Hopefully January will be better! :)

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    1. This was my worst box - hoping January is better! I'm glad you have like all of yours!

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  6. That last product sounds great! I haven't signed up for Birch Box but I lot of people I know who have haven't been as happy with their boxes lately.

    Lauren,
    http://www.atouchofsoutherngrace.com/

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    1. I'm hoping January is better - but if I keep getting boxes like this then Ill have to debate keeping it!

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  7. I am still on the fence about Birch Box. Do you think you will continue?

    Ashley | History in High Heels

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    1. So far yes. My other 3 boxes were really great - I am hoping Decembers box was a fluke :) I always get my $10 worth of stuff!

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  8. I do not get birch box, but I always cannot decide if I should! Might be kind of fun and interesting!
    xo,
    Jacqueline
    stylininstlouis.com

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    1. I always love seeing the box in the mail!

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  9. I loved getting my Birchbox in the mail every month but I cancelled my subscription for a little while because all they kept sending me was Moroccan Hair oil and nail polish! I need to take a picture of all my samples it overwhelming! :-)

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    1. Oh that stinks! I haven't gotten enough bad boxes yet to cancel it, but if this keeps up then I will be considering it!

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  10. Hmm, I've been going back and forth about whether or not I want to sign up for Birchbox, so I'm glad you were honest with your experience so far! Fingers crossed January is better! (PS I refuse to believe there's a hairspray as wonderful as Big Sexy Hair! haha)

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    1. I love all BSH products! I haven't received enough bad boxes yet to cancel, and I still enjoy getting the boxes each month, but it's something to keep in mind for sure!

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  11. I have Birchbox too and I always get the most random samples! I am so jealous when I see people get makeup or even brushes. Not sure if I should cancel or stay with it but knowing me I will just hope the next one is better too! :)

    XO,
    http://www.sororitygirlintherealworld.com/

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    1. So far that's my plan, unless the bad boxes continue! Glad I am not the only one with these thoughts!

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  12. I have been with Birchbox for two years and for the past six months I have been SO disappointed. I tried to cancel and then the holidays came...Gotta get on it.
    www.wearflowersinyourhair.com

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    1. That is so weird - maybe it's something that has happened recently. I am not ready to cancel just yet, but if these boxes continue then I will definitely be considering it!

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  13. This makes me nervous! You are the third or fourth blogger I've seen this month saying they've been disappointed...and I just received a subscription as a Christmas gift! Hopefully I have more luck, sorry to hear you didn't enjoy yours!

    xo
    Olivia
    prepessentials.blogspot.com

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    1. This month was the only month I was truly disappointed with - I am not ready to cancel just yet. I would just recommend being very specific when filling out your online profile. The other 3 boxes I got were great!

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  14. Sorry to hear you didn't like what you received! I haven't signed up for a subscribtion because I'm worried I won't get a lot of use out of it! I don't go through beauty products quickly and stick to neutral make up!
    Hopefully next month is better after changing around your profile!
    www.amemoryofus.blogspot.com

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    1. I have loved the samples so far and they have introduced me to new products I other wise would never have tried - but if the samples don't get changed up more I may consider cancelling!

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  15. My Mother in Law got me a subscription to Pop Sugar for Christmas - I think they're better values. My sister had Birch Box last year and I never felt like there was much in there - not worth the subscription cost, anyways.
    - Catherine

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    1. Oh I haven't head of this one - I will be checking it out if I cancel BirchBox! Thanks for the idea!

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