Birchbox December 2015
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Coastal Scents styleEYES Eyeshadow Palette - formalEYES
Full Size: $12.00
Sample size value is approximately: $1.00
This sample pack is a simple combination for a great holiday look. I find the first shade to be a great highlight color and the pinkish/brown shade to be the perfect compliment for a beautiful neutral look. Both of these shadows blend quite easily and seem to be fairly long lasting. I found the formula to be highly pigmented and it did not take much to achieve the look I was going for. I would consider purchasing the full palette.

Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream
Full-size: $16.00
Sample size value is approximately: $1.28
I suffer from dry skin which in winter can be even more troublesome. This moisturizing skin cream is extremely effective and really goes deep into my skin for a long lasting moisture lock. While the scent is more medicinal than I prefer, I would best relate it to a "Vick's" or menthol scent, it does work very well and sometimes that is more important than the scent itself. I found that the cream did not irritate my skin and was long lasting. The scent itself does not linger for too long so it's not something that personally bothered me. I would consider purchasing the full size of this product.

Serge Normant Dream Big Instant Volumizing Spray
Full-size: $25.00
Sample size value is approximately: $2.22
I have fairly thin hair that while contains a lot of frizz, I lose volume fairly quickly. This volumizing spray provides a boost to my hair that does last quite awhile. The scent is light and not overwhelming, it did not weigh my hair down and did not make it feel greasy or dried out. It provided a nice hold and an extra boost that wasn't too drastic but just enough. I enjoyed the formula and found it to work quite well compared to others I have used. I would consider purchasing the full size of this product.

(MALIN+GOETZ) Clarifying Clay Mask
Full-size: $48.00
Sample size value is approximately: $7.00
I have several products from this brand, one of my favorites being their lip balm. This clay mask is extremely refreshing and does not irritate my sometimes sensitive skin. I found that with the exfoliating texture, it really made my skin feel extremely smooth and did help treat some blemishes that I had. I really love how this makes my skin feel and the scent is quite natural and light. I would consider purchasing the full size of this product.

theBalm cosmetics FratBoy blush and shadow
Full size: $21.00
Sample size value is approximately: $5.00
I am a big fan of theBalm cosmetics so I was excited to see this product in my box. This is a combination of an eyeshadow and blush that gives just a hint of color that really is natural looking, especially on the cheeks. The pigmentation is quite nice on this and I have only used it as a blush but can see it working quite well as an eyeshadow too. I love how soft it appears when used as a blush and it complimented my skin tone quite nicely. I would consider purchasing the full size of this product.

The value of my December Birchbox is valued at $16.50.
I pay $10.00 a month for my subscription so I received an added value of $6.50.

Overall, I am fairly pleased with this month's box. Most of these products are from brands that I already enjoy and I liked the amount of cosmetics received. The value of this box seemed quite low and again, my values are pure estimates based on the size and prices of the full sized products. I really enjoyed the eyeshadows and blush from this box! I'd say this box ranges in the middle of my favorites from this year's Birchboxes. I feel overall, the summer boxes were the best. I am excited to see what the new year brings for me in my Birchbox subscription!

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