Birchbox December 2016 {Shine On!}

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Lollia by Margot Elena Dream Eau de Parfum
Full Size Price: $50.00
Sample size value is approximately: $4.90
This is a perfume sample of Lollia by Margot Elena. It is inspired by the peaceful moment right before you drift off to sleep. The fragrance itself sprays on fresh and powdery then deconstructs and settles into a clean, sheer, scent. The scent itself is a combination of linden, white tea, bergamot, and honeysuckle. It is not a scent for me as it is overwhelmingly floral and my husband stated that it reminded him of a citronella scent. If you enjoy floral notes, this may be up your alley but for me, I will not be purchasing the full size.


Beautiful Nutrition Lemon Rinse
Full Size Price: $10.00
Sample size value is approximately: $1.50
This is a hair treatment that goes a step beyond your regular shampoo with lemon extracts that get rid of residue without stripping moisture. To use this product, simply shampoo and condition your hair as normal then thoroughly saturate your hair with the lemon rinse from root to tip. Allow the treatment to stay in your hair for a few seconds before fully rinsing it out. Then style as normal. I found that the citrus notes of this product was very pleasant and reminded me of a fresh glass of lemonade. The formula is on the thin side so it was a bit difficult to pour out the desired amount without losing any in the process. I didn't notice an immediate difference while my hair was wet but after blow-drying and straightening my hair, I found that it was more soft than usual and felt overall more healthy. I was quite impressed with the quick and noticeable results. I will be purchasing the full size of this product.


The Organic Pharmacy Double Rose Rejuvenating Face Cream
Full Size Price: $88.00
Sample size value is approximately: $12.32
This is a rejuvenating face cream that contains rose hips, ginger, gotu kola, and marigold which promote cell regeneration, soothes all skin types, reduces broken capillaries, and makes skin glow.  To use this product, you apply the desired amount to your face after fully cleansing. The scent of this product leans more on floral notes but they are very light so I don't mind it. The texture is smooth and easy to blend into the skin. It did not irritate or dry out my skin in any way and overall felt like a typical moisturizer. Due to the vast amount of claims, I feel I would need a larger sized product to fully attest to how well it works. I would consider purchasing the full size.


LOC One & Done Shadow Stick in the shade "Out of Your Shell"
Full Size Price: $10.00
I am a big of the LOC products from Birchbox so I was excited to give this shade a try, as I do have several of their other shades of shadow sticks. This is a pearlescent, waterproof shadow stick that claims to deliver up to 11 hours of creaseless color. You can use it all over the eyelid for a bright-eyed look or on the inner corners as a highlight. I love the formula that this has which is similar to the other shades I have used. It is very easy to apply and blend out and makes for a beautiful highlight color. I used this under my brow bone and found it gave just the right amount of shine. This also appears to be a full size product this month. I would repurchase this shade!


IPKN Flash Cream Radiant Primer
Full Size Price: $28.00
Sample size value is approximately: $4.90
This is a face primer that is rich in fruit extracts and contains SPF 15. The primer claims to create a smooth, luminous canvas for makeup with the help of shimmer pearly powder. I really enjoyed how moisturizing the product was and the fact that a small amount goes a long way when applying. I love the slight glow it gives to the skin as well. I did feel like it helped my foundation look more smooth on my skin but I feel I would need a larger sample size to fully attest to how well the product works. I would consider purchasing the full size version of this product.


The value of my December Birchbox is $33.62.
I pay $10.00 a month for my subscription, so I received an additional value of $23.62.



Overall, I was fairly pleased with this month's box as it contained many products that I enjoyed and am considering to purchase. My favorite product from this month's box was the shadow stick. If you missed my review of November's Birchbox, click here to check it out.


In the comment below, let me know what you received in this month's box.


As always any requests, questions, or comments are greatly appreciated. Talk to you soon!





















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