December Birchbox Unboxing

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This is the last Birchbox for a long time, I remember it being so much better than it is. Plus their reward system changed so much. While yes $10 is still a great price for a beauty subscription, but I just haven’t enjoyed it as much as I thought I would. Either way, December’s box is all about festive vibes.


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Bioderma Sensibio H20 Make-Up Removing Micelle Solution

This no-rinse make-up remover soothes and cleanses skin using micelle technology and cucumber extract. Soak a cotton pad and gently sweep over skin


I really like micelle water I use it quite a bit, so getting this is pretty good.












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Davines MINU Illuminating Shampoo

This eco-friendly shampoo gently cleanses strands without stripping color. As a result, hair is left shiny and refreshed. Plus, the crisp citrus scent can’t be beat.

More Shampoo. Yay? I know sarcasm doesn’t transfer well to text but still, I needed to get that out. I got shampoo in my last box, and while I do like the brand I just didn’t want more shampoo. If this was a dry shampoo I would have liked it better.

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 Davines Minu Illuminating Conditioner and Hair Serum.


Infused with protective caper blossom extract, this conditioner tames tangles, leaves hair soft and silky, and helps keep color vibrant for longer.

OKay, I voiced my displeasure about getting a nice sample of shampoo and a packet of conditioner. I didn’t like it then, and I don’t like it now.


This lightweight leave-in treatment helps keep color from fading while boosting your strands’ shine. Bonus: This fresh citrusy scent smells delightful.

I don’t mind getting serums in packages, I really like getting serums actually.







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Lord & Berry Magic Brow Pencil

News flash: Your brow hairs are not all one shade. This marbled tip on this pencil helps to mimic dimension and the creamy texture makes it oh-so easy to apply.

So I really like using Benefit for my eyebrows, and I don’t really like using pencils. This does make me curious especially with the marbled tip.

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MAC Cosmetics False Lashes Mascara

This mascara’s brush delivers volume, curl, and lengthened lashes with its densely distributed bristles. The pigmented and thickening formula creates a full feathered effect.

This was my Sample Pick from Birchbox because I am kind of a Mascara Addict. I really hope it works well, it will actually be the first MAC mascara I’ve tried.

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Sand & Sky BRilliant Skin Purifying Pink Mask

Detoxify and brighten your complexion with this mask made from Australian kaolin clay, organic aloe vera, and Kakadu plum. Apply to clean skin, let sit for 10 minutes, then rinse.

I am actually pretty excited to use this. I’ve heard really good things about it, so I am hoping it works well.

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In this months Birchbox every subscriber got an eyelash curler. Good thing too because I needed to replace mine.



So While this month’s box wasn’t bad, it just didn’t hold my attention. I’ll keep looking though see what else I can find.

November Birchbox Unboxing

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Look at what is back! I’ve decided to start birchbox again. I cancelled Sephora Play because I just like to try different boxes. It’s been over a year since my last Birchbox and I wanted to see how they were doing.  I guess this months theme is ‘Get ready to prep, set, party!’ because the holidays are here and it’s time to dazzle. I feel like I got my Birchbox incredibly late this month and I hope next month I get it sooner.

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Wilma Schumann Skincare – Hydrating Collagen Eye Pads – Full Size $18

“These pads are infused with pure collagen to hydrate, de-puff, and plum the undereye area. To use, place one pad under each eye and lean on for 20 minutes.”

I love Eye masks, I’ve never had a bad one and I am hoping that this one doesn’t let me down. This is the first time I am using Wilma Schumann Skincare so I am excited to try it out. The Full size comes with 5 patches, which is not a really bad price. This of course depends on how well they work.







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LAQA & Co.  – B’Lighter in Peacher’s Daughter – Full Size $17

“Part highlighter, part blush, this formula catches the light for a lit-from-within glow. Lightly dab onto your cheeck bones, brow bone, bridge of the nose, and cupid’s bow.”

This is pretty interesting considering it is a highlight and a blush. I am a little worried that it is a bit too pink for me to use as a highlighter. It is such a pretty color one that I can use as a blush if the highlighter part doesn’t work too well. I am always a bit skeptical of 2 in 1 products.


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2017-11-25 12.24.26  Stila Cosmetics – HUGE Extreme Lash Mascara – Full Size $23

“This inky black mascara lets your lashes go big in everyway. One coat leaves major volume, curl, and lots of length”

I am currently in the process of tossing my old mascaras so this could not have come at a better time. I am hoping it lives up to it’s name because I am really excited to use it. Stila cosmetics has yet to let me down, but I also have never tried one of their mascaras.


















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Avene – Hydrance Intense Rehydrating Serum – Full size $38

“Boost hydration and your subsequent skincare steps with this soothing serum that’s safe for sensitive complexions”

Glad to hear that it’s safe for sensitive skin as my skin can be really sensitive at times. Hydrating is really important to me at this time of the year so I am really excited to see if this works. I’ve also never used this brand before so I can’t wait to try it out. It seems a little pricey, but I’ll see what it can do before I get judgy.







2017-11-25 12.25.34 Klorane – Shampoo with Mango Butter – Full Size $20

“Mangos are known for their restorative properties, making them ideal for this nourishing shampoo. Their fatty acide content heps heal dry, brittle hair as it cleanses.

I don’t mind getting shampoos and conditioners in my boxes, as long as I get them as a duo and the same size. The fact that this is not the same size kind of upsets and disappoints me. I like Klorane so ever if I got two packets shampoo and conditioners I would have been happier than to get a small bottle and one packet. I’ll just have to use it on those days I use leave-in conditioner.







So this months Birchbox was not too bad, but nothing wow’d me or impressed me. I did discover two new skincare brands so that is a plus. I’m hoping next month will be better. Also, Sorry about some of the blurry pictures, I had two cats and a puppy all vying for my attention and they refused to leave me be.