December's Birchbox theme obviously revolves around the holidays. They changed the typical brown box and it made it very festive for the holidays which I thought was a nice touch. The product in this box are supposed to help us look and feel our best. They also let us know that they have online videos on gift wrapping and ways to upcycle old Birchboxes. So here is what I got in my December box.
How cute is the box that Birchbox sent out this month? I really like the color combination of hot pink and gold that they picked. It's festive yet works for people who celebrate all different holidays.
The first thing that I got was my lifestyle extra from Emily's Chocolates. It was a dark chocolate peppermint holiday fortune cookie. A box of 6 retails for $5.49-$5.99. Birchbox says, "Filled with festive messages, these treats have surpassed ginger snaps as our favorite holiday goodie." This was amazing and would make a great holiday gift. I normally hate getting food but I thought these were very cute and tasted great so I was happy to receive this as my "extra".
The next product was the Nick Chavez Beverly Hills Advanced Volume Shampoo. A full size retails for $22. Birchbox says, "This buzz-worthy shampoo uses an arsenal of hair savers-including hyaluronic acid and keratin-to build body and add shine." The ingredients in this intrigue me so I'm excited to try this out. This does contain sulfates but seems to be ok for color treated hair.
Birchbox included a gift tag to use on our most creatively wrapped present. Then you could take a picture with hashtag #bboxholiday.
Next in my box was the Frownies Eye Gels. A full size is $29.95. Birchbox says, "Fight puffy dark circles with these innovative undereye patches, which are soaked with cactus-derived collagen and toning niacin." I'm excited to try these out. I don't have bad undereye cirlces or puffiness but will give this a try. Apparently they are reusable but I'm not sure how that works.
They have also included a $50 gift card to Rent the Runway with a purchase of $125 or more. I don't think I"ll be using this but it's nice that they included it.
The last two things that I got were a mini Hot Mama blush from the Balm and a hand and cuticle salve from J.R. Watkins. A full sized blush is $20 and the salve is $8.99. Birchbox says, "How cute is this peachy blush? The universally flattering pigment is laced with faint golden shimmer to add warmth to your complexion." "Slather on this nourishing balm pre-manicure. It's full of natural moisturizers to keep your hands and cuticles super soft." I already have a full size of this blush so I will be giving it to a friend. I like it but prefer to wear it during the summertime. The hand and cuticle salve will be great for the winter. I'm happy to receive this in my box.