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December 22, 2011

December Birchbox: Amika, Jouer, Inoco

My December Birchbox finally arrived! This is my second box and I'm not as thrilled with it as I was with my first one. Here's why....
First of all, it came later than the last one, which I can understand since it's the holiday season, but I hope it doesn't come this late from now on. I read that there were some issues this month that affected people getting their box on time but I wasn't notified about any problems. Another thing I wasn't crazy about was that one of the products (hair oil) had leaked all over everything else.  At least it smells really good.
One final thing was that I wasn't crazy about receiving an energy booster. I would've liked another beauty product instead.

Here are the contents of my box:

What's in my December Birchbox

1. Inoco Nail Polish Applique
16 strips $7.99 - $10.99
These are nail strips made with real nail polish and contain a base coat and top coat. They come in a variety of colors and designs. Mine are silver and glittery. I like this idea, I just wish I was given a different color.

2. AHAVA Mineral Body Lotion
Full size - 8.5 oz. $24
This body lotion smells light and fresh and the sample size is pretty generous at 1.3 fl oz. I'll be able to use it for awhile.

3. Showstoppers Designer Fashion Tape
24 strips $9.99
These are strips of double-sided tape that you use to make sure parts of your outfit stay in place. I'm not sure that I'll actually need this but I like having these kinds of things on hand.

4. Jouer Moisturizing Lip Gloss 
Full size - 0.21 oz. $20
This came as a mini lip gloss sample in a shade made for Birchbox. It looks bright pink but when I tried it on I was able to apply a thin coat so that it looked more natural. It doesn't feel too sticky either.

5. amika Obliphica Hair Treatment
Full size - 3.38 fl oz. $34
I'm very excited to use this hair oil. It's for anti-frizz, shine & nourishment and can be used on damp or dry hair. So far I like it.

6. EBOOST Orange Natural Energy Booster
20 packets $28
I definitely was not excited to receive this. It's just not something I'm interested in trying but Mark said he would try it so I'll have to see what he thinks.

Obviously I'm not in love with everything I got this month but that's just the nature of these subsricption services. The point is to try new products to see if you like them. I still like Birchbox a lot and will continue my subsription.

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