Birchbox, December 2014


Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream ($1.28)
This sample is tiny. I’ll probably keep it in my purse for chapped lips – I don’t see how there could be enough to make a difference on any sizable section of your skin.

Hayadi Relief Hair Mask ($2.64)
Even if I won’t use this, my husband will use it for his hipster beard. I’m kind of partial to the Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair! mask when I do decide to do a deep treatment, but I’m willing to give this one a try.

BORGHESE Superiore State-of-the-Art Mascara ($6.50)
Mascara, always good. I don’t even remember the last time I had to purchase a full tube of mascara. I’ve heard good things about this one. We’ll see.

Miracle Skin Transformer Miracle Revival Mud ($2.45)
Yes, it is a foil sample. It’s cool though, as masks are pretty perfect for foil samples. It really only takes one use to see if you are going to like it or not. I’ll add this to my stash. I have a big bag ‘o masks.

SeaRX Anti-Wrinkle Facial Lift Treatment Serum ($1.40)
The day I started using a serum as part of my regular routine, the heavens opened up and the skincare angels blessed me. I’m always happy to see a serum in a beauty box [stay tuned for a serum round-up review in January] – I’ve discovered that it really doesn’t matter what kind of serum I use, as long as I use one. I have no problem going through these samples. The sample size is pretty standard, so I’m pleased.

RUSK® Texture Spray ($3.38)
Mine came missing it’s lid, but it clearly hasn’t been sprayed so I won’t worry about it. I use some sort of texturing product on my hair every day (when I bother to style it, at least). Never tried this one, so I’ll be anxious to see if it works for me.

Total spent: $10
Total value: $17.65

Not the highest value box, but I really like it. Its nothing spectacular, but all of the products are good to add to my stash and use when I need them.

As always, if you want to sign up for your own Birchbox please be a dear and use my referral link.

Right now (until 12/23) you can get 70 extra points on purchases $30+ with the code TENFREE. That means you end up with at least 100 points. That equals $10 to spend in the Birchbox store.



  1. For the Yu-Be, a little goes a long way. I actually used it when I got sunburned after a trip to Mexico this fall to prevent my skin from peeling and I was able to get a number of uses out of just that little tube.

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