BuddhiBox December Box Review Plus Promo Code

Last review of the year: December BuddhiBox! Ending 2014 on an optimistic and healthy note…let’s hope it carries over to the new year! BuddhiBox is a new monthly subscription box for yoga lovers. I’ve recently gotten into yoga and barre, so this was a great box to get me motivated for a more active 2015. Each month you will receive 4-6 yoga lifestyle products to promote yoga, health, and overall wellness. Also, they only feature products that are organic, non-toxic, natural, and humanely produced/tested. BuddhiBox also picks a charity to donate to each month. December’s box will benefit Eat Breathe Thrive, a non-profit program that aims to prevent and help individuals fully recover from eating disorders, disordered eating and negative body image. Great cause!

BuddhiBox costs $30.95/month, or $27.95/month with a 6-month subscription, and $25.95/month with a yearly subscription. Use secretbuddhi for $3 off the monthly subscription price.

Disclaimer: There are no affiliate links in this post, but I did receive this box for review purposes. 

BuddhiBox December Box Review Plus Promo CodeHASinspiration Lavender Eye Pillow | $14.00
Love this! I think I got one of the prettiest prints so I couldn’t be happier. It’s soo gorgeous and well made! I like that this is an item from a small etsy shop: definitely feels very special and I’m all about supporting handmade. And what I really appreciate about this eye pillow is that the lavender insert is removable. Most eye pillows I’ve used in the past don’t have removable inserts so you can’t wash it at all. With this one, you can wash the cover as often as you like!

BuddhiBox December Box Review Plus Promo CodeBarefoot Yoga Co Elastic Strap Mat | $3.75
How smart is this? I’ve been using an old hair tie to keep my mat rolled, but this is a much more elegant solution. Practical and functional but not something everyone already has. Really thoughtful to include this in a box for yoga lovers! I think I’ll have to pick up another one for my thicker mat that I use for barre class.

BuddhiBox December Box Review Plus Promo CodeAmazing Meal Cafe Mocha Dietary Supplement (2) | $6.00 ($3.00 each)
I’m not really familiar with dietary supplements like this, so I just added a packet to a chocolate smoothie that I made. (My boyfriend was totally laughing at the idea of a healthy chocolate smoothie. But hey I never said it was healthy, just delicious!) It definitely does add a bitter coffee taste, which for me isn’t a bad thing since I love coffee so much. I thought the coffee/chocolate combination worked really well! I can’t imagine what other flavors the mocha would do well with though…any advice?

BuddhiBox December Box Review Plus Promo CodeAmazing Grass Shaker Cup | $6.99
This cup looks so simple but what fancy features does a shaker really need? It’s spill proof, BPA-free, dishwasher safe, and easy to drink out of. I’ve been using mine mostly for orange juice in the morning, and so far there has been no leakage and cleaning has been a breeze. I’m always hesitant to put juice in my water bottles since I worry about cleaning, but now I have a great container to use exclusively for juices and smoothies!

BuddhiBox December Box Review Plus Promo Code

The “pop up” design of the lid is really convenient.

BuddhiBox December Box Review Plus Promo CodeBear’s Beauty Natural Vegan Deodorant | $0.77
I’ve been wanting to try natural deodorant since I have heard so much about it recently, but didn’t have a place to start. I went on Etsy and there are so many options it was completely overwhelming. Now I have a starting point and I love that it’s a small sample size so I can get a feel for whether or not my body likes it. I’ve had a lot of allergy problems when it comes to deodorant, but I’m hopeful about this one since the ingredients list is super short and all natural. Added bonus: the scent is totally fabulous!

BuddhiBox December Box Review Plus Promo CodeHandmayde Happiness Loco Coco Lip Balm | $2.95
Another Etsy seller! Loving all the handmade goodies in this box. I’m up to my ears in lip balm at this point, but I do like that this is unscented and organic. Too bad I have so much lip balm I’m on a “no-open” at this point, so it will be a while before I can actually get around to this one.

BuddhiBox December Box Review Plus Promo CodeYummi Yogi Cookie Cutter | $8.50
Omg how cute is this?? As soon as I saw this I wanted to bake a batch of cookies. And I only thought of cookies since I’m so uncreative about things like this. But then I went on their website and saw tutorials for granola bars, soap, candles, gingerbread men (too adorable!), bird-feeders, and a ton of other ideas. I’m tempted to buy the whole set of 5 poses now! And I’m really really inspired to whip up a batch of granola bars for the whole class on my first day back. Celebrate the New Year in style!

BuddhiBox December Box Review Plus Promo Code

Muuyu Interactive Yoga Classes | $24.00
I almost threw this card away because I’m so bad about doing video workouts, which is what I thought this was. But it’s actually a class, like an interactive class where you can see the teacher and he/she can see you and the other students. How cool is that? If you’re even remotely interested, I recommend checking them out! I was really skeptical but their website is so beautiful (such a weakness of mine) and the concept is unique. They seem to be really new, since there was only 1 recommended class for me, but I’m excited to try it out!

BuddhiBox December Box Review Plus Promo Code

Oh and just one last tidbit: BuddhiBox includes a cute little card with a new pose to try each month. I think the Christmas yoga outfit is hilarious and cute. Where can I get some peppermint stripe yoga pants like that?!

BuddhiBox December Box Review Plus Promo Code

Overall I think this was a great box! I’ve never subscribed to any sort of yoga/fitness/health boxes so far and now I feel like I totally should. It’s great to get products that encourage me to stay healthy and continue doing yoga, since I know as my schedule picks up again in late January I’ll start slacking. I’m also really digging the handmade items and love that everything is natural and ethically produced. Oh and the BuddhiBox website has a “Suggestion” section at the bottom where you can give feedback and recommend items you want in future boxes. I think that’s a really great indication that they care about your opinion and want to better themselves. I can think of a dozen subscription companies that I’m dying to have a “suggestion” option for. Are you listening, POPSUGAR?

The total value for my December box is $66.96, which is more than satisfactory for me. I discovered some great new products and a new online platform for classes that I hope to use in the new year. If you’re interested in BuddhiBox, use secretbuddhi for $3 off the monthly subscription price.

Thanks for reading y’all! See you in the New Year 🙂

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Design Sponge Quarterly Co. #DSQ01 Box Review

When I first heard that Design Sponge was a new curator for Quarterly Co., I had to sign up right away! This is probably the box I was looking forward to the most this season.This subscription is $100/shipment. In theory, it ships once every 3 months but that’s not really always the case…

(Since I just recently reviewed the MSA box, I’m going to copy and paste most of my shipping rant here, since it’s the same complaint) Unfortunately, Quarterly has huge shipping problems. I personally don’t mind delayed shipping too much since you don’t get charged until they send the box, but I do get frustrated with the lack of communication. I would appreciate an email explaining why something is delayed and also an apology. I was really hoping to get this box in time to plan for Christmas gifting, but since it cut so close to the wire I wanted to play it safe and just went ahead and bought other presents. (For the record, I received my box on the 23rd.) I know the shipping delays aren’t Grace’s fault and a lot of factors go into putting a box together. Believe me, I totally understand! I used to work for a subscription company myself, and it’s so frustrating when a vendor doesn’t pull through or something breaks in shipment or any number of other possibilities. But I truly believe communication is key. I think most customers are understanding and willing to wait if they have more information about why a delay is happening.

Design Sponge Quarterly Co. #DSQ02 Box ReviewI really love Grace’s letter: it explained why she chose each item and also includes a few personal stories. It really gave me a better idea of how she curated the box and what influenced her decisions. Thoughtful and insightful!

Design Sponge Quarterly Co. #DSQ02 Box ReviewAna Striped Tapers | $24.00
While candles are really abundant in subscription boxes, it’s really quite rare to find taper candles! I think because candlesticks can feel super old school and too formal, not everyone has a candlestick holder. And if you don’t have a holder, these are completely useless. Using makeshift holders can be potentially dangerous, since you don’t want the whole thing to tip over (the candle is heavier than you think!) or the candle to be leaning in any direction. I definitely didn’t have a holder for the longest time because I never thought I’d be fancy enough for actual candlesticks! So while I love how whimsical these are and appreciate the departure from tin candles, I do think some people might be frustrated.

Design Sponge Quarterly Co. #DSQ02 Box ReviewRifle Paper Co. Floral Composition Notebook | $7.00
I adore anything by Rifle Paper Co. so this was an automatic win. This is such a pretty little pocket notebook! The size is perfect for keeping in your purse and there are perforated pages that you can rip out. There’s also a folder in the front cover for receipts or ticket stubs or business cards. How did I not already own this?! The only thing that would make it better: attached elastic to keep it shut, like my favorite Moleskine notebooks have.

Design Sponge Quarterly Co. #DSQ02 Box ReviewWary Meyers Cedarwood and Vanilla Glycerin Soap | $14.00
I love that this soap matches the candles perfectly! While I’m not crazy about the scent (I find the Cedarwood to be overpowering), I can’t deny that this is one gorgeous piece of soap. Wary Meyers makes all their soaps in small batches up in Maine, and I’m all about supporting small handmade businesses. They have some really gorgeous ombre soaps that I want to check out. Too bad I go through bar soaps so slowly, I always get impatient to try a new one before my current bar even has a dent in it!

Design Sponge Quarterly Co. #DSQ02 Box ReviewIllume Woodfire Oversized Matches | $5.00
Currently on sale for $2.50, these matches are a thoughtful addition to the candles. If you were planning to gift the candles, this would be absolutely perfect! The packaging is beautiful and oversized matches always feel so luxe (ugh, did I really just call matches luxe?!).

Design Sponge Quarterly Co. #DSQ02 Box ReviewKusmi Tea St. Petersburg Tin | $16.95
I can’t get enough of Kusmi Tea! I love the design of their tins and the actual teas are so delicious. For those who have not tried any, I highly recommend their Rose Green Tea. To. Die. For. I haven’t tried this St. Petersburg blend before but I really love it. It’s Earl Grey, caramel, citrus, and berries: sweet but still perfectly refreshing. Also this tin is just too cute; I adore the color combos and pattern! I think there was a bit of variation with this item since I saw other reviewers got a Christmas blend that looks equally delicious. Now I want to try that one too.

Design Sponge Quarterly Co. #DSQ02 Box ReviewA Heirloom Cutting Board in Beech | $45.00
This item was the spoiler that was released, but in the spoiler picture they showed a picture of the Walnut board ($50.00). I was really looking forward to the dark wood, so the Beech is less impressive. Nonetheless, I love the pattern and this is a very high quality product. So heavy and sturdy! I love that one side can be used for cutting and the pattern side for serving. Super chic!

Design Sponge Quarterly Co. #DSQ02 Box Review

Cotton & Flax Coasters Set of 2 | $13.00
I didn’t think I would like these coasters since they looked kind of cheap in all the photos I saw, but now that I have it in person I love it. Felt coasters make so much sense! It’s soft enough to absorb some water and prevent your cup from sliding, yet sturdy enough to feel like a substantial coaster. Plus I love that the pattern matches the cutting board/serving platter! Really tempted to buy more coasters from Cotton & Flax! I’m also a total sucker for letterpressed labels…

Design Sponge Quarterly Co. #DSQ02 Box Review

Overall value for #DSQ01 box: $124.95. For $100, I’m a little on the fence. While I think this box (as are most Quarterly boxes) is more about the curation, I do wish the value were higher. I love almost everything in this box and think each item is tasteful. The curation feels cohesive and well planned. Nothing feels like filler, and it all seems well made and of great quality. I also love that a lot of the brands are small independently owned businesses that I would love to purchase things from in the future.

On the other hand, it somehow felt a tiny bit lacking for a $100 box. Maybe because the “big ticket item” wasn’t what was promised? I’m definitely a little annoyed with the bait and switch of the A Heirloom cutting board! There’s also the problem of the delayed shipping. I probably would have enjoyed the box more if I had received it on time, well before Christmas. For $75, I think this box would be a home run. It would have really been an amazing box for that cost. Is it weird that I’m getting hung up over $25? I guess the bottom line is: While I’m happy with what I received and love the items/ range of brands, I hope her next box is even better with a little more bang for the buck! I can’t wait to see what we’ll be getting!

POPSUGAR Must Have December 2014 Review

The last POPSUGAR Must Have box of the year! We had all the spoilers for this box a while ago so none of this is a surprise, but I was surprised by how much more I like every item in person. I bought 4 of these as gifts in addition to my regular subscription, so I think my mail carrier thinks I’m a little crazy now. She dropped off 5 identical pink boxes and I practically sprinted out the door to grab them.

I’ve already gifted 3 of the 4 boxes and they were huge hits. I’m pretty sure I just converted 2 more of my friends to be POPSUGAR Must Have subscribers, and the third box was for a white elephant gift exchange (yay for an all-female work environment!). It was one of the most-stolen gifts in the exchange, so I potentially converted my entire office…

POPSUGAR Must Have December 2014 ReviewWilliams Sonoma Vanilla Bean Cupcake Mix | $15.00
Yum! I’ve always wanted to try the Williams Sonoma baking mixes but didn’t feel like I could warrant the $15 price tag. Now I get to try it and not feel guilty! Their packaging is also adorable so it makes for a great gift. I wish POPSUGAR sent more baking mixes in the Winter! It’s so perfect for December because you can gift it or make a batch for a party or totally spoil yourself.

POPSUGAR Must Have December 2014 ReviewSubtle Luxury Speckled Metallic Scarf $62.00
Love this scarf! You would think that after getting so many scarves from POPSUGAR that I’m tired of it, but nope. I would be pretty okay with a scarf every month actually. The color is right up my alley and the gold sparkles are really lovely. It’s subtle and easy to match to any outfit, yet festive and fun! I’m not sure if I really agree with the $62 price tag, since it’s a really thin scarf and doesn’t seem to be particularly well made or anything, but I do love it and would pay around $20-$30 for it.

POPSUGAR Must Have December 2014 ReviewSparkle Pop Jewelry Sydney Pendant Necklace | $42.00
I like the length of this necklace (sorry the picture doesn’t show it, but it’s really long), and the beaded chain adds visual interest. I’m not a big fan of the actual pendant since I’ve never been into chunky jewels, but I think it’s a good classic style that will be a hit with most customers. One of the friends I gifted a box to was wearing it with the scarf and it looked totally fabulous on her!

POPSUGAR Must Have December 2014 ReviewKnot & Bow Gift Package Tags | $4.00
A way better choice compared to the gift wrap in the December 2013 box! These gift tags are very versatile and the color is not holiday specific. The tags are well made and a good size for a variety of different purposes.

POPSUGAR Must Have December 2014 ReviewSmashbox Be Legendary Long Wear Lip Lacquer in Bordeaux | $24.00
When I first saw the color, I instantly assumed it would be too dark for me. It’s a dark berry/wine shade that looks really intimidating in the tube. But then I actually tried it since some reviews mentioned how sheer it can be, and I love it! It’s sort of a stain/gloss hybrid and has great staying power. You can get a sheer subtle look by just dabbing it on your lips, and the result is super pretty. So glad I trusted the reviews and took a chance on this!

POPSUGAR Must Have December 2014 ReviewCanvas Home Dauville Bowl in Platinum | $29.00
Love! The bowl is the perfect size for serving as a catch-all at your front door or on a nightstand. It fits keys, jewelry, and other small trinkets well (the diameter is 3.75″ and it’s approximately 2″ tall). The outside is a matte white while the inside is glossy and highly reflective. The bowl is handmade and I think it looks really chic and modern. I imagine the white and silver combo will look great in almost any household! I want to buy more of the Dauville Collection from Canvas Home so I can have a matching set! They also sell a super adorable teacup and saucer set in this style that I adore. Christmas gift for myself?

POPSUGAR Must Have December 2014 Review

Total value: $176.00. Amazing! Especially considering they had so many coupon codes for December! I think I got all my boxes for only $19.98. Way to end the year with a blast, POPSUGAR! I can’t wait to see what 2015 will bring.

My Subscription Addiction Quarterly Co. #MSA02 Box Review

I loved my first My Subscription Addiction box from Quarterly Co. and was so angry that I didn’t buy two boxes. I wanted doubles of everything so badly! Immediately after I got that shipment, I signed up for another subscription so I could get 2 #MSA02 boxes. This subscription is $50/shipment. In theory, it ships once every 3 months but that’s not really always the case…

Unfortunately, Quarterly has huge shipping problems. I think I was supposed to get this box in November, so that’s a pretty hefty delay. I personally don’t mind the shipping too much since you don’t get charged until they send the box, but I do get frustrated with the lack of communication. I would appreciate an email explaining why something is delayed and also an apology. I was really hoping to get this box in time to plan for Christmas gifting, but since it cut so close to the wire I wanted to play it safe and just went ahead and bought other presents.

I know the shipping delays aren’t Liz’s fault and a lot of factors go into putting a box together. Believe me, I totally understand! I used to work for a subscription company myself, and it’s so frustrating when a vendor doesn’t pull through or something breaks in shipment or any number of other possibilities. But I truly believe communication is key. I think most customers are understanding and willing to wait if they have more information about why a delay is happening.

My Subscription Addiction Quarterly Co. #MSA02 Box Review

Now onto the review!

Faribault Woolen Mill Co. Recycled Wool Throw in Red Whip Stitching | $64.00
I was hoping that this throw would be softer than your typical wool throw, and it definitely is. It’s also machine washable, which is super convenient and one of my must-have criteria for throws. However, it’s just not soft enough for me. I found the wool to be scratchy and stiff. Liz mentioned in her letter that if you put it through the laundry a few times the blanket does get softer, but I’m not confident that it will get soft enough for my liking.

My Subscription Addiction Quarterly Co. #MSA02 Box ReviewClose up of the texture! I do love the color and red stitching. Wish it were softer, it would have been the perfect touch of red for my couch.

My Subscription Addiction Quarterly Co. #MSA02 Box ReviewFoot Traffic Microfiber Fuzzy Slipper Socks | $9.00
Speaking of texture, this is the opposite end of the spectrum. Like, so soft. SO soft. I love these sorts of slipper socks. They’re so warm and cozy and have little rubber pads on the bottom to prevent you from skidding around. They’ve become a staple for me in winter; I think I buy a few pairs every year and my collection just grows and grows. I remember I used to treat myself to a pair from Bath and Body Works (like $10) while I was in college, and it’s just snowballed since then. Despite my giant collection, I firmly believe you can never have too many fuzzy socks 🙂

My Subscription Addiction Quarterly Co. #MSA02 Box ReviewAu Naturale Creme Eye Shadows (2) | $40.00 total
I was excited to try creme shadows since I don’t have that many. We got two full sized colors: White Quartz and an exclusive shade, Addiction, an antique gold. I rarely use either color, so I wish we had gotten a brown or beige instead. Gold brings out all the yellow in my skintone and just doesn’t look good. On the bright side, I have friends who look drop dead gorgeous in gold shadow that would be more than happy to take this off my hands!

My Subscription Addiction Quarterly Co. #MSA02 Box ReviewI’m also disappointed in the packaging. The clear cap of my white one fell off and it seems like I have to glue it back on to keep the creme shadow clean. The gold cap also seems shaky so I might try to reinforce it with glue as well. I’m sure the makeup product itself is of high quality, but I do also put a pretty big emphasis on packaging so this is really frustrating for me.

My Subscription Addiction Quarterly Co. #MSA02 Box ReviewYes To Carrots Fragrance Free Intense Hydration Night Cream | $12.99
Normally, I don’t have anything against drugstore brands. In fact, it’s really nice to fall in love with a product that I can easily afford and have access to. But with that being said, I feel like this was a bit of a let down after the fabulous Tatcha Rice Powder from the last box. Luckily this is a product I will definitely use since I’ve tried it before and it’s really good for sensitive skin. The texture is very thick, but doesn’t make your face feel greasy.

My Subscription Addiction Quarterly Co. #MSA02 Box Review

Bauble Bar Ice Circle Pendant | $32.00
Favorite item in the box! This delicate necklace is so dainty and is just in time for all the fun holiday parties. It’s always more exciting to receive a bit of bling around the holidays for some reason. Am I the only one who feels that way? It feels so festive! I love delicate jewelry like this because of how versatile it is. You can wear it alone for a really subtle sparkle or layer it with other necklaces.

My Subscription Addiction Quarterly Co. #MSA02 Box ReviewLook how pretty! Really great for everyday wear.

My Subscription Addiction Quarterly Co. #MSA02 Box Review

The box also came with a free 30-day trial for Next Issue App valued at $14.99. It’s compatible with most tablets and smartphones, and gives you unlimited access to over 140 digital magazines. I’ll probably try it, but don’t expect to get too much use out of it. I’m not much of a digital magazine reader.

I paid $50 for this box and received $172.98, which is actually a higher value than the previous shipment. But I absolutely adored #MSA01 and I feel pretty ambivalent about this one. The big ticket item isn’t for me, which seems like a waste. I love the necklace and socks, but they don’t even cover the price of the box. After thinking it through, I’m going to keep one of my boxes and return the other one. I will give Quarterly major props for having a great return policy! No questions asked and a fast customer service response time. If I’m ever on the fence about a Quarterly box, I think their generous return policy is one of the main reasons I end up buying it. There’s no risk involved, which is rare for subscription boxes! What did you think of #MSA02? I’d love to hear your thoughts!

Birchbox December 2014 Review plus January 2015 Sample Options

It’s always really exciting when I get a special Birchbox box design, like the one for December! They always make the cutest patterns and graphics. They have such an amazing design team there! If I ever move to New York, that would totally be my dream job.

Birchbox is only $10/month (even less if you prepay), and they have this fabulous point system that makes every month a total steal. For every sample you receive in your box, you can fill out a review to get 10 points (equivalent to $1) to spend in the Birchbox shop. And since every box has at least 5 samples, you’re pretty much guaranteed to get $5 worth of credit each month if you fill out all your reviews. It’s really satisfying when you want to treat yourself to something and remember that you have $50 worth of credit sitting around in the Birchbox shop! It was a lifesaver for the holidays, by the way 🙂

Birchbox December 2014 Review plus January 2015 Sample OptionsLook how cute! I totally collect and hoard these special boxes even though I have no idea what I’ll end up doing with it. Does anyone else have this problem? It just seems like such a waste to throw out a pretty little box like this!

Birchbox December 2014 Review plus January 2015 Sample OptionsKlorane Dry Shampoo with Oat Milk (Natural Tint) | $9.75
Dry shampoo is another one of those things (like black eyeliner) that I have way too much of thanks to subscription boxes. But I will say that I run through it pretty fast so even though I have a huge stash waiting, I’m confident that it will all get used. Can’t say the same for my pile of eyeliner. I was intrigued by this dry shampoo since it’s tinted and not your typical white. It works really well for us brunette girls! If your scalp is super pale though, you might end up with a beige sort of tint.

Birchbox December 2014 Review plus January 2015 Sample OptionsAcure Organics Sensitive Facial Cleanser Argan Oil + Probiotic | $3.75
If you have sensitive skin, this is a great cleanser! My skin gets really finicky in the winter so I usually switch to a more sensitive and gentle cleaner. It’s very mild, so don’t expect your makeup to come off with this alone. I use it for the days when I’m going makeup free or after I’ve already removed 95% of the makeup with wipes. My skin loves the argan oil and since it’s so gentle it doesn’t dry your skin out at all. It’s supposed to be fragrance-free, but it obviously does still have some scent. There’s just no added perfumes or anything. Personally, I really like the light natural scent of this.

Birchbox December 2014 Review plus January 2015 Sample OptionsW3LL People Bio Brightener Stick | $11.00 (??)
This was my sample choice for December, and I’m fairly happy with it. The shimmer/glow is natural looking and a little goes a long way. (Totally guessing on the value since I don’t know how large this sample is. I’m guessing it’s approximately 1/3 of the full size.) I was a little confused about why they chose to give this sample in a tub when the actual product is a stick. It seems weird, right? Because you would apply it totally differently! I thought it was annoying to use from a tub, but if it were in a stick form I would probably like it more.

Birchbox December 2014 Review plus January 2015 Sample OptionsEssentiel Elements Wake Up Rosemary Shower Gel | $3.56
Smells so good! It’s a really earthy/woodsy scent so if you love rosemary and strong earthy scents, this would be perfect for you. It sort of wakes me up in the mornings so that was a nice little bonus. I’m not really one to splurge on pricey shower gel so I definitely won’t be buying the full size…but this cute little mini was fun while it lasted!

Birchbox December 2014 Review plus January 2015 Sample OptionsMirenesse Mattfinity Lip Rouge in Sydney | $7.04
Whoa this is bright!! Like a vivid hot pink. It’s too bold for me, but the formula feels nice and is long lasting. It isn’t completely smudge-proof though, so I would feel pretty apprehensive about using such a bright color and eating anything. I’m notorious for messing up my lips since I’m a total slob when I eat anything.

Birchbox December 2014 Review plus January 2015 Sample Options

Overall value for December is $35.10, pretty much middle of the road for Birchbox. This isn’t my favorite box, but it’s honestly not bad either. I will use most of the samples and got my $5 worth of points 🙂
And now check out the 3 January 2015 sample choices! Your options are:

Birchbox December 2014 Review plus January 2015 Sample Options(Please note: the images I used are full sized items. The sample choices will most likely be smaller and in different packaging.)

I like that I can get the matching body lotion for the shower gel I got this month! Too bad I’m already out of the gel. The Tocca hand cream is super tempting since Cleopatra is an amazing grapefruit scent that I love love love! Also, there are two guest editor box options for January:

Box 1 (Relax & Recharge):

  • Manna Kadar Lip Locked – All of Me
  • Perlier Body Butter – Lavender
  • Balance Me Wonder Eye Cream
  • When Travelmate Sheetmask
  • Briogeo Don’t Despair, Repair!
  • Teapigs Tea Bags (Licorice & Peppermint, Chamomile Flowers)

Box 2 (Tone It Up):

  • Coastal Scents Eyeshadow Palette – Latte
  • Aqua Reveal Satin Bright Soft Water Peel
  • Klorane Dry Shampoo
  • Whish Body Butter – Lavender
  • Coola ER Plus Radical Recovery

Ahhhh I love it al! I’m pretty sure I’ll try to get the Relax & Recharge box since I desperately need a hair mask and want to try the Manna Kadar gloss. I’ve also gotten the Balance Me Wonder Eye Cream before and really liked it. Good job, Birchbox! What samples are you eyeing? Do any of the guest boxes jump out at you? I’d love to know!