Birchbox Subscription Box Review – December 2016 | A Modern Girl Recommends

birchbox-subscription-box-review-december-2016-box-photoHappy Wednesday to everyone the first beauty subscription, for the month of December has arrived and of course it’s my fave Birchbox. For the month of December I chose to opt-out of the traditional box option and went right for Birchbox’s special curated box titled Shine On, so let’s have a peek inside and get this unboxing and review started.


birchbox-subscription-box-review-december-2016-birchbox-box-sample-gift-tagsAll Birchbox subscribers will receive in their December box these cute gift tags to add a little Birchbox style to your holiday glam.birchbox-subscription-box-review-december-2016-featured-samples


IPKN | Flash Cream Radiant Primer 

Full size | $28.00

The first product to take center stage does a fantastic job at getting skin to look luminous and near flawless with its radiant formula that contains crushed powder pearls. The product is IPKN’s Flash Cream Radiant Primer. This primer is abundant in fruit extracts and has an SPF of 15. I love how Flash Cream Radiant Primer looks and feels underneath my makeup and even better on its own. The consistency is perfect and does not leave skin feeling heavy or sticky. I have been using this primer since January 2016 when I first received it in my Birchbox and I have been hooked on it ever since. I do have a few other primers that I gravitate towards, but Ipkn’s Flash Cream Radiant Primer by far is one of the best.

birchbox-subscription-box-review-december-2016-organic-pharmacy-double-rose-rejuvenating-face-creamOrganic Pharmacy | Double Rose Rejuvenating Face Cream

Full size | $42.00 $88.00

The next product to dominate my Birchbox for December is the Double Rose Rejuvenating Face Cream by Organic Pharmacy. This moisturizing cream is formulated with rose hips, gotu Kola, marigold and ginger. Organic Pharmacy states that their Double Rose Rejuvenating face cream works by regenerating cells, reduces broken Capillaries, calms and soothes all skin types and gives skin an added boost of radiance. The scent is more on the fresh side think fresh-cut summer green grass in the garden with a faint mist of roses. The consistency is medium light.

birchbox-subscription-box-review-december-2016-loc-one-and-done-shadow-stick-in-rock-steadyLOC | One & Done Shadow Stick  in Rock Steady

Full size | $10.00

The next item comes to us from the makeup line by Birchbox themselves and it the LOC (Love Of Color) One and Done Shadow Stick in the holiday ready color Rock Steady. If you are going to have any eyeshadow on for the holiday’s this should be the one. The color is a shimmering liquid gun-metal platinum with a slight purple undertone. The color screams winter and radiates the holidays. The consistency is perfect and does not tug on your eyelids, but glides over smoothly. One & Done Shadow Stick in Rock Steady along with other shadow sticks in the LOC collection are waterproof.birchbox-subscription-box-review-december-2016-shampoo-by-furtererRene Furterer | Lumicia  Shampoo

Full size | $22.00

This is a sample repeat alert, but nonetheless still an item that I like and an item that will come in handy for upcoming travel when travel size hair care favorites are sometimes difficult to find. I first received the Rene Furterer Lumicia Shampoo in my November Birchbox and it smells divine and does an amazing job at making my hair manageable and delivers a nice shine. Lumicia Shampoo contains Acerola Extract. birchbox-subscription-box-review-december-2016-conditioner-by-furtererRene Furterer | Lumicia Conditioner 

Full size | $24.00

And what good is a shampoo sample if there is no conditioner and thankfully Birchbox was thinking the same thing I suspect, because they have included the conditioner as a companion to the Rene Furterer Lumicia Shampoo. The conditioner is just as good, and has the same floral, sweet fragrance combination that I love. The Lumicia Conditioner works by removing hard water buildup, and delivers results that leaves hair feather light, moisturize, tangled-free, and full of salon shine. birchbox-subscription-box-review-december-2016-birchbox-bonus-sample-shine-on-mirrorBirchbox | Shine On Purse Mirror

Full size | $0.00

As a bonus for the month of December Birchbox has thrown into the mix a nice bonus sample that is ultra cute, chic and definitely handy and it’s their Shine On Purse Mirror. Every Birchbox subscriber will receive in their box for this month the Shine on Purse Mirror whether you have selected the special edition Shine On Birchbox or the regular box.


So those were all the samples that landed into my Birchbox December 2016 Box. The December box had some repeats, some favorites, and was all decked out for the holidays in a stylish way that only Birchbox can pull off.  The December Birchbox did feel more hair care, skin care inspired with the exception of the LOC One and Done Shadow Stick and the purse mirror, nonetheless the December Birchbox was swimming in value. Happy holidays to all and have a wonderful New Year. I will see you all again soon with another unboxing definitely like and subscribe for more to come.

Purchasing Info:

Product reviewed  Birchbox December  2016 Shine On Edition 

Available at: Birchbox (Referral Link)

Cost: $10.00 a month or  $110.00 a year PrePaid

Links to products mentioned

IPKN | Flash Cream Radiant Primer 

Organic Pharmacy | Double Rose Rejuvenating Face Cream

LOC | One & Done Shadow Stick  in Rock Steady

Rene Furterer | Lumicia  Shampoo

Rene Furterer | Lumicia Conditioner 

Birchbox | Shine On Purse Mirror


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