It feels like the subscription boxes are really going out of their way this year to spoil their subscribers! The December PopSugar Must Have Box was one of the best boxes I’ve ever received from any company. The December Glossybox had FOUR full-size products included that I can’t wait to use (and I’m already using the deluxe sample of nail polish). And now the December Birchbox came stuffed to the brim with a bunch of new-to-me products. This is shaping up to be one of the best months ever for subscription boxes!
Here’s what I received in my December Birchbox:
I believe that every Birchbox this month came stuffed with a $10 coupon to spend at Gap, with no minimum purchase requirement! This could come in VERY handy for those after-Christmas sales that are on the horizon!
Vasanti Cosmetics Kajal Extreme Intense Eye Pencil in Rose Gold – The past couple of months Birchbox has been sending out emails allowing subscribers to pick one of the samples they would receive. I missed previous emails, but this month I was able to choose this product. Rose Gold. Eyeliner. It combines two of my favorite things so it seemed like a no-brainer! I will probably use this in more of a highlighter capacity rather than a stand-alone liner, but we shall see!
W3LL People Bio Brightener Stick – Speaking of highlighter, my box also contained this one from W3LL People, which is a brand I’ve never encountered before. While this is a deluxe sample, I’m pretty sure there’s enough product here to last me a lifetime! This product allegedly adds a “flattering shimmer while nourishing skin.”
Like the PopSugar Must Have Box, Glossybox has also really stepped up their game in 2014. This used to be a box that I was a little “meh” on, but they’ve really impressed me over the past few months! (It all already has me wondering which box will prove to be the best of 2015?!) While PopSugar has continued to send boxes that make me feel as though I’m celebrating a birthday each and every month, Glossybox has done a tremendous job of introducing me to new brands and filling their box with top-quality products each month.
The December box was no different.
Here’s what I received in the December Glossybox:
Ciaté Mini Paint Pot in All Aglow – While this is a deluxe sample, it did inspire me to paint my nails immediately! Y’all know how much I love glitter nail polish, and this gold color is amazing. (Apparently it has flecks of red glitter, too?) This is the first time I’ve tried polish from Ciaté and while I like the way the polish applied and the way it looks, I have one small complaint: As a polish that’s made almost entirely of glitter, it flecks off quite easily, even after a top coat is applied. I took the photo above the day after polishing my nails and you can see that some of the glitter has already flecked off my index finger. That said, I think this is a great holiday polish and plan on reapplying before Christmas!
Toni & Guy Leave In Conditioner ($16.99) – Full Size Product! – One of the various boxes has sent a Toni & Guy product before that I didn’t end up using but I will definitely make use of leave-in conditioner! My mess of curls needs all the extra moisture they can get and apparently this product helps to “tame frizz and improve manageability.” Sold!
I had to take a picture of the inside of the PopSugar Must Have Box because even though every box says the same thing, it has been so true over the past couple of months. They have sent out a box full of surprises that I both love and enjoy. While the November PopSugar Must Have Box was easily one of my favorites the December box might actually be better, which I really didn’t think would be possible.
Here’s what I received in the December PopSugar Must Have Box:
Sparklepop Sydney Necklace ($42) – This necklace might just be one of my favorite items I have ever received in a subscription box! The necklace is super long and perfect for layering with other jewels, but you can also wrap it around a couple of times for a layered look with just this one necklace. Or, just wear the long pendant on its own. It falls right to where my big old pregnancy belly begins, so I’ll probably wear it long for now but regardless I know that this is one piece of jewelry that’s going to get plenty of wear in my wardrobe!
SPUN by Subtle Luxury Speckled Metallic Scarf ($62) – I stand behind my belief that the PopSugar Must Have Box perhaps sends out a few too many scarves each year, but holy cow do I love this one! It’s a light gray color and it’s covered in specks of metallic gold. It is, undoubtedly, my idea of the perfect fashion accessory.
A yearly subscription to this monthly beauty box normally costs $110 (you’re already getting a month for free!), but after the discount is applied you’ll pay just $88, which breaks down to $7.33 per month! That’s a heck of a deal and one I really need to take advantage of because I’m still paying monthly. Hmm…
Birchbox Coupon: Use code “BESTYEAR” at checkout to take 20% off a yearly Birchbox subscription. This offer applies to both the men’s and women’s boxes.
Julep is back with another Mystery Box and this one might be their best yet! The Julep Naughty & Nice Mystery Box will feature $150+ worth of beauty products and cost just $24.99. Fab deal!
Per usual there aren’t a ton of details available about the box, but this is what I know:
Each Naughty & Nice Mystery Box will contain two must have colors – Patricia and Sue – and the rest will be a surprise! The total value of the box is $150 which makes it top rated value at only $24.99. Get it in time to gift for Christmas using expedited shipping. If you spend $50 or more, your expedited shipping is FREE.
Fine print: Offer expires on 12/19/2014 at 11:59pm PT, or while supplies last. Purchase of multiple Naughty & Nice Mystery Boxes may result in polish or product overlap. Offer may not be combined with any other promotional offer or discount (e.g. Maven 20% discount). No exchanges or returns are possible on Mystery Box, individual items, or add-ons.
While we can’t be certain of everything that will be packed in the box, one thing is definitely true: This is a great way to get any last-minute stocking stuffers or small gift items that you can give out to fellow beauty lovers… or keep for yourself.
You’re in luck if you were curious about the PopSugar Must Have Neiman Marcus Box but weren’t willing to spend $250 without knowing what was inside because the box is now available for purchase at Neiman Marcus AND we know what is inside!
Within 24 hours of purchasing the deal from Rue La La you will be emailed a code to redeem on the PopSugar website. The box IS guaranteed to arrive by December 24, 2014 as long as you place your order quickly.