One reason I love snail mail (part 8)…

Well my friends, this is the last chapter in this particular love-of-snail-mail story.  I have cancelled my membership to BirchBox.  I thoroughly enjoyed getting these nifty boxes of samples in the mail, but truth be told I’ve only used a few of the things I’ve been sent.  I’ve gifted several of them to others, which is nice, but in the end I’ve decided that it’s just not a good enough value for me right now.  So, without further ado, here’s my December BirchBox…

Here’s the rundown of what was in my box (prices are for full-size product):

No 4 High Performance Hair Care Clarifying Shampoo:  $32
Per-fekt Lash Perfection Gel:  $28.50
Tea forte Skin-Smart Antioxidant Amplifier Teas:  $6 (varies depending on what you purchase)
Juicy Couture:  $90
Frownies Eye Gels Under Eye & Eyelid Treatment:  $29.95
Rent the Runway $50 off your dress rental of $125 or more:  $50 

TOTAL:  $236.45

Since I paid $10 for the trial size box I saved $226.45 (if you figure I could have purchased these in their full-sized varieties).

No 4 High Performance Hair Care Clarifying Shampoo

N.4 High Performance Hair Care

Weekly deep cleansing therapy that doesn’t strip moisture or color.

Since I perm my hair I’m not really supposed to use clarifying shampoos on it very often because it supposedly makes the hair frizzy.  That being said, with permed hair I have to put a bunch of product in it every day so I still like to clarify my hair once in a blue moon.  Yay for free stuff that I can use!


Per-fekt Lash Perfection Gel

Per-fekt Lash Perfection Gel

It’s more than a mascara! lash perfection gel is a silky smooth color gel that per-fekts and enhances the appearance of the lashes offering an easy alternative to traditional mascara, lash primer, conditioner, and enhancers.

Just by looking at this product as well as the description above I can’t really tell a difference between it and regular ol mascara.  I’ll give it a shot though when the mascara I’m using dies. 


Tea forte Skin-Smart Antioxidant Amplifier Teas

Tea forte Skin-Smart Antioxidant Amplifier Teas

Delicious skin-smart tea works with your body’s chemistry to help protect and take care of skin from within. These progressive teas support the detoxifying effect of abundant plant-based polyphenols and catechins, a strong tool in skin recovery and the fight against visible signs of skin ageing. With an integrative approach to beauty, these delectable teas are intended to promote a more youthful looking and feeling appearance.

I love tea.  These babies are staing in my desk drawer at work for sure.  I’m SUPER excited about the swiss apple and coconut lychee flavors which, naturally, aren’t part of the sampler I received.  I got the cherry marzipan, cucumber mint, and honey yuzu.  I’ll probably purchase the swiss apple and coconut lychee though.  Hopefully I can find them at Kroger or something instead of having to order them online.


Juicy Couture

juicy couture

Long live the scent of couture. With top notes of wild berries and juicy mandarin gently tempered with honeysuckle, gardenia, and jasmine. Underlying it all are warm tones of amber, caramel, vanilla, sandalwood, and praline. Boldly bottled with Juicy charms and rocked in fuchsia wrap.

I’m surprised I actually like the scent of this but I do.  It’s a little sweet but for whatever reason, it appeals to me. 


Frownies Eye Gels Under Eye & Eyelid Treatment

Frownies Eye Gels Under Eye & Eyelid Treatment

Anti-wrinkle treatment for puffy bags under the eyes contains powerful anti-oxidants that help protect your skin. With one 30 minute anti-aging treatment 100% of women testing Frownies eye gels saw a reduction in the appearance of fine lines and dark circles.

I’m not much of a partier or drinker so I’m not certain that I’ll actually get much use out of this but perhaps I’ll find someone who can. 


Rent the Runway $50 off your dress rental of $125 or more

rent the runway

So unfortunately RTR is one of those things where you have to join for free in order to delve into the website to see what this is all about.  I hate websites like that.  Anyways, the gist of this is that there are designer dresses of all styles, shapes, and sizes up for grabs.  You can rent them for a period of time instead of having to invest a ton of money to buy them.  It’s a nifty concept and I have some friends who use this service.  I won’t get any use out of the coupon since I’m plus-size but I’ve offered it up to my friends. 


Thank you for joining me over the last couple of months to take a look at my BirchBox goodies.  I hope you enjoyed it!

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