Birchbox Unboxing - December 2017 - Planet Whispers

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Birchbox Unboxing - December 2017

Hey Whisperers,

Another day another Blogmas post! When I started writing my blogmas posts i didn't think I'd get through the first week and yet here we are almost at the end of week 2!!! I hope you've been enjoying the posts as much have i have. Today's post isn't a Christmassy one but instead it's one of my regular posts, a Birchbox Unboxing. I know it isn't exactly with the theme of everything else but I still wanted to share this months box so here we are! I don't want to drag this into out too much so lets get straight into it!!

 Birchbox Unboxing - December 2017

What Is Birchbox

If you're new to Birchbox, Birchbox is a monthly subscription box that you receive each month with 5 products to try out. The products can range from sample size to full size and they also range in price. All products in the box can be found on the Birchbox website where the box is purchased for £12.95 each month. Each box is designed and themed differently each month, with this month's box being Vogue 100 themed.  Birchbox has introduced a new scheme called Birchbox Benefits, where after 6 months of being subscribed, you become a Birchbox VIP meaning you get the first chance to pick a product or the design of your box each month. As a  Birchbox VIP you also get 15% off everything in the Birchbox shop with it a pretty good deal for just being subscribed. 

What I Got This Month

RRP £13.95

Another Birchbox another hair product. If you've been reading my Birchbox posts for awhile you'll know that i have really sensitive skin on my scalp so i can't really use new hair products. I've tried everything on the website to stop them sending them to me but they still do. This months hair product from what i can tell, is kind of like an exfoliate for your hair, which is probably one of the worst things i could use. I guess if you liked trying out new hair products this would be a pretty cool one but for me it's just another meh product. 

RRP £14.95

I've seen Nip + Fab all over the Internet recently so i was quite excited when i saw this in my box. I've never really seen a moisturiser with Kale in so I'm quite excited to give this one a go. I'm not too sure how i feel about the smell of the moisturiser as it does smell a little odd but I'm definitely going to give it a try, it's a pretty good sample size too so hopefully it will last me quite a while.

Full Size  RRP £4.99/£5.99

Ok so this was one of the products that i was less excited about. I know that Spectrum brushes are an amazing brand and i love their brushes but this is the 3rd brush that I've received now and although it's a cool thing to receive i kinda just want to try something new you know? I love the brush but I'm not super excited about it. Also i don't know if it's just me but it's kinda annoying that they aren't all the same 'theme' like i now have a mermaid one, white one and now a black one, they don't really go together or anything. I did put £4.99/£5.99 for this brush as in the booklet i got in my box it says that it is £4.99 but on the website it says £5.99 so I'm not too sure on the exact price.

Full Size RRP £4.50

I frigging love foaming shower gels, i don't know why but i just love them. I literally just stopped writing this paragraph to go test this out on my hands and i love it. It's got quite a strong rose sent so if you don't like rose scented things this definitely won't be your cup of tea. It's super foamy and a little bit definitely goes a long way. I'm excited to try this out more, it's definitely one of my favourite products in the box and it's full size which is great!

Full Size RRP £8

Pixi is a makeup brand that I've never tried so when i saw that this was going to be a product in this months box i was quite excited. Lipstick was this month's 'choose your product' so as you can tell i went with the Pixi lip balm but you could also go with the Lord Of Colour Red Lipstick which i thought was pretty cool. This lip balm isn't like any that I've tried before, it's super creamy but it's also super pigmented so it looks more like a lipstick when it's on the lips which i love. I was expecting it to be a lot more sheer but I'm obsessed with how pigmented it is, the colour is pretty much a my lip colour but better colour too so it's not too bold to wear daily. I don't know if I'd pay £8 for it but i do love it.

Total RRP Of This Month's Box


Overall, i wasn't too impressed with this months box. This month i did get 3 full size products which is great for a box of this price but i just wasn't too impressed. I have been doing these Birchbox posts for over a year now and i have loved doing them but i just don't love Birchbox as much as i used to so i have cancelled my subscription, which does suck, but i didn't want to just carry it on for the sake of one post a month. I do want to carry on doing unboxings so i am looking into subscribing to another box so if you have any suggestions let me know! I have seen good things about Glossybox so I'm leaning towards that one at the minute but I'm open to suggestions!

I know I've cancelled my subscription but if you want to try out Birchbox feel free to use my link to get £5 off your first box making it just £7.95! 

I hope you've enjoyed this months unboxing!

Happy Blogmas Day 13

Thanks for Reading,


  1. I'm subscribed to Glossybox but love seeing what everyone else gets in other subscription boxes. Loved your post <3

    1. A few people have suggested Glossybox! I think that's the one i'm going to subscribe to next! I'm glad you enjoyed the post!!