December 2015 Birchbox Sample Choice Comparison

For those of you still not familiar with sample choice, it’s a program that began last August where Birchbox subscribers have the option to select a sample to be included in next month’s box. Each month several samples are revealed and the sample you pick will replace one of your traditional 5 samples. This is a comparison of those options based on research I’ve done using other blogs and my own calculations. As is now usual, this month I’ve taken all of my images as screenshots from the official Birchbox video.

This month’s theme is “Home for the Holidays”. I think this theme is pretty cute! I’m looking forward to how Birchbox incorporates it into their activities for the month.

The December sample options initially appeared to be a choice between three colors of eyeshadow. All three are from Coastal Scents and are glimpses into their StyleEYES palettes. However, I originally couldn’t find any information on these palettes anywhere — not even a “new product” announcement! But right before posting this I decided to check one last time and I found this palette on the Birchbox website. I wonder why it wasn’t there before! Each palette features 8 complementary shadows around a mirror in the center and is meant to be purse-sized.

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The first duo is called GlamourEYES and pairs an emerald green and bright gold shadow. Lorelei is wearing it in the sample reveal video.

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