When I got the email about the Limited Edition: Birchbox Finds box, I was going to pass. I thought that it contained sample sizes. Until, I read Jennifer’s review at Ramblings of a Suburban Mom. What can I say? I’m weak, I needed to buy a new mascara, I had Birchbox points stored up and I can’t pass up a good deal. The box is still available and is only $18.
My box arrived yesterday with my Mystery Sample pack (I also ordered a few other things…) and it was the heaviest, most full Birchbox I have ever received. I’m surprised they fit everything in there!
The very full first look!
John Frieda Frizz Ease Nourishing Oil Elixer: $9.99
This argan oil promises to tame frizzies and leave hair shiny. I can’t say it’s better or worse than other argan oil I’ve used. I like it and I really like the dispenser. I always find I pour out too much from the containers that are just a bottle of oil.
Covergirl Bombshell Volume by LashBlast Mascara: $11.99
This was my reason for buying the box. I think I like this mascara. It’s not really clumpy, it hasn’t flaked all over my face and my eyelashes are still covered (I’m not overly picky with mascaras). I did like that the basecoat of this mascara is black and not white. I have really light eyelashes to begin with so I don’t need to make them any lighter 🙂
Biore Self Heating One Minute Mask/4 pack: $7.99
This was a big surprise to me. Usually self heating masks don’t really feel that warm, but I found this to be warm right out of the package. It’s a charcoal mask and I always like those.
Covergirl Bombshell Shine Shadow by Lashblast in Ice Queen: $8.99
This eyeshadow is basically white. It went on easily but I’ll probably use it as a primer for my eyeshadow since I’m not a big fan of white shadow on me.
Rimmel London Stay Glossy 3D Lipgloss in Back Row Smooch: $4.99
I love lipgloss and had forgotten there was one in the box. It’s not overly pink on and had good staying power. I like to have a lipgloss in each of my bags so I’m never without, so this will be put to good use.
Sally Hansen Complete Salon Manicure in Kook a Mango: $7.99
I haven’t used this yet, but it’s a base coat, top coat and color gel polish in one. It’s supposed to last 10 days.
Nivea Kiss of Care & Color in Sheer Berry: $4.99
Another surprise love. With my lipgloss in every bag, I have some kind of chapstick. I really like ones like this that give some color. This color is not too dark and will still look great in spring/summer.
Overall, I am so pleased with this Limited Edition box. It’s my favorite that I’ve ordered. It was $18 and contained $56.93 in products! If you’d like to learn more about the box or the Birchbox subscription program, click here. And, you don’t need to be a subscriber to order from them!
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