Last week, I received a coupon code from Birchbox, and I had a bunch of Birchbox points to use, so I placed an order. One of the items I got was the Limited Edition Modern Mermaid box. I was very excited to try a few of the items in this box and getting them in full size/deluxe sample size sounded like a great way to add to my summer beauty collection.
My first thought was that this box was small. At $44 it is one of the more expensive Limited Edition boxes that I’ve purchased and I found it to be a similar size to boxes that were half the price. I knew the items that were coming in this box and none of them were large, so I’m not sure why I was expecting it to be bigger.
The box was full and included an information card explaining the theme and all of the items in the box.
Anastasia Beverly Hills Lash Genius Waterproof Topcoat: $21.00 full size/$12.16 sample size
This was one of the items I was very excited for, but I haven’t used this yet. You put this on top of your existing mascara and it’s supposed to make it waterproof.
Atelier Cologne Cedrat Enivrant Cologne Absolue: $105.00 full size/$7.88 sample value
This is a citrus perfume, and it’s larger than a normal sample that you get in a monthly Birchbox. I really like this scent, but thanks to Birchbox I don’t need to buy another perfume for quite a while 🙂
Captain Blankenship Mermaid Mane Sea Salt Spray: $24.00 full size/$12.00 sample size
Another item I was excited to try. People rave over sea salt sprays, but with naturally wavy/frizzy hair this didn’t do too much for me. But, it did make my ponytail on a day I didn’t wash my hair look a lot fuller.
COOLA Liplux SPF 20 Original Formula: $12.00 FULL SIZE!
This is not an item I’d pay $12.00 for, but I love the SPF sticks for lips and use them all summer.
Stephanie Johnson Mermaid Mirror: $22.00 FULL SIZE!
Another item I wouldn’t pay the retail price for, but I love this. It’s larger than other mirrors I’ve had in my purse and I love the case. It’s a blue/purple iridescent and is beautiful.
RUFFIAN Endless Summer Collection – Nail Polish Trio: $26.50 FULL SIZE!
I had forgotten how much I love the Ruffian formula. One coat of this polish covered my nails and it dried quickly. The blue is gorgeous and the pink is actually a pink/purple. I also find that they are very forgiving if you are not great at doing your nails.
Vasanti Kajal Extreme Intense Eye Pencil in Electric Navy: $18.00 FULL SIZE!
This eyeliner is great! It’s blue but not 1970’s blue and it goes on so smoothly. The top part of the pencil is a sharpener (brilliant!) and the bottom part has a smudger. I did find that you need to smudge this fairly quickly but that’s good – the eyeliner will stay put once it’s on.
Overall, I was pleased with the Limited Edition Modern Mermaid box. There were other boxes I’ve enjoyed more, but there was nothing disappointing about this box. Did you get the Modern Mermaid box? What did you think?
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