Birchbox announced a couple weeks ago their holiday Limited Edition boxes. I love the Limited Edition boxes because they release all the contents so you know what you are getting. Birchbox also shows which items are full size and which are travel size. I really wanted to get the Vanity Affair box – there were so many products that I knew I wanted to try (and the one I don’t want, I know who will be getting it for Christmas).
This box is $98 and promises a $309 value. Use code MOBILE20 (to save 20%) and don’t forget to add a free mystery sample pack to your order ($10 value)
Because it contains perfume, this has to be shipped ground shipping, so order by 12/12 to guarantee delivery by 12/24.
I was surprised by this size of this box. It was smaller than I thought it would be and didn’t feel that heavy. I honestly thought it was going to be the Home Sweet Homespun box.
Even though this box was smaller than I thought it would be, it was packed very full. There were so many products in there.
Rosanna Alhambra Medium Vessel: $22.00
I had seen these on the Birchbox website before this box was released and loved it. I had wanted to get one for my bureau, but didn’t want to spend the money. It’s a heavy ceramic, so you won’t need to worry about chipping it just by putting the lid on and off.
Maison Caulières Perfumed Bath Oil: $55.00 full size/$16.50 sample value
This is an item I never would have purchased for myself. It’s a bath oil that turns into a lotion when added to water. The “stuff” that you can see floating in it is actually dried flower petals. I love receiving something so luxurious in the box. Makes it feel like a real treat.
I really like the colors they sent for this nail polish. The nostalgia is a beige and coquette is a maroon/wine. These are 5 free and should be chipless and cover in one coat. If this doesn’t chip off my nails within the first 3 days of putting it on, it would be worth the price.
$34.00 lip gloss! It promises to last up to 6 hours and is not sticky. I really like the color I received (lychee) and found that while it didn’t stay on 6 hours, it did last for quite a while.
Serge Normant Dream Big Instant Volumizing Spray: $25.00 full size/$10.00 sample value
I love Serge Normant products, they all smell great! This is a new product that’s supposed to add volume and strengthen your hair. It promises not to be sticky or crunchy like some other volumizing products.
BY TERRY Baume de Rose: $60.00 Full Size/$17.01 sample value
This sample is tiny! But from what I’ve read a little goes a long way. It plumps lips, exfoliates and moisturizes. It can be used under lip stick or gloss.
Tata Harper: $35.00
This is a lip and cheek tint that’s no longer showing up on the Birchbox website. I love the color (it’s not super pigmented so it’s sort of sheer) but I think I’ll use it just on my lips and not on my cheeks.
Sunday Riley Good Genes Treatment: $105.00 full size/$25.00 sample value
At $105.00 for 1 oz. I know this is something I won’t be buying when my sample runs out. It’s supposed to reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, addresses hyperpigmentation, evens tone, hydrates, and increases firmness for brighter, more youthful-looking skin.
TOCCA Eau de Parfum, Margaux: $68.00 full size/$22.49 sample value
I love the look of this bottle – perfect for a vanity themed box. This perfume has notes of blood orange, cassis and gardenia lead into black jasmine and violet for a warm, woodsy, vanilla-and-heliotrope finish. I really like this and can see it as something that I could wear every day.
MAKE Calypso Palette: $40.00
This is the item I will be gifting to someone else. I love the colors included (this is a Birchbox exclusive) but I already have the Urban Decay Naked 3 Palette and know I won’t use this anytime soon.
I wasn’t sure about this when I purchased the box, but I love it! You can unsnap the corners to lay flat for storage or travelling. It’s large enough to hold jewelry, a cell phone, glassess… I actually think this will get a lot of use.
Shu Uemeura Art of Hair Essence Absolue Oil: $68.00 full size/$13.41 sample value
This can be used for wet or dry hair and should be great for me in the winter when my hair becomes a dry, frizzy, overly heat treated mess.
Final Thoughts: I loved this box. My husband is giving it to me for Christmas so I didn’t get a chance to really use the products, but I am so excited for the chance to try brands I would NEVER be able to afford at about 1/3 of the price.
Did you get any of the Birchbox Limited Edition boxes? I’d love to hear what you think of them.
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