Birchbox “From Korea, With Love” Box Review + Coupon
Birchbox has recently released some new Collection Kits – and I had to buy them! This one is the Birchbox From Korea with Love Collection, and I also just reviewed the Birchbox Skin Quenchers Collection.
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
Birchbox always does a great job with packaging, but this one is especially cute – I love it!
The Cost: $35
Also don’t forget to add your free sample pack!
The Products: Each box contains:
CLIO Waterproof Pen Liner Kill – Black
IPKN Twinkle Lips – Glow Pink
TONYMOLY Magic Food Banana Hand Milk – 2 packettes
TONYMOLY Panda’s Dream Brightening Eye Base
Too Cool for School Dinoplatz Escalator Mascara
Too Cool for School Egg Cream Mask – 1 mask
This box comes with a card detailing the items included.
Too Cool for School Egg Cream Mask – 1 mask Value $4.80
I have a bit of a mask backlog to get through (subscription addict problems), so I haven’t tried this one yet. I like that you only have to wear it for 10 minutes, though. They recommend wearing it for 10-20 minutes to get brighter, more nourished skin.
TONYMOLY Magic Food Banana Hand Milk – 1 packet Value $.25?
(FYI – the Birchbox product description for this box lists 2 packets, but I only received 1, and I saw a few other readers comment about only getting 1 as well. I’m guessing if you contact Birchbox Customer Care about it they will give you some points to make up for it.).
I recommend checking out the full-size version of this lotion – the bottle is shaped like a banana! This foil packet sample is small, but it has enough to cover your hands and get some of that banana scent! If you love the scent of banana candy (Banana Runts were a childhood favorite of mine), I think it is safe to say you will love this lotion sample as well. I’m already bummed that the scent is fading!
Too Cool for School Dinoplatz Escalator Mascara – FULL SIZE! Value $25
This mascara is tied for cutest packaging with the Panda Eye base below! And there’s a dinosaur illustration on the mascara tube too:
This mascara gets a B+ from me. It adds volume and length, and I could apply a few layers without any clumping. It’s not as awesome as my all time favorite (tarte Lights, Cameras, Lashes), but pretty close!
TONYMOLY Panda’s Dream Brightening Eye Base – FULL SIZE! Value $12
I’m not sure what to make of this product yet. I was expecting it to go on somewhat sheer and just add a little luminous effect, but it goes on white, and you rub it in to blend. I tried it as an alternative to concealer, then applied my foundation over it, and it worked, but I’m not sure it’s something that I would buy again in the future. (Only because it doesn’t seem to add something that I wasn’t getting from my concealer).
I may try it as a brow bone highlighter though. The packaging is so cute I must figure out a way to make this a must-have product!
CLIO Waterproof Pen Liner Kill – FULL SIZE! Value $22
This is a great liquid pen liner. I was able to draw a clean, smooth line, and get the liner right on the lash line. (Swatched in the last picture).
IPKN Twinkle Lips in Glow Pink – FULL SIZE! Value $18
I like the packaging on this item too! This tinted lip balm is designed to work with your natural chemistry to develop the right shade of pink for you. (That’s the claim, anyway). For me, the result was a sheer bubble gum pink color. (Swatched below). I’m not sure if that pink is a good match for my skin tone, but I do like the formula otherwise. It is very moisturizing and adds a good amount of shine.
Verdict: This box has a retail value of about $82. I paid $28 for this box with the coupon, so I think the value is great. I like that there are so many full-size makeup products and I’m impressed with the quality of the products too (and the packaging!). Now I need to get more of that banana lotion!
What do you think of the Birchbox From Korea with Love Collection?