Burt’s Bees 2015 Holiday Grab Bag Review
Burt’s Bees recently released a holiday grab bag featuring a variety of skincare, bath and body, and lip products. I’ve been pretty happy with most of the Burt’s Bees products I’ve tried so I had to check it out!
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The Grab Bag: Burt’s Bees Holiday Grab Bag
The Cost: $25 (this is currently still available from the Burt’s Bees website)
The Products: 10 natural products and accessories to pamper your body, face, and lips.
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Burt’s Bees Cosmetic Bag – Value $10 (?)
Everything came packaged inside this cosmetic bag. Like many of you, I have far too many cosmetic bags. But I do like the red color of this one.
Blueberry & Dark Chocolate Lip Balm (full size!) – Value $3.30
Pomegranate Lip Balm (full size!) – Value $3.30
There was a lot of lip balm in this bag, but they did give full spoilers on the contents beforehand. And Burt’s Bees is well-known for lip balm. Both of these smelled great and neither was tinted. Both will get used, for sure.
Tinted Lip Balm in Blush Orchid (full size!) – Value $7
I was going to swatch this for you but it doesn’t even show up on my skin. It’s pretty light. Looking at the Burt’s Bees site, I think the other colors may have more pigment. I can still use it as a regular lip balm, though.
Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream (0.3 oz) – Value $3
This is a favorite item of mine. I have an open full-sized one right now but it is nice to have a spare. And it is a good reminder to take better care of my cuticles, which are not in the greatest shape right now.
Intense Hydration Cream Cleanser (0.75 oz) – Value $1.25
I liked the texture of this cleanser, but found it to be better for the morning. It didn’t remove all my foundation at night. It was gentle, though, but I think I prefer the Orange Essence Facial Cleanser from Burt’s Bees.
Intense Hydration Day Lotion (0.25 oz) – Value $2.50
I like that they included a cleanser and moisturizer from the same product line. This seemed to work well the few times I tried it so far, and I should be able to get quite a few uses from this container (I tend to use moisturizers sparingly, though).
Cranberry and Pomegranate Sugar Scrub (full size!) – Value $13
I love scrubs. I go through a full size one in less than two weeks so this is appreciated. This one has a perfect scent for the holidays and uses sugar for exfoliation (no plastic microbeads!).
Fabulously Fresh Peppermint & Rosemary Body Wash (1.8 oz) – Value $1.20
Pouf Sponge – Value $2 (?)
This body wash had an invigorating scent. It is free of sulfates and I did have to use kind of a lot to work up a good lather.
Compact Mirror – Value $6 (?)
This is a limited edition item for inclusion with the grab bag and I couldn’t therefore find the exact item online. I’ve linked to something similar from Amazon. I totally didn’t get that this folds to stand up on its own until later on…my fault though, as the image of the grab bag on the Burt’s Bees website shows it folded. It’s handy if you want to do something like apply mascara on the go, where it helps to have both hands free.
Verdict: I calculated a value of about $52 for the Burt’s Bees 2015 Holiday Grab Bag., which is about twice the purchase price I’m most excited about the bath and body items and not super thrilled about getting three lip balms, but I did know what the contents were before ordering. This is a good choice for fans of Burt’s Bees and/or people looking to try a variety of natural and sustainably-sourced beauty products (not vegan, though, as many of these items contain honey).
What do you think of the Burt’s Bees 2015 Holiday Grab Bag? Did you order one?