Birchbox Vanity Affair Limited Edition Box Review
The Birchbox Vanity Affair Limited Edition box is one of their newly-released holiday boxes, and probably the most luxe and special box I have ever received from Birchbox.
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LIke all Limited Edition boxes from Birhcbox – the packaging is beautiful and perfect for gifting. I’d say no need to even wrap the box – just put a bow on it!
The Limited Edition Vanity Affair Box is available now!
The Box: Vanity Affair Limited Edition Box
The Cost: $98
- Rosanna Alhambra Medium Vessel
- Serge Normant Dream Big Instant Volumizing Spray
- Tocca eau de parfum in Margaux
- MAKE Calypso Eye Shadow Palette
- Shu Uemura Essence Absolue
- Tata Harper Lip and Cheek Tint
- Stephanie Johnson Tinseltown Jewelry Tray
- Jin Soon Nail Polish in Nostalgia and Coquette
- Sunday Riley Good Genes Treatment
- Chantecaille Luminous Gloss (in one of two colors)
- Maison Caulieres Milky Bath Oil
- By Terry Balme de Rose
The box comes with an info card detailing each item included – there are a lot of items!
By Terry Balme de Rose – .1 oz Value $18
Sunday Riley Good Genes Treatment – Value $25 (Estimating the value since this isn’t a full size item and the size isn’t listed).
I was really excited to try both of these items! The By Terry Balme de Rose is a super moisturizing lip balm and – I should not be surprised by this – is heavily rose-scented. I’m a little weird when it comes to rose-scents, some I love, others I think can be a little over-powering. This one is borderline over-powering for me. The Sunday Riley Good Genes treatment also has a scent I don’t love – but I’ve used a few skincare products with less than perfect scents if they work well, so I will use up this little tube!
Shu Uemura Essence Absolue – 30 ml Value $9
Serge Normant Dream Big Instant Volumizing Spray – 1.8 oz Value $10
This Essence Absolue is a leave-in hair cream, and it’s wonderful. I used it on dry hair and it immediately made my hair more soft. I read reviews on Birchbox also recommending using it on damp hair – it will help your hair dry without frizz. (And the scent is great too!)
When it comes to mascara and hair products I feel like I’m on a never-ending quest for more volume! This Dream Big spray may be my new favorite hair product of the moment. It goes on clear and adds a good amount of texture/volume. Some volume sprays I’ve tried don’t seem to add a lot of texture, so that might be why this one works better for my hair.
Chantecaille Luminous Gloss in Lychee – FULL SIZE! Value $34
Tata Harper Lip and Cheek Tint in Very Chamring – FULL SIZE! Value $35
I believe this lipgloss is the one variable item in the box – it will be in one of two shades. It’s a super shiny formula – and the color is somewhat sheer. (It’s a little sticky – but not so much that it is bothersome).
The Tata Harper Lip and Cheek tint is one of my favorite discoveries in this box – I love everything I have tried so far from this brand! The lip tint is really rich and moisturizing. It’s highly pigmented, and I’ve been using it primarily as a lip balm, but it blends well as a cheek tint too.
Maison Caulieres Milky Bath Oil – 30 ml Value $16.50
Tocca eau de parfum in Margaux – 15 ml Value $20
These two deluxe samples are just gorgeous! I think this Tocca mini perfume would look beautiful on a vanity and fits with the theme really well. And flower petals suspended in bath oil is such a luxe item! And I was happy to discover that I like both scents!
MAKE Calypso Eye Shadow Palette – Value $40
I love the graphic design of this palette!
The palette is a mix of matte and satin finishes, with the top left champagne shade having a little sparkle/shimmer. I like that this set has enough neutral shades for me to use it on a regular basis, but a few more daring blue shades should I decide to mix things up. (Plus I tend to think you can’t go wrong putting a palette in a box!)
Jin Soon Nail Polish in Nostalgia and Coquette – Value $36 total
Two classic shades from a high-end nail polish brand = making getting nail polish in a box exciting again for me!
Rosanna Alhambra Medium Vessel – Value $22
I love that they included vanity accessories in this box too! This vessel is beautiful. It’s a little too short to hold q-tips, but I’ll find a use for it1
Stephanie Johnson Tinseltown Jewelry Tray – Value $30
I probably shouldn’t be this excited about a tray – but I love this little thing! It unsnaps on the corners so you can store it flat if needed.
Verdict: I think this is such a luxe well-curated box. I’m pretty sure anyone would love to receive this as a gift – and I’m really glad I gifted it to myself! And the value is great too – almost $300! ($295.50 by my calculations) What did you think of the Vanity Affair box?