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Birchbox Limited Edition Under The Sun Box Review + Coupon

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Birchbox Limited Edition Under The Sun Box Review + Coupon Box

The Under the Sun Box is the latest Limited Edition Box from Birchbox, and just like every other limited edition box they’ve released, I had to buy it immediately!

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Birchbox Limited Edition Under The Sun Box Review + Coupon Tape

One tiny pet peeve I wanted to mention – this box is so pretty I wanted to reuse it, but they used tape to keep the lid shut in shipping, so I had to damage the print of the box to open it.

Birchbox Limited Edition Under The Sun Box Review + Coupon Items

The Box: Birchbox Limited Edition Under The Sun Box

The Cost: $55

COUPON:  Try any one of these coupons to save 20%:  TAKEOFF20  COMEBACK20  MOBILE20 WELCOMEOFFER20 orTAKEOFF10

Also don’t forget to add your free sample pack!

The Products:

Laura Mercier Baked Eye Colour (Value $24)
Supergoop Skin Soothing Mineral Sunscreen with Olive Polyphenols SPF 40 (Travel Size)
Cynthia Rowley Beauty On the Go Multi Blush and Bronzer Duo (Value $24)
NCLA Swim Club Nail Polish (Value $16)
Sugarpova Flirty Gummies (Value $5)
Knockaround Sunglasses (Value $14.60)
Baggu Bag (Value $9)
Chloe + Isabel Birchbox Exclusive Medina Convertible Pendant Necklace (Value $38)

Birchbox Limited Edition Under The Sun Box Review + Coupon Info

Each limited edition box comes with a card detailing the items included.

Birchbox Limited Edition Under The Sun Box Review + Coupon Baggu

Baggu Bag – Value $9

This bag comes in two variations for the box – elephant print or blue and white stripe. I love Baggu bags (they might be my favorite reusable tote), and this print is adorable. Here is the bag opened up:

Birchbox Limited Edition Under The Sun Box Review + Coupon Open Bag

Birchbox Limited Edition Under The Sun Box Review + Coupon Gummies

Sugarpova Flirty Gummies – Value $5

I can’t resist gummies, and these ones are gluten and dairy free, so I finished this bag rather quickly! (They do contain beef gelatin though – so just a heads up for vegans/vegetarians).

Birchbox Limited Edition Under The Sun Box Review + Coupon Sunglasses

Knockaround Sunglasses – Value $14.60

These glasses are made with a frosted grey plastic and red reflective lenses – I don’t have anything like them in my sunglasses collection, and I like that they came with a case too. (They’re also really lightweight).

Birchbox Limited Edition Under The Sun Box Review + Coupon Supergoop

Supergoop Skin Soothing Mineral Sunscreen with Olive Polyphenols SPF 40 (Travel Size) Value $11.60

NCLA Swim Club Nail Polish in Bikinis and Martinis – Value $16

I like Supergoop’s suncare line (their CC Cream is one of my favorites), and this specific SPF is new to me. This formula is designed to be extra gentle for sensitive skin. I just tried it out in my hand, and I found the formula to be very lightweight and it absorbed quickly. I think I should be able to get 2 full uses out of this 1 oz tube too.

This nail polish is a perfect fit for the box just from the name alone! It’s a pretty basic pink, but I tend to reach for pale pinks more than any other shade when I paint my nails, so I’m ok with that.

Birchbox Limited Edition Under The Sun Box Review + Coupon Laura Mercier

Laura Mercier Baked Eye Colour in Cameo – Value $24

(This is the other colors-may-vary item in the box. I believe the other shade you could receive is Hot Chocolate). I totally forgot to swatch this shade when taking pictures, but using it now, I’m not even sure a swatch would have showed up on my skin in the photo. The cameo shade is a matte shade and the color is very close to my skin tone (it looks darker in the pan). I think it will be great to use as a base shade, and I appreciate that the formula is paraben and fragrance-free. I’ve only tried it so far as a dry powder, but it designed to be used with a wet application too.

Birchbox Limited Edition Under The Sun Box Review + Coupon Necklace

Chloe + Isabel Birchbox Exclusive Medina Convertible Pendant Necklace – Value $38

I love the packaging of this necklace! It’s hypoallergenic, nickel-free, and lead-safe, and it can be worn 3 different ways. (As shown here with both layered strands, or you can wear either chain individually). I wasn’t sure if this piece would be for my when I saw the preview of this box, but I really like it!

Birchbox Limited Edition Under The Sun Box Review + Coupon Bronzer

Cynthia Rowley Beauty On the Go Multi Blush and Bronzer Duo – Value $24

Here are the two shades swatched:

Birchbox Limited Edition Under The Sun Box Review + Coupon Swatch

I was worried when I first saw how bold the pink blush is, but both shades blend really easily and wipe away easily too. No need to worry about getting permanent clown face for the day if you overdo it!

Also, here are my two free mystery samples that came with this order. (You can add a free mystery sample pack to any order of $35 or more).

Birchbox Limited Edition Under The Sun Box Review + Coupon Bonus Samples

Verdict: I’m really happy with this box – I’ll use everything included. I think my favorite items are the non-makeup ones though – I really like the necklace, the sunglasses and the Baggu!

What do you think of the Limited Edition Under the Sun box?

Written by Liz Cadman

Liz Cadman

Liz is the founder of My Subscription Addiction. She’s been hooked on subscription boxes since 2011 thanks to Birchbox, and she now subscribes to over 100 boxes. Her favorites include POPSUGAR Must Have, FabFitFun, and any box that features natural beauty products!

All views in this review are the opinion of the author. My Subscription Addiction will never accept payment in exchange for a review, but will accept a box at no cost to provide honest opinions on the box. This post may contain affiliate/referral links. If you buy something, MSA may earn an affiliate commission. Read the complete My Subscription Addiction disclosure.


  1. I emailed Birchbox about the tape and they gave me 50 points. It was a bummer because I liked the box a lot. Oh well.

  2. Just received mine. Love it except the bronzer and blush sticks were stuck in the tops of the packaging. Not cool. 🙁 I emailed Birchbox so I hope they can send me new ones. I’m afraid to open them again and it completely dropping out on the floor.
    Love that I got the striped navy bag. I’m all about stripes!

    • My box was not taped. It was inside a bigger pink packing box inside a bigger white box. Not sure if that is because I had another item I ordered with it?

      • Just following up that BB responded that day and are sending out new Cynthia Rowley Bronzer/Blush Sticks. Yay! Best customer service!

  3. I just got my box and it did not have tape on it ! I got the combination I wanted, the elephant bag and light eye shadow. I already gobbled up the gummies, after wards I realized how much sugar they have ! Gulp. I really enjoyed this box

  4. Hi Liz,

    What did you think about your mystery samples? I especially curious about the item in the red bottle with the spray top. Any information you can provide would be great!


    • It’s Beauty Protector detangler. It smells AMAZING and is like a spray on leave in conditioner. Just got a full size for free with my Birchbox points!

    • I got one of these before. My daughter prefers the much cheaper Mane N Tail Detangler, but the sample size was useful to take with us while traveling. I had to use it once when the hotel didn’t give us enough conditioner and it worked quite well.

  5. Does anyone know if those sunglasses are polarized?

    • They are not polarized 🙁

  6. I got the same box as you, which I’m so glad about because I really wanted the elephant Baggu! It is so cute!

  7. I got the same box as Liz’s – and mine was taped too (bummer). Despite the box being messed up, I really like the contents – such a fun collection!

  8. Don’t know where this goes, but June Sample Choice emails are starting to go out. And there’s some kind of wedding box available for new subscribers? Not exactly sure of all the details.

    • Early sample choice went out today. The wedding birchbox is by Style Me Pretty (search smp birchbox) and is only for new subscriptions. Bummer. It looks like a great box but I just signed up for a second account with the $1 promo code so no way I’m going to try to manage 3 birchbox accounts.

  9. I love this box so much but I got the Striped bag and chocolate eye shadow and really wanted both of the other variations, so that was a minus. My box didn’t come taped, though, it’s in great shape, so that’s a plus!

    • I have the elephant bag. Would you want to swap the elephant bag for the striped one?

  10. I LOVED this box. The only thing that I wasn’t crazy about was the nail polish (I prefer dark and bold colors), but I know of plenty of people that I can gift it to. Everything was of good quality and the value was great. I got the navy striped tote, and I love it. My box wasn’t taped, and I’m so sorry yours was! I absolutely love up cycling pretty birchboxes and I have a ton of ideas for this one.

  11. Mine has been crisscrossing across my state for days. Can’t wait to get it, hopefully without the tape.

  12. I received the exact box as Liz with tape too. It’s a heavy duty ribbed packing type of tape, so cutting it and leaving it in place looks about as ugly as having a tear in the box print! Overall this is a great box!

    By the way, I’m not a bronzer type of gal, but I looked at the BB description of the Cynthia Rowley duo and they show a nice descriptive photo of layering the blush and bronzer together and blending it. I tried it and it was a really nice final effect, so both blush and bronzer are keepers for me.

    The cameo baked shadow is a perfect neutral base shadow. For anyone who received the Pop peach parfait shadow trio in April, the darker peach shade blends perfectly with it.

    The necklace is cute, but not for me. Unfortunately I’m still on the wait list for the MSA swap site :(, so I’ll probably be gifting it.

    • My box was taped as well. It cometely ruined the box. The box seemed flimsy to me. I wonder if that is why they taped them.

    • If your interested in swapping or selling the neckless! I’m on swap site but of U can get on, Email me! Let me know what type of things you’d want to swap or how much if sale. 🙂 I have pics of all swap I have, Tons! [email protected]

      • Hi Maya! I just sent you an email!

  13. This box looks great! Your review makes it seem so much better than i thought it was. I wish that I could get the 70 points that BB is offering with purchase and the 25% off but unless they have changed, they won’t let me use two codes.
    BTW, next time that you get a box that is taped up, use scissors or a knife to cut the tape instead of ruining the box. It won’t be perfect, but it won’t be torn.

  14. Your review just sold me on this! With the discounts and my points, it will only cost me $4. 🙂 I was saving my points for a full-size Harvey Prince Hello perfume, but found Alfred Sung’s Sung perfume on a TJ Maxx clearance end-cap for $10 this weekend! Over 8 hours later, I can still smell it on me after one spritz. I haven’t used it since my aunt bought it for me for a birthday gift 10+ years ago, so it was a pleasant surprise… and I was immediately thinking about this box when I saw it. Thank you for making my choice for me! I’m just waiting for the sample pack to come back in stock to purchase. 🙂

    • Glad to hear the review was helpful! And what a great TJ Maxx find! 🙂

  15. Great box and I LOVE LOVE that neckless!!! If anyone plans to swap or sell theirs let me know! So cute! I die for it!

    • I am swapping my necklace. It is on the swap page 🙂

      • what swap page?!? i missed out on the box entirely,. would love to look at the necklace, i have a few pieces of things around here, still new in boxes, i’d like to swap for something i’d wear!!!

  16. Semi-unrelated but I just went shopping on and they are out of stock on the Mystery Sampler Pack. what the heck man not cool 🙁 The reason this upsets me the most is because their -‘GWP’ items always require coupon codes- which I think is crap. Considering they had the sampler pack I forgave it- but now its out of stock- hope its very temporary!!

    • They usually come back in stock in about 1 or 2 days!

      • Awesome thank you!!!

  17. My favorite things in the box are the bronzer, the eye shadow, and the sunglasses. My least favorite thing is a tie between the nail polish (just not a good color for my skin tone) and the necklace (it looks cheap to me). Am generally happy with this box over all.

  18. Use the tips of scissors or an exacto knife to cut the tape (where the gap is between the box and lid).

    The tape will still be on the box but the print won’t be ripped and the box still looks nice.

  19. My box is due tomorrow. I am most upset about the possibility of the box being taped/getting ruined- I know its about the products inside but like Liz I was really looking forward to repurposing it. What a bummer on the eyeshadow being so low in pigment- I really like Laura Mercier. I too am mostly excited about the non-beauty items in this box

    • The box IS cute. But quite flimsy. Mine did not come taped.

  20. I got the exact same box as Liz and mine was taped too. I actually laughed that she ripped hers because I did the exact same thing!

    Great box though, I am happy with all of my items! Especially the sunglasses- they are already in my beachbag!!

  21. I got the same variations as Liz and am really happy with this box! The only thing I don’t love is the blush bronzer combo, I’m just not a bronzer person. I tried it anyway and it just looked weird on me.

    I had the same issue with the taped box, which was super annoying. Such a pretty box to ruin with tape. And I got a bummer mystery sample pack – a half full Hello shampoo and a foil packet of body scrub (one time use). But I’m happy with the box itself. Love the gummies and I’m wearing the sunglasses right now! Much “cooler” than anything I would have picked out on my own. 🙂

  22. I entered BEAUTYMAVEN in promo code and it came back not available….has anyone else tried it? Thanks.

    • I couldn’t get it to work either. The 20% off ones seem to be working though.

    • It didn’t work for me either, although the email they sent me said it was valid until May 29th. I used Mobile20 instead, for 20% off.

  23. Can’t wait for mine!

  24. This review made me buy this box! The BEAUTYMAVEN code didn’t work but I got the TAKEOFF20 code to work. I’m so excited for my box to come!

  25. Hi Liz thanks for another great review! I ordered my box on Saturday and can’t wait for it to arrive!
    I tried to use code “BEAUTYMAVEN” when I ordered but it said code was invalid.
    I used “COMEBACK20” and it worked fine 🙂

  26. I just ordered my set and thanks for showing the mystery sample pack too. I order a lot from Birchbox and have so far these past recent months have received all different samples. I received the hand cream you shown also.

    I saw pics posted on there Facebook and I’m hoping for the striped bag and chocolate eye shadow others posted. I think the curation is nice and although a lotion tanner isn’t for everyone I wish that one was included. Lol!

    I thought the sunscreen was full size; wishful thinking. I only have one Purlisse but I think my foundation may have sunscreen. I’m not even sure.

    I love Cynthia Rowley and the necklace looks nice. I needed sunglasses as I only have one pair now. These are nothing like the one I have and so I’m excited. I can always use a new bag too.

    I probably wouldn’t ask for anything different in this box besides maybe the nail polish. I have a ton of nail polish; especially pale pink. It would have been nice to see an SPF lip balm and/or summer spray and/or beach spray.

    I also think it is fun that they added a snack. Liz do you know the calories and if there happens to be fat? I know a lot of gummies do not have fat but I’m on a diet/ lifestyle change.

    All in all I think they are nailing there LE boxes lately and when I saw this I knew I had to grab it because it is different then anything I have and for summer too. 🙂

    Plus I love keeping there cute boxes! Lol

  27. When did you order your box? I ordered mine on the 19th, it still says processing…ayayay. Can’t wait to get the necklace, I love it!!!

  28. My box wasn’t taped either. I wanted the elephant bag but I got the striped one. I got the same color of eye shadow as you, and I love it. It’s my new favorite. Perfect as a base color. I like the glasses more than I thought I would too. This was a good purchase, especially with the 25% off.

  29. I got that same box, and love it. Mine wasn’t taped, though, and I reuse all the prettier boxes (like this one) for various storage purposes. I especially love the necklace, and since I’ve recently started wearing contacts again, the sunglasses are great!

  30. Mine wasn’t taped either when I received it and all I got with it was the mystery sample pack like you! I keep all of these boxes to reuse (and this one is gorgeous) so I can definitely feel your pain with the taped box! We are box twins though! I love the elephant bag so much more than I thought I would but I’m still looking to pick up the other one too!

  31. That looks better in your review than it did on the site. Except for the gummies. (I actually wrote to them and asked them not to include gelatin in future LE boxes — Home Sweet Homespun had it too.) Well, I don’t have any points saved up right now, anyway. Maybe if it is discounted at some point in the future I can justify getting it and just giving away or trading the items I can’t use.

    • Vegetarian of 12 years here and I can’t wait to give away these gummies to someone worthy! The ingredients really look good for anyone that can eat beef and they are just gosh darn adorable! I think they are a great addition to the box! Very summer looking and fun!

  32. I got the same exact box as you Liz. I love that all the makeup products are pretty neutral colors for a nice natural summer look. Only thing I’m bummed about it that my gummy bag was open, so I couldn’t eat them. They smelled amazing but I will try seeing if maybe customer service will send me another gummy pack! Overall, good price for good items

  33. Oh no about your box! I opened mine Saturday and don’t remember mine being taped. I had a couple other things in my order though, so maybe they packaged ours differently.

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