Birchbox Limited Edition: Luxe List Box Review + Coupon
The holiday Birchbox Limited Edition season has begun! The first box Birchbox launched is this Birchbox Limited Edition: Luxe List Box:
(Normally I don’t include the outer box packaging in these reviews – but I love that blue box print!)
And the limited edition box itself is just stunning. Look at that rose gold detail:
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Cost: $65
And don’t forget your free mystery sample pack on orders of $35 or more!
111 Skin Space Defence Bright Eye Lift Gel NAC Y2
Candlefish Travel Candle
Cynthia Rowley Beauty Makeup Bag
Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Gilded Gold
Ilia Tinted Lip Conditioner in Bang Bang
Oribe Supershine Moisturizing Cream
Smith & Cult Nailed Lacquer in Dark Like Me
R+Co DEATH VALLEY Dry Shampoo – Travel Size
Rituals Ginkgo’s Secret Hand Balm
Tata Harper Repairative Moisturizer
Umbra Magnolia Jewelry Dish
Each box comes with a card detailing each of the items included.
Oribe Supershine Moisturizing Cream – Travel Size (1.7 oz) – Value $19
(Good to know for swaps – inner foil seal)
No surprise here – this Oribe hair product smells amazing! It’s a lightweight cream that adds a little softness and tames frizz.
Rituals Ginkgo’s Secret Hand Balm – FULL SIZE! Value $17
I just received this hand balm in the October Allure Beauty Box, but no complaints here – I’m happy to have another one. It’s a thick cream, but it absorbs quickly and leaves your skin moisturized but not greasy. I like the scent too!
Candlefish Travel Candle in #82 – Value $8
(The specific scent isn’t listed on the card, so it may vary).
This scent is described as a mix of lavender, thyme, and vetiver. I think I would have preferred the Woods scent (a mix of eucalyptus, fir balsam, and woodland pine). This scent isn’t my favorite – even though I love lavender!
R+Co DEATH VALLEY Dry Shampoo – Travel Size (75 ml) – Value $17
R+Co has the prettiest packaging! Who knew a dry shampoo could be gorgeous? I will likely never run out of dry shampoo thanks to subscription boxes, so while I’m never overly thrilled to see it in a box, I like this one. The scent is great, and it is completely clear too.
Umbra Magnolia Jewelry Dish – Value $10
This is cute! I like that it could also just be a decorative object and not necessarily a jewelry catch-all.
Laura Mercier Caviar Stick Eye Colour in Gilded Gold – FULL SIZE! Value $28
This is such a beautiful shimmery gold. It’s super festive – perfect for a holiday box! Also – I just love how eye shadow sticks are so easy to use. (Swatched in later photo).
111 Skin Space Defence Bright Eye Lift Gel NAC Y2 – 5 ml Value $63
Wow – this stuff is $380 an ounce! (This sample is one-third the size of the full-size version). Here is a little summary from Birchbox that helps explain the price:
This soothing eye gel uses a patented NAC Y² formula developed by a plastic surgeon and space scientist to stimulate the body’s glutathione—an antioxidant that strengthens the outer layer of the skin, protects vitality of epidermal cells, and stimulates cell regeneration.
I just tried the smallest amount (I have to make this sample last!) and I found it to be gentle and hydrating. I’m not sure I could ever justify paying $190 for an eye cream, but I also really hope I like it!
Tata Harper Repairative Moisturizer – 10 ml Value $20
I LOVE Tata Harper! It’s a great natural (and pricey) beauty brand, so I love getting their samples in subscription boxes. This moisturizer has a lovely natural scent (if you like other Tata Harper product scents, I’m sure you’ll like this one), and the formula is very lightweight and quick to absorb.
Smith & Cult Nailed Lacquer in Dark Like Me – FULL SIZE! Value $18
My Smith & Cult nail polish collection expands! (I’m a little obsessed with how gorgeous these nail polish bottles are. They are currently on display on my dresser!) The formula is lovely too – and I love this dark purple shade for fall/winter.
Ilia Tinted Lip Conditioner in Bang Bang – FULL SIZE! Value $28
I think this is the perfect bold red lip product for someone who is a little afraid of a bold red lip (like me, for example). It gives a sheer wash of color, so you can ease into how much red you want. The swatch below is actually from 3 swipes – so you can really control the pigment.
UPDATE: This Cynthia Rowley Makeup Bag ($20 Value) was missing from my box (and it sounds like I’m not the only one):
If your box is missing one, make sure to contact Birchbox customer care!
And as I always say, don’t forget your free mystery sample pack on orders of $35 or more! Here are the two samples I received:
(One slightly weird thing to mention – my invoice and samples were inside the limited edition box, not just in the main box like usual. In case you bought this as a gift – just a reminder to check inside the box for your invoice!)
Verdict: This box has a value of about $228. I think that’s great for a $65 box (And really great for a $52 box if you use one of the 20% off coupons). With the exception of the candle, all the brands and products are wins for me – so I’m very happy with this purchase. I may buy a few as gifts as well!
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