Birchbox Limited Edition Strong Start Box Review + Coupon!
The Birchbox Limited Edition: Strong Start Box is available now is the latest limited edition box from Birchbox, and a great fitness motivator for 2016!
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Cost: $45
COUPON: Use code FIRST15 to save 15% off your first Birchbox purchase and get free shipping on $50+ orders! (Not valid for subscriptions).
And don’t forget your free mystery sample pack on orders of $35 or more!
- Bombas Ankle Socks (Size Medium In Blue or Pink)
- Core Custom Fit Earbuds (Made for different ear sizes)
- bKr Bottle (Standard Size in Lavender or Mint)
- SuperGoop Defense Refresh Setting Mist
- Whish Shave Crave Shaving Cream
- Acure Unscented Argan Oil Cleansing Towelettes
- ARROW Boost Color Enhancing Lip Balm
- Klorane Dry Shampoo
- Eyeko Sport Waterproof Eyeliner
This box comes with a card detailing all the items included.
bKr Bottle – Value $35
(This bottle comes in Lavender or Mint)
I did not realize how much I would love this bottle until I had it in front of me! It is definitely the prettiest water bottle I’ve ever seen. The purple part is food-grade silicone, and the rest is glass. Everything is BPA and phthalate free, plus it is top-rack dishwasher safe!
The other thing I love (and this might just be me), is that the part where you drink from is completely covered by the cap. Some other bottle designs don’t always do this, and it seems a little unsanitary to me!
I love the Acure brand, and I’ve used these towelettes before and they are great. (Plus I love that Acure is an expensive natural line!)
Eyeko Sport Waterproof Eyeliner – Value $20
I’ve tried the Eyeko Sport Mascara before and the “Sport” part means “almost impossible to remove.” In a good way if you want to sweat and go all day without any smudges, etc! This eyeliner is still swatched on my wrist as I write this review and will stay there until I find some industrial strength eye makeup remover! 😉 (Swatched below)
The formula goes on very smoothly and the pigment is great – just don’t mess up application, because it dries quickly too.
SuperGoop Defense Refresh Setting Mist – 1 oz Value $8.20
This was in the July 2015 POPSUGAR Must Have box, and I really like it! One very important tip for using the product – make sure to shake it a lot before every spray. It gives a matte finish, sets makeup, and has SPF 50 – definitely a good multiuse product for a gym bag!
ARROW Boost Color Enhancing Lip Balm – Value $14
ARROW is Birchbox’s latest in-house brand, and I’ve wanted to try it ever since it was announced. (The entire line is vegan, paraben-free, cruelty-free, and gluten-free). I am super impressed with this lip balm! It gives a very glossy finish and the color enhancing part worked really well with my skin tone. The overall look was some color, but natural looking. Here is the lip balm up close:
The formula is designed to adjust to your pH for the perfect color. Here it is swatched working with the pH of my wrist:
Klorane Dry Shampoo – 50 ml (Travel Size) Value $9
I have received Klorane Dry Shampoo a lot in subscription boxes over the years, so while I’m no longer excited to see it in a box, it is a great product and will be used eventually! (It is a great item for a gym bag, though, so I can’t hate on the curation too much).
Whish Shave Crave Shaving Cream in Pomegranate – 50 ml – Value 6.70
Another good staple! This shave cream smells really good, and is paraben free!
Core Custom Fit Earbuds – Value $20
If you get a lot of subscription boxes, you may be in earbud overload at the moment like me! These are a little different than most though – they come with various earbud sizes so you can get a perfect fit for you ears. (Pictured below, opened).
Bombas Ankle Socks – Value $11
These will come in either pink or blue. I am a fan of Bombas socks thanks to subscription boxes. They are well constructed, have arch support, and for every pair purchased, Bombas donates a pair!
And here are the two deals I took advantage of with this purchase:
Verdict: This box has a value of about $131 (Not counting my extra bonuses). I think that is awesome for a $45 box! (And the box itself is gorgeous – definitely a keeper for storage!) My favorite discoveries are the bKr bottle and the ARROW Lip Balm, but I’ll use everything!
What do you think of the Birchbox Limited Edition: Strong Start Box? Did you buy one? (This box is still available for purchase).