Birchbox Limited Edition: Millennial Time Capsule Box Review
The Birchbox Limited Edition: Millennial Time Capsule Box is one of the latest Limited Edition boxes from Birchbox! (This is available to everyone – not just Birchbox subscribers.)
My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).
The Cost: $42 ($123 Value)
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 to add your free mystery sample pack!
- GLAMGLOW® BUBBLESHEET™ Oxygenating Deep Cleanse Mask – 1 Mask
Purify your pores with this oxygenating sheet mask that bubbles upon application.
- VERB Ghost Oil™ – Full-Size
This nourishing hair oil is so lightweight you won’t even know it’s there.
- Milk Makeup Liquid Strobe in Ultra Violet – Full-Size
Glide on this iridescent lavender liquid for an out-of-this-world highlighting effect.
- Touch In Sol Metallist Liquid Foil Lipstick Duo in Maria – Full-Size
Swipe on the metallic liquid lipstick from one end, then the glitter gloss from the other.
- Smith & Cult The Shining Lip Lacquer in Now Kith – Full-Size
Pucker up in this rosy nude shade that has glass-like shine.
- Emoji Heart Eyes Pop Socket – 1 Pop Socket
Stick this knob on the back of your phone to create a secure grip.
- Pink Selfie Light – 1 Selfie Light
Clip this mini ring light onto any smartphone to give your selfies a lit boost no matter where you are.
- Wireless Selfie Stick – 1 Selfie Stick
Always get your best angle thanks to this wireless and Bluetooth-compatible tool. It adjusts to fit any smartphone.
Each box comes with a sheet of paper detailing all the items included:
Now, on to the items!
VERB Ghost Oil – FULL SIZE! Retail Value $16
This hair oil is designed to be “weightless” and add softness and shine to your hair. You can apply it to dry or damp hair, too. I was pleasantly surprised by how faint the scent is – if you hate that most hair products are heavily scented, I think this would be a great product to try. And it truly didn’t weigh down my hair or make it greasy – and I thought I was overdoing it with the amount of oil I used!
GLAMGLOW Bubble Sheet – Retail Value $9
A GLAMGLOW sheet mask?! Yes, please!
This was super fun to use, but it does get pretty foamy/bubbly, so I recommend using it before a shower, so you can easily rinse it off. You leave it on for about 3 minutes, remove, then use the remaining bubbles to cleanse your face – it creates a really rich foam lather.
My skin felt super clean after using it, but also a bit dried out, so just a heads up that you’ll likely want to follow this with your favorite face oil or moisturizer.
Smith & Cult The Shining Lip Lacquer in Now Kith – FULL SIZE! Retail Value $22
This lip gloss provides a wash of color, a ton of shine, and not too much stickiness. I love this rosy pink shade, too.
(Swatched in lower photo.)
MILK Makeup Liquid Strobe in Ultra Violet – FULL SIZE! Retail Value $24
This liquid highlighter is easy to apply thanks to the clicky base and rollerball applicator. Then just blend out!
A word of warning, though, this is super shimmery! A little goes a long way!
(Swatched in lower photo.)
Touch In Sol Metallist Liquid Foil Lipstick Duo in Maria – FULL SIZE! Retail Value $25
I’ve sampled Touch in Sol once before thanks to Play! by Sephora, and I’m really liking this brand!
This is a double sided lippie – one side is a metallic liquid lipstick, and the other side is a matching metallic gloss:
The pigment with both of these formulas is great! And they have pretty good staying power – pretty impressive for metallics!
Here they are swatched beneath the lip gloss, and the highlighter:
Now, time for the phone accessories!
Pink Selfie Light – Estimated Retail Value $10
This selfie light comes with a charge cable.
The light has three different brightness settings. Switch it on and off with the button on the back:
And it easily clips on to your phone:
Time to take the perfect selfie!
Confession: I thought this was a gimmicky item… then I tried it. It made my photo look so much better! I went from skeptic to deciding I would never take a photo on my phone again without it in under a minute! Even if you aren’t going to get this box, I recommend buying yourself a selfie ring light!
Locust Series Bluetooth Smartphone Selfie Stick – Retail Value $10.99
This selfie stick comes with a USB charge cable and a wrist strap.
It’s easy to use, just turn it on, pair it with your smartphone, and you’re good to snap pics!
The selfie stick is extendable to 31.5 inches:
And lastly, because this is a Millennial box, we have to have one more phone item, right?
Pop Socket – Retail Value $10
If you aren’t familiar with Pop Socket, it’s a phone case accessory you add to the back of your phone to allow you to get a better grip of your phone, or to use as a stand. It also comes with a clip so you can easily use it as a car mount:
To use, just peel off the sticker backing and apply:
And you can pop and expand it when you need it:
And push it flat when you don’t:
Verdict: This box has a value of about $126.99. I think that’s good for the $42 cost, and even better if you use coupon code LOVE15 or TAKE15 or 10FOR2018 to get it at a discount. I am loving how unique and fun this box is. All the beauty products are great, and the phone accessories are equal parts silly and seriously useful!
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box today? Yep. This one-time purchase box is still available as of 1/26!
Coupon –Value Breakdown: At $42 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Ghost Oil: $5.29
- GLAMGLOW: $2.98
- Smith & Cult: $7.28
- MILK Makeup: $7.94
- Touch in Sol: $8.27
- Selfie Light: $3.31
- Selfie Stick: $3.63
- Pop Socket: $3.31
What do you think of the Birchbox Limited Edition: Millennial Time Capsule Box?