Birchbox Limited Edition: Sweet Beauty Treats Box Review
The Birchbox Limited Edition: Sweet Treats Beauty 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: $46 ($170 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!
- Laura Geller New York Iconic New York Collection Downtown Cool Eye Shadows – Travel-Size
This trio of richly pigmented shadows is literal eye candy.
- Wander Beauty Unlashed Volume and Curl Mascara – Full-Size
Lengthen, curl, and add volume with this does-it-all mascara.
- Pink Sugar Eau de Toilette Rollerball – Travel-Size
This perfume smells sweet as sugar with notes of cotton candy, raspberry, and vanilla.
- Lipstick Queen Medieval Tinted Lipstick Treatment – Full-Size
Glide this hydrating berry shade across your lips for a lollipop-stained look.
- Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Matte Bronzing Powder Mini – Travel-Size
Add subtle warmth and definition with this milk chocolate-colored bronzer.
- AERIN Rose Hand & Body Cream – Travel-Size
Pamper skin with this luxe floral-infused cream.
- sugarfina Sugar Lips® – 1 Cube
Enjoy sugar-coated sweet and sour gummies (in fun flavors).
- sugarfina Royal Roses – 1 Cube
Pop one (or more) of these rose-shaped candies for a delectable bite.
- The Bouqs Co. $40 Gift Card – 1 Gift Card
Treat yourself (or someone else) to fresh flowers
Each box comes with a sheet of paper detailing all the items included:
Now, on to the items!
Lipstick Queen Medieval Tinted Lipstick Treatment – FULL SIZE! Retail Value $24
This hydrating “lipstick” is almost more like a balm/lip stain. And I am OBSESSED with it! It provides a gorgeous sheer red berry color, it’s moisturizing, and it gives your lips a beautiful sheen. (Not super shiny like a gloss.)
(Swatched in lower photo.)
Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Matte Bronzing Powder Mini – Retail Value $15
Benefit’s packaging of their pressed powders is so cute! This mini bronzer comes with a tiny matching brush!
(The brush is handy for travel, but for general use, I’m using one of my normal size brushes.)
The formula is great – it’s a warm bronze that works well with my skin tone, it blends evenly, and the pigment is great, too. And most importantly for me – it’s matte. No shimmer!
(Swatched in lower photo.)
Laura Geller New York Iconic New York Collection Eye Shadows – Value $10.50
This mini palette gives you 3 pans from the 12-pan full Downtown Cool palette.
The Cream shade on the left is a matte, and the two shades on the right (Gilded Bronze and Goddess) are beautiful shimmers.
Here are the shades swatched beneath the Lipstick Queen and the Benefit bronzer:
The shadows blend well and had practically no fallout, too!
Wander Beauty Unlashed Volume and Curl Mascara – FULL SIZE! Retail Value $24
This mascara delivers on the length, volume, and curl promises! My only negative is that the formula takes a while to dry, and the lash definition wasn’t great. (Some minor clumping issues.)
I’d recommend making sure there isn’t too much formula on the mascara brush before applying to help with the clumping issue.
Aerin Rose Hand & Body Cream – 1 oz Value $9.52
This is a medium-weight cream that absorbs fairly quickly and moisturizes well. I was worried when I saw the rose scent (rose isn’t my favorite), but I actually really like the fragrance. It’s light, maybe more of a floral/rose than a straight rose, and it fades pretty quickly, too.
Sugarfina Sugar Lips – Retail Value $7.50
I love Sugarfina gummies and I’m always happy to see them in a box!
These sweet + sour gummy lips will be gifted, though, since they are made with Red dye 40. (I’m allergic.)
Fortunately for me, the other gummy selection is naturally colored:
Sugarfina Royal Roses – Retail Value $7.50
These gummies are made with all-natural flavors of strawberry, raspberry, cherry, and black currant.
And I’m happy to report they were delicious! (The box is completely empty now, so maybe it’s a good thing I couldn’t eat both…)
Pink Sugar Rollerball – Retail Value $20
I think this is one of the first perfumes I tried when I was a teenager getting into beauty products, and the scent is so nostalgic for me! It’s a sugary sweet vanilla – think cupcakes and cotton candy!
The Bouqs $40 Coupon
FYI – Birchbox lists this as a $40 gift card on the description of this box on their site, but it is a unique coupon code that only applies to a select curation of flowers at bouqs.com/birchbox. (Prices start at $60. Shipping is free.)
It’s still a great discount (you can get a bouquet of flowers delivered to someone on Valentine’s Day for only $20), but when I first saw this description of the box, I thought I’d be getting a $40 gift card that could work on any bouquet. It’s a little disappointing!
(Check out our reviews of The Bouqs to learn more about their floral subscriptions.)
Verdict: This box has a value of about $118.02! I think that’s good for the $46 cost, and even better if you use coupon code TAKE15 or 10FOR2018 to get it at a discount. With the exception of the mascara, everything in this box is a hit for me. (And if Birchbox always included Sugarfina gummies in every Limited Edition box moving forward, that’s totally fine by me!)
To Wrap Up:
Can you still get this box today? Yep. This one-time purchase box is still available as of 1/31!
Value Breakdown: At $46 for this box, here’s what you are paying approximately per item:
- Lipstick Queen: $9.35
- Benefit: $5.85
- Laura Geller: $4.09
- Wander Beauty: $9.35
- Aerin: $3.71
- Sugarfina (2): $5.85
- Pink Sugar: $7.80
What do you think of the Birchbox Limited Edition: Sweet Beauty Treats Box?