Birchbox The Limited Edition Holidays at Home Box Review + Coupon
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About This Birchbox Limited Edition Holidays at Home Kit
The Cost: $48 ($181 Value)
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- Korres Wild Rose Night-Brightening Sleeping Facial – Full Size
- TOCCA Crema da Mano Hand Cream – Full Size
- Number 4 Fluoro5 Elixer Oil – Full Size
- Georgette Klinger Lavender Facial Mist – Travel Size
- Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt – Travel Size
- Wander Beauty Mile High Club™ Volume and Length Mascara – Full-Size
- Kosas 10-Second Eyeshadow in Supreme – Full-Size
- MAC Lustre Lipstick – Ladybug – Full-Size
Birchbox’s Limited Edition Holidays at Home Box Review
Here is the info sheet for the box.
Korres Wild Rose Night-Brightening Sleeping Facial, 1.35 oz – Retail Value $48
I’ve gone through a jar of this before – if I remember correctly it came in a FabFitFun Box long ago. This sleeping mask has a thick texture that melts into the skin as you apply it, and it’s a nice finishing touch to an evening skincare routine. While I sleep, the ingredients, which include wild rose oil, vitamin c, rosehip oil, and hyaluronic acid get to work to make skin brighter and more hydrated by the time you wake up. This isn’t a holy grail product for me, but I do enjoy it and think it’ll work for most skin types.
TOCCA Crema da Mano Hand Cream in Stella, 1.5 oz – Retail Value $10
Tocca makes such lovely hand creams, and I honestly can never have enough (like a matching sock in a pair, I can never seem to find one when I need it). Stella’s main scent note is blood orange, and this hand cream is formulated with coconut oil, shea butter, and avocado oil to nourish hands without being too heavy.
Number 4 Fluoro5 Elixer Oil, 2 oz – Retail Value $26
I’ve only tried this brand through Birchbox, but the products usually perform well. This elixir oil has a thin texture with a nice slip that distributed throughout my hair without being heavy, and though the instructions say to apply it to damp strands for shiny and smooth hair, it also works on dry hair to help tame frizz. The scent is light but enjoyable, and I really liked how it smoothed the ends of my hair.
Georgette Klinger Lavender Facial Mist, 1.7 oz – Estimated Value $3.65 (buy the 4.2 oz version for $9)
I like reaching for lavender mists before and after yoga – the lavender sets the mood and the mist feels great on sweaty skin after I’m done. I like the ingredients in this mist, too: along with lavender extract, there’s ginseng, aloe, glycerin, and witch hazel.
Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt, 75 ml – Retail Value $19
I am absolutely in love with this hair scrub – it is truly fantastic. It can take some work to get the thick, gritty scrub into my scalp due to the number of curls I have, but the large salt kernels feel amazing when I massage them into my scalp. Once I rinse it away, my hair feels lighter and my scalp is less dry and itchy. I definitely need to follow up with a hydrating conditioner after using this (as I do with most shampoos), though. And, side note, this is one shampoo brand that I’ve found to work well for my hair while also being very popular for those with different hair types.
Wander Beauty Mile High Club™ Volume and Length Mascara, 0.35 oz – Retail Value $26
I enjoy the Wander Beauty brand aesthetic (those gold eye patches!), but their mascaras aren’t my favorite. While this does add a bit of length, it doesn’t do any curling so any volume that might be added isn’t noticable.
Kosas 10-Second Eyeshadow in Supreme, .20 oz – Retail Value $28
These liquid eyeshadows are tricky to use, but the color payout can definitely be worth it. The texture of this is very thin, so make sure you shake well to disperse the pigment and sparkle. While it has a doe-foot applicator, I get the best results when I apply the eyeshadow with my finger and pat it onto my eyelid. Supreme is a super pretty gold with a light shimmer, and this does truly make my blue eyes pop.
MAC Lustre Lipstick in Ladybug, 0.1 oz – Retail Value $19
I liked the color of this lipstick but I wasn’t a fan of the texture, it felt a bit waxy and like I was one sip of tea away from losing my lip color completely. Ladybug is described by MAC as a “yellow tomato” shade, and I do feel it’s versatile enough to work for a variety of skin tones in a way that not all red lipsticks do.
Here I am wearing the eyeshadow, mascara, and lipstick. How do I look?
Verdict: At first, when I saw this kit I was perplexed about the inclusion of makeup for a “holidays at home” vibe, but now that I’ve used all of the products the curation makes more sense to me. I think the items would be great for a quick makeup look before hopping on a zoom happy hour! The haircare items were my favorite in the box, and overall I think this box is a winner. I like that all of the brands are well-known, too, sometimes when boxes include obscure, unknown brands the value feels different compared to if a lot of well-known brands are featured. Is that just me? What are your thoughts? Value-wise, everything in this box adds up to $179.65, which is right about even with the promised value of $181 and great for the $48 box cost.
To Wrap Up:
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Value Breakdown: This $48 box breaks down to cost roughly $6 per item. Alternatively, here is the per-item cost based on the value of each item.
- Korres: $12.80
- Tocca: $2.66
- Number 4: $6.93
- Georgette Klinger: $0.97
- Christopher Robin: $5.07
- Wander Beauty: $6.93
- Kosas: $7.46
- MAC: $5.07
Will you be ordering Birchbox’s Limited Edition Holidays at Home Box?