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Birchbox The Limited Edition Spa Day Box Review + Coupon

Jessica Hapak
ByJessica HapakDec 22, 2020 | 27 comments

Birchbox
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659 Ratings | 190 Reviews

The Limited Edition Spa Day Box from Birchbox features 9 items that can help you unwind and have a spa day at home. The box costs $52 and has a value of $223!!

FYI – this LE box is still available for purchase!

My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

About this Kit

The Box: Birchbox Limited Edition: Spa Day

The Cost: $52 ($223 Value)

Check our Birchbox Coupon List to get the most up-to-date coupon!

The Products:

  • Avène Thermal Spring Water – Full-size
  • Wander Beauty Staycation Hydrating Mask – Full-size
  • Sunday Riley C.E.O. C + E Micro-Dissolve Cleansing Oil – 1 oz
  • Patchology Restoring Night Eye Gels – 5 Pack
  • Grown Alchemist Hydra-Repair Day Cream – Full-size
  • Davines The Spotlight Circle Hair Mask – Full-size
  • Tenoverten The Rose Oil – Full-size
  • Maude soak no. 1 nourishing mineral bath salts OR Maude bath hydrating coconut milk bath
  • R + Co. Apple Cider Vinegar Cleansing Rinse – Full-size

Birchbox’s Limited Edition Spa Day Box Review

Here is the info sheet for the box.

Avène Thermal Spring Water, 5 oz – Retail Value $14

I love Avene and I love this spring water – I’m on my second or third bottle. The aerosol mist makes for an incredibly refreshing application, and I use it in the morning after I cleanse and exfoliate but before I apply my essences and serums. It adds a great boost of moisture to my skin while also being soothing if my skin is ever irritated or red. 

 

Wander Beauty Staycation Hydrating Mask, 2 oz – Retail Value $38

This mask is made with ceramides, peptides, butterfly pea flower extract, and cranberry seed oil, just to name a few of the ingredients. You can apply it as a wash-off mask, use a thin layer as a moisturizer, or use a thicker layer as an overnight sleeping mask. I’ve been using it as a wash-off in-shower mask to protect my skin from drying out during my hot and steamy showers, and it leaves my skin feeling soft and happy (and not tomato red, the way my skin will sometimes looks when I step out of a hot shower). 

Sunday Riley C.E.O. C + E Micro-Dissolve Cleansing Oil, 1 oz – Estimated Value $11.17 (based on this link that sold the 3.4 oz version for $38 before it sold out)

I enjoy double cleansing when I’m wearing heavy sunscreen or makeup, and cleansing oils are great for breaking down product without drying out my skin. It actually looks like this product has been discontinued, which is a bummer because I enjoyed how it performed. It didn’t give me raccoon eyes when I removed eye-makeup, and it didn’t irritate my skin. I can’t really ask for much more than that from a cleansing oil!

 

Patchology Restoring Night Eye Gels, 5 ct – Retail Value $20

I am a big, big Patchology fan, so getting a box of five of these restoring eye gels is a treat. I use them in a variety of ways – if I had a stressful day or wore my contacts all day, ill use these to help relax the tension in my face. If I didn’t sleep well, I’ll put these on to try and remedy my dark circles or puffy eyes. And, when I’ve had really inflamed pimples, I’ve used these to spot treat and soothe the skin thanks to the cooling effect the hydrogel material has. These are lovely, and I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that for the holidays they’re featuring these same eye gels with glitter in the hydrogel for a truly festive and fun experience (I bought two boxes). 

Grown Alchemist Hydra-Repair Day Cream, 65 ml – Retail Value $49

This moisturizer has an ingredients list that gets me excited – instead of water as the first ingredient, it is aloe vera extract! This also has sweet almond oil, rosehip oil, chamomile, camellia, and a variety of citrus oils as well. With most aluminum tube packaging, how you initially open this will affect the user experience: squeezing from the very bottom of the tube rather than the middle will keep the product from automatically coming out when you open it. The cost of this moisturizer is essentially the same as the cost of the entire box, and this was an enjoyable day cream for me to use in the mornings under sunscreen. 

Davines The Spotlight Circle Hair Mask , 1.69 oz – Retail Value $10

This sulfate-free mask is made with moringa and jojoba seed oil to add moisture and shine to dry hair. I like Davines as a brand, but something about this hair mask is lacking for me. It leaves my hair moisturized, but not significantly. Considering this squeeze package only has enough product for a few uses, this isn’t a hair mask I would seek out to repurchase. 

 

Tenoverten The Rose Oil, 0.27 oz – Retail Value $26

This is a pricy cuticle oil, but for how much I neglect my cuticles I am all on board. Along with rose flower oil this also contains jojoba, argan, pomegranate, sweet almond, and hemp seed oils to heal and soothe rough, dry cuticles (or keep them hang-nail-free if you already take good care of your hands). The pen applicator means I can throw this in my purse and apply it with ease whenever I have a spare moment and notice my nails need some love. I like the light rose fragrance of this, and how it quickly absorbs into my skin. 

 

Maude soak no. 1 nourishing mineral bath salts, 8 oz – Retail Value $18

I loveeee baths, so any bath salts I can get from subscription boxes makes me very happy. Along with Dead Sea salts, this is formulated with a signature scent blend of amber, cedar leaf, clove, lemongrass, and dates. I enjoy the smell of these and adding them to my bath, but I would say I only get 3-4 baths out of one jar which is a bit of a bummer. 

 

R + Co. Apple Cider Vinegar Cleansing Rinse, 6 oz – Retail Value $32

Wow, this stuff is good. Sure, it makes my hair a little bit like salad dressing for the few minutes it’s in my hair, but it does an amazing job at getting any residue or product buildup off of my scalp. I don’t shampoo my curls too frequently, and when I used this as a shampoo replacement I noticed when my curls dried they were softer and shinier. 

Verdict: How much do I love this curated box from Birchbox? Over Black Friday I bought one set for my best friend and one set for my sister as Christmas gifts – as well as a second box for myself. It is jam-packed with great, high-quality items and a high value, and I think it truly has something for anyone who enjoys skincare or self-care. The amount of full-size items is amazing, too – only the Sunday Riley is a mini. Value-wise, everything in this box adds up to $218.17, which is just a few dollars shy of the promised value.

To Wrap Up:

Can you still get this box if you order today? Yes, as of publication, this limited edition box is still available for purchase!

Check our Birchbox Coupon List to get the most up-to-date coupon!

And don’t forget to add your free mystery sample pack!

Value Breakdown: This $52 box breaks down to cost roughly $5.78 per item. Alternatively, here is the per-item cost based on the value of each item.

  • Avene: $3.33
  • Wander Beauty: $9.06
  • Sunday Riley: $2.66
  • Patchology: $4.77
  • Grown Alchemist: $11.68
  • Davines: $2.38
  • Tenoverten: $6.20
  • Maude: $4.29
  • R + Co: $7.63

Check out all of our Birchbox reviews and our other favorite beauty box subscriptions!

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Jessica Hapak
Jessica Hapak
I am a staunch believer that pineapple doesn’t belong on pizza and when I’m not working as a family law attorney I enjoy hiking the Louisiana trails (alligator sightings are a favorite!) or relaxing with Duchess, my cat. I’m a sucker for anything labeled a mystery box and I’ve never met a bath bomb I didn’t like.

Jessica Hapak
Jessica Hapak
I am a staunch believer that pineapple doesn’t belong on pizza and when I’m not working as a family law attorney I enjoy hiking the Louisiana trails (alligator sightings are a favorite!) or relaxing with Duchess, my cat. I’m a sucker for anything labeled a mystery box and I’ve never met a bath bomb I didn’t like.
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27 comments

Snow

I think my favorite limited edition box was that women’s founded one. So many great full size products.

While I’m not a big fan of the monthly boxes, I do appreciate their limited edition boxes. A lot of good bang for a reasonable dollar is right up my alley ☺️

SKD

The Sunday Riley included is a discontinued product and they’ve said they don’t plan to re-release it again. The fact that it was included in this makes it a hard no for me. Makes me think this is just a way to get rid of old sample stock.

Charlotte

I mean, most beauty subs are full of sample stock or deadstock that have been provided to them for free or at a very low wholesale price from cosmetics companies. That’s literally how the whole sub box business works. Did you really think you were getting products that sub boxes had paid full retail for at a huge discount rate?

There’s nothing wrong with old sample stock as long as it isn’t expired, and even then as long as it doesn’t contain any unstable ingredients most skincare items are safe to use past the expiration date.

SKD

You don’t have to be so condescending to just say you disagree.

Victoria

One product being discontinued equates to all nine products being old stock?

SKD

It was discontinued over a year ago so yes, that product is old. It doesn’t give me much confidence that the other products are fresh samples either.

Erika

The Davines is actually holy grail for me, so I was thrilled to find it in the kit. Now to get the cuticle oil working… The box is super cute too!

Luna

I got that cuticle oil from a different box a while ago, and I tried using it but I could barely get any product out through the rollerball even while squeezing the tube. It became too much work for me trying to apply it, so I gave it to someone who has more patience than I do, lol.

Nat

I typically like these kits, but this one was a No for me. I don’t do bath or cuticle oil. I have some samples of acid wash already that I got from Sephora Play some time ago.

Prettypony

This box looks really great! Awesome review!

Jennifer

The Product list says the Sunday Riley is full size, but the description shows it’s only an ounce, that should probably be updated. 🙂

I don’t really need this right now (product overload, and some of these I already have,) so it’s a pass, but it does look like a good value. And that box is so cute, like a mini hat box!

Mallory @ MSA

Thanks for catching this, Jennifer! We’ve updated the post.

Snow

Glitter in skincare is a big no-no. I wish companies thought more of our Earth when they devise products and packaging.

Ashleigh

Yes, that bothered me too. And not to mention, glitter in the eye area is just a corneal abrasion waiting to happen

dia

While I agree it’s gimmicky and has no skincare value, the glitter in these eye masks are embedded in the gels and won’t scratch or harm your skin or eye. The surface is smooth.

Kelly

I bought a few of these back at Cyber Monday when they were on sale for $22, such a great deal! I’m giving as Christmas gifts.

Steph

Me too! I didn’t need it at all but the price was too good. Now that I have this box I absolutely love everything in it!

Jennifer

Missed that sale! I would definitely grab one if it was less than $25, as at some point “steal of a deal” outweighs “I really don’t need any more products right now!”

dia

I love this box so much I bought it three times.

The RCo apple cider rinse is a must have for me, and the price of that item is more than half the cost of the entire box, so it’s a no brainer. I didn’t think I would like the Wander mask, but it left my dry winter face so soft. It’s a lightweight gel with ceramides. The Avene spray is just mineral water, but it feels nice on a hot summer day. The eye gels come in handy when I am tired or retaining water. All in all, the box is a massive winner for me.

I bought it when it first came out, and I bought two more during their black friday sale when it was marked down to less than $30.

Myk

Why does the list say all the items are full size? Most of these look like they’re travel size.

Sarah S.

I have this box and can confirm it is all full-size except for the SR. And they are large full-sizes, if that makes sense. They look small in the photo because the box is so large! It’s a great size, about the size of a hatbox.

dia

They’re all full size with the exception of the Sunday Riley cleansing oil which is 1oz.

Gloria

I bought one of this boxes for me and 6 for the staff! It is a great kit that comes in a giftable box. Everyone loved it

However, I would like to mention the cuticle oil was not getting out of the tube (I even ran it through hot water and nothing) I had to snip the top and I when I use it is a messy application.

I used the bath salts and they were ok, but I
much prefer Dr. Teals epson salt. Overall good value and Im looking forward to use the rest of the items during our upcoming Holiday’s break.

dia

I had a hard time getting the cuticle oil started as well. I basically had to roll it up and down the length of my arm several times before the oil started coming out. Once it started, it worked fine.

Gloria

When I snip the top I noticed the oil became solid and clogged the access to the metal roller ball. Maybe I got a dud…. I might empty the tube in a cuticle oil “nail polish container” that I have home so the application is more manageable.

Rachel

I thought this box was great as well. I also use face masks in the shower to protect my skin. Have to keep that moisture in as many ways as possible! Merry Christmas, Jessica and MSA. 🎄

Natalya

Thank you for such thorough review!! I got this box and I love it!!!

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