Birchbox Limited Edition: Beauty in Bloom

I had a bunch of Birchbox points I was saving up, so when a coupon code popped up and Birchbox’s Limited Edition Beauty in Bloom box was available, I decided to treat myself.

This box costs $64 and is described as follows:
Fresh-cut flowers are typically reserved for special occasions, but we’re firm believers that every day should feel special and important. Consider this box the beauty equivalent of a blooming bouquet. The thoughtful collection is filled with luxe treats and indulgences—like a refreshing rose mist, a cult-classic lavender hand cream, a prettily packaged perfume, and a chic vanity tray—to make even the most humdrum days feel a little bit fancier. The best part? These beauties are 100 percent wilt-proof.”

The packing on this one was lovely and perfectly suited for gift giving.
A beautiful box with floral detailing:
Box DetailBox
Open Box
Toner
Darphi Intral Toner
– Travel Size
(Full Size $54.00)
Description: “Ultragentle, complexion-soothing formula that leave skin calm, refreshed, and nourished.
Verdict: Hit!
I love soothing toners as a follow up to an oil cleanser.  The combo is perfect for getting my skin clean but still moisturized.  Because of the size I think I might reserve this one for travel.

Oil
Davines Oil – Absolute Beautifying Potion
– Sample Size
(Full Size: $42.00)
Description: This lightweight, antioxidant-rich serum tames frizz, boosts shine and prevents breakage.”
Verdict: Like
I really love the Davines brand so even though I’m practically swimming in hair oil, I’m still happy to try this out.  This is a sample size, but it’s still pretty generous.

Balancing Mist
Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist
– Sample Size
(Full Size: $35.00)
Description: Loaded with flower extracts, this rose-scented mist balances pH levels and refreshes skin.”
Verdict: Hit!
I’ve used Jurlique before and really liked it. I’ve also just started getting into using Rosewater as a toner.  I think this will be a nice refreshing spray to perk up skin during summer travel.

Laura GellarOpen BlushLaura Geller Baked Color True Blush Swatch
Laura Geller New York Baked Color True Blush – Full Size
(Retail: $28.00)
Description: ”Perfect for an instant complexion perk-up, this baked blush gives a natural glow.
Verdict: On the Fence
I believe the shade I received was “Maui” and it’s a bit more glittery than I prefer in my blushes.  I recently got a different blush from Laura Geller in my regular Birchbox and absolutely love it.  I’m going to put this one aside for a bit and see if I’ll use it more as we head into the summer.

Lolla
Lollia by Margot Elena Shea Butter Handcreme
– Travel Size
(4 oz Size: $25.00)
Description: “A cult classic, this lush, hydrating hand cream has note of lavender, Indian amber and Tahitian vanilla.”
Verdict:  Love
I love Margot Elena products, although the scents can be a bit hit or miss for me.  The packaging on this is gorgeous and the size will be perfect to keep in my work bag.  Lavender is a scent that works for me, so this one is definitely a win.

MallyEyeshadow TipBlender TipMally Shadow Liner Swatch
Mally Beauty Eye-Amplifying Shadow Liner in Deep Taupe
– Full Size
(Retail: $20.00)
Description: “This creamy, versatile eye pencil glides on smoothly, blends easily and lasts all day long.”
Verdict:  Love, Love, Love
This works amazingly well as an eyeshadow.  It’s a fabulous neutral shade that will look great with every skintone.  It gives that candlelit glow look to the lids and works well on its own or paired with other shades.  It swipes on easily and I like it so much that I’ll probably end grabbing it in the “stone” shade as well.

Nest Candle
NEST Fragrances Grapefruit Votive Candle
(Retail: $16.00)
Description: “This citrus-scented candle blends watery green nuances, lily of the valley and coriander blossom.”
Verdict:  Hit!
Nest makes amazing candles and citrus oriented fragrances are my absolute favorite.  This will be nice to light in the bathroom during a spa day.

Perfume
NEST Fragrances Indigo Eau de Parfum – Travel Size
(8mL: $25.00)
Description: “Infused with Moroccan tea and wild fig, this captivating scent easily transitions from work to play.”
Verdict:  Love!
Surprisingly, this was one of the products I was most excited about. I had caught a whiff of this at Sephora and really liked it. Perfumes that don’t give me headaches are like unicorns so this was a great find for me.  The scent isn’t too heavy, but has depth to it. It’s not super floral or overly fruity and leans on the sophisticated side.  I have no idea by what miracle I can wear this, but I’m happy to have a new scent to use.

Smith & CultSmith & Cult ApplicatorSmith & Cult Hi-Speed Sonnet Swatch
Smith & Cult The Shining Lip Lacquer in High Speed Sonnet – Full Size

(Retail: $22.00)
Description: “Get an extremely smooth finish (and a plumper look) with this moisturizing lip gloss.”
Verdict:  Love!
This was another product that really pushed me to grab this box.  I’m infatuated with Smith & Cult polishes and have been wanting to try one of their lip products for quite some time. The color is saturated, fun and perfect for summer.  Plus it has absolutely gorgeous packaging.

Mascara
stila HUGE™ extreme lash mascara – Travel Size (
Full Size: $23.00)
Description: “One coat of this jet-black mascara gives you a major boost of volume, curl, and length.”
Verdict:  Gift
I’ve tried this mascara before and it’s not my favorite so I’m going to use it as part of a gift.

Tray
Umbra Prisma Tray
(Retail: $15.00)
Description: “This modern, chic tray features a linen lining to help jewelry (and other odds and ends) stay organized.”
Verdict:  Like
This is a funky little tray, but I’m not quite sure what I’m going to do with it yet.  It seems suited to top a dresser or desk, but currently all those places are occupied. It may need to wait until I finally move somewhere with a bit more space.  It would make a perfect little dish to keep by the entryway and leave your keys in.

OVERALL
Birchbox Beauty in Bloom LE Box
Verdict:
Love!
I used my Birchbox points so I nabbed this for free, but I think it’s a great value for $64.  Except for the mascara, I really liked all the products included.  The curation was spot on for a Spring floral theme and had a nice balance of skincare, makeup, hair and home products.   I also thought it was great that with the mascara, blush, lip lacquer and eyeshadow stick, this one box could give you a full makeup look.  The packaging felt luxe and special, making this a really great gift option for the woman in your life who loves beauty products.

Have you ever tried been tempted by one of the Birchbox Limited Edition boxes?

SUBSCRIPTION THERAPY NEWS!
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THE BACKSTORY
Birchbox subscriptions cost $10 per month or $110 per year (Women’s Sub)
$20 per month or $195 per year (Men’s Sub)

Points System:
Whenever you buy something at Birchbox they give you Birchbox points. $1.00 = 1 Birchbox Point.
Each 100 Birchbox reward points can be redeemed for $10.00.
You can also earn points by reviewing the samples they send you (10 points per sample) and referring/subscribing friends.

Once upon a time, long, long ago, Lisa attended Syracuse University where she studied singing in a giant castle surrounded by ice and snow. After she earned her music degree, she headed to the island of Manhattan, down to the West Village, to a place called the New School. There, she earned another degree in the great art of writing stories for children. She currently works on that same island, in the dungeon of an old building, making up stories while she sorts through endless stacks of papers, just dreaming of working somewhere with windows. She is currently working on several novels and hopes to write her way to that aforementioned windowed place. Her first book, “The Ice Maiden’s Tale,” a fairy tale adventure was released on May 30, 2017 and is up for sale on Amazon. In the meantime, she keeps herself occupied by obsessing over subscription boxes and home renovations.

8 thoughts on “Birchbox Limited Edition: Beauty in Bloom

  1. That really was a worthwhile box. I’ve got the Davines oil but haven’t used it yet. I loved some Davines samples they sent a couple of months ago plus I used to buy the brand at Vidal Sassoon Salon so I chose the box with the Davines. I’ve never tried Jurlique but have always wanted to. And I love the taupe liner and red lippie you got. I’d say win! I’ve gotta figure out how many points I’ve got (I need to do some more reviewing) and see if I qualify for anything yet!

    • Every 100 points equals $10. If you review your birchbox every month they add up! And you get more points when you buy things. Birchbox really has an amazing rewards system. I was so impressed with the taupe shadow/liner. I hadn’t tried Mally before, but I’m definitely going to look into more of their products!

  2. I was going to get this box, but the box anniversary codes no longer work after their expiration date, and I refuse to pay more than I have to. If by some miracle there are any more left by the time I get the next code, I will get it. Your samples are wonderful, too, so you did really well.

    • Even with my points, I was toying with getting the box or not, but the code cinched it for me. Hopefully it will stick around long enough so you can grab it!

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