When Birchbox released its new Floral Favorites Limited Edition Box, I knew I was going to get and review it. The challenge is always waiting for the right promo code to come along while hoping the box does not sell out before it does. Some boxes sit in the shop for months and others sale out quickly. It seems the ones I want the most are the ones that sell out the fastest, so I clearly have great taste. Limited Edition Boxes are my favorite items to purchase from Birchbox. These are a mixture of full and sample sized items that usually fit a specific box theme. All boxes have a value far greater than the cost so they are a great deal when the items you want to keep exceed the value of what you’re paying.
Limited Edition Boxes that linger will occasionally pop up in the sale section for 30% off. Aces sometimes get 40% off on sale items. Predicting which ones will sell out is not always easy, so I buy the ones I really want close to the release date. If you’re on the fence because of price, wait it out. This Birchbox Floral Favorites Limited Edition Box retails for $52, and I predict it will move faster than some of the others still waiting for people to buy them. It has seven full size products, which easily cover the cost of the box. There are also two travel size items. Every product in this box is either something I want to explore more or something I’ve never tried before.
None of the GWP options really tempted me, although they’re better now. I actually purchased that MAC Cosmetics x beautyblender set from Birchbox last year (I did not write an article on it, so there is no link). Since I thought it was worth it for $18, it is definitely awesome as a GWP option. Fearing it would sell out before a good promo code came along, I purchased it on March 30th. The reason I am writing this article today instead of after the box arrived as I planned is because Birchbox finally released a decent discount code.
You can get this box through the 5th for 20% off with the promo code SPRINGSALE20. That is better than the 15% off I got using promo code SHOP15. On the bright side, I was positive I had used that code before. Birchbox does not usually allow members to use the same code more than once, even when it was years ago that you used it. Yes, you could open a new account under a different email to use active codes more than once, but you cannot redeem the points you have on your account when you do that.
Birchbox Limited Edition Floral Favorites Box Overview
There are nine items in the Birchbox Floral Favorites Limited Edition Box. That makes the cost of each item $5.78.
Everything comes inside the box on top (and under) white, crinkle cut paper. That helps cushion everything in transit. My items all arrived intact.
A product card going over the items is inside, an important note for those planning to take select items before gifting the box to someone else. You could either omit the card or have no shame in admitting you took things. Unlike the cards that come inside the subscription boxes, the price to buy the full-size is not listed. Only two items in this box are not full-sized.
The back of the card goes over the box theme, which is in bloom. It wants us to let our beauty routine blossom, which is a cute take on the floral and spring theme of this box.
Birchbox Limited Edition Floral Favorites Box Review
The full-size 0.47oz Wander Beauty Wanderess Eyeshadow Palette Fling retails for $25. That makes the size of each pan almost 0.08oz, which is large for eyeshadow.
The palette is still light and compact. There is a magnetic closure, so some might consider traveling with this. I would caution against that, because the shadows are not pressed very hard. Even digging into them with my finger was causing them to shift more than they would with a firmly pressed palette.
You can see this by looking at the shades above. If this gets dropped, it will likely shatter. It has a mirror, which is nice for a smaller palette.
The shades are extremely pigmented, as most loosely packed palettes are. Every shade looks like that with one swipe. I did not need to build any up with additional passes in the product. Once I wear this, I will edit in a picture and review, but I can already tell I will need another palette to supplement this. Only Eden (the fourth shade is truly matte). Cedar (the last shade) is a satin matte, but it is too dark for crease work given the other colors.
There is a lot of fallout and the matte shades are a little more powdery than they look. This is a great palette to create a pink, spring time look.
I recommend wetting the brush with the shimmers to help with fallout and make them more vibrant.
One eye creased pretty badly with this look, but the other looked perfect and vibrant at the end of the night. I was testing a new primer this day.
You can also get a nice purple look with this palette.
I wet the brush again with the shimmers.
I had slight creasing on both eyes using my beloved NARS Pro Prime, but I know these shadows are capable of staying put. A third look with just the metal shades (no photos) did not crease at all.
The full-size 0.1oz Benefit Cosmetics Dandelion Twinkle Powder Highlighter retails for $30. Other than Sephora, most places seem to list the full-size as 0.25oz with a picture of this 0.1oz size I received. I am guessing this really is the full size. It is as big as other boxes of powder I own from Benefit Cosmetics, even if those hold more product.
I’ve been a huge fan of Benefit’s boxed powders for a while and always intended on picking this up. Getting it in a set for $52 with other products beats paying $30 for just this, so I am glad I waited. Of all the items in this box, this is the one I am most interested in.
I love the color, and the swatch looks great.
The swatch does not depict just how beautiful this highlighter is. It gives my skin the wet look I love. I can wear it subtly with a light hand.
With a heavier hand, it really pops. I find it lasts, because my glow is still there at the end of the night.
The full-size 0.6oz BABOR Rejuvenating Face Oil retails for $69. That is over $10 an ounce, so I will never buy it even if I end up loving it. Trying expensive things like this thanks to boxes is always a lot of fun though. It is even better when the cost of a single item exceeds the cost of the box. I have enjoyed other Babor products I’ve tried, so I am sure this is great.
The 1oz Kiehl’s Calendula Deep Cleansing Foaming Face Wash is worth $3.85. I have never tried this, but it does intrigue me. It has great reviews and promises that super fresh clean I love. My skin is dry, so I love getting samples of deep cleansers before I buy them to see if they cleanse without making my face feel tight.
The full-size 0.15oz Stila Cosmetics Convertible Color Petunia retails for $25.
This is a product I already know and love, but I did not own this coral, peach shade. I love my new shade and think this is a rare product that does equally well on the lips and the cheeks. People who love cream blushes will probably enjoy this.
I prefer this on my cheeks, so I file it with blushes. It works nicely on the lips, because it is creamy and moisturizing. The way it wears off is a little uneven, and I do not like to carry this and a brush around for touch-ups.
This gives a lovely flush on the cheeks that lasts longer than most power blushes.
The color suits my skin tone really well, because it truly looks a natural flush.
The full-size 2oz DERMA E Nourishing Rose Cleansing Oil retails for $17.99. Cleansing oils are my favorite method for makeup removal, so I always jump at the chance to try a new one.
The 2oz Herbivore Botanicals Jasmine Body Oil is worth $22. I love body oils, especially in the spring and summer because they give my skin a reply nice glow until they sink into the skin. This is one I have not tried yet.
The full-size 0.5oz Georgette Klinger Primrose Eye Cream retails for $32. My under eyes are really dry, so I love trying new eye creams. This one has a lot of bold claims from visibly firming, lifting, and depuffing. It also claims to brighten dark circles and diminish fine lines.
The 4oz Votivo Candle Desert Cactus in the travel tin retails for $12. I have not burned this yet, so I cannot speak on the throw. In the tin, it smells amazing. It has notes of apple and sweet rhubarb sifted over succulent watermelon, tulip, and wild cyclamen. Tulips are my favorite flowers and a flower that does not have an overpowering aroma to me. A lot of candles and perfumes with heavy floral scents mess me up, but I think I will go headache free with this one.
The colors in this box all have a floral, spring theme. They complement each other well.
Birchbox April 2019 Mystery Sample Pack
Whenever you spend over $35, you can add a free 2-piece sample pack to your cart. This combines with any promo code, because you add it directly to your cart. Birchbox sells this for $10 for anyone spending less than $35. It has been a long time since the value was over $10 so I highly discourage anyone spending less than $35 to buy it. It was nice to see two deluxe samples, because there were plenty of times before this when I received one deluxe sample and one foil. I received a 0.24oz air repair Complexion-Boosting Moisturizer ($2.76), and 0.1oz Dr. Lipp Miracle Balm ($3.30). The moisturizer is one I already love. Since I have a massive lip balm article coming and a ton of lip products still to test (including this one), I will not keep this duplicate lip balm.
Is the Birchbox Limited Edition Floral Favorites Box Worth It?
The box retails for $52, and advertises a $237 value. My calculations come in at $236.84, so Birchbox was close with this one. My personal value is also $236.84, because I will keep everything in it. This is the first larger box (from anyone) in a long time where I want everything and I did not own any of the products before it arrived. It is always nice to get new things to try. Considering I was going to get that Benefit Cosmetics highlighter at some point and have wanted to purchase a Wander Beauty Eyeshadow palette, I could not pass on this box. If you want the products as much as I do, I’d say grab it. Even if you only want the oil, this is worth it. I think this is my new favorite (as long as the products live up to my expectations). Since I have not tried any, I only know trying these items excites me more than any kit I’ve seen recently.
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