Birchbox Limited Edition Box Hello Hygge Review
This is my Birchbox Limited Edition Box Hello Hygee review. I purchased the How to Hygee last year and had no problem paying full price for it. As this one did not appeal to me as much, I waited to purchase it until I could get a discount. 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. Better boxes sell out quickly, but the ones that linger will occasionally pop up in the sale section for 30% off. Aces sometimes get 40% off on sale items. If it stays on sale long enough, it could even reach 50% off. 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.
The price of the Hello Hygee box keeps going up and down. I paid $45 for this $60 box. Sadly, I did not even purchase it at the lowest point. It made two lower stops at $36 on Cyber Monday and $30 the week after. It is back up to $60, so I recommend waiting until it dips again. That could save you some of my regret.
The Birchbox Limited Edition Box Hello Hygge retails for $60. It has 12 items making the cost of each item $5. There are seven full-size items, three samples, a mini (sold in that size), and one item with two uses.
I reuse my Birchboxes, usually as gift boxes, but I really love this one. It reminds me of a hat box, because it is really sturdy. The colors on it are lovely, too.
Contents are loose inside the box with white crinkle cut paper.
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. Most of the items inside this box are full-sized. Items Birchbox carries have the price to purchase the full-size listed. It’s odd that items not carried are even in the box.
The back of the card goes over the box theme, Hygee = Happy. Since the theme is the dutch word Hygee, Birchbox describes what it was going for with this box. “Hygge (noun) /ˈhuːɡə/ (pronounced “hoo-ga”): embracing the feeling of coziness, comfort, and well-being.
Birchbox Limited Edition Box Hello Hygge Review
The full-size HUM Nutrition Beauty zzZz™ Supplements retail for $10. I’ve used these before and have found that they help. Thankfully, I do not need them often. Since the bottle I received before is not yet gone, I am glad these do not expire until September of 2021.
The 2 sets of Klorane Smoothing and Relaxing Patches with Soothing Cornflower in this box are worth $6.86. I’ve received these in the past, but I have not tried them yet. I generally reserve eye patches for when my eyes really need them, which leaves me with a decent surplus. There are times when I need serious depuffing, so I hope the botanicals in this to reduce fine lines and dark circles really work.
The full-size 2oz Fourth Ray Beauty The Lightweight Hydrator retails for $12. That is really affordable, because the makers of ColourPop are behind this brand. Birchbox does not carry it, so I gave an outside link. A basic no frills moisturizer that is lightweight is all my kids need, so they will most likely be the recipients of this. I will try it when the weather is warm though. In cold weather, my dry skin needs a rich moisturizer.
The 1oz Sunday Riley Ceramic Slip Clay Cleanser is worth $7. I’ve received samples of this before, but I have not tried it yet. Until I do, it is hard to say whether I will keep this duplicate or not. Face wash is something I use so little of but get so much of. It looks nice.
The full-size 4oz DERMA E Arnica Warming Sore Muscle Rub retails for $13.99. This was one of the main selling points of the box for me. My husband and I are chronically dealing with sore muscles. I will try anything to see what works the best. We both love the smell and soothing effects of peppermint, although he does a little more than I do.
The 1.35oz Christophe Robin Cleansing Purifying Scrub with Sea Salt is worth $8.59. This makes my scalp feel very clean, is really easy to use, and it smells great. I’m convinced I lose more hair than usual whenever I use it. It is nice to get another sample to see if I have the same results. While I doubt I would but this (given the price), nothing I’ve tried makes my scalp feel better.
The 2oz JUARA Candlenut Hydrating Shower Gel is worth $4.67. I can tell how great this smells through the tube. It promises clean skin that is not left feeling overly tight. That is all I ask for.
The full-size 6 strip STARSKIN® Sunset Strips™ 3-Step Advanced Pore Cleansing Expert System retails for $10. This has 2 3-step uses to cleanse the pores around the nose. I do not struggle in those areas, but my husband and son do. They will each try one, and I will put the results in the upcoming Empties article.
The 1oz Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask retails for $22. Birchbox does not carry this brand. I am conflicted on whether I should even open this. After testing this from a foil packet, I had a pretty rough allergic reaction. While I am 99% positive I am allergic, I wonder if the foil had gone bad. Since there is so much buzz around this, I really want to give it another shot. On the same note, there is a lot of buzz and who I can give it to gets seriously reduced once I open it.
The full-size 2.7oz Birchbox You-Time Candle Spiced Rose retails for $15. I’m not a huge fan of rose scents, so I really hoped the spice would be stronger than the rose. While the spice is prominent, the rose is dominant. It is too soon to decide whether I will keep or gift this.
The full-size 6.7oz NatureLab Tokyo Perfect Repair Treatment Masque retails for $16. I have dry hair, so I can never have too many hair masks. This is one I have not tried yet. It has a great price and smells nice (through the jar). Here’s hoping it works for me.
The full-size Daily Concepts Daily Beauty Headband retails for $12 on the Daily Concepts site. I can never have too many headbands, because mine are always dirty or misplaced when I go to use them. This one feels nice and has a lot of give.
Birchbox December 2019 Mystery Sample Pack Items
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 is rare to get one with over $10 in value, so I got lucky. I highly discourage anyone spending less than $35 to buy it. My samples were: a blowpro Weather Girl Anti-Frizz Serum ($6.47), and a Love of Color Sharpener ($5).
Birchbox Discount or Promo Code Options
Discount promo codes are on my Birchbox page, but you can always view the Bonus Shop for GWP promo offers. Promo codes cannot be combined. Choose the one you like best. For this order, I used SOCKSANDSLEEP, which gives a pair of socks and a sleep mask with the Hello Hygee Limited Edition Box purchase.
I really love both of these items, so they add to the value of the deal. The Bombas Women’s Sparkle Quarter Socks in Maroon retail for $12, and the price for the Birchbox Sleeping Mask in Teal is not listed. There is no link where I can find details either. It can’t be worth more than $10. This mask does have the satin feel my boys love. If it was not for the pink eyelashes in the design, I am certain they would have fought over it.
That means I get to happily keep both of these items. I’ve enjoyed Richer Poorer socks in the past, so I have similar expectations here. This is the type of sleep mask I like, so I will use it.
Is the Birchbox Limited Edition Box Hello Hygge Worth It?
The Birchbox Limited Edition Box Hello Hygge retails for $60 and has a value of $138.11. That is less value for more money than the box last year. Now, I see why I did not want to pay full price for this one. It is also a bit under the $154 value Birchbox lists for the box. Since all but 4 products are sold in the size Birchbox gave us, there is no reason other than carelessness to over value this by $15.89. My personal value is at least $72.11. As the strips and moisturizer are staying within my house, it is safe to say my personal value is $94.11. There is an outside chance that I will keep everything, but I am really unsure on the night mask, the candle, and the face wash. At $45, I think the box was worth it. For those who are paying full price, I cannot say that I would happily hand over $60 for $72.11 in product unless I really wanted all $72.11 worth. That is not the case. Some items are only going to get tried, because they are here. You never know though. I could end up loving them.
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I'm Kimberly. Shopping is always more fun when I've found the best deal available, so I am always on the hunt. My father instilled that in me, and I love that I carry a piece of him. Sometimes, my husband and sons (13 and 8) let me shop for them, too. They do not use as many beauty products as I do. We can all benefit from nice products, even though their routine ends with moisturizer. That is when I can convince my 13-year-old to apply it.
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