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Birchbox Limited Edition Box – From The Garden

Once in a while Birchbox puts out a Limited Edition Box.
I decided to give this one a try.

Limited Edition Theme: From The Garden


Bigger Box!


The packaging is very giftable!


First look at the goods.
Let’s break them down.



Cute notecards that offer a list of the items included in the box
along with helpful hints.


Birchbox Shopping List

This is cute but WAY over priced for what it is.
I get cute shopping lists with hula dancers and a magnetic back  to put
on the fridge for half the cost of this.


Tocca Crema da Mono Luxe in Bianca
$20.00 for 4 oz

I love Tocca – just not this scent.
Scent is very personal – and based on your personal chemistry.
I wish Birchbox gave the option to choose a scent for these boxes so there is more value.
This will be gifted to someone else or sold on eBay.


Gift Republic’s Grow Me Mini Herb – Basil

I saw these at Target.  They were larger and for the same price.


Core Bamboo Radish Print Utility Knife

This makes me smile.  It is super cute!
This will come in handy!

PicMonkey Collage1

LAFCO Little Luxuries Candle Tin in Mint

This smells like REAL mint – not the fakey crap you usually get.
But just like fresh from the garden mint – love it!
And how cute is it they include a box of matches that fit in the lid??
This is perfect for a romantic getaway weekend 🙂


Sarabeth’s Legendary Spreadable Fruit
Peach Apricot and Strawberry Raspberry
$8.50 for 9 oz – Sample Value $2.83

Haven’t tried these yet.
I plan on using them when I take our son to the playground.
We do little picnics for lunch.


L’Occitane La Collection de Grasse in Jasmin & Bergamote
$75 for 75 ml – Sample Value $7.50

Wow!  I like bergamot (think Earl Grey tea – it’s the key ingredient) and LOVE jasmine.
However, NOT together in this combination.
This is very strong.
Think grandma who has lost her sense of smell strong!!

PicMonkey Collage

BAGGU Market Shopping Bag in Hot Pink

These bags are always handy!
Plus, I love to wrap gifts with these so there is no paper waste and a bonus gift.
Just put the present inside – tie the handles – add some ribbon.
You will get lots of compliments 🙂

Total Value for Limited Edition Birchbox – $85.32
Price paid – $32.00

Is this worth the price?
On paper – YES.
Based on what will be used – which is where the real value is – MAYBE.
Many of these items will be re-gifted or sold on eBay.
I figure the value of the items I will use personally is $42.82 – so I still come out ahead.

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Birchbox – April

Yay!  My April Birchbox is here!
I was able to get a sneak peek when I was in my account so I have been pretty jazzed to get this.
This month Birchbox teamed up with Women’s Health Magazine for their picks for this month’s samples.

April’s Theme: Tiny Tweaks, Big Results


Let’s dig in!!


Weleda Replenishing Body Lotion
Pomegranate – Sea Buckthorn – Wild Rose
Foil Packs – 0.13 fl oz each
Retail $16.50 for 6.8 oz – Sample Value For All $0.99

Grrrr… Foil packs.  Nothing very deluxe about them.
That said it did give me the chance to sample the scents.
Wild Rose is very old lady sachet smelling – not my cup of tea.  The other two are nice.
Wonderful formula that really helped my dry hands!  I have been playing in the dirt a lot this week!


Youngblood Anti-Shine Mattifier
0.05 oz
Retail for $36 for 0.25 oz – Sample Value $7.20

Haven’t tried this yet.  My Juice BB cream has been doing such a great job I don’t get shiny.
Will give this a go when I am out of my BB cream sample.


Nexxus Youth Renewal
4 ml
Retail $20.99 for 28 ml – Sample Value $3.00

The first time I tried this the skin on my hands absorbed it immediately.
Then I mixed it with my hair gel.
Works well – smells like the Piña Coladas at Turtle Bay in the North Shore.
Very nice!!


Skin & Co Sicilian Body Gel
2 fl oz
Retail for $17.50 for 8.45 oz – Sample Value $2.80

I’ll be honest – I was so excited to get this.  Man, am I glad I got a sample before I bought it!
It is so over the top perfumey smelling.  Even my wash cloth reeked.
I tried to give this away – no one wanted it.
This is why I love Birchbox – I avoid spending money on full size mistakes 🙂


StriVectin-SD Eye Concentrate for Wrinkles
0.25 fl oz
Retail $65.00 for 1 oz – Sample Value $16.25

I have been dying to try this – and bonus this sample is huge!
It takes very little for me to use it so it should last me the full 8 weeks.
So far I like it.


Women’s Health Magazine Subscription
One Year Subscription – 10 issues
Retail $49.90 – Sample Value $9.99

I almost threw this card away!  Thought is was an ad like you get in your magazines.
But instead it is a free subscription.  I used to get this magazine – but we cut back to save money.
This was a very happy find!

Total Value of my April Birchbox – $40.23

I have to say I really enjoy the boxes Birchbox does with others and hope they do this more often.
They should get together with Oprah – can you just imagine how over the top that box would be??

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