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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

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Bigger Box!

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The packaging is very giftable!

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

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

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Birchbox Shopping List
$6.00

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.

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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.

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Gift Republic’s Grow Me Mini Herb – Basil
$6.00

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

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Core Bamboo Radish Print Utility Knife
$13.99

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

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LAFCO Little Luxuries Candle Tin in Mint
$20.00

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 🙂

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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.

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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!!

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BAGGU Market Shopping Bag in Hot Pink
$9.00

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

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Let’s dig in!!

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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!

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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.

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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!!

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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 🙂

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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.

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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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