The Limited Edition Box: Birchbox Limited Edition New Naturals Box
What is in it: 9 items, 8 of which are full size!
So nice I bought it twice!
Everything is natural and practically blah-bad stuff-blah free.
*sighs* blah-bad stuff-blah Translated: free of parabens, sulfates, petrochemicals, and phthalates.
Kick Back and Get Comfortable:
When spoilers for Birchbox Limited Edition New Naturals Box came out, one of the Subista sistas (I believed it was Mailbox Junkie) email blasted the three of us. And for some reason or another, this subject email became a continuing group dialogue amongst the four of us for this box (I believe all four of us bought the box when it came out) and general discussion. Sometimes we part away from the email string but once in awhile, someone sends an email under this subject header and we continue the email thread. I believe we have exchanged hundreds of emails under this subject header. So when I bought this box a second time using the now rarer-to-achieve-Birchbox-points, I realized that no one at Subscriptionista had reviewed this box!
So here I am representing the beloved email subject thread of Subscriptionista!
Here is the pretty box!
Here is the first peek in that pretty box!
The front of the pretty box insert!
The back of the pretty box insert!
For your reading pleasure…
Let’s start with the item that I love love love most first!!!
One Love Organics® Gardenia + Tea Antioxidant Body Serum – Oh so this might be my third or fourth backup!!! I just finished my first one (I savored it and then started using it as my backup stash grew)! I did not want to throw away the bottle so I refilled it with One Love Organics Vitamin C Body Oil (which also smells like a dream)! The best part of the packaging the on/off nozzle so if my Pnut people get to it, they cannot use it as an expensive spray gun. Also, the bottle practically uses everything to the last drop and I think I use less with a spray than a pump! And the scent is to die for and is seriously moisturizing! This “Sparks Joy”!!!
Stay tuned for an upcoming Sparking Joy Post!!!
Juice Beauty® Hydrating Mist – Since I have two of these now and its a plastic bottle (most mists I have are glass), I have one in the refrigerator and one in my large diaper bag. If I remember I switch them out before I go outside.
Like Mailbox Junkie, I would prefer one ylang over the traditional two ylang ylang but this grapeseed, rosehip, and ylang ylang dissipates quickly.
EXO Supply Co. Pure Remover™ in Lavender – This is my new favorite nail polish remover for non-glittered manicures (Zoya nail polish remover still reigns supreme for glitter nail polishes). Like my beloved Zoya nail polish remover, this smells so nice and unlike regular nail polish removers. The difference between this and Zoya is that the Exo leaves a moisturizing oily residue and Zoya primes your nails for a manicure. Basically, you will need to wash your hands if you wish to paint your nails after using this so I just recommend using this for a lazy day in where you just want to wipe away your old mani and let your nails run naked.
My nails are breathing under scantily clad glitter now.
W3LL PEOPLE Expressionist Mascara – One of the common subscription mascaras that I like. Very simple, clean, classic.
No muss, no fuss.
NO NASTIES IN BOLD CAPS!!!
Dogeared Lil’ Zip Pouch – You know I love my pouches! I did gift this away with some other goodies which was well-received! I wish I could figure out where I squirreled my first pouch but it is here somewhere. This canvas pouch has a nice bottom so it won’t topple over and you can put a ton of stuff in here.
Beauty Is Everywhere… and MIA as well..
The booty side for your viewing pleasure…
rms beauty™ lip shine in Honest – This may be a lip shine but you can also apply to cheeks!
Gift pile for you!
ILIA Beauty Lip Gloss in Peek A Boo – This looks lovely but I do not do neutral lippys well so this will go to a nice home.
Peek A Boo I won’t use you!
Au Naturale Cosmetics Organic Creme Highlighter Stick in Rose Gold – This will work better for me as a blush than a highlighter but I know a perfect person to gift this too!
Au Naturale Cosmetics does not make me feel Au Naturale. Don’t discuss.
A swatch for you swatchies…
Swatchies: Another Pnut created word for those who love swatches!
Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask – The only sample in this box.
Ok peeps. I am going to use my pet peeve line.
“I am so disappointed.”
Underlined for emphasis on the line part.
Ok. If I did not read the first review of this item via Birchbox, I would have been pleased with this mask and would happily use it for spot treatment. It is a nice luxe mask.
BUT it did not perform as per the first review on Birchbox:
“…I just used this mask and left it on for about 20 min. I washed it off and began my usual regimen….toner, eye cream, oil then moisturizer. When I began rubbing the oil on my face a bunch of little balls started coming out on my hands. I thought, oh shoot, I didn’t rinse it off all the way. When I looked closer, I realized it was BLACKHEADS. Tons and tons and tons of blackheads that just popped out of my skin….”
I want a bunch of little balls coming out of ma face!!!
And here is what I got in my (apparently I ordered the mens) Bonus Pack with $35+ purchase and code for free sunnies with $50+ purchase.
Vaughn Shampoo & Conditioner Foils: skimpy foils and had to supplement them with my own shampoo and conditioner so that is that.
Men get even skimpier foils than we do!
das boom Body Brick – this is a soap-infused regular sponge that has get this in the ingrediants …. wait for it … scent of DIRT!
Why is the full size slightly larger and $22!?! For dirt!?!
Knockaround Sunglasses – A bit flashy but for one that keeps misplacing her sunnies, I can’t be too picky as I rather wear sunnies than none on a sunny day. Came with the sunnies holder.
Placed my pile of 007 Sunnies stash. For the disappear and reappear and I am not sure where they went…
Finale Verdict: Like I said earlier “I liked it so nice, I ordered it twice!”
Disclaimer: I bought this with my Birchbox points and my own clams. There are affiliate links to this post.