Birchbox unveiled the Precious Metals Limited Edition Box just in time for the holidays and I thought it was time to treat myself. Using a promo code to drop the $120.00 price tag, I was able to nab this box filled with $330.00 worth of items using Birchbox points.
There’s definitely something to be said about doing product reviews each month and waiting for a double-points discount before making a Birchbox shop purchase. Those points add up!
The box arrived really quickly and I’m glad I was able to get it. It’s now sold out! Such a sturdy box. It’s thick and reminds me of a hat-box.
Here’s what I received:
Essie’s Encrusted Treasures Collection in hors d’oeuvres: $8.00
Ella Earbuds: $99.00
Kusmi Tea Paris Rose Green Tea: $16.95
Kusmi Tea Infuser: $7.99
Total Value: $284.94 - $45.00 short of promised value
Tweezerman’s Procurl Lash Curler
Do I need another lash curler? No. But whatever it's gorgeous. I love Tweezerman products, their quality is superb. And look – ooh, shiny!
Cynthia Rowley Beauty’s Eye Shadow Palette
I keep gushing over this palette. Is it wrong that I don’t want to ‘mess it up’ by using it? I know, that makes no sense, but the packaging is a work of art. The magnetized sturdy canvas palette is covered in such a stunning watercolor design. Not only am I excited to wear these lovely berry and metallic eye shadows, but this is exactly what I want in my make up collection.
Isn’t this what you would like to greet you every morning?
Gorjana’s Taner Shimmer Necklace
I’m layering this pretty gold bar necklace with the tiny gold ‘Love’ necklace from my LE PopSugar box. Does that mean I subscribe to too many boxes? Nonsense. That’s not even a thing.
I liked this necklace at first, but it wasn’t a big-wow for me. The more I wear it though, the more I’m really starting to love it.
Folli Follie’s Leather Cosmetic Case
Confession: This glitzy gold makeup case reminds me so much of my Boca Raton grandma I can’t help but to love it like crazy. May the 80s never die.
I’m a bit disappointed to discover this case was a ‘Free Gift with Purchase’ when looking up the price. Does it cheapen the appeal? Yes, it does.
Essie in hors d’oeuvres
I think I love everything in the Encrusted Treasures Collection. They’re all fabulous, shiny metallics. Basically, Birchbox could have sent me any of them and I would have been super-fangirl-happy. This one will definitely be used to create nail art snow, champagne bubbles, or whatever the muse decides.
Frends Ella Earbuds
I ordered the box to pretty much get this item for its hands-free phone call feature. Earbud + jewelry = love. The lifetime warranty doesn’t hurt any either. When I scoped this out on Birchbox, the description stated:
‘…compatible with most iPhone, iPod, and iPad products, as well as most portable music devices.’
Yeah, no. According to the box, it's only designed for Apple products and Android devices may not be compatible. Guess who has an Android? Me. I'm not sure if using this on my unapproved device will void the lifetime warranty.
I think I’ll have to contact Birchbox customer service.
Kusmi Tea Paris Rose Green Tea + Infuser
As a tea drinker, the presence of delicate Rose Green Tea in this box is a pretty awesome. However, I heard it was a big turn off to people looking to buy this box. I don’t always understand why subscriptions put tea in every box. Just keep the chocolate coming.
I think I spent my points wisely by getting a good bang for my buck… IF… I can figure out what’s up with the Frends earbuds. I might end up exchanging them with someone for something else I can use. Am I disappointed that the earbuds I reeeeeally wanted may not work on my device? You betcha.
I believe Birchbox ought to clarify the product description.
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