Sunday, November 17, 2013

Birchbox Limited Edition Home Snow Day Box

Today, I have a super exciting limited edition Birchbox to show you. Birchbox has done several limited edition boxes featuring a mix of lifestyle and beauty products representing a common theme. For the holiday season, this home box features an assortment of items to keep you cozy and entertained during a snow day.

Box Breakdown
Jonathan Adler Fireplace Matches
Mox Botanicals Matcha & Clementine Body Soak
(Malin+Goetz) Votive in Cannabis
Scrabble Birchbox Edition Mini Game Set
L'OCCITANE Shea Butter Hand Cream
S.W. Basics Organic Lip Balm in Peppermint
Chantecaille Flower Infused Cleansing Milk
Chantecaille Jasmine & Lily Healing Mask
Happy Socks Combed Cotton Crew Socks
Askinosie Chocolate Single Origin Cocoa Powder
Three Tarts Gourmet Marshmallows in Cinnamon

So, as you can see, there is a lot of stuff in here! I think all the items fit perfectly into the 'snow day' theme, but you don't need to be in a climate with snow to enjoy them.

I love that even though it's marketed as a 'home' box, there are quite a few beauty products. They are all deluxe sample size and, again, perfect for a winter day theme. I love the S.W. Basics Lip Balm in Peppermint. It has an amazing consistency and fresh peppermint flavour. I am so impressed that it's only four ingredients! Cocoa butter, coconut oil, beeswax, & peppermint essential oil. You can never have too many lip balms. Another winter essential for me is hand cream. L'Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream is included in this box. I am pretty stocked up on hand cream for now, but this will be the perfect little stocking stuffer for a friend. The box also comes with a mini duo of Chantecaille products. The Flower Infused Cleaning Milk has a very gentle and hydrating consistency, and I am excited to add the Jasmine & Lily Healing Mask to my rotation of skincare treatments. The Mox Botanicals Matcha & Clementine Body Soak smells amazing! I love matcha green tea, so I have a feeling I will like this soak. Perhaps, I will get the chance to use it tonight...

These next items will keep you comforted and cozy on short winter days & long winter nights (the sun sets here at like 4:15! Crazy!). Despite not having a fireplace (one day, on day), I have always wanted long fireplace matches. This set by Jonathan Adler has a super fun chevron print in blues, purples, and greens. I will feel quite fancy lighting my candles with these bad boys-which leads me to the next item. I received the (Malin+Goetz) Votive in the scent Cannabis. Some boxes will receive the scent Dark Rum. I have heard great things about Dark Rum, but I am not opposed to the Cannabis scent. It has a rich, a little earthy, cologne-like scent. What's a snow day without hot chocolate? The next two products solve that problem. The Askinosie Chocolate Cocoa Powder is an unsweetened cocoa allowing you to truly customize your drink or use it in your favourite holiday recipes. To top it all off, the box includes a two-pack of Three Tarts Cinnamon Marshmallows. Yum. And, of course, you need to stay comfy and cozy on a day in. This pair of Happy Socks does just the trick. I received a purple & black zebra print. They are super comfortable, not too tight which I find some fashion socks to be, and the combed cotton fabric achieves a balance of warmth while still being breathable. Why yes, I did just review socks...

This Mini Scrabble Set really sold me on this box. It is just too cute! I love the Birchbox colour scheme. It is definitely mini but not impossible to play on. Preston & I had an entertaining game last night. Strangely enough, despite being board game lovers & having at least five Scrabble sets in our respective family houses, we didn't have a set in our apartment.

If you are intending to send this as a gift, I thought you might like some information on the packaging and sizing. The box that it is shipped in incompasses the internal Birchbox perfectly. I wouldn't hesitate to just have this shipped directly from Birchbox to a friend as a gift. The external box is a bright blue shade that matches the lining of the internal Birchbox. There is a cute cross-stitch like pattern adorning the box. The internal box is the typical kraft paper colour known to any Birchbox subscriber. The box lid has a gradient of white snow dots. As I mentioned before, the box is lined with a bright blue colour. Along with being filled with all the aforementioned items, it is packed with white crimped paper.

Along the same lines as the monthly Birchbox, this box includes a card with descriptions of all the products included. There are also cards with more tips & tricks on how to enjoy the winter season. I love the design of these cards. They are double sided with cute snow graphics on the back. And the tips are quite useful too. The two-letter and Q-words on the Scrabble card were surprisingly educational.

I thought I would include some size comparisons as it can be difficult to gauge online. A regular monthly Birchbox is a little over half the size of the mini Scrabble board (which roughly measures 8 3/4 inches x 7 3/4 inches). Small, but still functional. The next picture compares a monthly Birchbox to the Snow Day Birchbox. A monthly Birchox is probably, roughly a third of the size of this limited edition box (which roughly measures 12 1/4 inches x 9 1/2 inches).

I am in love with this limited edition box. The products fit perfectly with the theme, and I will definitely enjoy using all the items. This box retails for $39 from the Birchbox website. I used a 20% off code and some points, making it a steal. It is still currently available, but it is limited edition, so if you are considering ordering it, I would ASAP! This is a great way to treat yourself or  others during the winter and holiday season.

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Do you like Birchbox's limited edition boxes? What do you think of this Snow Day box?

1 comment:

  1. I like most of it, but I don't think I'd ever use the scrabble. It might end up being a good gift item though.