Wow, this week is like Limited Edition box madness over at Birchbox. They announced three women's boxes and two men's boxes over the past several days:
Vanity Affair - for Women - $98 ($309 value)
Home Sweet Homespun - for Women - $40 ($96 value)
Coscious Commerce - for Women - $68 ($180 value)
Decked and Dashing - for Men - $39 ($115 value)
Conscious Commerce - for Men - $88 ($225 value)
Birchbox has released quite a number of limited edition boxes ever since I became acquainted with the subscription service over a year ago but I've always managed to resist the urge to get one because I could only see myself using a couple of things from them.
Then Home Sweet Homespun happened. In all honesty, I probably would've skipped this one too, but I had $30 in Birchbox points to spend and part of it was set to expire at the end of the month. PLUS with free shipping and all those 20% off codes floating around (I used MOBILE20, but you can also try WELCOMEOFFER20 or TAKEOFF20) I couldn't pass it up. So I ended up paying just $2 for this $40 box! Cool beans!!
I really wish Birchbox would apply their full-size order shipping methods to their subscription boxes. This box shipped on Tuesday and I got it on Thursday. None of this 3+ week in transit nonsense like with the monthly boxes. So here it is, in my hands just three days after I placed my order!
First order of business: the unboxing. Opening it was like a Russian nesting doll experience.
The Home Sweet Homespun box is (obviously) home-themed and contains things to keep you comfy and cozy all holiday season. Check out this spiffy info card to find out how:
|Home Sweet Homespun box info card (click to enlarge)|
Momofuku Milk Bar Cornflake-Chocolate-Chip-Marshmallow Cookie Mix (Value: $16)
|Cookie mix contents|
Makerskit Hanging Photo Clips Kit (Value: $24)
Richer Poorer Socks - Parlor Design in Light Blue (Value: $12)
Meri Meri Little Garden Treat Kit (Value: $12.95)
Illume Mini Tin Soy Candle - Noble Currant (Value: $9)
Askinosie Sipping Chocolate (38g sample value: $3.70)
Soak Handmaid Luxury Hand Cream - Fig (Value: $10)
Cowshed Lippy Cow Natural Lip Balm (0.18oz sample value: $3.50)
Whooo what a fun box! I came out with just over a $91 value (not sure how they calculated a $96 but it's close enough so whatever) so it was TOTALLY worth the $2 I spent :) Everything except the photo hanging kit had something to do with winter so it was very seasonally appropriate too. I guess maybe even the photo kit can be fit for winter because people stay indoors more so there's more time for crafts? Everything except the socks and candle scent appeal to me, but I may have to part with the lotion and lip balm just because I have too many already. But overall an excellent box!
If you want this box or any of the other limited edition boxes, they're still available in the shop!
Note: Post contains referral links. I paid for this box and all opinions expressed in this post are my own.