Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Birchbox Limited Edition Modern Mermaid Review


The second I heard Birchbox was doing a limited edition and it was called the Modern Mermaid, I knew I had to have one.  I had a points stash which I used to purchase it with and since then I've been anxiously awaiting its arrival.

The Cost: $44

What You Get: With limited editions, Birchbox always tells you what will be in the box.  So I knew beforehand what I would be receiving.  This particular box has a retail value of over $100.

First of all, I love the box.  It's so cute!  Inside is a card explaining everything you've received.  It also had a tiny amount of paper crinkle strings, which I've decided are a big mess. Always.


 Such a lot of goodness packed into the box!  After my initial glance at the contents, I tried not to remember what was in it, so there would be a little surprise when I got it.


Ruffian Nail Lacquer Endless Summer Collection- These are gorgeous!  Left to right they are: Blue Lagoon, Sahara and Endless Love.  These only need one coat!  They are very thick and metallic.  Gorgeous!
Value: $26


Atelier Cologne Cedrat Enivrant Cologne Absolue Travel Spray- A fresh citrus scent is summer in a bottle with its notes of lime with Moroccan cedrat, juniper and mint.  This smells like lime rinds that has just been peeled off the lime, along with the musky scent of cedrat.  This is a summery, beach scent and I do like it!
Value: $15

Coola Liplux Sport SPF 30- Organic botanicals and antioxidants hydrates your lips and protects with SPF 30.  This smells fantastic and tastes so good but is actually fragrance free!
Value: $12


Captain Blankenship Mermaid Mane Sea Salt Hair Spray- Infused with rose oil, this all-natural spray is your shortcut to beachy waves.  I've never actually used a sea salt spray so I don't really know what to expect. We will see how it goes.
Value: $12

Stephanie Johnson Mermaid Mirror-Exclusively for Birchbox, this iridescent pocket mirror makes for stylish touch ups.  This isn't super high quality so it will be given to my niece who will adore it.
Value: $22 (highly inflated, imo)


Anastasia Beverly Hills Lash Genius Waterproof Topcoat- Paraben-free, non drying formula can be applied over any of your favorite mascaras and they will become completely waterproof.  Can't wait to try this out and then see how hard it is to get off.
Value: $10

Vasanti Kajal Extreme Intense Eye Pencil in Electric Navy- Vibrant liner glides on smoothly for up to eight hours of waterproof wear.  This is FABULOUS!  It glides on like a dream and has a rich navy blue color.  It also has a built in sharpener and a smudger at the opposite end!  I love this!
Value: $18

VERDICT:  This box is full of wonderful products.  I will be using most of this for myself.  I just had to get up and go find the Coola Liplux so I could put more on.  I love this stuff! The value is incredible and I'm really happy with the Ruffian nail lacquer.  I love the Vasanti eyeliner and that will definitely be a staple in my travel bag just because it's pretty much got everything already attached!  I'm very happy with this box!

You can still buy one of these at Birchbox.  The Modern Mermaid collection is $44 and you can use the codes WELCOME20, MOBILE20 or LETSGO20 to get 20% off!

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