Our part of the Midwest got hit pretty hard by the recent winter storms resulting in 10+ inches of snow and sub-zero temperatures. I decided to take the day off so what would be more fitting than reviewing the Limited Edition Birchbox Snow Day? You might remember that this box was very high on my Christmas wish list and lucky me found it under the Christmas tree, courtesy of the very best boyfriend.
First off, let’s take a moment to marvel the beauty of the carton. I love its design and I think I’ll keep it and use it for storage. It’s just too pretty to throw away.
Birchbox really hit the nail on the head with the Snow Day theme. This box contains everything you could wish for on a winter day in: there are beauty essentials like lip balm and hand cream to weather the cold, ingredients for hot chocolate, a candle in case of a power surge, beauty products for a relaxing spa experience, warm sock and fireplace matches to get cozy, and a Scrabble game to spend the time.
Sample Size: 10 ml, $1.87 value
Full Size: 150 ml, $28
You can never have enough hand cream during this time of the year. This one is a great size to keep in my purse. It absorbs well and smells nice.
0.15 oz, $3.75 value
Full Set: 4 x 0.15 oz, $15
Cinnamon is not my favorite so I was hoping for the peppermint scent. This lip balm definitely smells and even tastes a bit like cinnamon but it’s not too overpowering. Besides the scent it does a pretty good job at moisturizing and softening my lips. The cinnamon also adds a bit of a tingle which feels strange but not unpleasantly so.
Sample Size: 40 g, $3.23 value
Full Size: 130 g, $10.50
Sample Size: 2 ct, $2.20 value
Full Size: 10 ct, $11
I’m really excited to try the cocoa powder and marshmallows for hot chocolate. The cinnamon in the marshmallows actually sounds kinda interesting. I imagine it would add a hint of spiciness which would make for an interesting flavor combination. Definitely will be making this soon.
Mini Candle: 2.35 oz, $13.58 value
Full Size: 9 oz, $52
I was hoping to get this candle in the Dark Rum scent but I got the Cannabis scent instead. It smells pretty masculine, a bit like aftershave. The very best boyfriend really likes it.
Sample Size: 0.27 oz, $5.08 value
Full Size: 3.4 oz, $64
Sample Size: 0.27 oz, $12.55 value
Full Size: 1.7 oz, $79
These two products smell really nice. I’m way overdue for some pampering so I’m excited to try them soon.
Sample Size: 0.5 oz, $4.47 value
Full Size: 4.25 oz, $38
This looks like a powdered version of bath salt. It’s tightly sealed so I can’t say much about it but the scent of matcha & clementine sounds interesting.
One Pair, $10
These socks have such a fun print. Unfortunately, they only come in size 9-11 and I’m a 7 1/2. 😦
50 ct, $10
I love the design of this box for the fireplace matches. We don’t have a fireplace in our rental but they will probably come in handy with certain candles.
$36 individual price
The mini Scrabble game is so incredibly cute. The pieces are tiny. I’m not a huge Scrabble player but this game makes me want to brush up on my wordsmith skills.
Overall, another awesome limited edition Birchbox. This box had more of a unisex vibe than other limited edition boxes in the past. There are definitely products in here that would also appeal to the opposite sex. I’m happy about every single item in this box and the price point of $39 for over $100 worth of products is spot on. Unfortunately, this particular box is sold out but I’m sure Birchbox will release another limited edition box soon.