It’s no secret that I love subscription boxes, so when Birchbox put out their own Gift Guide for this Holiday Season I couldn’t help but take a peek at the great brands they put on their exclusive list. I admit, I was blown away with some of the amazing deals and had to stop myself from purchasing everything on the list! Birchbox was kind enough to end me a few goodies to tell you all about! To see the full list (and it’s worth the look!!) click HERE.
The Birchbox Gift Guide carries a wide range of presents in a wide price range. You can get great gifts for just $10 and some real ringers for over $100. When it comes to gifting and most purchases, I’m a little frugal in that I love to get the most bang for my buck! That’s why I decided to review a few of the kits available to show you all some super steals! Up first is the Benefit Upgrade to Gorgeous kit! You can find this kit in the Holiday Shop HERE.
The first thing that caught my eye was the adorable packaging. This kit comes in a heavy-duty cardboard box designed to look like a piece of carry on luggage. It’s got bold, vivid colors and gold accents. Perfect for the Holidays or anytime.
Inside, I found several Benefit products. Two full size, two deluxe minis and one perfume sample. This entire kit retails for only $34 and is packed with super value. If you know Benefit, you know just how much of a deal this is. For those less familiar, let’s break it down
Up first is a Full Size High Beam. This cream highlighter is a must have in any makeup kit. You can use this in so many ways; highlight your face after foundation, as an eyeshadow base/primer, but my favorite is mixing this into my foundation for a subtle glow. The fake awake look is always in trend, especially in the cold, winter months so this is about to get a lot of use! This product on its own retails for $26
The other full size product is a blusher named Sugarbomb. I’ve been milking a deluxe sample I have of this blush for far too long. This is a great shade for a subtle glow. I like to use the orange and tan as a contour as well. With so many colors, there are limitless options. This blush retails for $28
For the minis, I received a mini of the They’re Real mascara. This mascara is the #1 selling Mascara in the US. I happen to love it as well. It never hurts top have a back up. This mini retails for $10
With the all the goodies included, plus a perfume sample that I can’t value, this box was a vale of $72 but you can get it all for only $34- talk about Value!
For the man of the house, I got the Art of Shaving 4 Elements Starter Kit. My husband is not quite the reviewer I am, but he’s been using this kit A LOT since I handed it over. He has told me that this mini brush in this kit is his favorite one he owns. He’s quite a shaving buff, so that’s saying a lot.
Overall, the Birchbox Gift Guide hit it out of the park! I can’t wait to shop from their list a little more for this Christmas!