Hoarding my Birchbox points all year and redeeming them for something nice around Christmas time has become something of a tradition for me. I have to admit I snapped once a few months ago and partially spent them on a makeup brush, but for the rest of the year I managed to stay strong and accumulated 500 points [for those that don’t know, that’s like $50].
Birchbox released several Limited Edition Holiday boxes pretty early this year, so I wasn’t sure if I should wait for something better to come along, or cash in right away. After looking at Vanity Affair box packed with over $300 worth of glamorous beauty swag, I knew I had to have it! Birchbox sells it for “only” $98, which is still a lot, but in conjunction with points and a well-placed coupon, this is probably one of the best deals I will score this year. In my case, I spent 500 points and used TAKE20OFF code which gave me a 20% discount, so the grand total was $28.40!
I’m sure you are really curious about the contents. Vanity Affair box includes 13 luxurious products, and some of them I’ve been dying to try for many years now [hello, Jinsoon nail polish, Chantecaille lipgloss, and By Terry lip balm!]. Here’s the full list.
Sunday Riley Good Genes Treatment
Chantecaille Luminous Lip Gloss
Make Calypso Eyeshadow Palette
Rosanna Alhambra Vanity Vessel
Serge Normant Dream Big Instant Volumizing Spray
Maison Caulieres Milky Bath Oil
Jinsoon Nail Polish in Nostalgia
Jinsoon Nail Polish in Coquette
By Terry Baume de Rose
Stephanie Johnson Tinseltown Jewelry Tray
TOCCA Margaux Eau de Parfum
Tata Harper Volumizing Lip and Cheek Tint
Shu Uemura Art of Hair Moisture Velvet Nourishing Conditioner
The pictures are all posted below, but they are going to be a bit different from my usual unboxing shots, because I actually want to put this box under the tree and properly unbox/try everything on Christmas day; I only hope I can wait that long!
PRICE & AVAILABILITY
$98 USD for 1 box. Available at Birchbox.
Here are some coupons you can use. Make sure to try them all, because some might not be available anymore. [a shoutout to Jennifer from Ramblings of a Suburban Mom for compiling this list]
Use code AMIKACLIPLESS to get a free amika (Mod)ern Curler + Clutch [$72 value] with purchase of $150 or more.
Use codes COMEBACK20, TAKE20OFF, MOBILE20, WELCOMEOFFER20 to get a 20% discount on your order.
Use code YESPLEASE to get a free hardcover copy of “Yes Please” by Amy Poehler [$17 value] with purchase of $55 or more.
Use code ISTANBULSET, CURACAOSET or LISBONSET to get a free La Mer Collections bracelet trio [not affiliated with the famous luxe skincare brand] with purchase of $55 or more.
And don’t forget to add a mystery sample pack to your cart! Those things are like Birchbox lottery – you can get some full-sized goodies if you’re lucky [in the past I received a full-sized Stila bronzer and LAQA&Co chubby lip pencil].