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For creatures that exist only in folklore, mermaids have a remarkable eye for enduring beauty trends. (Case in point: they pioneered beachy waves long before they were cool.) And let’s admit it: we never really outgrew our wish to be transformed into one of their kind. From sea salt spray to waterproof liner, this box is a modern take on the mermaid tropes we all know and love. It’s guaranteed to help you make a splash this summer—even if the nearest beach is far, far away.

How it Works

This grouping is perfectly timed for summer fun. First up, there’s RUFFIAN’s exclusive nail polish trio, which combines a longwearing formula with tropical-inspired shimmer. Before you hit the beach or pool, reach for Vasanti’s Kajal Extreme Intense Eye Pencil in Electric Navy, which boasts a waterproof formula that lasts up to eight hours. Pair that with Anastasia Beverly Hills Lash Genius Waterproof Topcoat, which instantly waterproofs any mascara, and you’re good to go (swimming, that is). In lieu of an ocean breeze, there’s Captain Blankenship’s Mermaid Mane Sea Salt Spray, which transforms limp hair into effortless, beachy waves, and COOLA’s Liplux SPF 30 Original Formula, full of organic botanicals to hydrate and protect lips. Top things off with a spritz of Atelier Cologne Cédrat Enivrant Cologne Absolue Travel Spray, a citrusy scent that smells like summer in a bottle. Designed exclusively for Birchbox, Stephanie Johnson’s Mermaid Mirror is perfect for on-the-go touchups. Simply toss it in your beach tote and keep on swimmin’.

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

Love, love, love!
Purchased

This was a super fun box to receive. I liked every product in it. And the mirror is really cute. The three Ruffian polishes are my favorite. They provide good coverage with just one coat, and the colors are perfect for summer.

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Great summer collection
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I received this box just in time for my beach vacation and I absolutely loved it. The nail polishes were beautiful and the waterproof mascara was just what I needed for some swimming action. The perfume smelled very citrusy and my husband loved it. Overall, just a great collection of summer themed items...

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Awesome value!
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Love this box and everything in it, gave the cologne to my hubby, he loves it, fresh, unisex scent, imo

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Love this box!
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Everything in this box was great! The sea salt spray smells fantastic and is a great size. The liner is a fun summer color and the mirror is perfect!

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fun
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Loved this. From the creamy eyeliner, to the fab polish colors, to the cute mirror, you can't beat this. Not sure what the beach spray does, but I already have curly hair.

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You got this right, Birchbox!
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Love everything in my Modern Mermaid box! So excited when it arrived and I wasn't disappointed. The fragrance and the nail polishes are my favorites so far, but I think the sea salt spray is going to move into first place soon. Well done, Birchbox!

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Girlfriend approves!
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Bought as a gift for my Girlfriend and she absolutely adores the nail polish colors, eyeliner, and mascara protectant. Would definitely recommend as a gift for your S.O.

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I love it!
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I bought this box to take on vacation to the beach and it's great! The blue polish in the Ruffian set is gorgeous, and the eyeliner is bright, flattering, and stays put. I love the sea salt spray too- my hair is naturally curly and it makes my curls soft. I haven't yet decided how I feel about the perfume... It smells a little like a margarita to me. All in all, a nice collection of products!

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Love Everything!
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So glad I ordered this box! Love everything in it! The eye pencil is amazing! Can't wait to use everything!

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Smells great, leaves hair feeling very smooth and manageable. The size of the sample was 2.5oz so more than enough for a couple of shampoos to see results.

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