May 19, 2015

May Birchbox Review

I've been LOVING my Birchbox lately. Every month it's like a little gift delivered right to my doorstep and I just cannot get enough.

I mean, I have enough make-up to last me 100 years but I changed my Birchbox profile to give me more skincare and hair-care, and that's what I've been getting! It's much appreciated and so useful!

The May box was curated by Emily Schuman, creator of the famous blog Cupcakes & Cashmere(which I LOVE) and at first, I thought we were all getting the same box but then realized that she hand picked all the products, in everyone's box and we weren't all getting the same.

Anyways....

I always peek at my box preview online because I just can't stand the suspense, and I was very happy with what I saw.

When I opened my box, I wasn't too thrilled.

That is because, I was sent the wrong sample. I was supposed to get the Dr. Jart Night BB Cream which I was so excited for because I've been wanting to try it for months, but instead, I received the regular Dr. Jart BB Cream, which I already have a full size of.

I usually don't complain about things like this, I just accept it and move on, but I really, really wanted the night BB Cream. I emailed Birchbox and they are so amazing and are sending me a sample of the Dr. Jart Night BB Cream!!

That is why I love Birchbox, because their customer service is hands down amazing.

The rest of my box was awesome though so lets jump in.




//Macadamia Professional Nourishing Moisture Oil Treatment: This is a hefty sample size--I will never go through the entire thing. Myself, along with the entire world, is obsessed with oils lately: oils for the body, hair, face, everything! And this is no expectation. It says it's supposed to hydrate dry hair and boost shine so we shall see if it does what it claims!

Full size: $40
Sample size: 5/5

//Naobay Oxygenating Cream Moisturizer: I've been obsessed with skincare lately, ever since my skin started freaking out, and I'll always welcome more moisturizers. It's 98% natural, with avocado and olive oils (which are supposed to be amazing for the skin). It doesn't have SPF so it can be used at night, which I enjoy because I have my holy grail day-time moisturizers and really need night creams. I'm not usually picky with skincare, unless it breaks me out, so I'm excited to try this out!

Full size: $36
Sample size:  5//5

//W3LL People The Expressionist Bio Extreme Mascara: I really didn't need another mascara so this was probably the item I was least excited for. It's definitely a nice size and it's a dry formula, which I appreciate for every day wear. The brush is thin (I usually prefer thicker brushes) but if I don't like it, I could just pass it on to my mom who really isn't picky about mascaras!

Full size: $23.50
Sample size: 4/5

//Wei Golden Root Purifying Mud Mask: I was definitely most excited for this product, even if the size was a little disappointing. I am addicted to face masks. I've always loved them because it was like a little treat, it's such a pampering, luxurious item & process. I just cannot get enough. My addiction runs especially high when you combine the words mud and deep cleaning. I will be using this tonight and seeing how it goes.

Full size: $42 for a set of 8
Sample size: 1/5

Dr Jart + Premium BB Cream: I'll review this since it's in the box and I have a full size, even if it was the wrong sample. I really love this BB Cream (I also have the Radiance shade which gives a nice glowing effect). It's one shade for everyone, but it provides some nice coverage. I haven't been reaching for it as much as I was because I have so many foundations but I do like this for when I'm lazy and want minimal coverage or a no make-up make-up look. It's a nice smooth texture and holds up pretty well. I'm happy to have an small extra bottle to bring with me in my bag.

Full size: $39
Sample size: 2/5



That's my May Birchbox and I already can't wait for June!

PS: Why is it almost June??????

Do you subscribe to Birchbox? What subscription boxes DO you subscribe to?


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