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Birchbox | May 2016 Unboxing

Birchbox May 2016 UnboxingThe design on this month’s Birchbox is absolutely adorable! I love the mix of pastel colors. There seemed to be an emphasis on SPF for May at Birchbox. Everyone was supposed to receive at least one sunscreen sample. I received two…Birchbox May 2016 Unboxing Cotz Face Natural Skin Tone SPF 40 Supergoop! Sun Defying Sunscreen Oil with Meadowfoam SPF 50

Cotz Face Natural Skin Tone SPF 40

Hmm…now, doesn’t this look familiar?!!!! This is almost the exact same product I received in my Allure Beauty Box this month. The formula starts off with quite a dark tone, but sheers out as soon as you rub it into your skin. The consistency really reminds me of the mousse-like texture of Dr. Brandt’s Pores No More primer and isn’t greasy or shiny on my face.

Supergoop! Sun Defying Sunscreen Oil with Meadowfoam SPF 50

This was my sample choice and I thought that would take care of my sunscreen sample for the month, but lo-and-behold Birchbox surprised me! I thought this would be a good choice for use on my arms and legs, because it might offer the healthy sheen of a body oil, but with the protection of sunscreen. Birchbox May 2016 Unboxing Davines LOVE Smoothing Shampoo and ConditionerDavines LOVE Smoothing Shampoo and Conditioner

I was initially disappointed that a sticky shampoo bottle was included in my box because I only like to use a shampoo specifially for red hair so that I can go longer between dye jobs, but since my hair color was already pretty faded and I was going to freshen it up soon anyway, I thought it would be a great opportunity to try this. First off, the scent is divine (reminiscent of laundry detergent) and the color is so cute! From one use, I can’t really say I saw a difference in my hair texture, though this is perfectly suited to my course and frizzy hair. Eventually, I’ll have to give this a real shot. Birchbox May 2016 Unboxing Cargo Blush and Bronzer Duo in Catalina and Medium Vera Bradley Macaroon RoseBirchbox May 2016 Unboxing Cargo Blush and Bronzer Duo in Catalina and MediumCargo Blush and Bronzer Duo in Catalina & Medium

I love Cargo’s adorable little tins, even though they’re a little too small for face products. I’ve found I have to squeeze the bristles of whatever brush I’m using in order to only pick up the pigment of one product. The bronzer in this sample duo is quite shimmery, but I don’t find that to be problematic. Catalina is a lovely cool-toned pink.

Vera Bradley Fragrance in Macaroon Rose

I really like this scent. It makes me think of the color pink, of tutus, jellybeans and lilac tulips! In other words, it’s very feminine. It’s not a fruity scent, it has a little spice, but it’s not overbearing. There’s a little more sweetness. (Scents are seriously impossible to describe and it astounds me how I don’t seem to have the vocabulary for it. 😉 )


I’m not incredibly impressed with this month’s Birchbox, but I’ll definitely use everything. I thought it was good mix of familiar brands and brands that were new to me.

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8 thoughts on “Birchbox | May 2016 Unboxing

    • Thank you for reading!! When they have a good coupon code out there you should try it for yourself and see what you think! I initially subscribed because they were offering a free beautyblender thinking I would cancel after the first month , but ultimately I loved receiving a little surprise each month and I stayed on! lol

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