My May Birchbox is here!
I have been seeing very mixed reviews this month.
I have to admit – I can see why.
May’s Theme: Beauty Diaries
Four samples and a pen. Hmmmm….
DevaCurl 3-Step System
1 oz each No-Poo Cleanser – One Condition – Light Defining Gel
Retail $19 for 12 fl oz (each) – Sample Value $4.75
I am still doing my test drive for Aveda – so these will have to wait until next week.
I have been curious about this product line – so it’s cool I got it.
That said – foil packets just plain suck.
Sumita Color Contrast Eyeliner in Suman (Black)
Retail $21 for 4 mini pencils / $11 for full size – Sample Value $5.25
When I first joined BB they sent me Eyeko in Navy and I was hooked.
I have brown eyes and it made them pop.
Black is fine – but I have five samples of black already – in better formulas.
This is too creamy and very smudgy. Great if you are going for a goth look.
Since my goal is to wear my make up so I don’t scare my three-year old
or my hubby
this is NOT great.
Coola Classic Face SPF 30 Cucumber Moisturizer
Retail $32 for 1.7 fl oz – Sample Value $4.48 for .23 fl oz
Now this is cool!
Organic moisturizer with high SPF – and it smells lovely
(if you like the smell of cucumbers – which I do)
I usually use ThinkBaby SPF 50 under my make up during the summer.
This will be great for days I am not outside too much.
This is a great moisturizer – light formula and the sunscreen worked great!
Whish Shave Crave Shaving Cream in Blueberry
Retail $20 for 5 fl oz – Sample Value $2.93 for .75 fl oz
I haven’t tried this yet – but love the smell.
It gets decent reviews so I am hopeful!
This is not that great. Feels like shaving with hair conditioner mixed with oil.
Plus it had a weird way of wicking moisture – like getting anti-perspirent on your hands.
Pilot Acroball PureWhite Pen in Turquoise
Retail $6.24 for 4 – Sample Value $1.56
On one hand this is better than a piece of chocolate.
On the other – were they low on samples and decided to hit the
stationary/office aisle at Costco??
Total Value for my May Birchbox – $18.97
Between the foil packs and the pen I have to say this box felt weak.
Especially after Ipsy’s amazing May bag.
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