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Birchbox – May

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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