Friday, May 23, 2014

May 2014 Birchbox Review

I just got my May Birchbox in the mail today and I'm so excited to share it with you. Birchbox is a monthly subscription box company. They curate beauty and lifestyle items and ship them to your door for only $10 a box. (You can sign up for a yearly subscription and you get one box free!) 

The best part about Birchbox is their points program. You can review each product in your box for 10 points. 100 points = $10 to shop at there website. For example right now I have 310 points, after I try all the products in my box if I want to purchase the full size version I have a 10$ discount. You can combine points and discount codes to create a really awesome deal! 

I'm going away this weekend so this shampoo and conditioner set from Nexxus will be packed in my travel bag. The body lotion by Gilchrest & Soames is light and doesn't have a strong scent so it won't interfere with my perfume.

The little packets are minty pop rocks that help freshen your breath! It tired the honey mint one and it was surprisingly tasty! 

Pixie Shea Butter Lip Balm is a fun makeup treat to try for summer. I swatches it below so you can see how pigmented it is.

Ever since I've been subscribed to Birchbox I've wanted to try the Whish brand shave cream. The scent Acai Grapefruit is perfect for summer. Fresh and Fruity.

This Pixi balm is surprisingly pigmented!! On my lips it's a coral red, but since it's still like a balm it's not intimidating to wear. I plan on wearing this all summer!

Overall, I really enjoyed my box this month. It was full of both practical and fun products. If you're interested in trying Birchbox it's normally $10 a month but use code SUMMERSUB to get your first box for $5. Once you factor in there points system to use on products in there store the box is practically free!! Gotta love "shopping math"!!

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Birchbox Limited Edition: In Full Bloom

I ordered the Birchbox Limited Edition: In Full Bloom set as a treat for myself. After using points and a discount code I paid 6.40 instead of 58.00! 

I've used the Liz Earle Cleanse & Polish before and love it. It gently removes all makeup but doesn't leave my skin dry. 

I'm excited to try the Cecilia Wong Anti-Aging Rose Serum Spray. 

I've heard of the brand Tokyo Milk before but have never had a chance to try anything from them. This Rosewater Lip Balm is nice and makes my lips feel hydrated. The smell is a soft rose that doesn't bother my sensitive nose. 

I'm excited to try the tenoverten nail polish in the color Spring. As soon as I take off my current nail polish I'll update this post with a swatch of this pretty pink nail polish.

I love the packaging on the Soap & Paper Factory hand cream. The scent I received is in Bella (grapefruit, bergamont, and black pepper). It's not my favorite scent but it feels wonderful on my hands. The smell irritates me a little bit so I will probably end up using this as a foot cream to get my feet in summer shape.

This travel sized Juara Tiare Jasmine Tea Bath & Shower Gel smells so beautiful. I don't even know how to describe it, but it's now on my shopping list to buy it in the full size.

Last, were the products I was most excited for, the blush and the candle.

This Make blush in the color Geisha is the perfect soft pink shade for spring. It just looks like my cheeks are glowing. It's not completely matte, there is an almost sheen to it.

The Votivo candle in Blush of Rose is perfect. It's a light floral scent that is not a cloying "gramma" type of rose. It makes my bedroom smell like a bouquet of fresh flowers.

Overall, I am very happy with this Limited Edition box. It has a great value and I will use all the products.

If your interested in trying the monthly subscription here is the link. Every month for $10 they will send you curated beauty and lifestyle products. Then you can review the products for points. Once you get 100 points that is $10 to spend in the Birchbox Shop. That is how I was able to get this box for 6 dollars instead of $58.