May Birchbox Review

June 20, 2013

I waited a little longer than last time to write my review of the May Birchbox than I did for April, then again I was kind of disappointed about the box. Which is why it took longer to review, I just couldn't make my mind up about the products. 

Definitely not their best box to date.

This will be my last Birchbox review for a few months, I'll start back up in October. I decided to take a few months off while we are transitioning jobs and moving this summer. 
COOLA | Classic face SPF 30 Cucumber Moisturizer for face. Mineral sunblock infused with organic antiaging ingredients like evening primrose extract and borage seed oil. $21.95

I wasn't very impressed, especially for the price. It's a SPF moisturizer. I have one that I like for much cheaper, while it isn't as strong of an SPF it works fine. Unless you are seriously into organic this isn't worth $21. 

Beauty Protector | Protect & Damage. Great for all hair types, this nourishing elixir locks in color, adds shine, and instantly detangles. $21.95

This is the one product in the box that I liked. It smells great, moisturizes and detangles well without leaving you with a greasy feeling. I even used it on Ellie one day and it made her smell amazing and left her dry coat super soft. I actually plan to buy this one. 

Sumita | Color Contrast Eyeliner. Inspired by traditional Indian formulas, this velvety liner glides on easily and lasts for hours. Set of 4 mini pencils, $21

Not impressed. It is a lot like my BareMinerals eyeliner that I'm currently disappointed in. I prefer the twist up, never dull pencils. The way eyeliner pencils are being made now does not lend itself to sharpening easy, plus it is too thick and the actual liner isn't dense enough to go on without it bending and smearing. It stayed on well, and works great. I'd but it if it came in a self sharpening format. 

Joie | Folle de Joie eau de parfum. For its debut scent, the chic fashion brand created this carefree mix of mandarin, rose, and sandalwood. Full-size $98

This perfume smells great and lasts a long time, I just can't wear it because of my allergies. Not to mention I'd die before I spent that much on a spray. I'm cheap. 

Tweezerman | Matchbox Itty Bitty Nail Files. Keep these cute mini files in your purse to fix mani mishaps. Full-size, $5

While I like Tweezerman products, I just can't stand the feel of touch this type of file. It's cute, but I like my full size file I carry around that has a handle. 

Like I said, I was a little disappointed with this box. I'm happy to know it isn't just me after reading several other blogger reviews. This just wasn't their best box.

I'll be back with Birchbox reviews in October after we get settled from our move!

So tell me | Did you get this Birchbox? What did you think of it?