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May 23, 2014

Birchbox - May 2014


Can you believe it? Birchbox is finally here! There were some faulty shipping errors which sent my box to different state addresses but thanks to the amazing customer service of Birchbox I finally got my box delivered to me! 


I also love the shipping box design for this month. I never shopped at Kate Spade Saturday before but I wonder if it's just as great as Kate Spade New York. The yellow definitely brightens my day! This month's theme is FreeWheeling. Here's a peek:


May is all about rebirth. There's so much going on in so little time and it's all just so exciting! The transition from late spring to early summer is just too great for words. 

This is what's included in my box this month:


Such a great box this month! Despite the delays, I can actually put all of these samples to great use. Of course there is one sample I didn't necessarily need but it's still great to have on hand.

I received (from left to right) Pixi Shea Butter Lip Balm in Coral Crush, Smashbox Cosmetics Photo Finish Foundation Primer, Coola Environmental Repair Plus Radical Recovery After-Sun Lotion, Caudalie Polyphenol C15 Overnight Detox Oil, and SmartyPants All-in-One Fiber Gummies for Weight Management (lifestyle extra).

The lifestyle extra definitely tops last month's. I really wish they sent the serving size of 6 gummies. I can say this has been the best lifestyle extra I've received that I'm willing to invest in as soon as possible. These gummies are super delicious and the fact that they're vitamins makes it all better! I'm assuming that Birchbox had a bit of a mix up with the name of these gummies. I don't think there was any fiber in the ones I received but they were still great.

The Pixi lip balm has definitely been added to my cosmetic bag. I love that it's full size which can be rare with Birchbox. I wore it out and my boyfriend thought I was wearing lipstick. It hydrates well and gives my lips a full splash of color without the dried out lipstick feeling.

The other three samples were pretty cool considering I've never tried anything like them. The Smashbox primer had such a soft and smooth feeling to it that I've never felt before. I don't typically use primer since I don't often ever wear foundation but this may come in handy one day. The Coola after-sun lotion will also come in handy since summer is surely right around the corner. My face tends to be the first area that gets sun burned so I'm glad to have extra protection. Now the Caudalie detox oil goes great with the Caudalie foaming cleanser that I received in my Birchbox last February. Such a great combination but also a little too pricey for me to always keep on hand.

Overall I had a great box this month. Hopefully my future boxes will be similar to these without the delays. I can't wait for June! It'll be my one year anniversary with Birchbox. Woo!

Here's everything that was included in my box to shop for as full size items in the Birchbox shop.


P.S. - For a limited time you can get your first Birchbox for only $5 by using the code SUMMERSUB.

xox.

krissy

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