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Beauty Diaries

16 May

When I opened my mailbox the other day I got my favorite surprise… my Birchbox! I was pretty happy with this month’s selection… here is what I got:

1. Cargo Lip Gloss in Sunset Blvd.
I am always thrilled when I get makeup in my Birchbox especially when they send me a full size product. Cargo is a brand I am vaguely familiar with. Sunset Blvd is a pretty light peachy shade which compliments my fair skin. The lip gloss has a great texture and pleasant smell. The product is $14 in the Birchbox store which means that I got my money’s worth out of this box (Each box is $10)

Cargo Lip Gloss Sunset Blvd from my May 2013 Birchbox

2. Pilot Corporation of America Acroball Purewhite
I was a little confused and kind of annoyed to receive this in my Birchbox. It is a standard pen but with pink ink. Next time send me makeup. The pen sells in the Birchbox store for $6.24 (4-pack). I wrote on the card stock it came with and obviously it doesn’t write well on card stock!

2. Pilot Corporation of America Acroball Purewhite

3. Amika Obliphica Hair Treatment
I have been eyeing this sample for quite a while and I was thrilled to see it had finally made its way into my box. I have been looking for a product that could protect my hair while taming frizz and creating a sleek look, especially after straightening and Amika’s hair treatment is perfect! I have very oily hair and the serum didn’t make my hair look greasy or messy, instead it tamed my fly-aways and left a great scent behind. This is definitely on my must purchase list. The full size costs $34.00 and is 3.38 fl oz. They gave me a rather large sample (although not full size) that should last me a couple of weeks. Yay!

 

Amika Obliphica Hair Treatment Hair after using  Amika Obliphica Hair Treatment  in May 2013 Birchbox

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Coola Classic SPF 30 Cucumber Moisturizer
At first I was kind of annoyed that I had received sunscreen in my Birchbox.. but once I realized it was a moisturizer I was a lot more excited to try this sample. I like that it has a higher SPF than my foundation because I have fair skin and need a lot of protection from the sun. I was also very happy with the smell and the fact that it absorbed completely into my skin without any residue or excessive rubbing needed. The full size 1.7 fl oz bottle is $32 and they gave me a sample that should last me about a week or two.

Coola Classic SPF 30 Cucumber Moisturizer for Face May 2013 Birchbox

5. Isaac Mizrahi FABULOUS Eau de Parfum
This smells delicious & very citrusy, which I like. I have been getting a lot of perfume samples lately and I would much prefer makeup samples, so I updated my Birchbox preferences in hopes I will get more makeup next time.They gave me a standard perfume sample size and in the store they sell the .34 fl oz rollerball & 1.7fl oz perfume for $69.

Isaac Mizrahi FABULOUS Eau de Parfum May 2013 Birchbox

Overall I was very happy with my Birchbox this month. If you are interested in purchasing a monthly Birchbox for $10 a month click here: https://www.birchbox.com?raf=fc3p4

What did you receive in your Birchbox this month?

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