Happy Monday everyone. I recently received my May Birchbox in the mail. For those unfamiliar with Birchbox, it is a monthly beauty subscription. You pay $10 a month and receive a set of diverse beauty samples according to your beauty profile.
Every month, Birchbox lets subscribers pick between a curated box (all samples revealed) or a single sample choice and be surprised by the rest of the items. This review is on the surprise box (I didn’t get a chance to login and choose in time before they were out of the curated box).
This months box is all about the outdoors and that beautiful sunny weather. After all it is May. Alas, we’ve had to be a little more patient than usual here in Chicago as we’ve been getting lots of clouds and rain.
For this month, my Birchbox contained:
– A sample of Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy Noir
– Vita Liberata Fabulous Self-Tanning Gradual Lotion
– Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner
– Beauty Protector Protect & Detangle
– COOLA® Classic Face Sport SPF 50 White Tea
For me, this month’s box is so-so. I usually don’t go out and purchase hair care items so anything I get in my sample boxes that’s for the hair is a huge plus. And I really liked the Beauty Protector Protect & Detangle since the travel size Drybar Hot Toddy has been on my list and sold out for a while.
With me, its always a gamble when I get perfume samples. I was one of those girls who was never a fan of the Juicy Couture line. And although, this perfume actually smells really nice, I don’t think I’ll be making a full size purchase of the bottle.
Eyeliner is always a plus for me and while I already own the Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner, I will be using this for travel purposes or to keep in my makeup bag. I give a thumbs up too!
Last but not least, the Vita Liberata Fabulous Self-Tanning Gradual Lotion is something new to me. I haven’t really been playing around with too many self-tanning products other than the one by Benefit. I’m excited to give this one a try. Although, I applied some on the back of my hand and didn’t see an effect. Maybe I need to read the directions first.
If you’re interested, its not too late to get the May Birchbox subscription. And if you use the code PIXIPALETTE at checkout you’ll receive a free Pixi by Petra Palette (which contains 6 eyeshadows and is super cute.) And best of all when you review your products you can get $5 back in points to use towards full size items in their store. I’m currently saving mine for this beauty. Although, I have been eyeing this gorgeous curated box. Can’t wait till I save enough points.
Are any of you subscribed to any box subscriptions? Which box subscriptions are your favorite?