May 2015 Birchbox

May 18, 2015 | Beauty, Birchbox | 4 Comments »

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May 2015 Birchbox
1. Harvey Prince Sea Salt Texturizing Mist
2. Beauty Protector Beauty Wash Body Cleanser
3. Vasanti BrightenUp! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator
4. Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream
5. Coastal Scents® Revealed 3 Palette

So I decided to sign up for Birchbox again. I have a sort of love/hate relationship with Birchbox. I love it because, well, what’s not to love about getting little surprises in the mail every month? I love the suspense. What am I getting? Is it going to be good? Wooo! I’ve gotten samples of things that I tried and absolutely LOVED! So much that I not only bought a full size, but have continued to buy full sizes! So what’s there to hate about? Well, for starters I always seem to get my boxes so late compared to other people. I live a state away from where my box ships yet my box travels all the way from the Midwest, to the East Coast, only to make it back to the Midwest again. I’m not an impatient person, but it can be frustrating. Then there are those times I’m sent something that completely doesn’t line up with my profile. Which makes me sad because that usually means I have no use for said product. Most times I feel the good outweigh the bad. Which is why I signed up again.

First, the Harvey Prince Sea Salt Texturizing Mist sounded amazing until I read that it gives you instant volume. With my super thick hair the very last thing I need is volume. It truly sounds like an amazing product, but definitely not something for me. The Beauty Protector Beauty Wash Body Cleanser is a keeper. It smells nice and I can always use a good body wash. The Vasanti BrightenUp! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator seems amazing and it’s gotten some great reviews so far. I’ve never heard of the brand, but they’ve definitely caught my attention. The Yu-Be Moisturizing Skin Cream also looks promising. And now for the item I was REALLY looking forward to! The Coastal Scents® Revealed 3 Palette. BROKEN! That gorgeous shimmery gold shade is broken and it makes me sad. I didn’t even bother to swatch it because that gold got everywhere and I wasn’t trying to ruin my brand new white board.

Overall not a bad box, but hoping for something a little more exciting next month. Hopefully with no damaged items. Yikes!

4 Comments on “May 2015 Birchbox” »
  1. hi! I saw your blog mentioned on Zovesta’s site so I thought I would drop in. I figure anyone she is following and mentioning must be good. =)

    I wanted to follow your blog but I didn’t see a email subscription so I used the RSS feed. I hope that works as I haven’t used those before.

    I was kind of excited to see the Birchbox post. I don’t have a subscription to anything like this and I want to get one. I was looking at Birchbox, Glossy Box and Wantable. I just keep performing endless searches. I’m in analysis paralysis.
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    • Hi, Janine! Thank you so much for stopping by! :)

      I don’t currently have an email subscription, but I do mention my new posts on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook!

      I’ve only ever signed up for 2 monthly subscriptions. Birchbox and Ipsy. I prefer Birchbox because I feel like I do get more usable items through them. And like I mentioned quite a few have become favorites. But they have their moments lol. I’ve never tried Glossy Box or Wantable, but have heard good things. I hope you’re able to settle on one you like. It really is a lot of fun getting things in the mail every month. I know I look forward to it.

      Have a great weekend!

  2. Jaa

    Aww that’s such a shame about the broken palette! So pretty, too! I love the color combo actually! I used to sub to Birchbox and Ipsy but decided to quit. I was at a point where I realized I had way too many unused samples, most of them I’m not even interested in testing. I miss the excitement and anticipation I was getting every month, though!
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    • I know! It really is a cute combo. I’ll have to open it up one of these days and see what I can do. I really do love getting those little Coastal Scents shadows.

      That’s pretty much why I cancelled in the first place, but I thought it might be fun to give it another go. Plus I can always give what I don’t use to my mother-in-law. She loves getting those little samples. And she uses them too!

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