Birchbox May 2017 {Low Effort, High Impact}

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Ouai Wave Spray
Full Size Price: $26.00
Sample size value is approximately: $5.20
This is a wave spray that can be used on damp or dry hair. It has a weightless texturing mist that doesn't weigh down your hair and provides a natural look. The smell is more on the herbal side which isn't my preference. I did enjoy the formula but probably wouldn't purchase it in this scent.

evo lockdown smoothing treatment
Full Size Price: $35.00
Sample size value is approximately: $7.00
This is a leave-in treatment that claims to smooth and prep strands for styling while reducing frizz and boosting shine. It is a light formula that did a good job of keeping my frizz a bit more under control. The scent has a slight floral tone to it that does linger in the hair after use. I enjoyed this product and would consider purchasing the full size.

MDSolarSciences Mineral Creme SPF 50 Broad Spectrum UVA-UVB Sunscreen
Full Size Price: $30.00
Sample size value is approximately: $4.41
This is a mineral based SPF 50 sunscreen that is made for those with sensitive skin. It has a hypallergenic formula with a non-greasy finish. It can be used on both acne and rosacea prone skin. I did not care for the feel of the formula or the scent. The scent is off-putting as it smells like an older product and just truly doesn't smell right. I like that the product has more natural ingredients but would not purchase the full size.

The Beauty Crop Fabulous Flocking Lashes Mascara
Full Size Price: $22.00
This is a mascara that claims to be smudge-proof and clump-free. It contains argan and jojoba oils to condition, separate, plump, and lengthen lashes. I really love the packaging of this product but found the mascara to be a bit of a miss for me. The formula seemed to quickly dry before I could fully apply it to my lashes which created some clumping issues. I didn't feel I was able to achieve the normal look I go for with this mascara. From my research, this does appear to be a full size product.

MAC Cosmetics Strobe Cream in shade "Silverlite"
Full Size Price: $33.00
Sample size value is approximately: $4.85
I am a big fan of MAC Cosmetics so I was excited to see this product in my box this month. This is a skincare-meets-makeup moisturizer that claims to perk up tired, dull skin with a luminous sheen. It contains a vitamin and green tea enriched formula which can be used both under and over makeup. I really loved the pigmentation of this product and think it would make for a great highlighter option. I used it under my makeup and didn't notice a big difference aside from it feeling a bit more moisturized. I would consider purchasing the full size of this product.

The value of my May Birchbox is $43.46.
I pay $10.00 a month for my subscription, so I received an additional value of $33.46.

Overall, I was mostly disappointed with this month's box as the products either didn't work for me or just didn't meet my preferences. I haven't been feeling all that excited about Birchbox this year so I am hoping to see better options next month. My favorite product from this month's box is the strobe cream.

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In the comments down below, let me know your favorite highlighter for the summer season.

As always any requests, questions, or comments are greatly appreciated. Talk to you soon!

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