Birchbox May 2018 {Soak It In}

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b.tan it's love. gradual tan body moisturizer
Full Size Price: $17.99
Sample size value is approximately: $2.68
This is a hydrating self tanning lotion that is paraben and sulfate free. To use this product, you can apply it daily to achieve a gradual bronze glow. The scent is quite sweet with some floral like notes to it which does linger for a bit on the skin. Since this product is not large enough to cover my entire body, I simply tested it on a small part of my skin. I did notice a slight change in color, nothing too drastic and I do wonder if it continues to darken with more applications. I personally don't use self tanners so I won't be purchasing the full size of this product.


Hanalei Lip Treatment in shade "Clear"
Full Size Price: $20.00
Sample size value is approximately: $6.66
This is a lip treatment that is enriched with kukui oil for moisturizing, as well as agave and grapeseed oil for protection against radicals. The formula of this product is extremely thick, reminds me of a Vaseline like texture. The scent is slightly medicinal with a hint of a tropical undertone. I found it to be quite greasy and that it dried out quickly after use. Overall, I wasn't impressed with the payoff of the product nor did I care for the scent. I will not be purchasing the full size of this product.


Clarins One-Step Gentle Exfoliating Cleanser with Orange Extract
Full Size Price: $38.00
Sample size value is approximately: $0.90
This is an exfoliating cleanser that claims to be gentle enough to use daily. The formula is lightweight and feels quite nice on the skin. It carries a slight orange scent to it that does linger for a bit on the skin after using. I found that it did a wonderful job of cleansing my skin and also softening it. I did not experience any harsh reactions or irritation after using. Overall, I really enjoyed the product and will be purchasing the full size.


Love of Color One & Done Shadow Stick in shade "Heavy Petal"
Full Size Price: $10.00
This is a waterproof shadow stick in a light rose gold shade. The product claims to provide up to 11 hours of creaseless color without needing to use brushes or a primer. I have used several Love of Color shadow sticks before and this one did not let me down. I absolutely love the coloring of this shade and found it to be highly pigmented. I do typically use a base with mine and find that it does last all day without losing any vibrancy. I highly recommend these especially for those looking for easy and on the go makeup options. From my research, this does appear to be a full size product. I will be purchasing other shades!


R + Co Gemstone Shampoo & Conditioner
Full Size Price: $24.00/$25.00
Sample size value is approximately: $0.70/$0.73
This was a bonus item this month which is a shampoo and conditioner sample pack. This duo claims to protect color treated hair with a formula that contains hibiscus, peas, rice, and golden root extracts. I found that they both were moisturizing and provided an overall clean look and feel to my hair. The scent of these are sweet with a slight floral note to it. They didn't weigh down my hair and overall gave me a nice feel and look. I would consider purchasing the full size of both.


KNC Beauty All Natural Collagen Infused Lip Mask
Full Size Price: $24.99
Sample size value is approximately: $4.99
This is lip mask that contains rose flower oil, cherry extract, and vitamin E. It claims to provide a deep condition, plump, and prime to clean lips after using for 15 to 20 minutes. The mask iteself seems to me to be far too large and I am not sure if trimming it down is a logical option. It also did not sit evenly on my lips so I didn't feel I was getting the full effects of the mask. Overall the scent was on the rubbery like side and it did feel moisturizing. I didn't notice a significant difference in the appearance of my lips so I don't think I'd purchase the full size of this product.


My May Birchbox is valued at $26.66.
I pay $10.00 a month for my subscription so I received an additional value of $16.66.


Overall, I wasn't thrilled with this month's box. While it had a few products I enjoyed, I didn't feel that most of these items fit my profile preferences. My favorite product from this month's box was the eyeshadow stick.


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