I know it seems a little odd that I am posting for the May Birchbox. What had happened was…I had a moment and I thought that maybe I made a mistake in cancelling. I decided to rejoin and see what I received for the month of May. I picked up my box yesterday and this is my first impression of Birchbox May 2014.
Birchbox went with a Freewheeling theme for the month with the idea of having rules and disregarding rules. It is almost summer so it seems like the company is introducing summertime fun and playfulness. I was curious to see what was included in my box.
I can honestly say there are only two items in the box that I would use. Let’s take a look at what I received for May. I’m going in the order of the insert.
Beauty Protector – designed to protect hair from heat damage, keep color, and add a silky texture. Based on the description, I would guess one of the ingredients is protein and that is something I can’t use on my hair. Retail: $21.95
Cynthia Rowley Beauty Black Eyeliner – A creamy smudge-proof eyeliner. The card did include instructions to blend the liner within 30 secs. I am assuming that would be how long it takes to set. This is one of the items I intend on trying from the box. A girl can never have too many black eyeliners. Retail: $16
Harvey Prince Hello Perfume – A perfume with a mixture of floral and citrus. I can’t tell you why I did not try this as soon as I saw it because we all know how I love perfume. This is the second item that I am trying for this month’s box. Retail: $55
Perlier Shea Almond Body Cream – A nourishing cream from the Italian Perlier skincare brand. Sigh! I need another body cream like I need a hole in my head. I have a ton of body creams and I just have no need for this one. This may go into one of my upcoming giveaways. Retail: $28.45
Supergoop! Everyday SPF 30 with Cellular Response Technology – A lightweight water-resistant cream that provides sun protection. I have a ton of sunblock and I just do not need this product. If anything, I need a self-tanner or tanning spray. I need color and as much sun as I can get! Retail: $19.00
Overall, this box was a miss for me this month. I’ve seen other boxes with great items and it makes me wonder if this was leftover stuff for the new subbies. I will give it another month before I cancel for good.
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What did you receive in your box this month?