Saturday, May 17, 2014

Birchbox Unveiling (May 2014)

May 2014

This month's Birchbox theme was Free Wheeling, i.e., all things outdoors! Also, Birchbox partnered with Kate Spade Saturday this month, so the packaging was extra cute. I thought my box really fit the theme, as these are all products that will help me look and feel my best as I gear up for summer. Also, not all of the products I received matched up with the card/online sneak peek, but I actually like what I received better. Anyway, let's take a look!

This month's box, excluding the vitamin sample. Isn't the packaging adorable?

Here are the products I received.

Number 4 Volumizing Shampoo: full size costs $34; sample value is $4

This may or may not be the best thing I've ever smelled. I've also heard it's a wonderful shampoo, but I think I'm going to save it for France (it's a great travel size). But really, it's the perfect floral mix. If only I could find a flower bouquet that smells just like this...

Whish Shave Crave Shaving Cream in Acai Grapefruit: full size costs $20; sample value is $2.93

This also smells great! Again, because of it's compact size, I'm saving it for France.

LAQA & Co. Sheer Lip Lube Pencil in Menatour: full size costs $18; sample value is $18 (received the full-sized product)

This lipstick is creamy, smells minty, and goes on smoothly. My sister and I have already tried it on! (She's fighting me for ownership of it....sorry, Daph.) I have very fair skin and she hasPmore olive skin, and it looks great on both of us. Plus, it's full sized!

Marcelle New-Age 8 in 1 Power Serum: full size costs $34; sample value is $8.16

As eager as I am to use anti-aging serums, my mom spotted this one and showed some interest. So, I'm passing it on to her--she's super excited to try it!

PIXI Beauty Shea Butter Lip Balm in Pixi Pink: full size costs $8; sample value is $8 (received the full-sized product)

Another full-sized tinted lip balm? This must be my lucky month! It's a delicate, sheer pink, and it smells like vanilla. It also feels heavenly, as the shea butter has great moisturizing power.

SmartyPants All-in-One Gummy Vitamins for Adults: full size costs $29.99; sample value is $0.33

These gummies were a Lifestyle Extra. While I was initially excited to receive them, I was disappointed when I realized I had to give them away. I'm a vegetarian, and the Omega 3 comes from fish oil. Oh well, you win some and lose some!

Total box value: $41.42

WOW was this a great box! I got two full-sized lip products (and y'all know how happy that makes me) as well as other amazingly scented deluxe samples. There was also a little printout of how to keep your skin safe from sun damage, as well as $25 off of $75 coupon for Kate Spade Saturday (but I gave that away). What a great way to start off summertime!

Do you subscribe to Birchbox? Let me know what you got in yours--I love seeing everything!


  1. I think I need to get birchbox soon! The boxes keep getting better and better!
    lexi @

  2. These two lip products look amazing! Especially the first one. I may have to get one of those.

    -- Alexandra Aimee

  3. I love the birchbox you received this month! I subscribe too and I received completely different items. Love these!

  4. I received the Pix lip balm as well, but the rest of my items were seeing which items other subscribers receive!

  5. TWO lip products... pretty sweet. lol tell your sis to get her own Birchbox!

    Enjoy your tip to Paris :)


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