Birchbox – May 2014

Birchbox - May 2014 - box

Birchbox - May 2014 - contents

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I think this has been a new record. My Birchbox shipped out super late this month and took forever to arrive. This has probably been the latest I have ever received my little package. What my box lacked in speed, though, it made up for with content. This month’s box truly hit it out of the park.

This month Birchbox collaborated with Kate Spade Saturday. The box came in a bright yellow sleeve and the inside had matching tissue paper and an awesome pop art print. I love the design and wish that every box was this fun. It also included a $25 off $75 gift code to that Kate Spade Saturday store.

Here are the awesome samples I received this month.

Caldrea Body Wash

Scent: Aloe Water Apricot
Full Size: 11.5 fl oz, $18
Sample Size: 1 fl oz, $1.57 value

Birchbox - May 2014 - Caldrea Body Wash

I received this body wash in my April Glossybox in the Tea Olive Lime scent. I don’t mind that I got a second once since I will always use body washes but I’m really happy that I got a different scent. I love anything fruity so Aloe Water Apricot is perfect for me.

Caldrea Body Lotion

Scent: Aloe Water Apricot
Full Size: 8 fl oz, $22
Sample Size: 0.25 fl oz, $0.69 value

Birchbox - May 2014 - Caldrea Body Lotion

I’m excited to try the matching body lotion to the Caldrea body wash but I wish it had come in a resealable container. This sample might only be enough for one application anyway so it’s not that big of a deal.

Marcelle New·Age 8 in 1 Power Serum

Full Size: 1 fl oz, $34
Sample Size: 0.24 fl oz, $8.16 value

Birchbox - May 2014 - Marcelle New·Age 8 in 1 Power Serum

“This peptide-packed antiaging gel hdyrates, firms, lifts, and plumps fine lines”

This is the sample I was looking forward to the most. I love face serums and while I don’t have to deal with fine lines and wrinkles just yet, I believe that it’s never too early to lend your skin a helping hand.

PIXI Beauty Shea Butter Lip Balm

Shade: Pixi Pink
Size: 0.14 oz, $8

Birchbox - May 2014 - PIXI Beauty Shea Butter Lip Balm

This lip balm looks pretty bright and pigmented in the tub but it’s perfect when applied with a light hand. It smells really nice as well and feels very nourishing on my lips.

Votivo Candle Travel Tin

Scent: Azure Garden
Full Size: 4 oz, $12
Sample Size: approximately 0.75 oz, $2.25 estimated value

Birchbox - May 2014 - Votivo Candle Travel Tin

This is just the cutest little candle ever. The smell is described as “top notes of grass, blueberries, and grape hyacinth with floral scents, grounded in teakwood and vetiver.” It’s very fragrant and smells lovely. I usually don’t take candles on vacations but this one will definitely get used at home.

Supergoop! Everyday SPF 30 with Cellular Response Technology

Full Size: 18 fl oz, $48
Sample Size:0.34 fl oz, $0.91 value

Birchbox - May 2014 - Supergoop! Everyday SPF 30 with Cellular Response Technology

I will be going on vacation to Florida in less than a month so I’m happy for any and all sunscreen samples. I wish that this sample contained a bit more product because this is definitely not enough for a full application as a body sunscreen. Fortunately, this sunscreen can be used on the face as well so I that’s what I plan on doing.

This has been one of the best Birchboxes I’ve received in a while. There isn’t a single thing I don’t like. The value came in at about $21 which isn’t as good as other boxes in the past but still pretty good. While some samples are more exciting than others I will definitely use everything I received which is awesome.

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