Sunday, May 12, 2013

Birchbox- May 2013- Estimated Value $15.06

I am really excited to share with you my first May Birchbox (I have two subscriptions).  There were a few deluxe samples and products that I really enjoy.  Here it is in all its glory :)

Folle de Joie eau de parfume .06 oz
Value $1.73
Verdict: I am NOT a fan of this perfume.  To me it smells a bit old ladyish and is too strong.  I let my boyfriend have a vote as well.  His take?  "Wash it off!"  Lol.  

Beauty Protector Protect & Detangle Leave in Conditioner (Guessing 1 oz)
Value Estimate $2.75
Verdict: I love this product!  It is a heat protectant (my number one goal), instant detangler, UV protector, Seals cuticles, smoothes hair, locks in color, adds shine, weightless, non-greasy, conditions, for all hair types, and can be used daily.  It reminds me of my coveted It's A Ten leave in because it does so many things. I decided to get brave and try this out yesterday before going to my cousin's wedding.  I tend to have greasy hair, so I usually attempt to use products for the first time when I have no plans on going anywhere important.  This product immediately made my hair detangle and left my hair soft and shiny.  In a hurry, I even forgot to add my miracle hair serum and my hair still looked incredibly healthy.  This is definitely a product I will be using bonus points to purchase a full size.  At $21.95 for 8 oz, this is an incredible value.

Coola Classic Sunscreen .23 oz
Value $4.33
Verdict: This sunscreen smells AH-MAZING!!!  It definitely has the cucumber scent as indicated on the package.  I love Coola products, so it is no surprise that I like this sunscreen as well.  A definitely must on a daily basis.  

Sumita Beauty Color Contrast Eyeliner .024 oz
Value $5.25 (Based on 4  mini pencil price of $21)
Verdict: I am usually a liquid liner kind of girl, but I really like how easily this liner glides on.  If you like to smudge your liner, this is perfect for you. I let it sit for about 20 seconds and was still able to smudge.  I tend to like my lines small and harsh, so I will be saving this product for special occasions when I am looking for something different.  

Yes to Grapefruit Sample Pack - size unknown
Value estimate $1
Verdict: I have not tried this product yet, but it is being added to my "Use It or Lose It" stash on my bathroom sink.  You can read more about my "Use It or Lost It" stash HERE.  

With an estimated value of $15.06, this wasn't a grand box value wise.  At only $10 per box, shipping included, it is still a great deal.  I was able to score 50 bonus points for reviewing the products, which equals $5 towards full size products of my choice.  With the referral system, any box is a great value!  I am so glad that I was introduced to the Beauty Protector as well.  Of course I have no patience and have peeked to see what I am getting in my second box and guess what... I will be receiving yet another of the Beauty Protector.  Yay for new favorites! ;)

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