Birchbox Review-May 2017
May’s Birchbox focused on simple beauty products that have mega results. With crazy humidity here in Pennsylvania and the last week being in the high 80’s, this was a great box to receive.
Coola-SPF 30 Organic Makeup Setting Spray
I just finished off my favorite setting spray by Super Goop so I was thrilled to see this little guy in my box. It smelled great (probably the cucumber extract) and it did a nice job of keeping my makeup from melting off my face during this 90 degree day. It did have a slightly oily residue which may be because it has SPF in it, or it may be the result of going to the gym in this humidity. Overall, it left my face feeling refreshed and in place but I don’t think I would ever pay $36 for the full size. Rate: ♥♥♥
The Beauty Crop-Fabulous Flocking Lashes Mascara
Okay, how cute is this mascara? Unfortunately, my track record with cute beauty products is not so hot. This mascara was just alright. It was kind of clumpy, and it made my lashes look short and stumpy. It lasted all day (and it’s waterproof). I was not impressed with the results, especially after using the mascara from Benefit that I received in March from Birchbox. Rate: ♥
I hate blow drying and straightening my hair in the Summer so I often just let it do its thing (aka frizzy and large). This texturizing spray did not help. It made my roots oily while leaving the ends frazzled. Rate: ♥
MAC Cosmetics-Strobe Cream
So much yes. I am in love with the whole highlight trend that’s happening and MAC did not disappoint with this luminous cream. It made me look totally refreshed instead of sweaty. The pearly moisturizer wasn’t too over-the-top, it just gave a healthy glow. I did have to reapply after a few hours however, since it wipes off easily. Rate: ♥♥♥♥
Vita Liberata-Fabulous Self Tanning Gradual Lotion
I was so excited to get tanning lotion. I used to tan in a booth weekly when I was in school. For the last two years, however, I’ve been trying to be nicer to my skin by using lotions and sprays instead. The results from this tanning lotion were fantastic. After one use, I had people asking me if I had been tanning. I’m not orange and it’s also scentless! If you’ve ever used tanning products before, you’ll know they have an incredibly overpowering smell. It’s also made to use on your face, so no buying another lotion! Rate: ♥♥♥♥♥
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