Birchbox May 2016 Review

Birchbox costs $10 a month, or $110 a year, unless you're savvy and get your year long subscription on Black Friday, then it costs you $6.41 a box, which is what I did. The best part about Birchbox is that you can review your samples for anywhere from $5-7 in Birchbox store cash. 

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This month I decided to forgo sample choice (it didn't matter, I got a sample choice item in both of my boxes.)  

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Jouer Long-Wear Lip Créme in Lychee 0.10 oz $8.57  This liquid lipstick reminds me so much of the NYX Soft matte lip creams; it even smells like cupcakes!  

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The texture of this lip creme is so, well, creamy! It's pretty thick, but smooth like butter! Or frosting!  

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Amika Un-done texture spray 0.75 oz $3.40 This stuff is really nice for creating that easy, messy gorgeous look, but honestly I just use it to make my hair smell like amika products. Guilty as charged. 

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Vita Liberata Self Tanning Gradual Lotion with Marula Oil 1.69 oz $7.60 Unfortunately I have no desire to self-tan. I might use this to try and even out my tan lines though! 

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W3LL People Bio Correct Multi Action Concealer in Light 0.135 oz  $11.88 The full size of this product is only 0.25 oz! Luckily is extremely high coverage, and a little bit goes a long way. I really like the texture of this concealer, it almost dries to a powder finish which I appreciate. 

 

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Supergoop Everyday SPF 0.34 oz $2.69 I have an addiction to sunscreen, and supergoop is one of my favorites! Unfortunately this one is a little too greasy for me, but I still love the brand.  

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Verdict: This box has a total retail value of  $34.14, which is great considering I paid $6.41, and will get $5 in the Birchbox shop via points for this box. I'll pay $1.41 for good samples. I know a lot of people have been complaining lately about Birchbox samples getting smaller and smaller, but I've always said, the samples aren't big, but they're luxurious and worth trying. Also can we talk about how cute this month's design was? Forever a Birchbox fan, 

Lauren