Birchbox May 2016 Review Second Variation

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Birchbox costs $10 a month, and for every product you review on their site, you get $1 to spend in the Birchbox shop. 

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Real Chemistry Luminous 3 Minute Body Peel 0.5 oz $3.09 Full Size $34 (on sale here for $27.20) This is a chemical peel that clings to dead skin and lifts it away. It is supposed to make your skin soft without harsh chemicals. You apply it to moist skin after a shower and it should make your skin baby smooth. This sample was enough to do both my upper arms. I didn't notice any difference really. As fun as this was to try, I think I'll stick to my sea salt exfoliates.

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Supergoop Defense Refresh Setting Mist with Rosemary SPF 50 0.5 oz $4.12 Full Size 3.4 oz $28
This setting spray is great for those of us who wear makeup but also want to reapply sunscreen. You can spray a light refreshing mist of UV protection over your makeup-covered face without ruining your hard work. It's perfect for summer! Just be sure to shake it really well before you spray it, or you'll get less of a mist and more of a chunky experience.

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Model Co. Lip Laquer in the shade Viva 0.05 oz $5.33 This lip gloss is technically full size, as you can find this 0.05 oz size for sale on Birchbox's website. If you like this gloss, you can only purchase it through Birchbox as part of a trio that retails for $16. I personally wasn't a huge fan, it is really thick and streaky, and the color wasn't really for me, but I'm sure I'll still use it at night to protect my lips.

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W3LL PEOPLE Bio Correct Multi-Action Concealer in the shade Light 0.14 oz $12.32 Full Size 0.25 oz $22 I absolutely love this concealer. It is super brightening, a little luminous like a highlight, and it has great coverage even with a tiny amount! Sampling concealers may be one of my favorite things to do, next to like, avoiding the gym, drinking fruit smoothies, and cuddling with Decker. It's right up there.

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Bumble and bumble. Thickening Hairspray 1 oz $3.63 Full Size 8 oz $29 This is another sample that really packs a punch. Just a little bit of this hairspray really holds down your hair, and it smells amazing. I don't really know what's thickening about it, maybe if you tease your hair it will really increase volume?

Verdict: This box has a retail value of $28.49, which is pretty great considering I'll get to use my points in the shop to buy things I want. If you consider that, it's almost like I paid $5 for these samples. A few months ago, I paid $12 for the 1 oz bottle of the Supergoop spray, so getting half the travel size in this box makes it worth it for me! I hope you enjoyed this review.

Until next time,

Lauren