Birchbox Brag

I forgot to link up yesterday to show you what I got in my Birchbox, so I am doing it today!

So...this was my first Birchbox that I received and when I opened it up...I can honestly say that I was SUPER disappointed...I had been hearing all great things about Birchbox and the full size samples that come with it, but everything was really small...let's just say the contents sat on my dining room table for a week, before I actually gave them a second look.
Anywho....when I finally swallowed my pride and decided to try the products, I realized why everyone is so obsessed with Birchbox...

Here is what I received in my May Birchbox:

1. Atelier Cologne Vanille
Romantic and sumptuous, this scent is a worthy addition to any fragrance collection. Top notes of bright lime and coriander mingle with middle notes of jasmine and oak moss. Madagascar vanilla and amber notes anchor the scent.
Review- A little goes a lonnnnnnngggg way....I put a small dab of this stuff on and could smell it all day.  I am not a huge fan of "vanilla scented" items to begin with, but I think this perfume would be more suitable on someone in the Winter time.
2.Twistband Hair Tie 
Each Twistband is made of high-quality elastic that keeps braids, buns, and ponytails secured. Because they’re thicker than regular hair ties, they don’t leave crimps in hair.
Review- To be Honest ("TBH" as my cousins say on Facebook now days) I almost threw this little guy away, because I thought it was a ribbon from the box at first!
Apparently these Twistbands are supposed to not leave a crease in your hair, but unfortunately my hair is too thick for this bad larry and I couldn't even wrap it around my hair once...maybe I was using it wrong??

3. Dr. Jart + Water Fuse Beauty Balm
A combination of glacier water, deep ocean water, hyaluronic acid, and aloe vera deeply hydrate skin to ensure you that you look dewy, never dry. Sebum-regulating ingredients keep your complexion from becoming greasy, while portulaca oleracea extract protects skin from environmental damage. The cherry on top of this multi-tasking product is broad-spectrum SPF 25+, which blocks harmful UVA and UVB rays from reaching your skin.
 Review- Love, Love, Love this!!! I will absolutely be purchasing this product.  This is almost like a tinted moisturizer that goes on so smooth and leaves my face feeling extremely soft! It even has SPF in it, so on Saturday when I went to the beach I put this on and had UV protection with a little coverage....Highly Recommended!!!
4. fresh Sugar Rose Tinted Lip Treatment 
This treatment immediately hydrates lips while providing a smooth coat of tinted, buildable color. The formula is free of petroleum, parabens, phthalates, synthetic dyes, and sulfates. Broad-spectrum SPF 15 offers superior protection from the sun, while sugar seals in moisture. The screw top on this product makes it mega travel-friendly, too.
Review- This lip treatment offers the perfect amount of color, while hydrating chapped lips at the same time...perfect for a night out on the town! Highly Recommended!

5. Color Club Foil Collection Nail Polish
Disco Nap is a metallic gold with a silvery finish, while Foil Me Once is an icy pink with faint mauve undertones. And you’ll be happy to hear that all of Color Club’s nail polishes are free of harmful ingredients like formaldehyde and parabens.
Review- I was a little disappointed that Birchbox sent me a gold colored nail polish with summer approaching...I thought they would have chosen bright, fun Summer colors, but I'm sure this color will be perfect in the Winter or maybe even NYE?

I can certainly say that this won't be my last Birchbox...maybe I will switch up my preferences next month??

Did you get a Birchbox this month?


  1. I've been hearing about BB cream and those hair ties a lot lately. Definitely must try them out!

  2. We got a very similar box, I am actually planning to DIY the twistbands because I do like them a lot. I LOVE BB cream I use mine daily and think i'll end up getting the Dr JArt as well

  3. I noticed that a lot of people got gold nail polish this month in their box. I am glad that mine was a fun coral color. But the gold is nice to for fun nights out or like you said NYE