Birchbox: May 2014


Smarty Pants Adult Gummy Vitamin

This is a product I have now sampled several times (Including getting 3 packets of it in this month’s Bulu Box..).  Apparently it’s kind of a big deal.  Basically, these are gummy vitamins for adults.  This multi-vitamin has all of the nutrients you need packed into one serving of 6 gummy candies.  Added bonus in this particular product is there is a 6g punch of fiber, which is excellent to aid in digestion and weight management.  Now, if they would throw a dose of energizing caffeine into this guy (and maybe made the price not nearly $50 a month..), I’d be much more willing to switch from my One-A-Day Weight management vitamin.  Just a thought, Smarty Pants people..


This was a lifestyle extra in my Birchbox.

Full Size: 30 Day Supply @ $47.95

Sample Size: 1/3 day Supply

Sample Value: $0.53





Gilchrist & Soames Spa Therapy Body Lotion

I got a sample of another lotion from this brand a few months ago, and while I don’t think they’re anything to call home about, the quality of these lotions are quite nice. This one does have a very spa-like feel to it. It’s slightly scented with citrus notes and aqua leaf, making it smell just like a spa, and the sea fennel is very soothing to skin.  The consistency is on the runnier side, which makes it nice for summer when I don’t necessarily like to use thick body butters all the time.  Don’t let the thinness fool you though, as it leaves a hefty amount of hydration behind.

Full Size: 8 oz @ $15.00

Sample Size: 1.35 oz

Sample Value: $2.53



ElevenSkin Perfection Eye Creme + Concealer

I was surprised to discover that Birchbox sent a full size product this month.  This eye creme is keeping with the theme of sea based ingredients by containing things like “laminaria digitata seaweed extract, algisium-C algae extract, and other natural sea botanicals” to help moisturize while reducing the look of fine lines and wrinkles.  Because of the tint in this product, it also offers a little bit of dark circle management while treating your under eye area.  While the coverage isn’t as high as some other concealers, I love the idea of coverage within a treatment.

Full Size: 0.5 oz @ $30

Sample Size: Full Size

Sample Value: $30



Color Club Art Duo Pens

It’s your pretty basic nail art pen but with multiple application options.  If you want to create dots or need a hard application tip, just squeeze the product through the pen-like cap and dot away.  For a paint brush application you can unscrew the cap and pull out a thin brush to create lines or whatever else your heart desires.  Personally, I am not all that good at the nail art doodles and such, but at least now I can play around with it.

Full Size: Set of 3 colors @ $25.00

Sample Size: 1 Pen

Sample Value: $6.33


PIXI Beauty Shea Butter Lip Balm


Pixi is a brand I’ve been seeing around more lately.  This is a pretty standard lip product that has a sheer wash of color (which is nice because it gives the pop of pink without being too strong) and a serious dose of hydration.  I put it on about 30 minutes ago and my lips still feel like I just applied this balm.  I love this, as I am a lip balm addict.

Full Size: 4 g @ $8.00

Sample Size: Full Size

Sample Value: $8.00

Total Box Value: $47.39
This month Birchbox definitely delivered when it comes to getting your money’s worth.  I got almost $50 worth of product for my $10 monthly payment.  Interested in getting your own months beauty treat?  Head over to the Birchbox website and sign up for $10  a month.
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