June Birchbox | Product Review

With summer officially upon us, what’s one of your favorite things of the season? I’m excited for a few travel adventures (not quite international, but still lots of fun!) this summer and pool time. Do y’all have any fun summer plans?

Oh and of course I’m looking forward to my monthly Birchbox ;). Here’s a look at the goodies from May!

Supergoop!® Everyday SPF 30 with Cellular Response Technology

This lightweight sunscreen quickly soaks into skin—but since it’s noncomedogenic, it doesn’t clog pores. It’s loaded with beta-glucan for moisture and free radical-fighting antioxidants to keep skin looking young. And its scent—a subtle botanical fragrance with hints of citrus and basil—beats the typical sweet, pseudo-tropical sunscreen smell any day. $48.00/18 ounces


Points to Ponder

  • It’s not greasy!! Let’s high five internet because that is something to celebrate in the summer months!
  • The scent is rather lovely too. I actually like the “normal” sunscreen smell because it reminds me of the beach (even if I’m no where near one), but this was nice to mix it up.

Verdict: Oui! | Je Ne Sais Pas | Non

Coastal Scents® Revealed 2 Palette Set

With both matte and shimmering shadows, this palette has you covered from day to night, even on the go. The smooth, powdered shadows glide on and blend easily. Not only that, but you’ll get three specialized brushes to help you perfect your look: one Elite Large Shadow brush, one Elite Dome Shadow brush, and one Elite Doefoot Blender brush. $34.00/Full Palette


Points to Ponder

  • I love the color sample I had in my box. I’m a fan of neutrals, so I’m a fan of having browns.
  • I think I like my MAC eye shadows a bit better (it takes a lot for me to switch from MAC), but I’m happy to have these in the makeup arsenal.

Verdict: Oui! | Je Ne Sais Pas | Non

Jasmine Seven™ Wipes

These alcohol-free wipes contain skin-softening ingredients like aloe and vitamin E. Both feet wipe varieties are antibacterial—Fresh Feet Wipes™ leave behind a refreshing peppermint scent while Fresh Feet Wipes™ for Kids have an energizing, kid-friendly grapefruit scent. Yoga Mat Wipes™, which contain relaxing lavender oil and tea tree oil, a natural disinfectant, can be used on you and your mat. $9.95


Points to Ponder

  • I have to be honest, I would have never thought of having wipes specifically for your feet, but they’re fun!
  • They smell really nice and clean up your feet just fine.

Verdict: Oui! | Je Ne Sais Pas | Non

Folle de Joie eau de parfum

The perfume opens with a burst of freshness from an intimate blend of calming citrus and a light woodsy floral, giving away to playful hints of cognac. Its middle notes—jasmine and Damascenia rose—give the fragrance a carefree, summery vibe. Finally, warm base notes of spicy woods and rich leather add a seductive finish. Plus, the vintage-inspired glass bottle adds a chic touch to any vanity. $98.00/bottle


Points to Ponder

  • I’m very picky about perfumes. Most of the sample ones have failed me, but not the case with this one. I’m keeping it!
  • Great for a summer night out!
  • It’s pricey, but not more than most you find (like my all-time fave Chanel Chance).

Verdict: Oui! | Je Ne Sais Pas | Non

Number 4™ Super Comb Prep & Protect

Natural conditioners—including black currant, soy yogurt, algae, and yerba mate—combine to restore hydration to dry hair, while the unique UV/Color Polar Shield protects dyed or sun-exposed locks. Soy and vegetable proteins repair damage caused by heat and chemical styling. And don’t forget about the defrizzing factor—anti-static technology tames flyaways, making hair more manageable and easy to style. $32.00/Full Size


Points to Ponder

  • My first thought was “meh,” but I think that was more because of the smell. I wasn’t a fan of it, but the smell doesn’t stick around, so that’s good.
  • I feel like I’m the worst person to judge leave-in conditioners or any other product besides hair pastes (because that is my jam with short hair), but it seemed to work just fine. But not quite enough for me to buy it.

Verdict: Oui! | Je Ne Sais Pas | Non

Any fun summer products you have? What was in your Birchbox this month?


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