Sequins and Sea Breezes: May Birchbox Review

May Birchbox Review

5/14/2014


This month's box was extra cute as Birchbox teamed up with Kate Spade's Saturday. If you haven't heard of Kate Spade's Saturday yet... where have you been?!? Just kidding! Saturday is Kate Spade's more affordable but equally adorable little sister. Saturday offers apparel, shoes, bags, swimwear, home and travel items and more! This box included a $25 off of $75 purchase at Saturday so I'm definitely going to be checking out the website for something cute soon! 

Now on to the review of the actual products I received! 

1. Pixi Shea Butter Lip Balm - If you read my post yesterday, this is the lip balm I was wearing in Coral Crush! I have quite the lip balm addiction so I love getting to try out a new one. I love that the Pixi lip balm isn't just your normal hydrating lip balm but it also is tinted so it adds a bit of color. It also seems to last quite awhile so you don't have to constantly reapply. I would say be careful because it's not an overly sheer tint so if you get some outside your lips it's pretty noticeable (yes, this happened to me and yes, it was super embarrassing!). 

2. Supergoop! Everyday SPF 30 with Cellular Response Technology - I've had the pleasure of trying out several Supergoop products through Birchbox and I actually really like everything they've sent me! I love that it's oil free so it doesn't make me feel greasy and the scent is much lighter than most sunscreens. It's only SPF 30 so if you're going to be out all day or if you're fair skinned I definitely recommend reapplying. 

3. Marcelle New Age 8-in-1 Power Serum - The jury is still out on this one. It's supposed to start working in a week and I haven't been using it for quite that long so maybe that's why I haven't noticed any drastic improvements yet. It does have a nice feel going on, it's a gel instead of a cream so it feels lighter and less greasy. While I'm not anticipating this stuff being the magical fountain of youth it'd be awesome if it made a significant difference!

4. Nexxus Color Assure Pre-wash Primer, Shampoo & Conditioner - So this sample was a one time use sample of all three. The packaging was super cute so that's a plus! I can't say on how well this works on keeping your hair color vibrant like it's supposed to do since it was a one time use and my hair hasn't been colored in months but the good news is it smells amazing and left my hair feeling pretty soft. Definitely good things in my opinion! 

5. Harney & Sons Wrapped Tea Sachets - I LOVE tea so trying out new teas is always a fun thing for me! After doing a little research I found out that Harney & Sons have a lot of great flavors to try but I've never seen them in my local grocery store so the chances of me trying the other flavors isn't very likely. The sample had a great flavor and wasn't overly strong which was nice for an afternoon tea. The smell was incredible while seeping too!

If you still haven't signed up for Birchbox but would like to give it a shot you can sign up here and if you enter the code BBKSS14 when you subscribe you get a $10 credit! 


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61 comments

  1. My co-worker got the same box this month and my favorite was the pixie shea butter balm!! Smelled amazing!! I feel like the the little sample of hair stuff would be impossible to like or dislike they need to send a bigger sample!!

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    1. I completely agree! It's my biggest complaint against Birchbox, the super tiny sample sizes! The Pixi butter balm is amazing though!

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  2. I got 1 and 3 in mine - I wish the SuperGoop sunscreen had been in my box!

    Abby
    www.champagneplans.com

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    1. I'm slowly becoming obsessed with all of the Supergoop products!

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  3. This is really cool, I really want to try that shea butter lip balm! Birchbox sounds really cool. I love your writing style!
    Hugs,
    Alexandra

    www.mysweetestdisposition.blogspot.com

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  4. Sounds like some good products! I've heard good stuff about the sunscreen... Dying to try the oil free!

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    1. I love anything oil free! :) Supergoop is definitely awesome!

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  5. Great products.
    http://tifi11.blogspot.com

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  6. Those are some good finds- I miss getting my birchbox!

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  7. I always stare at the the Pixi section at Target! Now I really want to try that lip balm! Love the color!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeatsoles.blogspot.com

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    1. You should totally get it Shan! It'd look so good on you!

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  8. I'm wanting to try the Pixi! And I might have to re-subscribe to Birchbox because it's definitely a fun box of surprises each month!
    xo

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    1. It's so fun seeing what you get but I hate the disappointing months!

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  9. I've really gotta hop on the birchbox wagon!

    xo Kylie
    www.dressinsparkles.com

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    1. It has its ups and downs but I haven't gotten rid of it yet! :)

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  10. I'm so jealous that this month's Birchbox was in collaboration with Kate Spade Saturday! Looks like you got some good goodies, too.

    xo
    Karly

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    1. I was super excited when I opened it! I wish they all had great collabs like that!

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  11. Well that looks like an amazing box!

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  12. Such a good Birchbox! I recently cancelled mine because I wasn't getting the best boxes and we're trying to save money anywhere we can but this makes me wish I hadn't, haha! I was introduced to Supergoop through BB and I LOVE all of their products - it's a great line!

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    1. It really is! I love their stuff! I keep going back and forth between cancelling it and keeping it!

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  13. oooh what a fun box! i love the idea of it, but im trying to be good and save money blah blah. but i want to try the pixi lip balm!

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    1. You should definitely try it! It's expensive for a lip balm but not horribly expensive! Definitely worth the splurge! :)

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  14. Yes the pixi lip balm! I definitely buying this now. I'm so glad I stumbled upon your blog, I love your style!

    Ashley
    SOUTHbySOHO

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  15. Looove the pixie lip balm.. corals are my fave!
    Emily Lavenders

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  16. I havent tried any of these, not sure we get the brands here but Id like to try the lip balm and hair products. Thanks for stopping by, I always value your opinion on my posts.

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  17. all of these products sound awesome. harney makes great tea!

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    1. I'd never tried it before this box but it's definitely good!

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  18. Fingers crossed for the serum. If my lactic peel doesn't work I'm gonna need a recommendation!

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    1. My fingers are crossed too Shelby! If it works I'll let you know!

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  19. I was doing Birch Box for a while but cancelled as I was often disappointed. This month makes me wish I'd stuck with it!

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    1. I'm the same way Kate! Some months I'm super disappointed and want to cancel and then month's like this I'm happy. So torn!

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  20. Love your blog!!!
    Started following your blog via GFC, would you like to follow me?

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  21. wonderful review sweety!
    happy day!

    <3
    http://www.getcarriedaway.net/

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  22. Gosh, every month I tell myself I'm gonna sign up for birchbox and every month I forget lol, this looks awesome though, i need to just go do it..like now!
    Miche from Buttons and Birdcages

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  23. I am eagerly awaiting my Birchbox this month; Supergoop is one of my fave brands I own almost all their products!!

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    1. I heard some of the boxes were delayed! I hope you get yours soon!!

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  24. You are making miss my birchbox! I love the lip balm - I, too, am an addict! :) Great reviews! I love this post!

    Maggie
    www.PolishedClosets.com

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  25. Ugh my love hate with Birchbox....I would get an awful box and I want to cancel and then the next month they would kill it! Looks like you did great this month girl and for the price it's really the best value box out there!

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    1. Girl I could not agree more with you!!! This love/hate relationship is getting old though!!

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  26. Omgsh I LOVE Kate Spade Saturday--I have just recently been eyeing a few things I might splurge on :) And I want to totally try that chapstick--I LOVE when it has some tint!

    Tori
    FashionBlingGirlyThings

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    1. I haven't bought anything from Saturday yet but I'm SO close! Everything is so cute!!

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  27. I have heard so many good things about Birchbox! Should definitely look into it:)
    xo Olivia

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  28. I've always wondered about birchbox, I'm totally late to the party but may need to finally give in:)

    xx Cara

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  29. This is a lovely post my dear, thanks for sharing what's in your Birchbox!

    Much love xxx
    http://christinanista.blogspot.com

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  30. have you been to Kate Spade Saturday store in the meatpacking district (NYC)? So cute!

    kat@cheshirekatblog.com

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