May Birchbox Review

Hi, friends!  How are you?  I just ate two bowls of cereal and two bowls of ice cream for dinner and may collapse soon, so let’s get right into my May Birchbox review…

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Viva Liberata Fabulous Self Tanning Gradual Lotion | $30
This smelled nothing like self-tanner – a good thing! – so I didn’t think to wash my hands after using it for the first time.  Of course, I woke up the next morning with dark orange stains between my fingers that didn’t come off for a week.  I did make sure to wash off any excess with the next application, but the color still came out a little streaky around my wrists and ankles.  I would definitely recommend Jergens Natural Glow Daily Moisturizer over this product for a gradual tan – it works better for less than a third of the price.

Davines LOVE Smoothing Shampoo | $25
I thought I lost this guy (the sample in the photos above is actually a bonus conditioner that was also included in the box), but found it last night when I finally unpacked the bag I took to Florida for the weekend.  So, here is a picture of him all by his lonesome.
LOVE shampoo
I have wavy hair that’s neither greasy nor dry and loved the formula of this shampoo.  It smoothed my hair without weighing it down, plus the sample will probably last a couple weeks.  It smells like lavender but a little bit brighter and fresher.

ModelCo Lip Lacquer in Morocco | $24
I liked this product a lot – it wasn’t too sticky, and the shade was a pretty nude for my medium skin.  I’d consider ordering another, but I already own 9,000 half-used lip glosses.

Supergoop! Everyday SPF 50 with Cellular Response Technology | $32
This didn’t make my face oily or cause breakouts, which is a win since my skin is easily bothered even by many oil-free products.  I would buy the full-size if my makeup didn’t already contain SPF and I needed to add a separate layer of sunscreen.  And if I didn’t spend the majority of my daylight hours inside.

W3LL PEOPLE Bio Correct Multi-Action Concealer in Light | $22.50
I normally depend on my medium-coverage foundation for any blemishes that might need hiding, but didn’t mind spending a couple extra minutes working this into my routine for the last few days.  It helped my foundation stay in place and the shade matched my skin tone well.

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Any products you’ve been loving lately?  I’m always up for trying something new 🙂 also, check back at the end of the week for my latest round of Friday Favorites!

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