Birchbox is a beauty sample subscription box with 5 new items to test out each month. Birchbox is $10 a month and you can choose a monthly sample during selection time, let Birchbox decide, or pick a pre-curated box.
This month’s theme is Soak in the Sunshine.
The information card gives brief details on each item as well as the price if you were to buy the full size.
Everything in the May 2018 Birchbox Curated Box!
The first item was individually wrapped in a paper pouch.
Whal Myung Skin Elixir ($11.50) This luxurious elixir is a combination of 3 products into one – a toner, a serum, and an oil. It’s packed with a herb complex, inspired by the special medicine for royal families in Korea during the Joseon dynasty. The formula has a creamy consistency that feels light and refreshing to the skin, plus it keeps the skin glowing and hydrated. You can use it whether day or night. It also works great under makeup or sunscreen.
Wander Beauty Catch The Light Highlighter & Glowtion ($5.27) Whether worn alone or mixed with foundation, this highlighter offers the perfect radiating glow for people with dry to normal skin. It has a subtle natural luminescence, and it doesn’t feel heavy nor irritating. The formula contains eucalyptus oil to calm redness, plus cymbopogon martini oil that hydrates and conditions the skin.
Ouai Volume Spray ($4.65) I actually got the same item from the April 2018 Birchbox (no promise of no duplicates when the curated box is involved!). It’s a hair mist that helps me keep my hair bouncy and shiny. It’s lightweight and non-greasy too. It works best if you have fine and flat hair like mine. You just have to spray it on your damp hair, from root to tip, before blow drying. Ingredients include hibiscus extract and panthenol.
Georgette Klinger Coconut Cleansing Milk ($1.64) Packed with coconut oil and coconut extracts, this smooth cleansing formula helps in removing impurities from the skin without causing it to dry out. It’s ideal for all skin types, and should be used twice daily for best results.
It also contains grape and cucumber extracts which nourishes, hydrates, and calms the skin. I can smell the intense amount of freshness in this bottle.
KNC Beauty All Natural Collagen Infused Lip Mask ($4.99) I’ve tried this lip mask before and it’s awesome! The mask is all-natural and contains hyaluronic acid that conditions, moisturizes, plumps, and hydrate your pout all in one application.
Other ingredients include rose flower oil, cherry extract, and vitamin E. It feels like a gel on my lips, and it’s really soothing!
The greatest advantage that I see from this subscription is that I have a chance to try expensive products in sample sizes for only $10. I will not be forced to buy a full sized product just because I want to try it out (it is a shame to find out later that I don’t want it.) The box has a variety of products that are nourishing and hydrating but in different forms. The elixir, cleansing milk, and body lotion are products that I have been curious about and I’m happy I get to try them. The volumizing hair spray is a repeat item, but I’ll be happy to keep it in stock because it’s useful for my fine hair. Overall, I’m satisfied with my box and it really made me feel like it gave me a lot of bang for the buck! The total value of this box is about $28 – excellent for a $10 purchase!
What did you think of the May 2018 Birchbox Curated Box?