May 2016 Birchbox Review 

The month of May marks the start of summer, so Birchbox is getting us ready for long days spent in the sun by sending all subscribers SPF, as well as answering all your SPF-related questions (yes, you should wear it everyday, even if it’s overcast)! I try to wear SPF whenever I’m in the sun, so I’m glad we’re getting some new products to try. The other products are perfect summer/beach products.

This Cargo blush/bronzer duo contains a very pink blush with a slightly shimmery bronzer. The little tin is small, so it might be hard to get the colors individually. I swatched them individually using my fingers, and the blush is pretty bright and also a chalky, while the bronzer is a bit too light for my skin. However, after swatching them, I blended them together and it became a beautiful shimmery mauve that is the perfect color for a sun kissed look.

I have never heard of the Goldfaden MD brand, but I have a thing for facial scrubs so this is a much welcome addition to my collection. It claims to have brightening effects, and reviewers say this claim is actually upheld.

I have used Supergoop sunscreen in the past when I received it from various subscription boxes, and while I liked it, I would never go out and buy it for myself as I think it’s just way too pricey. I also don’t know how I feel about an SPF oil since oils tend to make my skin, well, oily. I will test this out on a day when I’m not doing anything special to see if it will work for my skin.

I remember when the Parlor Sea Salt Spray  product first showed up in boxes, everyone wanted to get their hands on it, including myself. Needless to say, I’m happy to finally have my hands on this! My hair is pretty long and I would love to have beachy waves. I’m planning on testing this one out after showering and see if I can get it to work on my hair, most sea salt sprays don’t do much for my hair except make it feel gross.

I normally don’t enjoy getting perfumes in subscription boxes, because I already have my perfumes I love and am not really in the market for new ones. However, on whiff of the Clean Blossom perfume made me so happy I continue to receive them month after month. This is a super flowery scent, but is not overpowering in the slightest. It’s definitely a great scent for the spring/summer months.

What did you get in your Birchbox this month?