Makeup Monday: May Birchbox

Makeup Monday

Over the past couple of years, I went from “sometimes putting eyeliner and lipstick on” to learning how to take care of your skin and how to do that with makeup. I just wanted to share the love for all things beauty and skin-care related. Let me know what you think!

I got my Birchbox on Saturday, so I decided to write this Makeup Monday about my Birchbox!

Birchbox May 2016

Birchbox May 2016

First of all, the box is so freaking pretty. I like the change of moving the logo from the center and putting it in a bottom corner. Makes it very classy. This month’s theme is sun protection and was sponsored by Keds.

So the theme related item in my box is obviously the Coola face moisturizer. I love Coola products so I can’t wait to try this one out! Here’s the description that came with the box:

May Birchbox: Coola
COOLA®
Classic Face Sport SPF 50 White Tea | Full-size, $32
This sheer, moisturizing SPF provides lasting protection and hydration for an active lifestyle.


Here were the other items:

May Birchbox: Burt's Bees
Burt’s Bees
Tinted Lip Balm – Sweet Violet | Full-size, $7
We heard you like to keep things natural, so try this multitasking, moisturizing balm that has a subtle pop of color.


So, the last time I tried a Burt’s Bees product, I thought I had an allergic reaction and never went back. Then I found out it wasn’t an allergic reaction, it was a cold sore and it was an unfortunate coincidence. I still haven’t tried many lip balms because of this fake fear though, but I am ready to get back on the saddle and try this! I also really like the color, it probably is the one that matches me the best.

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Eyeko
Skinny Liquid Eyeliner | Full-size, $16
From the go-to UK eye makeup line, this user-friendly liquid liner goes on velvety smooth.


I’m currently using the last Eyeko Fat Liquid Eyeliner and I love it, so I can’t wait to use this one!

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Matrix
Oil Wonders Volume Rose Plumping Mousse | Full-size, $20
This nourishing, light-hold formula provides up to 78% more volume for fine hair. Bonus! We’ve added in this shampoo/conditioner duo that primes hair by removing buildup and delicately cleansing (Full-size, $18)


So Birchbox keeps insisting on giving me shampoo and conditioner, and I always just end up giving it to my mom because my hair is fickle. However, I am pretty excited to try out that mousse. It smells so good!

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PARLOR® by Jeff Chastain

This celeb stylist’s non-drying sea salt spray give you soft, beachy waves and smells amazing.
I love sea salt spray, and this smells so good, so I can’t wait to use it!

Let me know what you think about my samples and if you have any opinions on them before I try them!