May 2014 BirchBox: Freewheeling

Monday, May 12, 2014

I received my second ever BirchBox in the mail on Saturday! I was really excited when I saw it in the mail because I had almost forgotten I had one coming! For April's box, I was stalking the tracking service and watching a ton of videos about what other people had gotten, but for this month's, I had no idea what to expect, so it was really exciting!

The first thing that I saw inside the box when I opened it was a little shampoo and conditioner set from the brand Beauty Protector. I was happy to be getting shampoo and conditioner samples because having pretty long hair, I'm constantly looking for really good hair products to try out. When you grow your hair long like I'm doing, the ends tend to get really dry and difficult to keep looking nice and smooth, and this stuff claims to keep hair shiny and soft, so I'm looking forward to trying to out and seeing if it works well!

The next thing I pulled out was an allover SPF called Supergoop. I've actually heard a lot of really good things about this brand but have never tried it out for myself. Sunscreen is really important to me and something I make sure to wear every single day. Not the most exciting thing ever, but definitely useful and good to have. Maybe I'll bring it with me on my honeymoon :)

The next item I received I thought was super random! I got a couple little packets of breath freshening things called Effervescent Breath Crystals. The instructions say to swish the crystals in your mouth with your saliva, then to swallow them. I've never heard of anything like these at all, but hey maybe they'll work really well and will come in handy!

I was so happy/relieved when I saw the last item I received because I thought I wasn't going to get any makeup samples! But I did, it's a cute little pink lip crayon called LAQA & Co. Sheer Lip Lube Pencil. I really like lip products like this one because they give your lips color while still being soft and not drying out your lips. Plus, it's a perfect, sheer color for spring and summer, I really like how it looks on! I might even buy the full size after I use up the sample!

The box also included an online coupon code to for $25 off a $75 purchase, which I probably won't end up using. The stuff it super cute though, so maybe I'll find something I just have to have!

So all together, May's box was good but not amazing. I'm doing some research and wondering if I should find a better subscription box, or give BirchBox a couple more chances, any thought? I really am loving getting these in the mail as a fun surprise, but just wish it was more makeup-y type stuff rather than breath mints and things like that. I guess we'll see if next month's box changes my mind!

Do you receive any box subscriptions? What did you get in your box this month? Tell me below or link me to your blog post about it, I'd love to know!


  1. There's a Youtube channel called Eleventhgorgeous, and they do a video every month comparing Birchbox and Ipsy. Overall I think they prefer Ipsy, and it has more cosmetic-related items. Each month they send your products in a new little cosmetic bag. I've never tried it, but it might be something to look into.

    And totally random, but where are you guys going on your honeymoon?!

    1. Good to know, thanks!
      We'll be going to Coronado Island in California :)

  2. I subscribe to Ipsy and I love it! There are usually 2-3 full size products and the cosmetic bags are super handy. I use them in my purse, diaper bag, and for travel.

    P.S. High five for AZ small towns! I live in a small town in southern AZ and love reading blogs from fellow Arizonians.