Birchbox Review: May

Here is what I received, & thought of the products, in last month's



Beauty Protector | Protect & Detangle

Birchbox description:  Great for all hair types, this nourishing elixir locks in color, adds shine, & instantly detangles.  Full-size, $21.95

My Review

:  I had heard rave reviews about this detangler, so I was excited to open my box & see it.  It's a shame I didn't receive it while I still had long hair, but I digress.  I LOVE this product!  First of all, the smell.  It's soooo good!  As Mary Katherine said, "You'll want to eat your hair".  You will!  I don't have enough hair to detangle, but all of my long-haired friends swear by it.  I'll be buying this one when my sample runs out.

COOLA | Classic Face SPF 30 Cucumber Moisturizer for Face

Birchbox description:  This mineral sunblock is infused with organic anti-aging ingredients like evening primrose extract & borage seed oil.  Full-size, $32

My Review

:  This is a moisturizer first & an SPF second.  My friend Heidi put it on before a run & it ran into her eyes.  But it smells good & it's moisturizing.  Maybe just stick to a sports sunscreen for outdoor activities.  I doubt I'll buy it, but I've enjoyed using the sample as my daily SPF moisturizer.

Isaac Mizrahi | FABULOUS Isaac Mizrahi Eau deParfum

Birchbox description:  For his first scent, the designer created a fanciful blend of mandarin & jasmine laced with vanilla.  Full-size, $20-69

My Review

:  No.  Just no.

Sumita | Color Contrast Eyeliner

Birchbox description:  Inspired by traditional Indian formulas, this velvety liner glides on easily & lasts for hours.  Set of 4 mini pencils, $21

My Review

:  Meh.  Disclaimer:  I started using Bobbi Brown gel liner last year & now nothing else compares, especially pointy, stabby pencils.  I like the color of this pencil.  It's a deep purple, which works with my green eyes, but I'm just not a pencil person anymore.  This reminds me, I promised this to someone...  Mary Katherine?

Oh, I also received that pen in the picture, which is more dumb than not dumb.  I refuse to review it.  It's a pen; it writes - whatever.  It doesn't magically shoot lip gloss out of it's end or anything.

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