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May 2011 Birchbox

After receiving my first Birchbox in April and absolutely loving the concept of receiving four deluxe samples for only $10 per month, I was extremely excited to find my May Birchbox had arrived!

If you are unfamiliar with the company Birchbox, I go into a little more detail in my first blog post which you can find here.

May Birchbox

Information card about this months products

Here are the four samples that came in this months Birchbox.  Keep in mind that there are variations of these boxes for any given month and not every customer will be receiving the same four products.

1.  Stila Eyeshadow - Pewter 
"An easy-to-blend shadow with a velvety texture - apply it dry for a wash of color, or add a little water to turn it into a liner."

This was by far the sample that I was most excited to see in this months Birchbox.  Not only do I enjoy Stila eye shadows, finding that they are extremely smooth and easy to blend, but this is in fact NOT a sample size shadow.  This is a full size eyeshadow that retails at full price for $18!  I am also looking forward to trying this shade as a liner, as recommended on the Birchbox information card.  

Full Size:  .09 oz (2.6 g)
Price:  $18  

2.  Bvlgari - Mon Jasmin Noir
"The Italian fragrance house's latest winner has waves of ripe fruit with a base of heady jasmine."

I haven't worn this fragrance yet, but from smelling it in the bottle I find it to be a very mature and sophisticated scent.  

Sample Size: .05 fl oz (1.5 ml)
Full Size: 1.69 oz (50 ml)
Price:  $80

3.  Archipelago - Pomegranate Soap
"A triple-milled (ultra-smooth) soap loaded antioxidant-rich white tea and pomegranate to gently clean hands and body."

This soap has a clean smell with very sweet undertones to it.

Sample Size: 1.1 oz (30 g)
Full Size: 6.8 oz
Price: $12.50

4. Ahava Mineral Hand Cream - Deadsea Water 
"This satiny cream is rich without being heavy, and sinks into skin for major therapeutic benefits."

This lotion has a fairly overwhelming baby powder type of smell.  It is not a scent that I would have normally purchased.  However, the great thing about Birchbox is that you will receive products you would not have bought on your own but may find something that you end up really enjoying.

Sample Size: .68 fl oz (20 ml)
Full Size: 3.4 oz (100 ml)
Price: $20

Birchbox also usually includes an extra/fun product in their boxes and this month was a sample from a company called Tiny Prints...
"We're hooked on Tiny Prints, which lets you customize all their adorable greeting cards, from birthday wishes to thank you notes."

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Birchbox:  http://birchbox.com/?raf=hrsyr
^ this link will give me the opportunity to build points if you decide to sign up :]  Feel free to also visit their regular website if you do not wish to use my referral link

Thanks for reading!

the beauty architect.

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