Naturally Radiant | Birchbox May 2016 Edition

Another month, another monthly special edition box from Birchbox. This one was designed to give skin a healthy glow, hair look naturally gorgeous, and create a fresh-faced look. So it was filled with everything from SPF makeup to formulas to help the skin. The box was designed in partnership with Keds as they will be available in the Birchbox shop for a limited time.

As it is the featured/special edition box, I was informed of what was in the box while making the decision to have this box over a regular box. But I forgot about most of the products on that list save for one or two. I love getting the special edition boxes because every month you rate products you get, but if you rate one item really well you get a lot of it in month's to come. So in one of my subscription boxes, I'm stuck with over load of skincare but hardly any makeup because it thought that's what I enjoyed. Which don't get me wrong, I like it. But it's too much. So the special edition boxes, I never feel that way as every box is unique in it's products. Plus for no additional cost. Birchbox itself is $10 per month.

Unboxing Video

As I did in month's previous, I am opening all my monthly subscription boxes in one video on my YouTube channel. But each box will have it's own post, posted one day after the other. The order in which I post these is in no peculiar order.

Products Received

Benefit Cosmetics Hoola Matte Bronzer

The full size product costs $29, and I have always wanted to try this as many other YouTubers swear by this bronzer. And I have to say the shade I got works perfect for me and it is so soft compared to my current cheaper bronzer. I am definitely going to be getting a full size once the sample runs out... which might be a while at the rate I use products.

ModelCo Lip Lacquer in Creme Brulee

This is the perfect nude lip gloss for me. It definetly has a lot of moisture to it and is very shiny. So on my natural makeup days which is about once or twice a week, I'll probably end up throwing this in my makeup touch up bag for when I'm at work. The full size product costs $24.

Coola SPF 30 Organic Makeup Setting Spray

The full size bottle is $36. I love that this has SPF 30 in it especially as the sun is starting to show it's face every day in Minnesota. Plus it has a matte finish and ingredients that hydrate the face while keeping all your makeup in place. That's a win-win for me.

Davines LOVE Smoothing Shampoo and Conditioner

Not sure why the samples look very different. The shampoo normally is $25 while the conditioner is $29. It's made with rice protein and olive extract to give moisture to your hair as well as tame the frizz. I'll give it a whirl and see if they are worth it. If they are I'll mention it in my monthly favorites or in a future post.

CLEAN Blossom Eau de Parfum

Full size bottle ranges from $20-$72. It has a very floral scent. Though I'm not a huge floral fan I would wear this in the spring as it has hints of sandalwood and Tunisian neroli.

What do you think of the Birchbox Naturally Radiant box?