May 2016 Birchbox Unboxing

It’s that time of the month again for a new Birchbox unboxing!

This month’s theme is Naturally Radiant, the type of glow achieved with “no makeup” makeup.  This box is well-suited for May, when transitioning to lighter makeup, better sunscreen protection, and a sun-kissed hue.


I was excited this month to get some products that I already adore, and products from brands that I love.

CLEAN Blossom Eau de Parfum is the perfect springtime perfume.  It smells floral and citrusy.  A little goes a long way with this intoxicating scent.

I am a big fan of ModelCo and the ModelCo Lip Lacquer is a formula with excellent shine and pigment.  For me, the sample color (Creme Brûlée) was a little light for my skin tone, but I’m intrigued by the other hues.  (For more on ModelCo, click here and here!)

COOLA® SPF 30 Organic Makeup Setting Spray is really cool!  If you read my posts, you already know I use Coola for face and body sun protection.  This makeup setting spray pulls double duty by helping your makeup stay put and adding some much-needed SPF.  I was surprised by how non-greasy it was, as well as the matte finish.  My makeup looked flawless longer.  (For more on Coola, click here!)

Benefit Hoola Matte Bronzer has been a Benefit bestseller since before I can remember, but for some reason, I’d never tried this powder bronzer.  Now I get the hype!  This bronzer has great pigment and color, and the matte finish is a great alternative to more shimmery bronzers, making it great for warm-weather office wear.  The color looks very natural on me.  Hoola is probably my favorite bronzer so far!  (To read about the liquid version of this bronzer, click here!)

I mentioned that this box included some favorites of mine.  I love Davines hair products and have tried both Davines LOVE Smoothing Shampoo and Davines LOVE Smoothing Conditioner in the past. I absolutely love them. They smell great, feel luxurious applied, and my hair feels soft after use.  (For more on these products, click here!)

What are your favorite May beauty finds?



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