The weather has been gorgeous in South Florida and it is enticing to be outdoors. Having the right protective gear is essential to reduce burning that can harm the skin.
May’s Birchbox provided the ideal products to look great, protect, and nourish the skin and hair from sun damage.
As usual, let’s review the final verdict on April’s Birchbox products:
- Beauty Protector | Protect & Detangle
I use this all the time after washing my hair so it is a definite repurchase!
- Burt’s Bees | Tinted Lip Balm in Sweet Violet
I keep this lip balm in my purse at all times. I even used it for my Easy Breezy Natural Makeup look. I highly recommend it!
- rms beauty™| The Ultimate Makeup Remover Wipes
Although these worked wonderfully, I would not repurchase because the only ingredient is coconut oil and I already keep a tub of it handy.
- Vasanti | BrightenUp! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator
I have been using this once a week and it softens my skin while making it glow. Will repurchase this for sure!
- W3LL PEOPLE | Expressionist Mascara
This mascara is perfect for everyday use because it does not clump and provides length without looking like you have anything on.
Theme: Out of Doors
“This month, we’re bringing you products to keep you radiant on all your al fresco adventures (including SPF in every box!).”
- Vita Liberata | Fabulous Self-Tanning Gradual Lotion
This lotion claims to provide a bronze glow without having to scorch your skin in the sun. It is paraben, sulfate, and phthalate free and contains shea butter to hydrate the skin.
I tried it and the following are the results after one use:
I used it for several days without any noticeable results. Plus, I developed an itchy rash on my legs from using the lotion so don’t think it is worth it.
- Davines | LOVE Smoothing Shampoo & Conditioner
The LOVE shampoo and conditioner are designed for coarse or frizzy hair that can result from long hours of heat under the sun.
Both smell strong, like chemicals, but once the hair dries it dissipates. My hair is left soft and very shiny after each use thus far.
- W3LL PEOPLE | Bio Correct Multi-Action Concealer
This concealer is free of harsh chemicals and is meant to conceal as well as to depuff and brighten the skin.
I have been using it in place of foundation just to cover any spots or redness and I love it.
- ModelCo | Lip Laquer in Morocco Shade
A very beautiful shade that looks absolutely natural and moisturizes without being too sticky. I will be keeping this one close by more often.
- Supergoop! | Everyday SPF 50 with Cellular Response Technology
This sunscreen is an “oil-free formula [that] instantly absorbs into [the] skin for breathable, nongreasy protection”. It definitely goes on smooth, but I did break out a bit and not certain if it was due to the sunscreen itself. I will try it once more to see how well it works.
After trying out all the products, I am even more excited about being outdoors!
“Next time you think of beautiful things, don’t forget to count yourself in.”
How do you stay protected while you have fun in the sun?
*Birchbox is a monthly subscription box that includes samples of various beauty products for $10/month. If you are interested in subscribing click here and I would love to see what you get in your first box!