Every month I receive a beautiful pretty box in the mail with 5 little samples to test and try out. I thought it’d be a great way to blog about these products and tell you my honest opinion about them! Some of these products you can find in store or some you can find online (I will be sure to let you know where to purchase for yourself)!
For the month of May, one of my favourite beauty, home and fashion blogger Emily of Cupcakes and Cashmere chose 5 of her favourite products to try! I found that all the products she chose were fresh, light and had some kind of earth friendly or charity organization associated in the product. All of these things go perfect for the spring going into the summer!
1) BEEKIND Body Lotion ($19, available at on the Birchbox site, Amazon or at Kiehl’s)
WHAT Made with honey and organic chamomile, this body lotion sinks in to restore skin
MY THOUGHTS Although I am a thick lotion (think shea butter) kind of girl, this is a nice body lotion for the summer as it is very light! It actually smelled more of lemons more then honey to me, but still a nice fresh smell (no perfume needed with this product)! At first when applied, I didn’t like the feeling but after it sets in (they really don’t like about the “sink in to skin to restore”) it feels so smooth and soft!
The plus side of this product is that a portion supports honey bee and sustainable pollination research to help the crisis of the honey bee population.
2) GILCHRIST & SOAMES Spa Therapy Body Wash ($18, available on the Gilchrist & Soames or Birchbox sites)
WHAT Infused with marine extracts, this gentle wash leave skin hydrated and freshly scented
MY THOUGHTS It’s a spa day in your own shower! I have only had a seaweed wrap once, but I’ll never forget how amazing I felt afterwards! This product has the same fresh scent you smell at a natural spa and I love it! It lathers nicely and makes my skin feel great after the shower- I almost didn’t even need to moisturize afterwards. Again this product is paraben free, which is a must for me!
3) LAQA & Co. Sheer Lip Lube Pencil ($25, available on the LAQA & Co or Birchbox sites)
WHAT A high-gloss, semi sheer lip colour with a minty fresh scent
MY THOUGHTS I fell in love with this lip lube pencil!! Super smooth going on, lines my lips perfectly and is so moisturizing (has shea butter in the in pencil- my fav)! It even gave me a little plump with the mint infusion. It doesn’t stay on all day, but I’m ok with that since I didn’t have chapped lips at all (which I get with most lip products). Although the colour is more fun and not an everyday look, I’d definitely where on a night out and look into other colours! A must try for everyone!!
4) NUMBER 4 Non-Aerosol Hairspray ($34, available on the Number 4 Hair, Birchbox or Amazon sites)
WHAT Earthy- friendly, botanical-rich spray that gives you flexible hold and nourishes strands
MY THOUGHTS It took me a little getting used to this hair spray as all my hairsprays anymore are aerosol spray. But this product wasn’t sticky like most non-aerosol sprays I have used in the past and smells amazing (kind of has a masculine floral type smell which is totally me)! Although I found my hair to be flat by the end of the day, I did not have frizzy hair at all, which is pretty amazing for my hair texture! The best part is it’s sulfate and paraben free, which is what I love for in a lot of products anymore. Perfect for the person wanting a natural non-stiff look needing the protection against frizz.
5) RAW SPIRIT FRAGRANCES Desert Blush ($50-$113, available on the Raw Spirits Fragrances, Fragrantica or Birchbox sites)
WHAT Sophisticated floral scent perfect for outdoor afternoons and breezy spring evenings
MY THOUGHTS This fragrance was definitely true to its words! Fresh and perfect for the spring/summer outdoors! I am more of a masculine scent kind of girl, but I found this very light and the floral scent wasn’t over powering. The nice thing was that it stayed all day (I kept getting hints of scents throughout the day as a “refresher”)!