Monday, May 21, 2012

May Birchbox

I have been looking forward to recieving  my May Birchbox. It had been promoted as a Gossip Girl themed box. I was excited, and I anxiously checked my mail box as soon as I got the email saying it had been shipped. Finally, I saw the familiar shaped box, wrapped in a black band, that screamed Gossip Girl. **Confession** I have never seen Gossip Girl. In compete honesty, I don't even know what it is about. I guessed it was going to contain glamorous make-up products. I opened my box and was greeted with the contents card.

Algenist- Eye Renewal Balm: Dark circles don't stand a chance against this rich eye cream, which softens lines and deflates puffiness with a unique microalgae compound.
I've used this once, and it seemed to work well.
Color Club- Nail polish in Disco Nap: Give nails a gilded look with this luxe metallic polish.
I love nail polish. This is such a fun color. Love it.
Dr. Jart: Waterfuse BB Cream: Think of this four in one moisturizer, serum, sunscreen and skin perfecting tint as the (extremely stylish) Swiss Army Knife of your beauty line-up.
This product intrigues me, but I haven't tried it yet.
Ojon- Volume advance Volumizing Shampoo: Made with ultra nourishing Central American ojon oil, this weightless shampoo helps hair look and feel thicker.
I haven't tried it. 

And my Birchbox Extra:
Notecards: Text messages are no match for handwritten notes on fun, modern stationary.
When I read this on the card, I thought "I like fun little cards. I bet there are a couple cute ones in here." WTF Birchbox, you sent me 1 piece of 4x6 card stock with XOXO printed on it. Boo. I will trade my card stock for your laundry detergent from last week.
Overall, I wasn't too impressed with my box. Especially now that I have now seen people are getting fun liquid eyeliners. I really don't know how this box is Gossip Girl themed, besides for the black box it came in.

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Melissa said...

Aw, that's sad about the little card. They could have done better than that!

tara said...

love that nail polish! and seriously wish i had gotten the bb cream!

Katy M said...

I just got mine and it was my first box so I got all different stuff then the Gossip Girl themed. Sadly, I am not overly thrilled with it so far. I am hoping that next months is a better variety!