May 14, 2012

May Gossip Girl Birchbox Overview

Hi everyone!! I'm definitely late to the Birchbox bandwagon, but I definitely could not pass up the opportunity to sign up for the May box because it was Gossip Girl themed/sponsored. I waited quite a long time to sign up because I feel like these subscription boxes can be so hit or miss each month. I'm a Gossip Girl addict, so I decided it was time to finally give in and try it.

Let me preface this review by saying that these boxes were extremely hyped up. I was so excited for the products that were rumored to be included, but I was unaware how varied the boxes were. I received the "Chic Sunday Brunch," box.

  • Arquiste L'Etrog Perfume Sample (full size - $165)
  • beautyblender blendercleanser Sample (full size - $17.95) 
  • Color Club Nail Polish in Disco Nap Full Size ($8)
  • Dr. Jart+ Waterfuse BB Cream (full size - $32)
  • twistband Skinny Headband (full size 6 pack - $20)
  • XOXO Notecard (full size set of 12 - $10)

I definitely have a lot of thoughts about the products I received in my box. This is my first box, so I have nothing to compare it too, but I feel like it should have wowed me more. There were only two products in this box that I was excited to see: the nail polish and the Dr. Jart+ BB Cream. The perfume  sample was a little too strong for my taste, but hey perfume can't be customized for everyone. I was disappointed to see the Beauty Blender Cleanser included when I don't own a Beauty Blender, but it explains that it can be used for makeup brushes as well even though it doesn't smell very pleasant. I love the nail polish color and it applies really well. I already use the Dr. Jart+ BB Cream in the golden tube and wasn't too excited about shelling out over $40 for a full size quite yet, so I was stoked to see this sample included. Unfortunately the sample was microscopic and only had one squeeze in it, the rest was air, which I read online was a huge issue for lots of other subscribers as well. The Twistband headband was nice. I happened to prefer wrapping it around my wrist instead of in my hair haha. 

I'm very undecided as to whether I will continue to subscribe to Birchbox. It's only $10, so I got my money's worth, but it's so hit or miss. It's that whole premise that keeps people coming back because you really don't know what you're going to get, but I hate surprises. I'll definitely keep you updated on my adventure with Birchbox if I do continue my monthly subscription. 

But if you do love Gossip Girl, definitely don't forget to check out the season finale tonight to see who Blair chooses! SO MUCH EXCITEMENT. 

SWAK - Danielle


  1. This month was definitely over hyped. I was thinking we were going to be shown some NARS and the like. Considering this is young adult show, I felt these boxes were to bland and didn't at all encompass the real flair of Gossip Girl.

    Ps. Check out my latest post! I mentioned y'all!

  2. nice idea.. thanks for sharing.