Monday, May 14, 2012

May 2012 Birchbox Gossip Girl Themed

 I recently joined Birchbox just in time for the May Gossip Girl Themed box. This is my second subscription service (the first being Myglam). I was tempted to sign up for a second Birchbox account too but on the same day I was going to Glossybox subscriptions opened up so I had to get in on that. Excited to show you guys that later this month it should ship around the 26th-30th.

If your not familiar with Birchbox it is a sampling service that offers beauty and lifestyle products delivered to your door for $10 a month. The also offering a points system and you can review products you receive in your box or refer a friend for extra points. 100 Birchbox points = $10 dollars so in the end you could end up getting money off a full size product or getting something for free just by saving up your points.


 Un boxing this was very exciting for me this being my first one and all. I'm really impressed with the packing not only is the box really cute but everything was packed together nicely. The polish was even wrapped separately in pink tissue paper and a ribbon!
 My box included:
Downtown Book Party sub theme

Color Club | Nail Polish in Disco Nap
This is a really pretty metallic gold color. I haven't swatched this yet but when I do I will be sure to post pictures.

Dr. Jart + | Waterfuse BB Cream**
This was something I was hoping for and really wanted to try out but the tube I received has barely any product in it. A lot of others have also had this problem with the Dr. Jart sample and have contacted BB (as have I) but haven't heard anything back about it yet hopefully we'll hear something soon. I think I'm going to cut my tube open and see if I can at least get enough out for my cheek to see if the color matches.

Derastase | Cristalliste Lumiere Liquide
This is a lightweight serum that says it will give dry strands gorgeous shine. I haven't tried it out yet but it does smell quite good.

Stila | Sparkle Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner in Curacao
I'm not so good with waterproof liner so this is going to take some practice. I do really like the color tho and I'll post swatches of that soon as well.

EXTRAS
Kerastase | Cristalliste Bain Cristal Shampoo (foil packet)
Kerastase | Cristalliste Lait Cristal Conditioner (foil packet)

I'm going to give these a try for sure but I probably wont do a review since they are foil packets but I'm quite happy I got these to go along with the hair serum.

Notecard | Not what I would have expected but I'm sure I'll put it to good use.
Overall I'm really happy with my box and I'm going to use all of the products (aside from the practically empty Dr. Jart which I don't really have enough to give it a good go). There were 19 box variations this month my box is number 3.

Now I don't watch Gossip Girl so I'm not sure how accurate the theme and sub themes were for these boxes but overall I think they did a pretty good job nonetheless. This was better than most okay all of my Glam Bags (which I still can't seem to let go of for fear of missing something good)!

Whats your take on the May 2012 Gossip Girl Birchbox?

You might also like my - May 2012 My Glam Bag - check it out!

**Birchbox customer service got back to me and they will be sending me a new tube of BB cream! I hope it has some in it between the two tubes I hope to have enough for at least once full face application, I'll update you guys when I get it :)

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  1. Looks like we received the same box (right down to the empty Dr. Jart sample unfortunately). They still haven't responded to the email I sent to them about it...I'm assuming they've just been inundated with emails and haven't gotten to it yet. Its not a bad box but I wasn't super happy with it...I think if the BB cream sample was actually full I would have been much more happy! lol

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    1. Box twins :) Yeah I'm interested to see how they handle it, could go good or bad hopefully good tho. I was really excited about the BB cream too especially since I'm so pale it's hard to find one that isn't too dark right out of the bottle.

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  2. I don't watch Gossip Girl, either, but I think the box is stellar! I really like the color polish and serum sound and look AMAZING.

    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights
    the shop of worldly delights

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    1. Thank I tried out some of the hair serum today so far so good!

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  3. Fun post! I love your reviews on these services! It looks like an interesting idea! Might try it out!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.oliveandanarrow.com

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    1. They are a fun way to sample new products I think you just need to find the sample service that is for you some are better suited than others depending on what your looking for from them

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  4. I am glad you liked your box this month. I cancelled after my April box. I just always seemed to get the crappy samples. It seems as though things got better this month. Love that Stila liner. I have it in a different color.
    xo,
    shanna

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    1. This is my first month I hope they keep being good but only time will tell one thing I don't care for with them is how many different box variations you can get some of them have products I wouldn't care for either overall but I guess that is where those beauty profiles help out.

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  5. I am so mad that I quit Birchbox before the "Gossip Girl"-themed box. DANG IT.

    http://www.glamkittenslitterbox.com/
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

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    1. Aww I'm sorry if you already have a birchbox account that was once active I'm pretty sure you can just restart it without having to wait for an invite so maybe next time you can get in on it.

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  6. that sucks about the bb cream sample! hopefully they'll rectify that for you- this box is packed with goodies though! looks pretty good to me.

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    1. Thanks! I got an email saying they were going to send me a new one so hopefully between the two I'll have enough for a full face application.

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  7. wow, great box, it has great products!!
    nice to meet your blog!

    xx

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  8. My box will be arriving shortly....hopefully. I can't wait to see what I'm going to get and with 19 variations it's def a surprise.

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    1. I couldn't help myself and I used the cheat method to peek at what box I would be getting after it shipped lol

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  9. I've heard a lot about Birchbox and it seems like you got some good stuff in yours this month. Too bad about the BB cream though! Can't wait to see what you get next month!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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    1. So far so good with them. I'm pretty happy with their customer service as well they are sending me a new bb cream!

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  11. This looks like a great box! Let me know how you like the bb cream!

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    1. I will they are sending me a new tube so it might be a little while

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  12. OK so my box arrived and it was the worst box you could get! So on top of getting jipped out of the teen vogue box which I remember requesting this box, highly anticipated was another disaster! I got ANOTHER parfum sample which I HATE getting! Only a packet of shampoo no condition from Shu Uemara, a body cream to conceal blemishes, and the same eyeliner in brown/toffee. This is my last and final box.

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    1. Oh no! :( I'm sorry Bessie, hopefully you will have better luck with Glossybox.

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  13. I think you got a great box, but that really stinks about the BB Cream. When I first saw the previews for what could be in the box I was really hoping to get the BB Cream, so that's defintely a major bummer! I loved my box too!

    Southernglamourista.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks I agree CS got back to me today tho and they are sending me a new tube! I thought that was pretty good of them.

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  14. My sister got the Dr Jart bb cream too. I was super excited for her because I use BB cream religiously, but the sample was empty as well.

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    1. You should let her know to email them so she can get a replacement :)

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  15. Sounds like you got some great stuff! I really should sign up for birchbox!

    xo,
    Angela
    headtotoechic.blogspot.com

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    1. You should give it a try you might really like it :)

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  16. So fun! I used to love watching GG :)

    XO
    www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

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    1. That's awesome I love some shows on the CW but have never caught GG.

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  17. this looks like such a good box - i like that there is a theme as well! LV x
    lv-inlovewith.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks I thought it was pretty cute as well.

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  18. I am so jealous you got the stila liner, I was really hoping I would get it this time! Oh well, I got the nail polish and the BB cream too. I think this month was okay, I signed up b/c I am a big Gossip girl fan, I'll stick around for next month.

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    1. Yeah I'm for sure going to stick with it for awhile I was really happy with this box.

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  19. You got a PHENOMINAL box!!! So jeoulous!

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