Wednesday, May 16, 2012

My May 2012 Gossip Girl Birchbox

 And here's what I got:

  • Lipfusion Lip Balm (full size)
  • Sample size Caudalie Hand and Nail Cream
  • Sample size Ojon Restorative Conditioner
  • Sample vial of Arquiste Perfume
  • A blank note card and envelope (I luz office supplies!!!)

I'm all lip balmed out. So I won't even try this. I'll pass it along to a friend. It says it "plumps" without irritation. I'm sure one of my friends will like this. So I'll be passing it on. 

So far I've loved all the perfume samples they send. I already have a pretty big perfume collection, but I get bored with my scents. These samples are just enough to give me a little break and I get to try something new. My hubby loves smell goods, so its fun to see if he likes them too. 

The Verdict: 
May's box was okay. Worth the ten bucks I spent at least. I do so love getting these boxes each month. I usually set aside the items I don't care for to give away for polish swaps. Which items did I keep? I kept the perfume sample and the conditioner. The lip balm, hand creme and note card were put in the swap pile. I'd love to find someone who subscribes to these services and would like to swap items from them. I saw that some people got nail polish. I always get bummed when I see other people get items I want. :( But such is life. 

Birchbox is a mail order service that delivers deluxe beauty samples to your door each month for just $10. No obligation to subscribe, you cancel at anytime. I am a member of this and a few other mail order services. I enjoy trying new things and whatever I don't like I pass along to friends and family. My opinion is that it's a good value for all the stuff you get to try out and for boring people like me, it gets you to step out of your beauty comfort circle. If you're interested in becoming a member here is a referral link: 
So what do you think? Worth ten bucks??


  1. Jealous of the Caudalie. My box was so different. I think the only thing we both got the same was the Ojon conditioner (besides the notecard, lol). I still have to take pics of my box for the blog. For some reason, it didn't dawn on me until yesterday that I had my box for a few days already and never posted.

    1. Email me if you'd like to swap for it! :)

  2. I finally got some nail polish in my box! I had asked Birchbox if we could kind of "request" anything, but they said they just randomly choose different items to go out so there's no way of predicting what I'll get...whatever. I like my box and the only thing I got that you had in yours was the notecard. I do enjoy getting mine each month it's worth the $10 to me.

    1. I agree. You get full size stuff most months and you can always pass things on to friends which they love. :) So I agree, money well spent.

  3. I would like to trade the lip fusion balm for a nail polish. I have the Essie Luxe effects in the silver color. I really wanted to get the lip balm in my box. :/