May 9, 2012

May 2012 "Gossip Girl" Birchbox Review

I received my Birchbox at the end of last week and I was excited to see that it was sponsored by Gossip Girl. I am a Gossip Girl FANATIC (Chuck and Blair forever!) So, it was no surprise that when I got the box my heart skipped a beat.

So here's what's inside:
  • Fusion Beauty LipFusion Balm: (full-size) $22
  • Ojon damage reverse Restorative Conditioner: (sample) $2.94
  • Caudalie Hand and Nail Cream: (sample) $3.80
  • Arquiste Flor y Canto scent: (sample) $3.39
  • *Bonus: Gossip Girl xoxo Notecard w/Envelope

The positives:
The box is worth about $32. At first glance, I thought it was a great box. I've heard a lot about the Ojon products and have always wanted to give them a try. I also interned at The Plaza Hotel, where Caudalie has a spa, so i already knew that that would be an excellent product. I am apprehensive about the lip plumper, because I already have full lips and fear that i'll walk around looking like a duck, but it promises that it is gentle so we'll see.

The negatives:
Once I did some research, there were a few boxes that I would have preferred getting. For example, this is the SECOND box that I did not receive a nail polish in and i'm highly annoyed by this. They sent another perfume sample *whoopie* I could live without it. I would have liked the Stila eyeliner... but ehhh.

I'm considering re-taking the quiz to see if my next box shifts a little but honestly, for $10, I can't REALLY moan about $32 in products.

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  1. This was one of my favorite Birchboxes. I got the same things you did. I'm kind of over getting perfume samples though, I get one every month.

  2. I appreciate this review because I am still thinking of to which company to sign up for this service, but I must admit I really want to... now that sounds awesome to receive $32.00 worth of products for just $10.00, so that's nice! I will keep this in mind :)
    Good luck!

  3. thanks girl! You should totally try the design yourself <3

  4. Ah birchbox review! :) Just what I was looking to read. The gossip girl box sounds exciting but you should probably asking for other contents :)
    Thanks for dropping by :)


  5. heeeeeyyyy fellow lag alum!!! I am totally obsessed with Chuck and Blair myself, in fact, I just spent an afternoon sippin' on something bubbly at the Empire Hotel (just 'round the corner from our hs)... anyway, this birchbox seems really nice, though I wasn't that impressed with their other months... still, for $10, it's a steal!!

  6. I am already a follower:)
    Nice box!!
    kisses and thanks for your visit.

  7. thanks for your lovely comment on my blog!
    I don't know the Birchbox, probably it's a us-thing? but I think we've something similar in Germany, it's called glossybox, and it costs only 10 euro per month and they have usually great beauty things in it - so perhaps, I think the glossybox is about to be established also for other countries, so it might be available also for the us soon (or it is perhaps already?) - well you could definitely try this one too ;-)
    And you've a lovely blog, I followed you ;-) I'd be happy if you visited my blog too from times to times ;-)

    xxx Anita

  8. Lovely blog you have! Thank you for your comment on my blog! Would really like us to be followers on gfc and bloglovin! Let me know when you follow me on bloglovin, I always follow back!


  9. Hi sweety, thanks so much for stopping by :) Some lovely products here...the lipgloss sounds great and how fab is the Gossip Girl notecards! Me wants!!

  10. Great box with lovely products dear!

    Love your blog, I'm following!


  11. Thanks so much for stopping by sweetie, I am your newest follower:)

  12. Sorry the box wasn't 100% what you were expecting! I haven't done any of the subscription boxes because I'm picky about the products I use :) Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog, I'm following now!

    The Tiny Heart

  13. I used to have a Birchbox, but I ended up canceling my subscription because I am too picky when it comes to products. :( I kind of regret it.
    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

  14. nice products! (:

    you have a really nice blog, like to follow each other? =)

  15. great review. love getting the scoop before i get them. :)

    have a nice wknd!

  16. Love how they are all affordable!!

  17. Really that price?? it's amazing!

  18. I have not tried those boxes & most likely won't b/c I'm
    on a budget but it's fun to see what you get so keep sharing.

    I've been following you and am now following you on bloglovin
    also. Thanks for stopping by.

  19. Ojon and Caudalie and who have paid easily just for these two:)

  20. I'm seriously considering trying Birchbox out! I've heard so many good things about it:) Thank you so much for commenting on my blog, it means so much! Your really pretty by the way!

  21. I got mine today and I got the Stila eyeliner in neon blue (curacao). Seriously, I will never wear this. I would have loved some of the things you got. Looks like its time to retake the quiz as well

    1. I got that eye liner in one of my very first boxes and I didn't think I'd use it at first. But I've found it nice on my bottom lid for special occasions.

  22. The birchbox sounds like a great deal! The products look fabulous too . The missing nail polish does sound annoying.


  23. Great review. Your blog is amazing.


  24. Sounds like some amazing goodies! :)

  25. nice idea.. thanks for sharing.


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