Monday, May 21, 2012

May 2012 Birchbox

Hey everyone!
So instead of filming this video, I just decided to write up a blog post, I'm not sure why, but I just didn't like how the videos kept coming out like crap. No idea why, but I just thought it would be better to type up a blog post. I got my box on the 16th of this month.

May's Birchbox was a Special Theme and it was Gossip Girls. I've never watched Gossip Girls in my life, so that theme had no effect on me. :P hah. Anyways, I had already known what was going to be in my box and was already disappointed in my box, before I had even gotten it. So I had kind of spoiled it for myself, which was okay. At least I wouldn't be disappointed in it more when I actually received it!

There were I don't know how many different combinations of boxes. Mine had 4 items, where others at up to 6 and a full-sized item.

The outside box this month was Black instead of the normal color that it is. I actually like that black box better. There was also a wrap around the box showcasing the Gossip Girl's showtime. I thought the wrap was pretty cute as well with the city backdrop.

As for the tissue paper on the inside, it was a mustard yellow, I actually kind of like it! There was also the typical pink tissue paper with the brown ribbon on the extra little package they always wrap up separately.

This is what everything looks like inside of my box, it was already unwrapped by the time I took the pictures :).

The first item I received was the Bvlgari Omnia Crystalline Eau de Toilette Spray sample. The full-sized retails from $47-$64. On the website they showed the $64 one, for some odd reason. I knew it was going to be a sample, so I thought it was just odd. The sample size is 0.05 fl. oz.

The next thing in my box was the Fresh Sugar Rose Tinted Lip Treatment SPF 15.  I don't have a picture of the physical color of it, or it on my lips, it did not occur to me until now that I should have done that! Sorry gals. The full size of this is $22.50 at 0.15 oz. The sample is 0.08 oz.

The next thing was the Kiehl's Abyssine Cream +. I've never used anything by Kiehl's and I am honestly not even sure that I can use this on my skin. The full size of this is $48 at 1.69 fl. oz. The sample is 0.25 fl. oz.

The next to last thing is the Miracle Skin Transformer Body SPF 20 in Glow. It's a tinted treatment, but I am a little leery on using it because its not Oil Free, but I will have to look into it a bit more before I decide on what to do with it. The full size is $34 for 1.7 oz. and the sample is o.5 oz.

The Birchbox Extra this month was a Notecard. Nothing special, I guess. A set of 12 is $10 and I received 1.

In my personal opinion, this month was not too exciting as they had put it out there. I mean some people got full size Stila eyeliner and other things like that. I received a bunch of stuff I will probably never use or can't use. The lip balm is the only thing I have tried and probably can use. So this box was pretty disappointing in my opinion!

Do you all get a Birchbox? What did you all get this month? What was your opinion on it all? I would love to know!

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