So, I got my May Gossip Girl Birchbox today.
I have to say that as my first Birchbox, I was not really that impressed.
When I opened the box, this is what I saw.
Then this when I opened up the box.
These were in the box…
^ Can someone explain this to me?
I didn’t receive anything on this list above except the Twistband and the beautyblender cleanser so I don’t know if that means I’m missing things or what the purpose of listing these products like this is?
Okay, anyway, moving on…
Miss Dior by Dior
Mandarin Citrus, Jasmine & Patchouli Notes
You can really smell the jasmine in this.
Diorshow Extase Mascara by Dior
I really like the brush on this mascara.
I like that this is a soy based brush cleanser.
This looks so cheap.
It looks literally like a piece of elastic band with the ends tied in a knot together.
Pretty sure that’s what it is.
These retail at 6 for $20 (a little less than $4 each which is INSANE IMO)
Notecard and Envelope
I actually think this is adorable stationery and a lovely way to send a note.
So, that’s everything that was in the Birchbox.
My favorite items are the soy-based brush cleaner by beautyblender and the Diorshow Extase Mascara.
I am not sure what I was expecting, but I feel that this box was a lot of fluff in packaging and very little product.
I previously said that MyGlam was a lackluster subscription, but now after trying Birchbox, I’d say that in MyGlam you get way more bang for your buck, but little to no designer products.
I think that overall, I expected a lot more given that Birchbox has a waiting list and they were so talked up by everyone.
I guess I felt that it was lacking product; not necessarily full size or deluxe size products, but even small foil samples would have added to the box a lot more than what was actually in this box.
Anyhow, that being said, the product that comes in this box was definitely high end product so if your thing is designer brands or more expensive products and that’s something you want to try before you purchase, the Birchbox may be something you want to try for a few months.
All in all, I will not likely continue my subscription.
I might try it for one more month to see the variation of their samples, but unlikely to last in the long term.
I recommend this to those who like/love designer brands and want to try a lot of different products.
I will update on each of the products I received in this box in a week or two after I’ve had time to do proper evaluation.
OVERALL RATING: 6/10
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