Thursday, May 24, 2012

May 2012 Birchbox | Black Tie Ball - Gossip Girl

Included in this month’s box was:

  • Dior | Diorshow Extase: This dramatic mascara adds tons of volume and length.  Plus, its unique ceramide complex helps fortify your lashes. Full-size, $28.50

  • Dior | Miss Dior Eau de Parfum: Chic and feminine, this longtime favorite is a gorgeous bouquet of floral notes deepened by a touch of patchouli. Full-size, $62-$102

  • Sarah McNamara | Miracle Skin Transformer Body SPF 20 in Glow: Don’t settle for anything but flawless skin- all over your body.  This tinted treatment erases blemishes and scars on arms, legs, and decollete. Full-size, $34

  • Shu Uemura | Cleansing Oil Shampoo: We’re smitten with this ultra chic yuzu-scented cleanser. The oil transforms into a purifying foam that leaves hair clean and bouncy. Full-size, $55

  • Birchbox Extra | Notecards: Text messages are no match for handwritten notes on fun, modern stationery. Set of 12, $10
This box marks my one year anniversary with the Birchbox subscription. I received my auto-renewal notice and opted to stop it. Would I recommend Birchbox? I would.  It was great having been able to sample products and brands that I was unfamiliar with.  One thing to keep in mind is that you should not sign up expecting to receive full sized high end products each month.  Remember that you’re paying $10 a month, including shipping, to receive 4-6 samples.  Most of the samples through the year were quite generous and in some instances were full sized such as a Laura Geller Blush, Stila Eyeshadow, Stila Eyeliner, and various nail polishes.  So why didn’t I auto renew for another year?  Multiple subscription services have popped up recently and I’d like to give others a try. However, I will be keeping an eye out on the next couple of Birchboxes and if I start missing the pink and brown box, I’ll jump back in.