5.16.2012

May Birchbox, xoxo!


Oh heck yes. I love Gossip Girl. I love Birchbox. And what showed up in my mailbox this week but a Gossip Girl-themed Birchbox! Let's take a look inside.

First up, a very handy bottle of blendercleanser by beautyblender.


Normally, I use my face wash to clean my makeup brushes. But how nice to receive a bottle of cleanser that's just for keeping your tools in top condition! 


I was excited to try this one for sure - Dr. Jart+ Water Fuse Beauty Balm. A true BB cream like this is supposed to cover all your bases - moisturizer, sunscreen, serum and foundation - and leave you with one product where you once had four. I'd say that this particular brand left me wanting in the moisturizing department, but that's probably because my skin's dry. The second time I used it I added a layer of my normal moisturizer underneath and it was fine, but not really keeping with the whole less-is-more idea of a beauty balm.


Another Color Club nail polish! This one in Disco Nap. It's like my fingers are tipped in gold leaf! I think this polish would make an excellent accent nail.


(p.s. I just love these little bottles of nail polish! I feel like they're the perfect size, because I won't feel so bad when I get tired of them and there's more than half of a full bottle left.)


This stuff smells amazing. Amazing! Arquiste L'Etrog is the name of the perfume trapped in this little vial and OMG is it delish. It's warm and very slightly citrusy - totally not sweet. So interesting! I put on just a few dabs to my wrist in the morning and I can still smell it into the afternoon. Too bad the price tag of a full bottle leaves me agape - $165!!


The "lifestyle extra" in this box is a GG-themed note card and envelope. So that's nice. Also, I got a Twistband Skinny Headband in my box. Here's the thing: For some reason, my head doesn't wear these types of headbands well - you know, the ones that go all the way around the head. They always end up slipping further and further back. Plus, in an earlier Birchbox, I received a Twistband Hair Tie to try out and it stretched out and became useless after like three wears. So, I don't have high hopes for this headband...but I suppose we shall see. 


Anyway...here are my Birchbox goodies - all in a row! If you want to get in on the Birchbox action (and get deluxe samples sent to your mailbox), then join! Just use this link to do it: https://www.birchbox.com?raf=6tm7o

4 comments:

Jeanette said...

I love reading your and Beth's birchbox posts :) The scent sounds divine. :)

Beth Miller said...

That nail polish color is a-maze! Also, I love your polka dot curtains! xoxo

Leah said...

If you need someone to take that headband off your hands, I'm your girl.

Robin said...

Thanks J and B! And Leah, I think you've got a headband coming to ya. :)