May Birchbox

My fourth Birchbox came!

For those of you who have been in the dark about pay $10/month for your Birchbox - it comes with 4-6 beauty samples based on your beauty profile. Some months it's a hit...some month's it's a miss...

This month was supposed to be a Gossip Girl-inspired box.

Inside was:

And May's Birchbox looks like...

A close-up...

Arquiste L'Etrog (perfume)
Ok, first, I cannot help myself. A full bottle costs $165. OH MY. It doesn't even smell that good. Maybe it will smell better on me? I sure hope so. I could have lived without this perfume sample.

beautyblender - Blender Cleanser
This is pretty cool...the product ($18 for full size) removes built-up bacteria and oil. I guess I should be cleaning my brushes? I don't. (How bad is that??) I guess I should start cleaning my brushes (and sponges.)

Color Club - Nail Polish in "Disco Nap"
I liked Color Club's fun summer colors from March's Birchbox. I am not a big gold fan...especially since it's summer. But I guess I should be since coral (my favorite summer color this year!) since it looks so nice paired together. When I think summer nail polish color, I think bright!

Dr. Jart + - Waterfuse BB Cream
This is a four in one product - moisturizer, serum, sunscreen, and tint. A full size is $32. Since the product does so many things - worth the price! This is the only product truly like for this month's Birchbox.

twistband - Skinny Headband
Really??? This was included...why?? I seriously could have made this myself. I would gladly sell a six pack for $20. (I'd even give a discount and make it $15 for six...ha!) I think this is so silly to be in the Birchbox. It's just a piece of fabric.

Birchbox "Extra" - 1 Notecard
I understand that this is supposed to be just a perk...but what is one notecard going to do for me...really? It's cute...another sample I could have done without. How can you really "sample" a notecard?

One product out of six...I guess it's better than me not liking ANY of it?

So what did you get in your May Birchbox?? How did you like it?!
Anyone want to trade anything? Ha ha :)


  1. I've only heard about Birchbox in the last couple of weeks. I think I might have to get in on this!

  2. I got the Dr. Jart, nail polish and note card. I also got an eye firming cream and a shampoo sample. I really like the Dr. Jart. The note card - I was like, really??? I'd rather have had the hair tie! I'm not a huge nail polish person, so not sure about the gold color. I'm willing to try it though. I also really like the eye cream and shampoo that I got. So, for mine, I would say 3 items of 5 (I think mine just had 5) isn't bad!

  3. I've already told my friend who gets Birchbox that I will be borrowing her gold nail polish...I can never get enough sparkle!

  4. I wasn't too pumped with my birch box this month - but yours looks better than mine - I'll take that nail polish! :)

  5. I got the Dr. Jart, card, and polish too. I have to admit that the gold is not a summer gold for sure not. I like my Essie top coat gold way better and the Dr. Jart, I really didi like, I have it on for the 2nd day in a row and will probably buy one. I have $10 in my account from birchbox points and think I will have enough for another $10 next month and can get a nice discount on it.

  6. How about doing coral, with an accent nail in gold? Sorry your box was a dud this month :/

  7. The only thing we got the same was the notecard and the perfume! lol. I actually liked my box this month, although I'm tired of the perfume samples. Caudalie Hand and Nail Cream, FusionBeauty LipFusion Balm Lip Conditioning Stick SPF 15, and Ojon damage reverse™ Restorative Conditioner.

  8. lol you're so funny.
    i thought the same thing when i saw the skinny headband. it's a nice color and all, but yea, you can get ten at the dollar store for a buck.
    how crazy is the price of that perfume!!
    i still keep thinking about giving birchbox a try. it's fun to get mail and anticipate something each month.
    thank you for sharing, pretty lady <3

  9. I got the perfume and loved the way it smells. When I saw the price I though surely, it must be a typo. I would never pay that much for ANYTHING! Ha!

    I wish I had gotten the Dr. Jart, it seems like that was the biggest hit from the month.

  10. eep! YES CLEAN YOUR BRUSHES!!! i really wish i'd gotten that bb cream in my box!

  11. This totally reminded me that I need to clean my brushes!! I use shampoo normally but the cleanser sounds nice!

  12. Maybe you can send the notecard to Birchbox and tell them that most ladies were disappointed with the hyped up theme of the Gossip Girl Box. I'm still on the fence about canceling my subscription. I know two ladies who canceled after receiving this month's box. AAHHH... what to do?


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