Usually I’m not one for spoilers but I just could not resist this month. I watched several YouTube videos and read blog posts containing the contents of this month’s Birchbox. Big mistake! Every time I do that I end up disappointed with mine, as was the case this month.
I’m not saying that this month’s Gossip Girl inspired Birchbox was bad but I had high hopes that it would have been just as great as the Teen Vogue Birchbox. I saw that a lot of people got full sized Stila liquid eyeliners that retail for $22.00. Of course I did not. Which is highly disappointing when we all pay the same price for the Birchbox subscription but the value of someone else’s products is so much higher than mine. I just don’t think that’s fair.
Don’t get me wrong, I love Birchbox. I get my $10 worth out of each box, each month so I’m well aware that I’m getting what I pay for. I just wish they would keep everyone’s boxes at around the same value , or as close as possible.
Ok, enough said. Now on to the contents of this month’s Gossip Girl themed Birchbox.
Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil Shampoo – the name pretty much sums this one up. I’ve never tried a Shu Uemura product before but I’ve read great things about them. (sample value = $2.06)
Miracle Skin Transformer Body SPR 20 in Glow – A silicone based tinted moisturizer to use all over the body. Supposedly hides blemishes and scars with a slight luminosity. (sample value = $5.03)
Dior Diorshow Extase Mascara – Boosts lash volume and length. (sample value = $11.40)
Dior Miss Dior Eau de Parfum – A very floral heavy fragrance, not my thing at all. (sample value = $1.86)
Bonus Extra: Notecard with envelope – Blank on one side, other side says XOXO. (sample value = $0.83)
So as you can see, the approximate value of my Birchbox contents comes to around $21.18. All of my Birchbox items totaled don’t even come to the amount of the Stila eyeliner that others received as one of their items. Bummer.
That’s ok though, I’m not going to dwell on this. I’ll just look forward to next month’s Birchbox instead. What did you get in your May 2012 Birchbox?
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