Birchbox! May 2012

20 May

Better late than never :) May’s Birchbox was a Gossip Girl themed box. Other than the fact that it came wrapped in a cute little Gossip Girl cardboard  sleeve, I didn’t notice any other correlation tying into the theme. Then again, I’ve never watched Gossip Girl lol.

Here is what I got in my box:

  • Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil Shampoo
  • Miracle Skin Transformer™ Body SPF 20
  • Dior Diorshow Extase
  • Dior Miss Dior
  • XOXO Notecard

After trying out all of the samples, I decided this was a way better box than I had initially thought.

The Shu Uemura shampoo I liked a lot and I surprisingly got 3 washes out of the sample packet (and I have a lot of hair). If the full size bottle wasn’t a whopping $55, I would have considered buying it.

At first, I wasn’t sure what the Miracle Skin Transformer was exactly. I read the product description on and discovered it was actually a pretty cool product. It’s basically a moisturizing foundation for your body. I mostly wear tops that expose my décolleté area, and applying the Skin Transformer gives me SPF protection and conceals any redness or imperfections.

I loveee mascara samples! Out of all beauty samples in existence, I think mascara samples are my favorite because I get the most use out of them. The Dior mascara Birchbox sent is pretty good. It’s very black and doesn’t make my lashes droop. But it’s almost $30 so it won’t be replacing my HG mascara (Pixi Voluptuous Lashes) anytime soon.

I also got a Miss Dior perfume sample, which was ehh. I don’t really like the scent very much and I care for perfume samples in general.

The BirchBox “extra” this month was a little XOXO notecard with a pink envelope. Super duper cute :)

You can view all of my past Birchboxes here and if you want to sign up for yourself, just head over to It’s held on strong as one of my favorite subscriptions at $10 per month.


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4 Responses to “Birchbox! May 2012”

  1. Lola May 20, 2012 at 8:08 pm #

    I didn’t get mine yet, this will be my first one, so I can’t wait…lol Good to know about all the fun stuff that will be there. :)

  2. Amy May 21, 2012 at 11:26 am #

    I got this box too! Loved it. I wish the shampoo wasn’t so expensive, though. I’m considering getting it the next time I get an anniversary discount code.

  3. Lola May 30, 2012 at 7:44 am #

    I finally got mine first Birchbox, it was a super exciting event as this is my first any kind of box.
    My box was different though, it had these items:
    Color Club Nail Polish in Disco Nap that I totally loved it, it goes so well with Guess sandals;
    Dr. Jart BB cream, that I also loved it, I have combination skin and if I use anything heavy it makes me break out, but this cream is amazing and my skin still looks good… dare I say better :) after 3 uses;
    Stilla sparkle waterproof liquid eye liner, that I like it a lot;
    Kerastase Cristalliste Lumiere Liquide that I haven’t tried yet; and my extras was Kerastase shampoo and conditioner and Notecards…

  4. Chelsey May 30, 2012 at 8:26 am #

    Lola, that sounds like an amazing Birchbox! I’m so jealous over the BB Cream lol I loveeee the Dr. Jart brand.
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