I waited so impatiently for this Birchbox. I mean really, I felt like a 15 year old waiting for prom. When Gossip Girl first started, I loved it. I still enjoy seeing the fashion from the show as its all really varied but seriously striking. I'm always happy to see Serena (Blake Lively) & Blair (Leighton Meester) gracing the pages in my many (MANY) magazine subscriptions. When Birchbox managed to team up with Gossip Girl I expected something incredible.
Perhaps that was my fault. Maybe I expected too much. If I had run things, there would have been a Blair box & a Serena box filled with fabulous items dedicated to your favorite GG character. I would have gone classy but fun & really aimed to outdo the other boxes. I mean, this is Gossip Girl after all. Although some people did get fabulous boxes with full size Stila items, I did not. However, I am not reviewing those boxes, I am reviewing my own. Here is what I did receive.
- A small sample of Miss Dior Eau de Parfum. This is a very girl scent that I actually quite like. A small sample though so I only get a few tries to judge longevity.
- Diorshow Extase mascara in a sample size.
- Miracle Skin Transformer Body SPF in Glow. I have tried this. I instantly knew it was super sheer & although I tried to layer it over a scar, it just didn't work for me at all. It has a strange sheen as well which would be fine except that I didn't expect it to.
- Cleansing Oil Shampoo from Shu Uemura. This only had about 2 uses in it for my thick hair but I got the gist of it. I don't feel like it was incredibly mind blowing (which for $55 it needs to be) but maybe its only because I got two uses. My hair feels clean but it didn't do anything brilliant.
-A baby poop colored notecard. I saw this phrase on Pink Sith's blog & have not been able to get it out of my head. Its just too fitting. I doubt I will ever use this, at least not on someone Ilike.
I will say, the below card ticked me off. I mean, if I watched the show, I would have been livid about the leaked information. I don't really know what this card pertains to because I don't watch it but if they ever include a True Blood card like this before a season finale, there will be hell to pay.
Overall, this box is meh. I mean, its not awful but not great. If I hadn't seen other boxes (but how could I not?) maybe I would be a tad happier but still not beaming. For $10, I'm not dying about it. I think the issues I have mainly are that the shampoo & the DIOR items are pretty much freebies. I feel like overall, this box is lacking & doesn't compare to many of my former boxes. I'm not dropping out yet, I'll give it another shot. I just hope I get a glimpse of the wonderful boxes I used to look forward to every month.