After reading a few raving reviews and little persuasion from my best friend Chelsea, I decided to jump on the Birchbox bandwagon. Shortly after putting myself on the wait list, I received an email letting me know that I could sign up for this little monthly surprise. I registered a few days after May 1 so I wasn’t expecting to receive this month’s box.. But I did and I was so excited to try everything out!
For those of you who are not familiar with Birchbox, it’s basically a $10 monthly subscription, like you would get for a magazine, and they send you a small box with 4 sample beauty products by mid-month. You can even fill out your profile and they will send you products suited to your needs. This allows you to try out top brand products without paying top brand prices on a full size item just to find out it doesn’t work for you. If you do find a product you just can’t live without, you can buy it directly from the Birchbox website. Buying full size products, referring friends and giving product feedback earn you points towards purchases. It’s a small investment for a little gift to yourself in the mail each month. How can you lose?!
For the month of May, Birchbox teamed up with Gossip Girl to provide some chic samples. Here’s what I got:
Algenist Complete Eye Renewal Balm. This 7mL sample will last me a while! You don’t need much and it goes a long way. This eye cream goes on like silk and doesn’t feel heavy. It rids of dark circles, lines and puffiness. Digging it.
Color Club Nail Polish in Disco Nap. I’m usually not a huge fan of gold but I immediately put two coats of this on and got compliments throughout the week! It’s a fun summer color for a weekend on the town, laying poolside or jazzing up your work wardrobe. A perfect metallic color to add to my nail polish collection!
Dr. Jart + Waterfuse Beauty Balm SPF 25+. This was my favorite product of the bunch, mostly because it’s so practical. This acts as a moisturizer, sunscreen and tint. It gives you light coverage, perfect for the summer months, while softening and protecting your skin from the sun.
Ojon Volume Advance Volumizing Shampoo. I’m not sure how big of a difference this made for my hair because I couldn’t pair it with the conditioner and I don’t have limp hair in the first place, but, I will say that my hair did feel really clean after using it. It has sort of a tea tree scent to it but not as potent as typical tea tree smelling products.
Bonus: Gossip Girl themed XOXO Notecard and Envelope. This will be the perfect stationary for writing my little sister, since we have become pen pals over the last several months.
If you are interested in giving Birchbox a try, click here to sign up! I’ll get some points and then you can provide a similar link to your friends to spread the beauty love!
If you already receive Birchbox, let me know what products you got this month and how you liked them 🙂