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BIRCHBOX + GossipGirl = Disappointment


Okay – so I’ll start off by saying I don’t watch Gossip Girl, it’s just not one of my shows; BUT I am familiar with the style and luxury that goes into the show, so when I heard of the Gossip Girl – Birchbox collaboration, I was genuinely excited.

The theme/partnered boxes usually tend to be better and hold extra deluxe samples/full size products.

I thought the box would be filled to the brim with amazing DELUXE samples and at least one full size product – worthy of Gossip Girl!

Though, disappointment washed over me as I opened the box a few days ago.  There are four quality products, all sample sizes – only two-ish I would classify as “deluxe” samples. Plus, they included a bonus – a note card.

I just expected MORE… I mean HELLO? The theme was “Black Tie Ball”!

So here is what I got:

Shu Uemura Cleansing Oil Shampoo (Single Use Sample Packet)

  • Have not tried this yet, but it is only good for a single use, so even if I love it that first time, unsure if I would bother purchasing it or review it. We’ll see..

Miracle Skin Transformer™ Body SPF 20 in “Glow” (.5 oz deluxe sample tube)

  • Tinted body enhancer, very minimal coverage, smells nice and has some sheer/micro-glitter.

Dior Diorshow Extase Mascara (.13 oz deluxe sample tube)

  • Will add an update on this one – after a few days of using it.
  • UPDATE: I do like this mascara… a lot. The formula works nicely, with the brush giving a more spikey yet voluminous lash look. The brush isn’t my favorite, as it is not designed well for the inner and far-outer lashes.

Dior Miss Dior Perfume (normal sample size vial)

  • Smells amazing, if you love a fruity floral classic scent.

Plus, a single note card (and pink envelope) printed on one side with “XOXO” and blank on the other side. Now you could say I am a die-hard fan of the written word and an actual handwritten note is a rare and genuine thing these days – so I appreciate the note card; and intend to use it. A hand written note always feels like a special gesture in our high-tech world.

So there you have it…


Author: ArtsyArchitette

Artist. Architecture lover! Beauty Nerd. Blogger. Crafty Aficionado. Music Enthusiast. Fashion Fiend. And yes I am like no other, deal with it world ♥ Obsession has such a negative connotation, but it’s true, I am obsessed with creativity and all products that help me create. Beauty products are not excluded from my obsession and while my blog has no distinct topic, all things gorgeous and fashionable will probably be a main focus. Here to share my ever-expanding knowledge, interesting finds and random factoids. P.S. I miss my studio

3 thoughts on “BIRCHBOX + GossipGirl = Disappointment

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  2. I just received my gossip girl birchbox too! I actually reviewed it on my blog not too long ago 🙂 My favorite was the Diorshow Mascara! I hope you end up liking it I had amazing results !!

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