Birchbox May 2012 | Gossip Girl Edition

Birchbox Gossip Girl Edition

Birchbox…Gossip Girl style! I received the Gossip Girl Birchbox days ago but my best friend Jason came to visit so I took a much needed 4 day vacation…rather a staycation! Anywho, the May theme for Birchbox is of course Gossip Girl. I was excited to see what would be in this box!

Birchbox Gossip Girl Edition
Birchbox Gossip Girl Edition

May 2012 Birchbox Contents:

  • Caudalie – Hand and Nail Cream
  • FusionBeauty – LipFusion Balm
  • Arquiste – Flor Y Canto
  • Ojon – Damage Reserse Restorative Conditioner
  • Extra – XOXO Notecard with matching envolope
Birchbox Gossip Girl Edition
Birchbox Gossip Girl Edition | Chic Sunday Brunch

I know it is hard to believe, but I have not actually tried anything in the box yet except the Arquiste Flor Y Canto fragrance. I love, love, love it! I haven’t been so intrigued by a perfume in quite some time, I’m still an Armani Code or Gucci Guilty gal. Boy oh boy do I love this fragrance. Here’s the kicker, what literally punched me in the gut…Arquiste Flor Y Canto costs $165! Yes ma’am, $165 flippin dollars…does this thing not come in a variety of sizes? Guess that goes with the Gossip Girl theme since the show is about the lives of rich youngsters! So as much as I’d love to own a full-sized bottle of Arquiste Flor Y Canto, I’m making my little sampler buddy last as long as possible. I plan on banning hugs or any bodily contact when wearing the fragrance to avoid the slightest possibility of anyone rubbing the tiniest bit of scent off of me. I also expect Mr. Man to act as a human windshield to block any breeze from flowing my way. Call me dramatic but jeez, 1 spray is probably worth a good $5! Whatever, I’m frugal and Mina got bills to pay…don’t judge me! 😉

Arquiste Flor Y Canto | Gossip Girl Birchbox
Arquiste Flor Y Canto | Gossip Girl Birchbox

I will definitely be trying the Caudalie hand and nail cream and the Ojon conditioner very soon. Of course y’all know I loves my lip stuff so the FusionBeauty LipFusion balm is on my radar! Although for some reason I can’t shake the feeling I’ve already tried this once before. Possibly because I have owned enough lip balms to save the whole world from chapped lips! Anywho, I’ll post reviews once I get around to fully forming opinions about them. I’m not overly impressed with this Birchbox and it didn’t give me the “wow” factor I expected due to the Gossip Girl theme. I think I expected maybe a nail polish, a hair accessory, a tinted lip balm or something. I don’t know what exactly…just something that screamed Blair or Serena to me. Oddly I still like the box…it simply seems like a May Birchbox to me, not a Gossip Girl Birchbox. Did that make sense to you? It totally made sense when I was typing it! 😉


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