Sunday, May 13, 2012

May 2012 Birchbox - Gossip Girl Edition

This month's Birchbox, the "Gossip Girl" edition, is entitled Black Tie Ball.  Katia, Hayley and the Birchbox team packed up some samples inspired by the "Gossip Girl" series in preparation for the May 14, 2012 season finale (airs 8/7 pm central) and have even provided a chance to win a $500 Birchbox shopping spree by tuning into the finale and answering 4 trivia questions.

In addition to the sweepstakes entry, this month's box includes 5 items and a bonus:

  • Arquiste L'Etrog fragrance sample (.038 fl oz/1.13 ml; full size $165) Warm notes of citron, palm leaves, and myrtle combine in this transporting scent, inspired by the aromas of a medieval harvest festival in Calabria, Italy.
  • Miracle Skin Transformer Body SPF 20 sample in Glow (0.5 fl oz/15 ml; full size $34) Don't settle for anything but flawless skin - all over your body.  This tinted treatment erases blemishes and scars on arms, legs, and décolleté.
  • Ojon Volume Advance Volumizing Shampoo sample (1 fl oz/30 ml; full size $22) Made with ultra nourishing Central American Ojoin, this weightless shampoo helps hair look and feel thicker.
  • Stila Sparkle Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner full size in Starry (.05 fl oz/1.7 ml; full size $22) Pearly shimmer meets intense pigment in this lasting liner.  Better yet, the pen-lile wand makes wiggle-free application a breeze.
  • Birchbox Notecard (Set of 12, $10) - Wonderful sample note card and Birchbox pink envelope because nothing beats a handwritten note.
  • Bonus: 30% off promo code for Romeo & Juliet Couture for the entire month of May.
Overall rating:  Booyah!

As always, Birchbox monthly shipments cost $10 (  If you haven't signed up yet, what's stopping you? It makes a great gift.

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