My May Birchbox arrived last week!
This month, similar to a few months ago when Teen Vogue curated a box, the box was inspired by the show Gossip Girl on the CW. I don't watch it, but I was curious to see what was in the box anyway.
The Miss Dior perfume smelled good, although I tend to prefer fruity perfumes. The Dior Extase mascara was great. It darkened and thickened up my lashes with only a few swipes! It may be a little heavy for daily use, but it's great for impact.
I'm excited to give that Shu Uemura Cleasning Oil Shampoo a try. I'm sure my hair would feel wonderful after using it--since it would be so soft and moisturized. It would especially be great to use after a day in the sun!
I also managed to get a slight sun-burn yesterday at the pool (I'm on vacation this week!) regardless of the fact that I'm super strict about covering my body in a high SPF. I blame it on Kelle Hampton's book Bloom. I was completely sucked in and could not stop reading. So, I probably stayed out too long. Anyway, I'm looking forward to trying the Miracle Skin Transformer after my sun burn goes away. It comes either un-tinted or tinted. The tinted version would be great for applying to your décolleté when wearing a strapless dress. It will even out your skin tone and add a little moisture as well.
Lastly, they included little notecards that were based on Gossip Girl's ever-present phrase "xoxo" at the beginning of the episodes. Cute for a little gift for a girlfriend.
I always enjoy seeing what comes in my Birchbox each month! If you are interested in learning more, click here!