May 31, 2013
My May birchbox arrived a few weeks ago and I'm just now getting around to posting about it!
First reaction: not very impressed. I've had better boxes and less than awesome boxes, but I'd say this was my first dud.
I totally and completely understand sponsorships and marketing/advertisement opportunities for companies working with Birchbox, but I found that the pen was a strange addition to this months' box. It doesn't come close to anything beauty related, and it just screamed "sponsored" as soon as I saw it.
Again, totally understand Birchbox needs to keep the lights on--it's not vastly different than sponsored posts I have here occasionally on the blog. But I do think it's important, and maybe they are figuring this out like I did, to only work with companies that fit your brand.
Anyway, enough about the pen already!
The sunblock was a nice treat since it's a perfect size to keep in my pool bag and apply to my face. And I liked the eyeliner as well.
The red bottle in the back is a detangling spray that I have yet to try, but it may also be something I toss in my pool bag as well. I like spraying a leave-in conditioner on my hair after I get out of the pool. It helps prevent knots when I'm combing my hair out later.
In other news, I should let you know that I've subscribed to Ipsy. I've gotten two "glam bags" already and both were complete dud's that I couldn't even fake a post about them. I subscribed in order to compare Ipsy to Birchbox so maybe when my June glam bag arrives I'll write about it regardless of what's in it. And maybe it will be a good one!
Have a wonderful weekend!