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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

goop October Birchbox


I was SO excited when Birchbox announced they were teaming up with Gwenth Paltrow's goop for the October Birchbox.  I subscribe to goop so I couldn't wait to see what they would curate for us!!  

Then, I got the box...and was disappointed.  =[ 
SO. DISAPPOINTED.
I don't understand what happened...it was supposed to be great.


When I opened the box I got excited reading the little note, and seeing the goop tissue 
paper.  And then I opened it and got...

I'm not saying the products are bad, they're high quality, and I'm sure they deliver results.  I think I just expected a bit more pizazz, I felt it was a little dry.

First, a Luna bar.  I can get a Luna bar anywhere, right??  And, I've had the lemon zest bar before, so nothing new here.

I am really excited to try the Karuna Hydrating Treatment Mask, they suggest you use it on a long flight.  I don't know where I'm going anytime soon, but whatever, I may just save it for my next journey.

Next is Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentrè, or 24-hr miracle cream.  I like miracles and I like creams, so I'm thinking I'll like this product.  Nowwww, while it's a great hydrator, it can also double as a makeup remover, so that's pretty great.

The last two products are Lulu Organics Lavender + Clary Sage Hair Powder.  I'm all about dry shampoo because I try to preserve my color the best I can, which for me is not getting my hair wet.  I'm loving the fact that this dry shampoo has lavender and sage-- a little added bonus compared to my normal dry shampoo I use.  Last, is Naked Princess Naked Shine Luscious Lip Gloss.  Since I only wear pinks and neutrals on my lips, I know I'll get good use out of this sample...or should I say one use, since it's ridiculously small. 

Sooo, as I was saying about my disappointment in the goop Birchbox.  The products are decent, and I know I'll enjoy them.  I just thought overall it was a little lackluster, and seeing that I love Birchbox SO much, and have been a member basically since the day it started, I was just slightly disappointed.  

BUT, also, I realize Birchbox isn't 100% to blame as goop really should've tried to WOW us like never before!  Such is life, I'm just looking forward to my good old regular Birchbox in November!! 

PS: I've been reading a lot of other people's review on the goop + Birchbox collab (most, if not all, of them as disappointed as me) --but actually some other goop boxes got more interesting products like a full size essie polish and Kiehl's Body Cleanser.  If I had gotten either one of these, or both like some people, I think I would've been way happier- especially since I'm an original Birchbox-er!! 




6 comments :

  1. I totally agree with you! I was superstoked to get the goop curated Birchbox, and was similarly disappointed. The funny thing is, the only thing that both you and I received is the LUNA Bar (and I feel exactly the same as you about receiving it), but I didn't get the essie polish (which would've redeemed the box for me) or the Kiehl's cleanser (which also would've improved my impression of the box). C'est la vie. There's always next month!

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    1. I think the essie and Kiehl's were in the regular October box -- that might be why!!

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  2. Looks like you got a good box! Found your blog through the beauty bloggers hop! New follower!
    Beauty by T

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  3. Oh your lucky they only sent me one creme packet. This box was a complete disappointment. I hope next month is better!!

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    1. Ugh, I hope so too!! I look forward to getting my box each month and this one just made me so sad! lol

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