Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Goop Birchbox: October 2012
This month's Birchboxes shipped out especially early for some reason but I'm not complaining one bit; the sooner my box comes in, the faster I get to sample new goodies! Subscribers got the chance to choose between a Goop collaboration box or a regular themed box. Of course I chose the special collaboration box as I'm usually interested in any special partnership.
To be honest, I'm not sold on Goop's website. It seems a bit clunky to me and the shop offerings are a tad meager. That being said, the editors have simplistic yet refined tastes that appeals to me and I like the aesthetic of the brand. Can their personalized tissue paper get any cuter?
The DDF cleanser was the most exciting product this month because I am almost out of my nighttime cleanser and was looking to try something new. The generous sample size is about half of the full version making it worth about $19, nearly double the price of a Birchbox. I like to try any products that claim to brighten or fade discoloration and my skin is currently recovering from a pretty bad stress and bad eating induced breakout. The Orofluido hair oil is the second most exciting product for me since I just finished up my Josie Maran Argan Oil sample (which I really enjoyed). I can't wait to see if the Orofluido gives my hair a little boost despite the drying, cool weather. The Caudalie sample is nice just because I think their products are always luxe and fancy. But the size of the sample is sorely disappointing.... I think the 2ml sample will last me about half an application. I really do not think I can judge a serum based on such a small amount. The per-fékt Beauty Lip Perfection Gel is another incredibly small sample that will get me one or two uses. The color seems pretty but I wish it was a somewhat larger size. I would rather have one decent sized sample instead of two of the teeny tiny samples. The tea bags are a nice bonus as I've been starting to drink green tea in the mornings again.
Overall, the value of this month's box was on point. I checked out some of the other box variations and I was impressed with those too. There were some Chantecaille lipgloss and mascara samples as well as some Malin+Goetz items which I would have loved to received as well. What did you get in your latest Birchbox? Have you tried any of these items before?