Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Adrien: Goop is killing me.

Oh you guys. Aside from my photography woes, I've also got a mean case of wardrobe fatigue. The high temperature every day this week is in the upper 70s which I love, but it also means that I'm not wearing sweaters and boots yet because I am not that blogger. Also, I hate all my clothes. All of them, you guys. ALL OF THEM. I am throwing an internal tantrum just thinking about it! Argh. Instead, I decided I would do a little review of my Goop Birchbox.

I know. I KNOW. What is it about Goopy that makes me crazy enough to sign back up for Birchbox?  I had to get my hands on it, you guys, and I was not disappointed. As Birchboxes go, it was a pretty good one:

So! My box included Kiehl's body gel, Naked Princess lipgloss, Essie nail polish, Joanna Vargas face serum and a stupid Luna fiber bar. I was pretty happy about all of it except the Luna bar because you cannot tell me Gwyneth Paltrow is a big fan of Luna fiber bars. Come on. Surely there's a fancy French treat they could have thrown in there? But whatever. Here's my breakdown:

  • Essie nail lacquer in Power Clutch. So, grey polish is the thing now? This is what the kids are doing? Okay, I can maybe get on board with this, it's edgy. I don't know about grey toes, but it does make me kind of want to get a manicure, which I never do. Most likely this will never get used because I can't do my own nails, but we'll see. I like it in theory. One thing to note: This color is from Essie's 2011 fall collection which means it's old stock. Weird. 

  • Naked Princess Naked Shine Lip Gloss in Barely Coco. This is one of those "your lips but better" glosses. Smells good (vanilla-y), feels good on, looks nice. The sample is TINY but I will most likely use it up, which means I like it just fine. 

  • Joanna Vargas Daily Serum. This is a brand I've never heard of and, dude, the full-size price is $85! I think a slightly larger sample would've made more sense here because this stuff could be magic and I'll never know it because it takes a while for a serum to do it's thing, right? Anyway, it smells kind of odd but feels nice on my skin and sank in immediately. 

  • Luna Fiber bar - it's an extra, so I shouldn't really complain, but I just don't get this one. Yuck.

Overall, I was pleased with this Birchbox and I'll let my subscription run into next month just to see if the quality continues. I'd previously signed up but got tired of glitter products and hair ties I couldn't use. Do you subscribe to Birchbox or another sample box product? Do tell.


  1. Damn, I discontinued my subscription last month. Of course there would be a decent one right when I quit.

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  2. I got the serum, too. I think I love it, but I'm not certain yet. It seems to be doing something great for my skin but I'm not sure what. It smells like Playdoh and I don't know...perhaps faintly of Elmer's Paste? I wish Makeupalley had reviews of this stuff because I am super close to biting the bullet and buying it.

  3. I was pretty happy with mine, too - I also opted for Goop and got a nail polish in a really nice burgundy color, a lemon Luna bar (eh), the serum, body oil, and an organic lip balm. I do like the serum, but it's hard for me to get over the fact that it's, like, snot green (or is it just my sample?). It's kinda sorta sticky, but my skin's been doing nicely, so I'll use up the sample. Also, "goop pick" makes me think of Gwyneth picking her nose.

    I really like grey nails, btw - they go with everything and look modern.

    1. My serum is also a vile green color, but I'm still slapping it on! We'll see.