May Birchbox & MyGlam Reviews

I'm glad this week is over. I've got a nasty sickness going on, but I've gotta get better before leaving for the beach next week. Luckily, I've got some beauty products to play with to cheer me up. Let's see what I got in my Birchbox & MyGlam:

May's Birchbox is Gossip Girl-themed & I received 6 items:
  • Dr. Jart--Waterfuse BB Cream....It's a moisturizer, serum, sunscreen, and skin-perfecting time. I hated this. It started grey, which is typical of many BB Creams, but it stayed grey, and didn't feel moisturized, perfected...nothing. F
  • Color Club Polish in Disco Nap....I loved this! It's a gilded, metallic gold and it went on great. I posted a pic to my Instagram (ElleSees), which I can post here if anyone's interested. A
  • BeautyBlender Cleanser....I own the generic version of the Beauty Blender, and used the cleanser on it. It looked brand new! Although it was a small sample, I was able to clean 3 sponges and 6 brushes. A
  • Notecard....Gossip Girl xoxo....haven't used this yet.
  • Twistband....It's a skinny headband & I'll be taking this to the beach. A
  • Arquiste L'Etrog....Perfume sample that smells like citron, palm leaves, and myrtle to smell like a medieval harvest festival in Italy. Smells ok, but I have a cold!

May's MyGlam bag theme was "Love is in the Air." This made me think maybe it was supposed to be released in February? This month I received four items.
  • Miss Beauty Nail Bling....These look cute, but are impossible to apply! I gave up after 30 minutes and with two nails almost completed. Nails in minutes? HA! Once my finger started bleeding from my furiously filing away, I said forget it, so no pics! F
  • MyGlam Concealer Brush & Defining Eyeliner Brush....For the past couple of months, MyGlam has included a travel brush in the monthly bag. This completes the series and I now have 5 travel brushes. They're great and I love how they tell you what the brush is used for--many people don't know! A
  • Studio Gear Complete Color Lipstick....It's a darker color that is surprisingly wearable, and not over-the-top noticeable. I don't notice any extra plumpness or hydration as claimed. B
  • Philosophy Love Sweet Love....This perfume sample is fun, fruity, and flirty. Smells ok, but I have a cold.
  • The bag is cute this month: pink lips on a bright aqua background. It's made of the same silky material as February's bag.
Let's Link Up! Leave me your link to your monthly subscription
 (Birchbox, MyGlam, Glossybox, etc) in the comments so I can see what you got!

PS: I have two giveaways ending Sunday and Monday. Check 'em out & have a great weekend. Be safe, behave, and be well. Love, Elle.


  1. I keep hearing about Birch Box - looks like you got some cool stuff!

  2. I hope youre feeling better :)

  3. Always love seeing your boxes. So funny about Dr Jart. At first everyone in the beauty bizz loved it ( a few years ago when it wasn't available here). But now that the US is on the BB kick we've made our tweaks and now there are plenty of other improved formulas out there.

    Rest up and feel better this weekend! xoxo

  4. It was really more the concept that we loved :)

  5. I loved reading your honest opinions of both your Birchbox and your MyGlam.

    The BeautyBlender Cleanser sounds great, and I really loved everything in your MyGlam box. Except, of course, for the Miss Beauty Nail Bling. They really shouldn't be difficult to apply...that's the whole point of nail strips! Too bad.

  6. Hope you start feeling better! Thanks for the review of both boxes. I think your reviews are always 100% honest.

  7. That bag from MyGlam looks soo cute:) And hope you feel better soon, my dear.

  8. I hope you feel better!

    That MyGlam bag looks adorable.

    Sunny Days and Starry Nights

  9. You got some great stuff!! Mendi got the color club nail polish but in a coral color and it's so pretty!

    Happy Friday!

    Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

  10. Hope that you feel better dear, take the weekend to recuperate! These boxes are jam-packed with lovely products, so many I'd like to try!

  11. i was hoping to get that bb cream in my birchbox, but after your review, i'm glad i didn't!

  12. Hope you can kick that cold this weekend!

  13. I've been wanting to try a BB cream, but I don't think I'll be trying that one.

  14. Thanks for sharing your opinions. It's great that you are honest and feel better.

  15. Nice!
    PS: Does you already participated in the giveaway on my blog: http://www.beautybloglaura.com/2012/05/winactie-2-goodiebags-van-elf.html

  16. Aww, feel better!! You,re right. At least you got some goodies ;)

  17. I don't subscribe to any monthly beauty clubs - this post makes me wish that I did...loving all of your goodies! :)

    P.S. I am now following you on Instagram @cafefashionista! :)

  18. I just got my first Birchbox actually! Love it, it's such a neat concept.

  19. love your blog! It's so nice!!! I follow you!
    Pass to my blog and if it likes you follow me too, I will be so glad :D

  20. those nail blings look nice though :) girly :)

  21. I love it!!



  22. fab review. that nail detail is amazing. :)

    have a great wknd!


  23. Sounds like a great box! I got my first Influenster box this month... I kinda love your review format. I may just use it myself!

    PS. I loved the Disco Nap nail polish when I saw it on Instagram. I'm definitely on the hunt for a bottle of my own.

  24. Birchbox looks like a win, glam looks like a fail, those nail strips look a little ghetto, is that bad?

  25. oh my gosh, Elle! those nail strips look really super cute!

    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights
    the shop of worldly delights

  26. Wow, you've been so busy! I love these boxes you get, I'm sure you do to... :) I'm trying that concoction for shinier hair. My hair could use this. Take care,


  27. Hope you feel better, have fun playing with the new facepaint =p - thanks for the post
    Take a stop by my blog and check it out if you get a chance.

  28. i hope you feel better~!!!! these birchboxes are everywhere these days! they look really cool, i love that lip color


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