Monday, February 27, 2012

Birchbox - February

Last week, I mentioned that I had joined Birchbox. (It is a monthly subscription service. You pay $10 a month, and every month you get a box in the mail with 4-5 deluxe beauty samples.)

I joined Birchbox because I thought it would be a good way for me to try new products without having to spend a lot of money.

Anyways, I got my very first box last week, and I'm excited to show you what I got.

It comes in a box like this:

Then, you open it and get this:

Every month you will get a card that talks about the theme for that month. Since this was my first box, I just got a "welcome" card.

When I opened the tissue paper, this is what I saw:

I love that there is a smaller package to open inside the box. It really does feel like you are getting to open a gift.

(Inside the tissue paper.)

Now I will just go through what I received in my box. I will just give you the description that they gave me of each product.

1. Juicy Couture - Viva La Juicy

This scent will bring out your inner girly girl. Wild berries flirt with mandarin and soft floral notes to create a fragrance that's fun and happy.

2. Eye Rock - Designer Liner

Stop wrestling with the liquid liner and achieve a perfect cat eye with these single-use stick-on liner strips. 

3. Digital Download - Green River Ordinance

Six free tunes (I actually got seven) from Green River Ordinance, an indie rock band poised to hit the spotlight.

4. Jouer - Moisturizing Lip Gloss in Birchbox Pink

We teamed up with Jouer to create this custom fuchsia shade. Wear one coat for semi-sheer pigment or layer it for a bright pink pucker.

5. Showstoppers - Designer Fashion Tape

Celeb stylists swear by these double-sided tape strips, which will ensure that your attire stays perfectly in place.

6. Colorescience Pro - glow and go Travel Puff

Use these handy powder-filled puffs to keep your skin shine-free and luminous while your out on the town.

That's all for this month's box. I hope you enjoyed this post.

I know I've said it before, but I do hope to get back to regular blogging soon, last week was busier than expected.

Until Next Time,

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Ulta Haul

Last Thursday, I was able to spend the day with my friend.

After an awesome lunch, we made a trip to Ulta.

I have been trying to try out new beauty products so that I can find what really works for me.

I bought a few new things to try.

1. Eye Crayons - The darker one is Fairytale and the lighter one is Birthday Girl.

I've worn them a couple times and I really like them. They are a little light when you put them on, but I don't mind that.

2. Bronzer - I used just a little this weekend and it worked fine. I'm sure I will like it when I get the chance to use it a little more.

Then, because I spent more than $17.50, I got all of this stuff for free.

1. Eye Shadow

I haven't used these yet, but the colors seem like ones that I will enjoy.

2.  3 Brushes

I used the bigger brush for my bronzer and it worked just fine. It's definitely not a great quality brush, but it does get the job done.

3. Blush - Sweet Cheeks

I haven't used this yet, but it looks like it will be a great color for me.

4. Eyeliner - Black, Raisin, Plum, Deep Brown

I tried to use the Plum, but it didn't really show up very well for me. I ended up just using my usual Cover Girl eyeliner instead.

5. Mascara - Jet Black

This was okay, although I didn't notice any extra volume. I don't think it did any better than my Cover Girl mascara. I did, however, like the smaller brush and I think it worked well for my lower eyelashes.

6. Lip Gloss - Princess, Mischief

This is just lip gloss. It works just fine.

7. Lipstick - 211

For as dark as it is, the color doesn't really show up that well. (That's good because I didn't care for the color when I first saw it.) I think that this lipstick just feels cheap when I put it on. I definitely won't be buying it, but since I got it for free, I might wear it every now and then.

8. Nail Polish - The Jungle Look

I tried this nail polish, and it is very watery. I'm not sure if 10 coats would have been enough. I wiped it off and went back to my O.P.I. nail polish.

9. Makeup Bag

I love this bag. Who can complain about a free makeup bag? It's super cute and it can hold quite a bit. It will be perfect for holding all the new makeup I will be trying out.

That's it for this post.

Do you have any beauty products that you love? Any that you think I should try? If so, let me know in the comments.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Random Five on Friday

1. We had our first real snowfall of the year on Monday. We got maybe 2 inches. It was all gone by the next day.

2. All my tests from my doctor have come back normal, so that is good news. Now I am trying out an inhaler for a couple weeks to see if it will help know....breathe.

3. I signed up for Birchbox earlier this month. I should be getting my first box in the mail today, so I will try and have a post up about what I got sometime next week.

4. I went to Cheddar's for lunch yesterday. It was so good! I am already ready to go back.

5. I bought a new cup last week and I really love it. I've been drinking a lot more water since I got it. I fill it up at least 4 or 5 times a day.

(Not the best picture, sorry about that.)

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Quick Blog Update

I am sorry that I have been missing lately.

I have been dealing with some health issues lately that have caused me to fall behind on my blog.

Now that I am starting to feel better, the first thing I want to do is get back on track with this blog. I have missed writing here.

I am hoping for posting to be back to normal by next week.