The summer has flown by! And between doing makeup for numerous weddings and traveling so frequently I’ve dropped the ball on what’s in my Birchbox. In fact, July’s sat on my desk unopened for 3 weeks! Crazy, I know!

Here’s a peek at what I got! July was hosted by Glamour Magazine (which I subscribe to and LOVE!)…

The Fragrance sample was from a company called Juliette Has a Gun and named Lady Vengeance (umm ok, I love it already without smelling it!)…I’ve been wearing it the last few days and I must say it makes me feel very confident when I do. It strikes me more as a Fall fragrance though, or evening at least. Very potent. Love it!

Samples of the shadows from The Garden palette from Stila. I’ve never tried their shadows so I’m curious to see how the feel and wear!

A full size tin of green tea mints by Tea Forte, chamomile shampoo formulated for blondes by Klorane, a Jouer lip conditioner, a lovely minty blue polish by The Color Club (Love their polishes!! Free of the usual ick that’s inside of others!), and a pair of great ear buds w/ a special playlist on Spotify!

Whew! That seems like a lot yes? This was an awesome box! I just got an email saying my August box is on the way so more treats soon!

I love Birchbox! Every month feels like my birthday and I love trying the amazing new products! Do you subscribe to Birchbox? What did you get?

Cheers to Glamour, Birchbox, and Lady Vengeance,

Beauty, Makeup, Nails, Product review, Products, Shopping

August 10, 2012

Lady Vengeance: July’s Birchbox

Well it’s month number 2 and I am even more in love with Birchbox! For those of you who don’t know what that is it is a monthly beauty subscription…$10 a month gets you a box of beauty treats! This month definitely did not disappoint!


Here is a snapshot of my treats this month!


This arrived last week…talk about a Valentine’s Day treat!! I was extra excited this time because my Birchbox had a couple of things that I’ve been wanting to try specifically! I cannot wait to try those temporary lip tattoos!!! Yep, you heard right 😉

Join me for a quick 5 minute peek into my box…I didn’t even open it until I hit “record” on my camera so we could see everything together for the first time 😉 hehe…

Brrrr! It is so cold in my house right now…time to curl up with a cup of tea and a magazine I think!

So Cheers to Birchbox, Treats, and Tattoos for your Lips,

Beauty, Makeup, Musings, Product review, Products, Shopping

February 21, 2012

February’s Birchbox

Don’t you just love it when a package arrives in the mail? Especially when you’re not sure what’s inside, like a gift for your birthday perhaps!

I read about Birchbox last year and was so intrigued by the concept but wavered back and forth for months on whether I should sign up. Well, for Christmas my mind was made up for me…my husband surprised me with a subscription to Birchbox!

What is Birchbox you ask? Well it’s a monthly subscription ($10 a month) and every month you receive a beautifully wrapped box in the mail with 4-5 deluxe samples/travel size items of various beauty oriented products to try! They send everything from big name luxury brands to smaller organic companies…and every month is different!  Saturday my first box arrived…let’s take a peek inside!

I love how everything is wrapped up do nicely! Opening it is quite the experience!

The VMV Hypoallergenics Re-Everything Eye Serum alone made this months box worth the $10! This puppy is about half the size of other standard eye treatments on the market! I couldn’t believe how generous this “sample” was! It’ll definitely be enough for me to see how I like the product!

I love Zoya and this mini nail polish is too cute! And the Jouer mini lipgloss looks like it’s in a fun color!
My box also had a Birchbox magnet, a Larabar in cherry pie, and a sample of the original Juicy Couture fragrance.

So if you’re a beauty product junkie like me, don’t have the time to go to a makeup counter all the time to see what’s new, or you just prefer to try things at home first before you purchase them…then Birchbox is for you! I love too how they have brands I might not naturally seek out and send me things I might have passed over when browsing. And let’s be real, the samples aren’t always this large or fabulous at the makeup counter and sometimes it’s too embarrassing or annoying to ask for them anyways…but these definitely aren’t your average “samples” AND they show up on your door! Beauty ruts are a thing of the past now!

Cheers to Beauty Products, Samples, and to Birchbox,


Beauty, Body, Makeup, Product review, Products

January 16, 2012

Birchbox: Beauty Ruts Be Gone!