Sneak Peak: Birchbox!

This Month's Box

Yes, that is a deluxe sample of Smashbox Photo Finish Primer AND a full sized Pixi Shea Butter Lip Butter!! Due to delayed shipping, Birchbox added 100 points ($10!!) to my account to spend in the shop. I know that other subscriptions might give you more STUFF, but I think Birchbox takes the cake when it comes to quality, service and overall site design/selection. See for yourself!


MAY Sub Boxes: Come to Momma! {Coupon Code}

Hello darlings ❤

Which subscription boxes are YOU most excited about this month?

I am pretty pumped about the two following boxes…



  • 3-4 artisan treats ($15/month plus $4.95 shipping)
  • I found a coupon code (FIRSTBOX44) and just paid shipping. Don’t miss out!


Beauty Box 5

  • 5 deluxe beauty samples ($12/month)
  • I got my first box free from a Facebook offer that is now expired. I hope you snagged it, too!

Birchbox Review: April 2014

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Oh, Birchbox, how I have missed you! I took a break from Birchbox before Christmas to try out some new subscription boxes, but I just couldn’t stay away. They have a fantastic selection of products in the shop, a phenominal points program and lots gifts with purchase.

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Color Club Nail Color — Gorgeous, pearly, mint/sea green. Dries quickly, but will not last long on its own. Make sure you take the time to do the whole base/two coats/top coat thang.

Number 4 Clarifying Shampoo — I love the smell of this stuff, but this brand always leaves a film on my scalp :/

Number 4 Hair Masque — Who doesn’t love a high quality hair masque? Smells lovely, but I don’t think I will purchase the full size.

Sumita Eyeliner — This beautiful deep purple liner has serious staying power!

Supergoop Sunscreen Serum — Fantastic product, especially for long days out in the sun when you still want a full face of makeup.

KIND Healthy Grains Bar — Yummy, but I prefer with the extra goodie is chocolate. #chocohalic

Overall: ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

Click here to start your Birchbox experience! 


Goal: No Peeking!

In theory, part of the allure of subscription boxes is the SURPRISE factor. I am a notorious surprise spoiler (for myself only, not others!), and this is far too easy with all of the spoilers on facebook, instagram and beauty blogs. I have already stumbled upon a total reveal of this month’s PopSugar Must Have box (dang it!)– but I am determined to shield myself from learning about my exact Ipsy and Birchbox until I have these in my hands. Wish me luck!

What’s your favorite subscription of the moment??

Ipsy Glam Bag Review: March 2014


This was my third Ipsy bag…and it left me hooked as a subbie! Although this wasn’t my favorite bag from Ipsy, I was not disappointed. I mean, only $10 per month? Don’t mind if I do…

NYX Love in Rio Trio in Bikini Bottom– I was excited to get this trio because I have recently been loving NYX. I thought about getting one of the Love in Paris palettes, but there were just too many options. This trio offers soft, buildable shimmer. This trio will be a summer day-to-night staple!

Pixi Beauty Flawless Primer– I like the texture of this primer. It didn’t bother my sensitive skin, but it felt like just another step in my routine. I prefer to use a BB or CC cream, rather than primer plus foundation.

Bare Minerals Marvelous Moxie Lipstick in Get Ready– I love this smooth, natural pinky color. The sample was a nice size and fits great into any clutch. I didn’t feel like a giant trying to put on a Barbie lipstick 🙂

Chella Indigo Blue Eyeliner– I have really been getting into felt tip liners. I love the color, but it is currently not for every day. I have light green eyes, so I wonder if this blue would work better with dark eyes.

Bag by Klari (San Fran artist)– Major kudos to Ipsy supporting local artists, but I ended up selling this one on eBay. I have found that the top zipper Ipsy bags are more durable, rather than this front facing zipper.

Overall for this month: ❤ ❤ ❤ 1/2 

Overall for Ipsy: ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ 1/2

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ps- Please excuse my blurry instagram photo, I accidentally deleted the original file. Whoops!