Wednesday, September 19, 2012

My Very First Birchbox!

Embracing my beauty--one small sample size at a time!
So the girls at work got me hip to the Birchbox craze. In case you are completely oblivious to this glorious surprise (don't worry I was too up until a month ago) it is an invitation only service that delivers you an adorable little box filled with sample beauty products for you to try out each month...wait for it...for $10!!!!! Now, in case you have never been to Sephora with me--I often feel an anxiety attack coming over me as soon as I enter the store. I get simply overwhelmed with all the choices. So I wind up running out to my beloved CVS and buying that all too familiar (but extremely trustworthy) green and pink tube of Maybelline Great Lash Mascara.
Yes, this kind that you probably saw your Mom using in the 90s....

So--in an effort to break out of my comfort zone recently in many aspects of my life--I was pretty pumped when I signed up for Birchbox to take baby steps towards exposing myself to new products, testing them out and really investigating them all in the comfort of my own home (as opposed to the glaring lights in Sephora that make me break into a nervous sweat). I squealed when I opened up this precious package after a lonnnnnng work day. Score!

From top left clockwise:
~$25.00 off at Madewell
~tili bag: cute plastic bags to put all your sample size products in: pack of 9 for $8.49
~Juicy Couture "Viva la Juicy La Fleur" modern feminine, fun with wild berries, mandarin and waterlily scents: full size $70
~boscia B.B Cream SPF 27: primer, serum, foundation & SPF all in one. Sheer formula adjusts to match your skin tone: full size $36
~Sedu anti-frizz polishing treatment with pure Argan oil: super shiny soft hair instantly can be used on dry or damp hair: full size $16-37
~Color Club Birchbox Custom Nail Polish: custom shade inspired by Fall 2012 collects: $8
~twistband hair tie: upgrade to your standard black hair tie, cute to have around your wrist and snag free elastic: set of 12 for $18
LOVE the Sedu anti-frizz for my naturally wavy hair. The Juicy scent is fun and fresh--big fan. And I am dying to try that cobalt blue nail polish color. Embracing my beauty--one small sample size at a time! Do you receive a monthly Birchbox? What do you think? Share your beauty thoughts!


  1. ZOMG...I'm signing up for birchbox. Been waiting for an IRL sample.

  2. I'll send you an invite :) I knew you'd love it!!

  3. Never heard of it before, but it sounds awesome!! And PS I totally use that Maybelline Great Lash mascara .... Oops.

    1. No shame there sister! I'd be happy to send you an invite if you're interested!

  4. Happy to hear you liked your first box! Their holiday boxes are always the best so it was the perfect time to sign up.

    1. Ohhhh good to know! Can't wait to see what little surprises come next :)


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