Wednesday, September 14, 2011


I have the most wonderful thing on earth to share with you all. If you haven't already heard of Birchbox, then you have been missing out. No worries though, because now you will know all about it.

 So what exactly is Birchbox? Birchbox is a company that is dedicated to finding cosmetics and skin care products that are either new and upcoming brands or simple staples that are tried and true. Every month they send out a box (your own personal Birchbox) that is filled with fun beauty-centric pieces. As their website says, "deluxe beauty samples delivered to your door monthly."

How do you get Birchbox?  It is SO easy. All you need to do is go to their website here and sign up! The "little catch" is that it is $10 a month, but seriously, $10 a month is nothing. I don't even want to know how much I spend on a weekly basis at Target on useless makeup products that I don't even end up wearing, so I feel like this is something special that I can look forward to. Plus, now when I go out shopping I tell myself to just wait for my little monthly Birchbox and I will get all of my little fun cosmetics inside that. So maybe it is helping me save money? (Okay probably not, but we'll just pretend it is)

You might be thinking "Well what if they send me things I'll never use? I'm not into all these hip bright colors and weird new inventions for lashes." The cool thing about Birchbox is when you are signing up they have you fill out a questionnaire that basically sums up your beauty routine: "Are you more interested in hair products? Do you like up and coming trends, or are you a basics girl?" Those are some examples of the questions they ask you in order to figure out what is best to send you every month.

My wonderful friend Katie over at Simply Said by Simple Me did a blog post about Birchbox and I knew I had to try it. If I didn't like it, I could always cancel my membership whenever I wanted; however, this month I received my first box and it was seriously better than I thought it would be.

Here are some fun pictures of my September box!

The box!
Here is a list of what I was sent in the box.

The inside. It looked a bit more organized and cute before I attacked it, promise.

Awesome silver glitter nail adhesives.
Mascara and Lash Cards (you put them behind your lashes while applying mascara)

This month was their year anniversary, so they sent out cute bracelets.
Jouer Lip Conditioner. I'm already wearing this and in love, my lips are so soft and happy!  

This smells great: a combo of fresh citrus and jasmine over a base of lavender and pumpkin.
So there you have it, my first Birchbox experience. I'm so happy with it and I highly recommend it to anyone: and really only $10 a month equals two days worth of lattes, how can you say no to that?

Friday, September 9, 2011

Essie Polish Of the Moment #2

When I was in Arizona last week, I went into ULTA and saw an awesome display of blues that seem to be the "go-to" color for September. The blues on display were so gorgeous I couldn't help myself, so I had to get one of something. I knew I didn't want something too dark because there is still that hint of summer in the air, and I honestly just wasn't ready for those bold, black nails. Plus, I really just wasn't ready to try my hand with blue eyeshadow, so nail polish it was.

Introducing: Essie in Mezmerised 

I feel like this blue is just right. It isn't too dark, and it isn't too light of a blue. It is that perfect transition blue to go from summer to fall.
I'm in love :)

Hope you like it!!

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Anthropologie Earrings

Ever wonder what category of jewelry style you fall under? Are you a romantic, or are you into making a statement with your accessories? Well here are some adorable pictures to help you figure that out! Plus, a fun sampling of what Anthropologie stores have to currently offer.

Truly romantic pieces with gems, stones and lace that compliment cardigans and dresses alike.


Geometrical shapes with bright, bold colors that help you stand out in the crowd.
Adding a touch of one of these exotic danglers to your wardrobe helps pull together all of falls gorgeous colors.

Want to do something new and fun? Wear one of these pieces with something flirty and light to give it a bit of an edge.