Thursday, June 23, 2011

The winner is...

Congratulations! I will be emailing you shortly!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Ever heard of Birchbox? Gift-Away! CLOSED!

I've been using Birchbox (a monthly sample delivery service) for the past three months and I absolutely love it. I saw/read a lot of reviews on YouTube and on other blogs and had to give it a try. Every month I get to try different skincare, fragrance, makeup, and other miscellany that I would never have the opportunity to try on my own; the price, $10. Every month, the new box ships by the 10th and I have it in hand within 5-7 days. I've generally enjoyed everything that I have received with the exception of a few oddball items, but isn't that how it always is?
Here is what came in my June Birchbox:

Here's what it looks like with the top off

A card comes with every box that has a little message and a list of everything in the box with full size prices. You can purchase the items at and receive free shipping on any items featured in that months box!

Pangea Organics Toner for normal to oily skin (1.8oz)
Full size: 4 oz, $26

Oscar Blandi Olio de Jasmine Hair Serum (5ml)
Full Size: 15ml, $16

Laura Geller Baked Blush n' Brighten in Honey Dipped
This is a full size B N' B! Actual cost: $29.50

Some miscellany: Herban Essentials Orange Towelettes (2)
Full Size: 20 Towelettes, $15
Sample of Pangea Organics Facial Cream for normal/combination skin

Kate Spade Twirl .05 fl oz.
Full Size: 3.4 fl oz, $65

Now for the fun part! I would like to gift one of my blog followers with a 3 month subscription to Birchbox. To enter you just need to leave a comment on this post with your email address. See below...

 This giveaway ends on the 21st, at 11:59pm PST. You must follow this blog in order to be entered. This giveaway is only available for the United States, its territories, and APO boxes, as they are the only places they deliver to. The winner will be chosen using and will be posted here on the 22nd.  The winner will need to provide me with their first and last name so, if you cannot give out that information please do not enter. Good luck to everyone and thanks for reading!

Disclaimer: I have paid for both my subscription and the giveaway prize. All opinions are my own. I am not being compensated in any way for this post.

Monday, June 6, 2011

My recent favorites...

Here are some of the items that I have been loving recently. Some are long time favorites and some are new but they are all fabulous products that I can't live without!

I suppose that it is appropriate to start with nails... I finally finished my Nail Magic Base Coat Therapy (which I do not recommend) and was able to purchase this--hopefully I can get my nails growing again!

My all time favorite tinted moisturizer! I have used this for a few years now and I always come back to it!  My color is light.

I just received this as a sample from Everyday Minerals and I love the color--the applicator not so much.
Color is Cardamom.

This falls into the oldie but goodie category. I love all MAC fluidlines but this color has been getting a lot of play lately.
Color is Blue Peep.

This NARS blush again is one that I am using a lot. The color compliments my skintone very well and it a great orange coral.
Color is Gina.
A recent favorite for moisturizer. It has Alpha Hydroxy Acid (a small amount) that is doing wonders for my skin.

I love my Clarisonic Mia. 

But, I specifically love this new brush head which is the Deep Pore Head. Amazing!

This will definitely be my next fragrance purchase! This sample was in my Birchbox and it was my favorite thing in there!

This one is odd but I love the color of these earrings--they are from Target and were in a set of three.