Monday, May 14, 2012

My first Birchbox!

Sorry for being so M.I.A. lately but I have been in a heavy dark fog lately…otherwise known as Fifty Shades of Grey!! Completely unable to concentrate or perform day to day tasks until I finished the entire series!

Well I’m all done. And a bit depressed it’s over!

But just in time to cheer me up….My First Birchbox has arrived! All is well in the world again!

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I thought I would share with you what I got.

This month’s theme is Gossip Girl. Which I used to watch religiously! It fell off the radar quite some time ago when I briefly switched cable companies and didn’t have it programmed to the DVR. Ironically I caught a glimpse of the show last week. Blair was kissing Dan?! What? I thought that would never…could never happen! Apparently motherhood and a brief stint with a satellite dish has landed me under a rock because I am longer up to date with important issues like this!

My birchbox was filled with fun little goodies. Which I tested immediately this morning. Here’s how it went:

Dr. Jart+ BB Cream

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You all know how I feel about BB creams. I am particularly partial to the Estee Lauder one, so much that it has replaced my foundation which was essential to my daily routine. This one by Dr. Jart+ is nice. I felt it made me looked a little washed out when worn alone. But it’s light and nice. Also the SPF is slightly less (only spf 25) than the Estee Lauder so I don’t think I’m ready to make a switch.

Color Club polish in Disco Nap

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Disco Nap. Love the name! I used to take these in college. Mainly on Fridays after I paraded around at Happy Hour from 4-7pm then went home…took said “Disco Nap” then headed out for the evening! Now my occasional Disco Nap occurs between 2-3pm while Jhett is napping, so I can muster up enough energy to cook dinner and straighten up the tornado she created earlier on in the day. It’s a beautiful shimmery gold color. Its has great coverage, not sheer at all. Loving it because I like everything gold right now.

Fresh Sugar Lip Balm in Rose

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This has a subtle pinkish reddish color. Sheer and really really pretty on. I wore this with just my BB cream, a little concealer, light powder, a touch of bronzer and BlushBaby by Mac (a versatile blush color I love) and it looked really nice, very natural. I’m buying this!

Atelier Cologne in Vanilla.

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This is a vanilla-y lime-y scent, very light. I would love in a body lotion over a perfume.

Twistband Hair ties

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I have several of these already and love them! So soft, no snags. My favorite are the glitter ones but this one was a pretty raspberry color. Kinda matched the lip balm. I promptly braided my hair (just like Mr. Grey would have liked ;) haha!) and put in my new hair tie.

And a little extra. A cute red note card, labeled xoxo, like the Gossip Girl signature. Saving this for a little love note to the hubby I guess.

So that’s it. My first Birchbox. I can’t wait for the next one!

Have you subscribed yet? What do you think of it? I’d love to hear.

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7 comments:

  1. Weird they'd send you a GG Birchbox since the show is ending! :( http://www.eonline.com/news/watch_with_kristin/gossip_girl_renewed_sixth_season_will/313956

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    1. Shocked. That show had so much potential! haha. As long as RH stays on forever, I'll be ok!

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  2. Seriously after the hunger games and then fifty shades Im loving a braid :)

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    1. I haven't read hunger games! It's next on my list!!

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  3. A: I will be copying you on a Birchbox! and B: I am with The Johnsons - finishing Hunger Games and diving into 50 Shades of Grey!

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    1. Yay! You will love the birchbox. And have to tell me what you get because everyone doesn't always get the same thing. Hunger Games is next for me!! But I still dream of Gray!! ;)

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  4. What is Birchbox? I totally have to check this out...

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