One good thing about Birchbox is definitely their Birchbloggers program. I was lucky enough to win a full-sized OmniPotent Duosity Hair Treatment ($25), the second time I’ve been selected by them.
I may have played off of the, “I was unemployed for 5 months and my hair wasn’t cut for 6 months and I could use the hair treatment despite it finally being cut” angle, but hey, it worked! (No it didn’t. They must do these at random.)
And it’s true. Despite finally cutting my hair at the end of December, the very next day I was still seeing split ends. And I’m talking the kind of split ends that are so bad, you don’t realize the two strands you’re seeing are actually from one hair, because they go up so high. Most of these are on the ends of my hair that still have highlights in them, and I know the bleach damages hair, but I haven’t had it redone in over a year.
Anyway, I digress.
No, you didn’t misread that. Yes, it says February 2014 Birchbox. I had canceled my Birchbox…
(In case you’re not familiar with it, Birchbox is a monthly subscription service where, for just $10 a month, you receive a box full of deluxe-sized and travel-sized samples. You receive Birchbox points for every purchase you make and every review your write, which can be redeemed in their store. Get your own here.)
But then I saw that this month’s box was a collaboration with US Weekly. I keep seeing on the Birchbox UK and Birchbox France blogs that the often have collaboration boxes that look so cute and fun, so I thought I’d better make sure not to miss this one.
I should have listened to my original instinct.
There’s nothing like a day off from work to make you relish your freedom!
What are you listening to today?
I am honored and touched to have been nominated for the Liebster Award twice within a week or so, first by Anna of Beauty by Shortylegs and then by Dea of Her Deauty.
The Liebster Award is a way of giving accolades to blogs with 200 or less followers. Basically, most of us who work hard at our blogs and aren’t famous for it.
I’ve been so busy, that I haven’t had time to answer the questions until now, but here we go!
Hey gang! Something new I’m going to try is to get a discussion going around a question every week. Not unlike a poll, but I’m not providing you the answers. 🙂
This week’s question:
If you could only use one article of makeup forever more, which would you pick?
For me, it’s a toss up between mascara and lipstick. My eyes disappear without mascara, but I feel naked without lipstick. But if someone forced me to choose, I’d have to say mascara. (I could always find things to stain my lips with. 😉 )
How about you?
(Feel free to submit questions for future weeks!)
The lovely people at Skin&Co Roma were nice enough to send along an extra set of their Truffle Therapy samples for me to give away to one of my readers, so what better day to start the giveaway? Consider it my Valentine’s Day present to you!
Happy Valentine’s Day, y’all. Which means nothing to me except for the new products I have to review. Still, lucky me!
After how much I loved the Yule collection (and regular) products from Haus of Gloi, I had to indulge in some goodies from the Valentine’s collection. No regrets, either!
Yeah, I fell for the hype and caved. MAC Heroine lipstick is now in my (rather extensive) collection.
I mean, there’s just something so striking about the way Lorde looks in purple lipstick that appealed to me. And I have dark hair and pale skin. So why not try?
I promise, I’ve wanted this bag for a lot longer than just pre-Valentine’s Day, but it seemed like the perfect opportunity to share my object of lust—the Hearts Leather Bag by La Lisette in Bordeaux.
Basic black sweater by shedreamsinperfectfrench showing how to wear colored denim skirts
I always joke that I could never be a Parisian/French woman, because I wear too much color. I so admire the minimalistic, neutral-color–wearing aesthetic that typifies Parisian style, I just don’t think I could ever pull it off long-term. (That’s why I adore reading Valentine and Naelle’s blogs, because they’re Parisians who dress however the hell they want to. 😉 )