Monday, February 20, 2012

A Little Birchbox Brag

Happy Presidents' Day everyone!  I, unfortunately, am not one of the lucky ones that have the day off .         So, it's back to the grind for me.   

I am linking up with Fabulous but Evil and The Nerdy Katie today for the first ever Birchbox Brag.  I can't wait to see what everyone got in their boxes this month.

If you have not heard of the Birchbox yet, let me explain. You pay a simple $10 a month {you can cancel anytime}and in return, you get a box of 4-5 beauty samples wrapped up in a pretty little package that's delivered to your mailbox every month. You might be thinking to yourself, really, she is paying for SAMPLES...aren't samples supposed to be FREE? But, you get samples that you can't typically grab in stores, and they send fun stuff that I might not have ever come across if it hadn't been sent to me in this fab little package of fun.

All you do is complete a quick "beauty profile" about your skin type, hair, style preferences, and favorite types of products. The Birchbox puts together a custom box just for YOU based on your answers.  Why didn't I think of this idea?  Seriously, genius!

I was on a waiting list for about a month. So, if you try to sign up and they are "sold out", just give them your email and as soon as they get more in stock, they will let you know.  It is so worth the wait, ladies!  It's like Christmas or having a birthday every single month.  And if you have been reading my blog, you how much I love getting goodies in the mail {here}!

Take a look at my loot:

I was so excited when I got the Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant because I actually use this product every day.  It is the BEST!  It is a powder that turns into a paste when wet.  I use it with my Clarisonic and I LOVE it!!  A full bottle is $50.00.  So, I feel like this product alone was TOTALLY worth my $10, and then some!
Cute little pink heart nail file...perfect for this month of love.
How fun are these?  I have never seen them before, have you? Four different stick on eyeliner strips that last up to 16 hours!  I am saving these bad boys for my Vegas trip next month. 
I have never heard of either of these skin care lines before.  One tube by Jouer is a tinted moisturizer and the other tube is a blemish serum by Juice Beauty. 
Six free music downloads from indie rock band, Green River Ordinance.  Gotta give props to my fellow Texans!  I really like their sound and style.  You should check them out.  Their new album drops on February 28th.
Last but, not least, Birchbox includes a little card with a description of each product.
I can't wait to see what magic they send me next month.  Oh the little things samples in life that make me happy! 

Go ahead, brag about your Birchbox.  I want to hear what surprises they wrapped up for you!

Cheers to the ladies that came up with this brilliant idea...I wish it were mine!


TheTinyHeart said...

The stick on eyeliner looks so fun! Can't wait to see how they look. I've heard of Birchbox but haven't signed up. Honestly I'd rather spend $10 on something I know I'll definitely use.

The Tiny Heart

meghan said...

I wish I got the dermalogica stuff. I got the serum but then mostly different stuff than you. I think we all got those eye tattoos...what did you think about those?

Cami said...

I don't have the day off :(
THat dermaolica stuff seems cool! I wish I would have gotten that. Looks like a big bottle, too!
Super cute nail file you got :)
Do you think you'll get one next month too?

Nellie said...

I wish I got the dermalogica stuff too. The nail file is so cute!

Head to Toe Chic said...

I've heard of birchbox before and now I think I need to sign up!!


Erika said...

Wow, the BirchBox sounds awesome! I've never heard of it before, but I'm definitely going to check it out. Thanks for the tip!

Emma said...

See, your box was actually good! I got mine and was so disappointed/upset because I do have acne prone skin and saw that everyone else got the dermo stuff and the blemish just made me mad :p So I cancelled mine, but I totally think people should try it for atleast 6 months and see how they like it! It was fun while it lasted :)

Just Another Shopaholic said...

I got the Dermalogica stuff and I love it!!

Ashley Evane said...

uhmm I am kind of cheap but that deal actually sounds really good
thats a great idea i may have to look into that...

Alyssa said...

Crazy! I totally use Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant, too! And that nail file is TOO cute!

tara said...

I agree with you about the dermalogica stuff! As soon as I saw that, I felt like I got my money's worth!

ashlyn | nicole said...

LOVE this months birchbox + we got the SAME things!!! :]
i could live off samples, if that was even possible. ha

hope you are having a great monday
xx :: ashlyn

Alyssa said...

The stick on eyeliner will be perfect for Vegas!! Love all the stuff you got!

Courtney said...

Looks like you got some great stuff. I still haven't bitten the bullet and signed up yet. And yes, those eyeliner things will be amazing for Vegas.

thenerdykatie said...

We got the same box!

Elle Sees said...

i'm sharing mine tomorrow...i don't like birchbox as much as i like MyGlam.

Spoonful Of Diamonds said...

ive always been so curious about those eyebrow stencils!