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Birchbox – January 2013

January 14, 2013

birchbox january 2013

The first Birchbox of the new year is here!  But it’s not that impressive. :(  I’m just going to start by saying that I’m tired of getting Juicy Couture fragrances in these boxes.  I’ve gotten three in the last year.  Yes, they have been different Juicy Couture scents but I don’t like any of them.  If they’re gonna keep sending us fragrance samples at least mix it up more.

I don’t know why but the latest Birchboxes have just felt stale to me.  I find myself getting less and less excited to receive it each month which is a bad sign.  I’m thinking that maybe I need to just step away from Birchbox for a few months and see what happens.

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Birchbox – December 2012

December 17, 2012

Birchbox december 2012

It’s time for another Birchbox!  I missed posting my November 2012 Birchbox since I was pretty much sick all of November.  Plus last month’s box was a major let down so I didn’t feel bad not posting it.  And let me just start off saying that this month isn’t that great either.

December’s Birchbox is better than last month but I think it could have been way better since it is the month of Christmas.  Nothing in the box really spoke holidays to me which was kind of a bummer.

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Birchbox – June 2012

June 14, 2012

Birchbox June 2012

It’s time for June’s Birchbox!  This month was pretty darn good.  I liked the scent of both the soap and the perfume.  And I was super excited to see two makeup samples this month!

Here’s what I got in this month’s box:

Birchbox June 2012

Bvlgari Omnia Crystalline Fragrance – Smells really nice.  Initially when I first sprayed it, it smelled like straight up rubbing alcohol.  I thought it was a fluke but nope, it does that each time I spray it.  Weird.  It quickly dissipates though and leaves a very soft, clean scent behind.

Borghese Crema Saponetta Mini Cleansing Bar – Smells really fresh and clean.

Borghese Crema Saponetta

theBalm Stainiac Lip Stain in Beauty Queen – I already own the full size of this and really like it.  I snagged it in a theBalm lip gloss set at TJ Maxx around last Christmas.  It gives your lips and cheeks a flush of pink color.

theBalm Stainiac Lip Stain in Beauty Queen

theBalm Stainiac Lip Stain Beauty Queen swatch

Ada Cosmetics Mineral Powder Peach Bronzer – Not sure how I feel about this.  It has a lot of sheen to it and is quite golden orange.  I’ll give it a try but I may just use it as a blush instead.

Ada Cosmetics Peach Bronzer

Ada Cosmetics Mineral Powder Peach Bronzer swatch

Bonus Extra: 

Cynthia Rowley Band-Aids – A box of 20 assorted Band-Aids with fun, feminine designs on them.  Cute!

Cynthia Rowley Band-Aids

Did you get June’s Birchbox?  If so, did you get anything similar to mine?

Are you ready to sign up for your own Birchbox this month?  It’s only $10 per month, sign up here!

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TheBalm I'll Pink To That and China Glaze Snow Globe

In last month’s January MyGlam bag I received the perfect pink nail polish for Valentine’s Day.  The Balm’s I’ll Pink To That is a bright cream pink color with no sparkle or shimmer.

I added a bit of interest by putting two coats of the glitter nail polish Snow Globe by China Glaze on my ring fingers over the two coats of The Balm’s I’ll Pink To That nail polish.

Have a fabulous Valentine’s Day!!

TheBalm I'll Pink To That

I'll Pink To That

China Glaze Snow Globe

Snow Globe

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