A ‘fabulous’ Birchbox


I’m still recieving my monthly Birchbox subscription and was really happy with this one-so happy that I ordered several full size versions of the amika hair mask and Beauty protector leave in treatment. My poor hair in summer just gets fried and frizzy! But I really do love these products for how soft they leave my hair. Anyways, how was your weekend? More on mine later, we had a super fun time in Dallas doing Dallas stuff in Dallas heat:) and a little relaxing by the pool of course. Have a nice Monday!DSC_0002 DSC_0003 DSC_0004 DSC_0001Amika//Mask…YUM!  I’m in love with this brand now.  My hair loves this and I have fine and wavy hair so it needs lots of moisture to get some definition and leave out the frizz.

Amika//Hair treatment…This stuff smells sooooo good!

Beauty protector//Leave in detangler….This is awesome! I bought the full size, love! I use the small one when I traveled to NY last week and love love.

Coola//Cucumber moisturizer…this is amazing stuff, it’s organic and smells great.  I will order the full size someday but it was like 45 bucks and I just bought a ton of sunscreen at Costco.

Isaac Mizrahi//Fabulous eau de parfum

Sumita//Color contrast Eyeliner

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My January Birchbox is juicy


DSC_0004 DSC_0005 DSC_0006 DSC_0007 DSC_0008Is it still January?  That’s what I asked the hubs today but we were pretty sure there was one more day…. That’s what its like working from home sometimes.  You just lose sense of time and days even.  It’s usually pretty wonderful not to be ruled by the clock.  Although today I just wish it were tomorrow.  No reason really, just one of those days.

I thought I took some pictures of my Birchbox this month but I can’t find them and I don’t feel like putting it all together again.  Here’s what they sent me this month:

1//DDF Wrinkle resist pore minimizer.  I love this just for the silky smooth feel of it on my skin…and I like the idea of you not seeing my pores that I tend to fuss over..$85 for a full bottle…umm yikes!

2//Juicy Couture Viva la Juicy.  La-UV-e this! Always wanted to buy me a bottle of this one but I tend to get sneezy wearing too much perfume…ugh. Vday prez?

3//Keratase Elixir Ultime…a hair oil in a tiny wee bottle…a few drops and my hair looks more relaxed, smooth and smells delish!  But $54 for a full bottle..pleez and no thank you.

4//theBalm cosmetics Hot Mama..2 in one blush/highlighter in a shell pink/golden color. LOVE it.  Might actually buy a full version for $20, we’ll see.

5//Keratase Nurtrive thermique…a leave in cream that I haven’t used yet…

Thanks for stoppin in and thanks to my cat Orangey for modeling the Birchbox, um,  Box.

December beauty birchbox


date nightbboxdecI got my December birchbox in the mail and I was super excited to open it up.  This is such a fun thing to get every month in part because it’s a total surprise and in part because I don’t even have to make a decision on what to buy!

1//Chuao Chocolatier chocopod in salted chocolate crunch, my fave flavor ever!

2//Aerie Shimmer frangrance, a super light and sweet but not overpowering peony and vanilla scent-love!

3//Mox botanicals pomegranate and fig lip butter. Cute packaging and love that they use avocado oil and nautual shea butter.

4//Eyeko skinny liquid eyeliner in Olive. Goes on lightly and smoothly; a pretty natural color for winter. I wore it out on our date night(see above pic:)

5//Number 4 clarifying shampoo. Haven’t tried it yet but they claim it’s a low-sudsing shampoo that won’t strip your hair of natural oils-sounds good to me!

They also sent me a $50 gift card to Rent the runway which is a pretty neat idea…You rent designer dresses and jewelry, like Bagdley Mischka, for $100 or so, and just send the outfit back in the bag they send with it–no dry cleaning, no worries about ever wearing it again.

If you like this stuff visit birchbox.com where they also have articles and tutorials on how to use their products.  (I’m not getting paid for this btw, just saying)

Happy Holidays, from Jess.

My first ever Birchbox


I got the coolest thing in the mail today!  I waited for like four months–there’s a waiting list for these seriously.  Birchbox is a beauty club and for ten bucks a month you get 6 or so samples of products.  I thought this would be a fun way for me to try out new products without spending a lot.  I’m pretty stingy when it comes to all products really but when I do shell out for a product I love it’s worth it.  Plus, it’s so much fun to get stuff in the mail!

1//Dude’s colonge, yum  2//Rose gold colored nail polish (motivation to quit chewing!) 3//Hair mask 4//Twistband hair tie (wanted this!) 5//Yummy smelling lip gloss (my fave) 6//Oh-so-soft Whipped shea butter (smells like banana bread says Ryan)I couldn’t wait to get dressed even to try on all my new stuff!  Today is getting out some Christmas decor and going out for movie night, don’t laugh, we’re seeing Twilight!  Have a great weekend ya’ll!  Any fun plans??