Sean here. Up in Maryland, I became obsessed with the song “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore and Morgan had never even heard it in Charleston. When she came to visit, she heard it on the radio and thought it was super … Continue reading
Hello! Valentines day is right around the corner (eek! can you believe it! Doesn’t it feel like Christmas was just last week?) & we wanted to share a little inspiration for some of our favorite Valentines day gifts. We tried … Continue reading
As y’all know by now, I’m pretty into Birchbox. I really enjoy getting a little present in the mail every month. The wrapping & even just having a package in my mailbox after a day of work really is a burst of sunshine in my day.
I also think Birchbox makes a great gift for the lady in your life- you can give gift subscriptions in increments of 3 months!
The theme this month was “All Wrapped up”. Basically a gift theme, though I really think Birchbox could ditch the themes because the products don’t really follow them but that’s ok with me!
This box had a couple of good sized items and a couple of packets. This bottle of lotion was a really good size, but it was basically normal, lightly floral lotion. Nothing jazzy, but good for my desk drawer at work!
The fun freebie in this box was a paper gift tag. Kinda cute, though I think I accidentally threw it away with the box. oops….
There were 2 packets of this Kerastase hair cream. It is supposed to protect it from heat. I flat iron my hair at least once a day, so I thought that was pretty cool. I have used it once so far and didn’t see much of a difference though my hair does look nice and shiny. Note- I think the sample packets are a lame birch box cop out but at least I got 2 this time and the next item made up for it.
A FULL SIZED LIP GLOSS! This gloss is the same brand as the full sized mascara last month- Model. It has the same built in mirror. It is an AWESOME shade of pink and is not sticky at all. It rocks and is worth the $10 and more. Boo-yah!
The next thing was this Juice Beauty face cream. Its ok, smells ok, just regular face cream to me. I’m not really into face cream and have accumulated a bunch of these so I was kind of like mehhhh.
There was also this packet of body lotion. Super duper lame and straight into my guest bathroom.
This box also included a $50 credit to Rent the Runway. Pretty cool if you have a fancy Christmas party to go to. Too bad all of my parties are casual!
Do you Birchbox? What did you get?
After my September box never came and my October box was pretty meh, I was fully prepared to cancel my subscription after this box. However, I was pleasantly surprised with what I received this month! The box was a little … Continue reading
In honor of Black Friday, I thought I’d write a tribute post to my favorite online shopping Gem: Ebates. If you haven’t heard of it before, Ebates offers you cash back for doing your regular online shopping. All you do … Continue reading
I have always wanted to try a magic eraser, but am way too cheap! That’s why, when I was at the dollar store this weekend and saw this six pack of generic magic erasers for just $1, I got really … Continue reading
This Saturday we had the amazing experience of getting to run the Color Me Rad race in Raleigh. If you haven’t heard of this race before, it involves running a 5k while getting sprayed with tie dye! It was amazingly … Continue reading
I received my October Birchbox around the 15th but didn’t want to post this too early and spoil it for any of you that might get them yourself- I know that half of the fun of the Birchbox is the … Continue reading
I’m so excited to be moving into my first grown up condo! I’ve been decorating it on pinterest for a while now and thought I’d share some inspiration before I get started: Sources: 1. Star Fish Mirror, Ocean Offerings, $295 … Continue reading
I LOVE thrift stores. Every trip is like an adventure- you never know what you might find. One of my absolute favorite thrift stores in Charleston is the Animal Helpers ReTail store on Savannah Highway in West Ashley. If you … Continue reading