Saturday, September 24, 2011

Birchbox Breakdown: September 2011

Now that I have had some time to try out the products in my Birchbox I thought I would give you my opinion on the treats I received.

This is the card with the details of what I received and they also include the price of the full sized product (I really love that).

#1. So let’s start at the top of the list with the Incoco nail Applique’s…..the style that I got was like this


They are made out of real nail polish and they are supposed to last up to 14 days.  So if you know me you know how much I LOVE nail polish and this was right up my ally. Look how cute they are on…


My opinion: The first nail or two were tricky and then I got the hang of it. After a week of them on my nails they held up perfectly through laundry, dishes, cooking, and hair washing (he he). I don’t know if they would have held up the entire 14 days because I got antsy with the growth on the cuticle side because my nails grow super fast and removed them. But I loved them so much that I bought these two different patterns…


#2. The Jouer lip enhancer is supposed to plump, hydrate, and condition all in one step. If there is anything that can compete with my nail polish collection it would be my lip gloss/balm collection.

My opinion: I was so excited to try this and to be honest it was a little bit of a let down. I didn’t think it was anything very special and certainly did not fee that it offered any plumping whatsoever. I didn’t love it or hate it, to be honest it was just blah. So no I will not be purchasing more. I feel like that is so mean to say but hey I am just being honest.

#3. LIV GRN perfume in Earth. Can I just say I hate these little sample bottles they make a mess when you open them.


My Opinion: I tend to like really fruity sweet scents but I have to say that I love this so much and I will most likely get this in the full sized version.

#4. Pangea facial cream (I think that speaks for itself )

My opinion: I don’t love it or hate it. Much like the lip product it was just okay.

#5. Friendship bracelet

My opinion: I love love love the bracelet. I have worn it a ton already and am working on my own version inspired by this so stay tuned because it is going to be so cute and so simple.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Birchbox September 2011 (my new love)

Okay so I have become obsessed with makeup and beauty channels on You Tube (if you have favorites let me know) and I was watching one of my favorite “guru’s” the other day and she was talking about something called Birchbox. Have you heard about this? It is AMAZING.

No I haven’t been prompted or paid in any way to blog about this but I love to pass things along that I enjoy or am currently obsessed with so today you get this treat Smile

So Birchbox is “Hand-picked deluxe samples delivered to your door for $10 per month”. That explanation is directly off of the website and it is the very best way to describe this fun monthly gift. So this month is my first month and I thought I would share with you what came in my box.

This is straight out of my mailbox…

This is the box inside the shipping box….

This is what you see when you open the box…


Every box comes with a very detailed card that describes the products in your box that are handpicked for you based on your beauty profile…




I am so excited about everything in my box. If you want me to show in detail what I received or if you want my opinions on any of the products I would love to share. For now I will keep it simple and just give you a peak of what I got.

Have you ever tried anything like this?

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Labor Day Fun and Crystal Digging

Hi! I hope you had a fantastic Labor day! We did a little camping, fishing, and hiking….but the highlight of the trip was digging for crystals. Right here in Montana we have a really fun place where you basically get to be like a kid in a sandbox looking for treasures. They don’t plant the crystals so you really have to search them out to find the bigger ones but they but it is truly addicting.

I pulled some information off of the official website just because I thought it was so interesting. “The prospect of finding buried treasure is always just one shovel scoop away here in this public sandbox high in the Pioneer Mountains.  The treasure is the quartz crystals that are scattered liberally through the decomposed granite of the unique 220-acre site that's been reserved by the Forest Service for the popular hobby of rockhounding.

Look at me in all my camping glory lol

These are some of the fun treasures we unearthed….


We had a blast. Now I need to figure out a way to add these to a fun project…maybe jewelry?