Have you heard of Birchbox? It is seriously one of my highlights each month. I first heard about it from Kate at The Small Things Blog (my all-time favorite blogger whom I've learned SO much from. and yes, Ross would be proud of me for using "whom" correctly. *Friends reference*) :) The link will take you to Kate's review of Ipsy versus Birchbox (in her book, Birchbox wins).
And anyway, it's a monthly subscription for a beauty box that contains 4-5 samples of skin/makeup/hair/nail, etc. products to try out. They have an online store where you can purchase full sizes of things you love.
You even fill out a beauty profile so they're sure to send you the right shade of BB cream for your skin tone, a curly hair product if that's your hair type, or a neutral nail color or bold one depending on how adventurous your preference is.
I've been subscribing for a year now, and I really feel like it's the most valuable $10 a month I spend. It is super fun to try out a huge variety of products--and oftentimes they're ones I wouldn't have known about or thought to have tried (such as a clarifying shampoo for a once-a-month cleanse, or a bright lip color, or even eye creams).
I feel like I've learned so much more about taking care of my skin and hair--and it makes it fun again instead of feeling like so much work! It's a simple way to pamper myself with a deep conditioning hair mask, give my face an exfoliating scrub, or feel extra fresh with a new fragrance.
And after all, pampering ourselves is the FlyLady focus of the month. :)
P.S. You can refer friends to earn 100 points, so if you're thinking of signing up, I'd love if you wanted to use this link!
So now that I've done a novel-length intro on what Birchbox is and how much I love it, here are the items I scored this month:
|Harvey Prince: Hello fragrance 8.8 ml or 50 ml|
|The Honest Company: Honest Healing Balm|
|Number 4: Non Aerosol Hair Spray|
|Manna Kadar Cosmetics: Sheer Glo Shimmer Lotion|
|Twistband: Nautical Collection|
Well, there you have it! My December Birchbox. Oh--and that cell phone looking thing you might have spotted in the box pic? That's a fun little digi-mate. It clings to your phone and can be peeled off again and again, and the other side is microfiber for cleaning your screen. Fun, huh? #learntwonewsomethingsaday
Grab your one-month $10 Birchbox subscription here.