Another month, another BirchBox! Sorry for having two of these so close together, but I’m trying to get back to posting these closer to the time the box actually arrives. So, this month’s theme is “Lighten Up.” In other words, it’s time to not take ourselves too seriously. Interesting theme, I suppose (it makes no sense! J). I’m always a fan of not taking myself too seriously, so I’ll go with it. So, now that we’ve heard some silliness, let’s get into the box!
19 August 2014
14 August 2014
I have what seem like the most sensitive legs in the world. I’m sure that’s not really true, but when it comes to shaving my legs, it seems that every nerve ending on my legs becomes the most sensitive things ever. Waxing? No problem. Hair removal creams? Big deal. Epilators? Well, not sure I’ve really tried any, but you’re getting the idea. However the second a razor nears my skin, my legs burn, sting, get raised bumps, get red bumps, you name a negative reaction and my legs will probably experience it. Whatever kind of shaving cream I try never makes much difference. It’s been an ongoing nightmare for most of my life. To add to the agony, the second I’m about to shave my legs, I undoubtedly end up with goosebumps all over my legs, which naturally increases the misery. I had basically just accepted my lot in life with razor burn and dealt with the irritation the best I could, but then I decided to give Coconut Oil a try. I’m not entirely sure why. I know it’s not an unknown use for coconut oil, but I hadn’t tried it before. I was completely dumbfounded after trying it just once and will never go back to anything else! J
12 August 2014
Soooo…this is a rather late revel of my July Ipsy Bag, but it is what it is! J As I’ve said numerous times, it’s been a strange few months so the blog has been somewhat neglected. But better late than never…I think! J So let’s just get into this insanely bright pink bag!
As far as the bag goes, it seems kind of cheap to me (I mean, they’re all cheap and I don’t subscribe for the bags, but this one looks cheap). I don’t really dislike it, it just looks like a handmade craft project – which could be fantastic, but this just isn’t. It has cute scalloped edges, but it’s a rather cheap feeling vinyl. Whatever. No big deal, just not an impressive addition to my rather large Ipsy bag collection. I really need to get rid of a bunch of them! J
08 August 2014
It’s my favorite time of the month [insert sarcasm] – it’s time for July’s BirchBox! I’m half joking because I do look forward to the disappointment usually brought by each one of those little brown boxes – although the boxes can be quite useful as drawer organizers! J Enough being silly. In July, BirchBox teamed up with Women’s Health, which I must admit kinda scared me because it seems like the collab boxes are often some of the worst. So, did July’s box hit the mark, or did it disappoint? Let’s find out!!! J
05 August 2014
Another month has come to a close, which means it’s time for my July Favorites!!! J Summer is seriously flying by, which makes me sad because I love the sunshine and warm temps…though I could do without the humidity! J I must say that I am beginning to feel a hunger for some deeper shades and jewel tones too, but I don’t want the cold! Enough about the weather, let’s just get into the Favorites. And, I must apologize for my erratic posting this month. It’s been rather hectic and if I manage to find the time, I just do not have the energy to write anything. Hopefully August will be a bit better, but back to the topic at hand – on to the Favorites! J
25 July 2014
You know those brushes that you never give a second thought to? You know, the ones that you use all the time to the point that you just grab them out of habit? They’re the brushes that get the most love, but the least praise. Well, I literally use these five brushes everyday (that I’m wearing makeup at least!). Since they get so much love from me, I thought I should give them a little attention and share them with you!