Saturday, August 18, 2012

August 2012 Birch Box

Birchbox is a monthly beauty sample mailing.  It is $10/month and every month you receive 4 to 5 high end samples to try.  What I like about Birchbox is you take a beauty quiz and the samples are picked out for you.  If you don't like the samples you are getting you can change your quiz and try again.  Easy peasy!!  Also if your friends sign up for Birchbox and use your link you get beauty points for products. :) 
If you are interested in trying Birchbox follow this link.  I never thought $10 would make me run to my mailbox!

I am going to be honest... Not loving this box :( I am sick of perfume samples already.  I think I am going to change my settings and see if the box improves next month. 

"The uplifting scent opens with a sparkling cascade of mandarin and wild berries. Next, sweet notes of honeysuckle, gardenia petals, and jasmine peek through, followed by a lingering trace of waterlily."
Full Size $70.00

"This water-resistant formula uses polymers that create thin films around your lashes to give them extra length. It curls lashes immediately and holds the shape with a special drying resin. Even the brush is unique — the patent-pending shape is designed to coat and curl lashes from base to tip."
I was excited to see a Stila product this month!  I love ANYTHING by them!!
Full Size $22.00

"The luxurious, nourishing oil coats dry strands, taming down frizz and flyaways to leave them silky. Antioxidant-packed Camellia Oil protects and hydrates."
Full Size $68.00

"At night, pump one to two squirts of the cleanser onto a cotton ball and gently wipe your eyes. Let product sit for a few seconds to fully breakdown lingering makeup residue. Follow with your favorite cleanser."
Full Size $25.00

"Made with an innovative compact oval-cartridge head, each razor is equipped with five blades for an incredibly close shave. The blades work with your legs’ natural curves to make shaving tricky spots like your knees and ankles a breeze. Our favorite part? The water-activated moisturizing serum has marine extracts and shea butter and hydrates your skin."

Like I said I am kinda "Eh" on this months box.  I am excited for the Stila Mascara and the Hair oil but everything  else is "Eh". 

Sunday, August 12, 2012

30 before 30 list

30 before 30

I will turn 30 on August 15, 2013.  I have decided turning 30 really isn't that scary and it does not mean I am on a downhill slide to a slow death. I am actually excited to turn 30.  I feel like in my late 20s I was still finding myself and now by the time I turn 30 I've found what I needed to and can truly live. Hopefully....

My 30 before 30 list

  • Visit New Mexico Museums- I would LOVE to spend a day visiting museums in Albuquerque.  
  • Guest Blog- This year I would like to guest blog about home, fashion or New Mexico
  • Holiday Card- I would like to photograph, design and actually send out my holiday cards this year
  • River of Lights in Albuquerque around Christmas
  • Make 30 Martha Stewart crafts from her Crafts book
  • Take a crafting class- Not sure which one yet
  • Learn Basic Italian
  • Have Family Photos done of me, Brett and the dogs
  • Recipe Box- I would love to create a recipe box of all of my friends favorite recipes in their handwriting
  • Digital Photos- Have all of my favorite photos printed
  • Visit 30 New Mexico Historical Landmarks
  • Have a real bday party on my 30th
  • Pay off my car
  • Finish 1 room in my house completely- any room will do
  • Clean my car- Horrible as it sounds I really need to
  • Attend a blog conference
  • Buy something not on sale at Pottery Barn
  • Take the Sandia Tram at Sunset
  • Make a garment
  • Paint a piece of art
  • Start Interior Design Classes
  • Buy totally different glasses
  • New Laptop
  • Ghost tour of Old Town Albuquerque
  • Visit the Hubbard Museum
  • Watch all episodes of FRIENDS
  • Get a quote tattoo
  • Read 3 books from Times 100 list 
  • Go to The Salmon Ranch and pick berries
  • Do the Geronimo Trail by FJ Cruiser