Monday, July 23, 2012
So, it feels like it took forever for my July Birchbox to come in. But it was the 10 days from shipment. I was getting pretty ancy, since two other ladies in my circle got theirs first! But now that I've had a chance to try all my goodies, I'd love to share my reviews....
For the month of July Birchbox teamed up with Glamour to create a box about the five senses.
For my "see it" samples I received boscia green tea blotting linens and Eyeko skinny liquid eyeliner. I love the opportunity to try all natural products, so I was really excited about the blotting linens. They work well, and I find it and extremely useful addition to my purse! The are a semi-translucent brown paper, so it makes the oil absorption difficult to witness, but if you hold them up to the light just right, you can see they've done their job. I also prefer these to powdering my face throughout the day, less time consuming and less makeup caking by the end of the day. The Eyeko eyeliner makes the box! I use black liquid eyeliner everyday, I love me some cat eye. I had no idea it came in pen form. It turns out, this is a much easier application method for me. It also does not clump up my eyelashes like the liner brush and pot I usually use do. I received a full size liner in this months box, thats a $15 value!
For my "hear it" sample I received a set of neon pink and green headphones. For my "taste it" sample I received a Larabar. It was bananas foster flavor and oh so yummy. I am currently doing a cleanse, which is sugar free, gluten free, etc. but I was still able to eat this bar without it ruining my cleanse, so it's good healthy stuff that is oh so yummy! My "smell it" sample was a vial of Oscar de la Renta live in love perfume. This scent is a little heavier and mature than what I usually go for, I may be passing this one along to someone else. And finally, for my "touch it" sample I received the tiniest smidge of Jouer luminizing moisture tint. I feel slightly offended that I should be able to adequately sample a moisturizer that comes in a tube smaller than my pinky finger. But I tried it. It's tint is not even enough coverage to even out the most perfect of skin tones, it pretty much just absorbs into your skin. But the glimmer is very pretty, I would recommend it for the decolletage, shoulders and arms.
Friday, July 20, 2012
I don't know why, but the summer time just always seems like the perfect time for a road trip. Last year for my vacation I went to see my best friend, Crystal. She relocated to Seattle, Wa. a couple years back. We have been friends since high school, and our daughters are also friends and the same age! Last year Celeste and I flew up to see her. But this year, plane tickets were most definitely way too costly. So I put on my heart shaped sun glasses and we took a little ride.
I just love seeing new places. I love seeing how other cities live, how different their environments are from mine. I love the exploration, the sense of adventure. And most of the time I leave super jealous, because my city lacks what I am looking for in life. Maybe thats why we fell in love with Portland. Crystal was determined to convince me to move to Seattle. Trust me I don't need convincing. But then I met Portland. And my heart sang.
But that story is for another day, for now, I leave you some pictures from our drive up from Reno to Portland, the first leg of our road trip to Seattle.
And here's some from our trip back home...