For those of you who aren't aware of Birchbox, come out from under your rock and join the beauty world! For only ten dollars a month, you can receive a pretty-pink box of 4 to 5 (sometimes full size) high-end beauty and lifestyle samples. A box of happiness and girly wonder if you will. What's better? Sometimes Birchbox sends a second complimentary box in the same month. When you are certain you love those samples, you can purchase full size products at the Birchbox shop.
After five months of my fabulous subscription, I really don't know how I could ever turn back.
I've gathered a few of my favorites products here.
One day it's 60 and sunny. The next, its glooms-day outside.
I can't even.
The only thing that perked up my morning was the new Essie Spring 2012 collection. The colors are adorbs and I CANNOT wait to try all of them. Maybe a french mani with a crewed interest? Or drink margaritas with ole caliente on my nails?
Either way, I think all of them will get me out of my winter weather blues.
In the spirit of the season, here are a few cute and simple ways to show the special people in your life that you care.
1. It's so easy to overlook the one meaningful thing you can do to show those in your life that you love and care about them - just tell them! Its easy to get caught up in the hoopla of busy days and forget the small things. So today, take a time out to say "thank you" or "I love you" to those who hold a special place in your heart.
2. Cook your loved one's favorite dinner tonight. Or, whip together an easy dessert! Here is a simple and adorable hot chocolate recipe (via to Martha Stewart).
3. Buying a card or writing a personal note to your loved one is a great way to have your feelings translated to words that may be difficult to say. So get out there and buy those last minute cards people!
As for me, I can't wait to sit, watch a movie, and hopefully eat lots of sweet treats with the most handsome guy I know. Valentine's Day #7 - and they just keep getting better!
Tonight, I am introducing a new rant series called Just Sayin'.
Want to hear about it? Here it goes.
On my way home from the office, I decided to take a cab. Why? I wore heels all day and I didn't want to walk - that's why. Regardless, is it really necessary for a 40 year old man to steal my cab, and then proceed to tell me "Sorry, but I'm in a rush." DUDE you are so inappropriate. Chivalry is dead. Just sayin'.
On that note, is it necessary that when I finally catch a cab, the driver gets into a screaming match with the FedEx truck next to us. I'm sorry gents, I'm just trying to get home. Let's not have the passenger overhear you calling each other assholes and insult each other's mothers. Just sayin'.
Tonight, pictures of Beyonce and Jay-z's little one, Blue Ivy, have all the gossip pages blowing up! And as we predicted, Mommy Fierce and Daddy Yankee-Fitted created one adorable baby! But if mom and dad are THE power couple, does that make Baby Blue Ivy a power baby? Just sayin'.
I busted my ass everyday in college to graduate with honors, and then I earned my MBA in a year and a half. Now I make just as much money as I did when I used to babysit. Oh excuse me - now my job offers dental insurance. Good thing I have lots of college loans to make me feel better. Just sayin'.
Hi, lady who threads my eyebrows. Please walk away from my face when you decide to have a coughing attack. I really don't appreciate the germ thread you're using to shape my brows. Just sayin'.
Apologies to those who take offense, but really with the republican nominee news coverage? I don't care if this one is doing 2% better than that one. I don't care that the "funny" political cartoon some ignorant moron posted on FB gives him shits and giggles. How about we stop disrespecting the president, get our acts together, work as a team, and show some class? I'm just sayin'.
Struggling to figure out what to get your special someone for Valentine's Day?
Well look no further because your problem is solved!
During the holidays I was introduced to a great website - Mixbook.com!
This super-easy-to-use website let's you quickly and enjoyably create professional looking photo projects. All you have to do is select the type of project you would like to create (photo albums, cards, calendars...) and assign that project it's template. Templates are provided or you can create your own. Upload and arrange your images to the template.
Voila! You have a beautiful gift!
What's better? You can gift this for any Valentine in your life - parents, siblings, friends, etc. And, the price is phenomenal! Below, check out the book I had made for the love of my life this Christmas. This book is 25 pages and has 305 pictures. The total WITH shipping came to only $31.98! For serious? That's a steal!
I went with the 11 x 8.5" Classic Landscape Hardcover book. It will last forever and is a great addition for the coffee table.