I have been waiting for this day for so long!

First, this is not a pregnancy post.  (I may have a slight flare for the dramatics.) But I seriously have been looking forward to receiving my first Birchbox ever since I signed up.  I think this is as close as I will get to a celebrity swag bag. Only I am pretty sure they don’t pay for theirs…

Birchbox is basically a subscription service where you pay $10 a month and you are sent a box of beauty samples.  Each box has a theme (this one was beauty innovations) and includes several samples and one full size product.

Today it came:

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A box within a box:

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All of the goods!

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My full size sample was this blinc mascara which retails for $24.  I only paid $10, so clearly this is a great deal, right?

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The next two items were from Befine – an exfoliating cleanser and a night cream.  I need all the aging help I can get, so I am pretty excited about the night cream. 

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I love a present within a present – more anticipation!

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Included in the mini present was this Lift Lab Fast Fix.  This is a serum you put on to help red/sensitive skin. The description is very la-ti-da and uses big words like Cell Protection Protein and Arctic-derived ingredients. It also retails for $85. It must be good, right?

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My last “gift” was this Kate Spade Twirl perfume.  So far this is the only product I have used since ripping the box open 5 minutes ago.  I actually rarely wear perfume, but really like this fragrance.  It is light, sort of sweet, floral and fresh. The closest perfume I could relate this to would be Clinique’s Happy.  Though, obviously, it is different.

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When I signed up for Birchbox online, I took a little survey about my hair and skin, so I think the boxes are each different based on your profile. 

Also, you don’t have to blog or blog about the box to sign up. I am just really excited about it! :)

I will post reviews on these products soon. I am excited to get ready for bed and wake up tomorrow.  (Clearly my life is VERY exciting.)


  1. You clearly grabbed my attention with the title!! I'm glad you're excited about your products but you are already so beautiful and sweet that you don't really need any of those!!
    Love, Aunt Angie

  2. Fun blog! Saving it to my Google Reader.


  3. Thank you for the sweet comment, Katie. I actually used a template from the Jones Design Company Blog which you can find here:


    I'll admit it was a time consuming project but I love the results.

  4. Love it! I signed up for this a couple of weeks ago and can't wait to get mine! Best idea ever! lol!

  5. So fun!! I've thought about signing up for this! Can't wait to hear what you think about everything!

  6. This is fantastic! I want to do this!!!

  7. I am so jealous!! You got some nice stuff! I may need to sign up?!

  8. Girl, I swear you gave me a heart attack. I was *sure* you were going to be announcing a pregnancy!! {One day, maybe???}

    You are about to convince me that I need to sign up for this. I'm not a huge beauty product person, so that's my only hesitation. Either way, I'm looking forward to next month's goodies!

  9. I just signed up. I was telling the hubs, exclaiming "it's only $10!" He just kept saying, "I don't get it. You just like getting mail, that's the only reason you want it." He knows me too well. I can't wait for mine next month-- thanks for sharing!

  10. This is so neat!! Clearly I've been living under a rock recently because I had never heard of it - but I just signed up! :) Thanks for sharing!!!


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