Birch Box (and a cowl)
Despite my best efforts, I just don’t get makeup. Or hair products. Or fancy skincare. There’s so much out there that I find myself overwhelmed, and every time I step foot in a Sephora, I want to run away screaming. I’ve treated myself to recommended and fun new products in the past, and have felt disappointed or been frustrated by my complete lack of skills in doing my own hair and makeup. Not to mention the cost of buying new products all the time quickly gets expensive. I guess you could say I’ve all but given up.
When I first heard about Birchbox, my curiosity was piqued–for $10 a month, Birchbox sends you a pretty little box full of selected samples of different makeup, skincare, and hair products. If you like the samples, you can then purchase the full-sized items from their shop (often at a discounted rate). I debated joining for a while, and then finally caved a couple of weeks ago. My first box was delivered a few days ago, and I was so excited to get a package in the mail.
I think the biggest attraction of joining Birchbox is that they take the guesswork out of shopping for these products for you. Normally, I shy away from buying a new type of hair product or skincare item for fear that I’ll be disappointed–now, I can try out these items with very little risk. Also, who doesn’t like to get a box full of surprise treats once a month?
Each box comes with a note explaining its contents, and the website is full of tips, tricks, reviews, and other fun stuff so you won’t be lost when trying to use your treats for the first time.
I haven’t had the chance to try out any of the products yet, but I’m looking forward to experimenting, and already counting the days until the next one arrives!
**Cowl: Urban Outfitters** Tunic: Express ** Belt: J. Crew Factory ** Cardigan: H&M ** Leggings: Forever 21 ** Boots: Target
Chief thought it was a little weird that Joe was taking photos of me in the middle of the living room.
I couldn’t resist. He’s a little ham.