The Pros & Pros of Birchbox

the pros and pros of birchbox

Yes, yes I know, technically this should be titled “The Pros & Cons of Birchbox” but there aren’t any cons! Really! I signed up and received my first Birchbox in September. I have received several Birchboxes since then and I have loved every one of them!

I highly recommend getting a Birchbox because it is a fun and easy way to try new beauty products! Personally I don’t always have time to search through magazines and websites to find the latest and greatest beauty products. And frankly, not everyone has heard of some of the products — a lot of the products are new! Birchbox provides you with sample-sized products to try and eventually love! If you love what they send you, you can go to their website and buy the full-sized product!

Like I said before, I have received several Birchboxes so far. And so far, I have LOVED everything! Some of my favorite items that they have sent me are facial masks, leave-in conditioners, perfume, and lip gloss! I have bought one full-sized item from Birchbox and that was the Folle de Joie fragrance by Joie, which I adore. I spray it on my bed sometimes before I go to sleep because it seriously smells that good.

In my most recent Birchbox I received:

  • Chella Ivory Lace Highlighter Pencil
  • Color Club Nail Polish
  • Derma E Soothing Skincare Collection
  • Juicy Couture Viva La Juicy Noir fragrance sample
  • Mox Botanicals Coconut & Vanilla Bean Bath Milks sample

I like to take my time trying out these products because you only get one Birchbox per month, gotta make it last! I can’t wait to try the Mox Botanicals Coconut & Vanilla Bean Milks sample because, like most women, I love a nice bath.

How To Receive a Birchbox:

  • Request an invite! Go to the Birchbox website.
  • Create an account with Birchbox
  • Sign up for your Birchbox subscription, fill out your beauty/grooming profile
  • Wait for your Birchbox!

What’s In a Birchbox?

The women’s subscription Birchbox includes 4-5 grooming products that include products from skin care to makeup, as well as exciting non-beauty items! These products vary in both brands and categories (skin care, lifestyle, makeup, fragrance, hair care, etc.).

How Much Is a Birchbox?

The women’s subscription for Birchbox is $10 per month, which is a great deal for such an awesome variety of sample products!

FYI:

  • There are men’s subscriptions for Birchbox — a great gift for your special someone, or even a family member!
  • Try to be specific while filling out your beauty/grooming profile and try to be open when choosing what you want Birchbox to send you! Remember, it is all about trying new things, so you want to have an open mind!

Now go out and buy yourself a Birchbox subscription!

xoxo, Megan

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2013 Holiday Gift Guide: Under $20

There’s nothing better than a great gift at a great price! Why splurge when you have so many other gifts to buy for your family and friends? I’ve found these cute gifts at a great price, perfect for spreading the love to your family, friends, coworkers, and anyone else on your shopping list!

Holiday Gift Guide: Under $20

  • Chevron Coasters — $12.50 from J.Crew.
  • Ceramic Jewelry Tray — $19.50 from J.Crew. This also comes in a couple other colors!
  • Fair Isle Trouser Socks — $14.50 from J.Crew.
  • Things We Love Eat Cake For Breakfast Mug by Kate Spade New York — $20.00.
  • Holiday Gift Guide: Under $20Lilly Pulitzer Wine Tote in ‘Garden By The Sea’ — $20.00.
  • ‘Break The Ice’ Insulated Tumbler by Kate Spade New York — $18.00 from Nordstrom.
  • Jonathan Adler 2013-2014 Agenda in ‘Dunbar Road’ — $20.00 from Swoozies.
  • ‘Paris Is Always’ Note Pads (2-pack) by Ben’s Garden — $14.00 from Nordstrom.

I hope you enjoy!

xoxo, Megan

2013 Holiday Gift Guide: Under $50

Christmas shopping can be fun, but it can also tug on your wallet. But it doesn’t have to be an expensive experience. Plan ahead this year! Keep track of all of your favorite store’s sales and beat the crowd! These are a few great gifts that I have found online that are under $50. I will be posting more gift guides throughout the holiday season, so stay tuned!

Holiday Gift Guide: Under $50

  • Acrylic Cambridge Monogram Bracelet (top left) — $48.00 from Moon and Lola. These bracelets come in many different colors! This website is a fantastic place to get any and all monogrammed jewelry! Trust me, I would know, I’m a fanatic of monograms!
  • Deena & Ozzy Hammered Cross-body Bag (top right) — $42.00 from Urban Outfitters. This bag also comes in several other colors!
  • Glitter Box Set (bottom left) — $30.00 from Kate Spade New York. These socks are too cute and come in great Christmas colors!
  • Dainty Texas Necklace (middle bottom row) — $46.00 from The Impeccable Pig. I’m from Texas so, of course, I love this necklace!
  • Neiman Marcus Exclusive Four Monogrammed Coasters (bottom right) — $34.00
  • Holiday Gift Guide: Under $50Crane & Co. For J.Crew ‘Merci’ Card Set (top left) — $24.50 from J.Crew. These thank you cards are so cute! And who doesn’t need to re-stock their thank you notes? I know I get plenty of use from them.
  • ‘To The Moon’ Pillow by Primitives by Kathy (top right) — $24.00 from Nordstrom. This pillow is too cute! It can also easily match with other pillows, therefore whoever you give this gift to (even if it’s for yourself, I won’t tell!) you won’t have to worry about it not going well with their decor.
  • ‘Color Me Glossy’ Lip Glaze Set by Stila (bottom left) — $28.00 from Nordstrom. I personally love Stila lip gloss. This gift makes for a great stocking stuffer too!
  •  Kate Spade New York Drop Earrings (middle bottom row) — $48.00 from Nordstrom. These Kate Spade earrings also come in several other colors! These earrings are so classic, a great purchase for a friend or relative, or even yourself!
  • ‘Be Dazzling’ Scented Candle by Kate Spade New York (bottom right) — $40.00 from Nordstrom. This candle also comes in black and white polka dots. Who doesn’t love a good candle? I know I sure do!
  • Holiday Gift Guide: Under $50‘101 Recipes You Can’t Live Without’ Cookbook by Macmillan (top left) — $24.99 from Nordstrom. Ok someone needs to get me this! I need to get in the kitchen and learn how to make yummy new recipes, because only knowing how to make mac n’ cheese and scrambled eggs isn’t cutting it.
  • ‘Everyday Pretty’ Lip & Eye Palette by Bobbi Brown (top right) — $30.00 from Nordstrom. This is a great stocking stuffer!
  • Boxed Initial Pendant by Nadri (right) — $38.00 from Nordstrom. This is a classic gift and a great stocking stuffer!
  • Etched Enamel Bangle in ‘Natural’ (bottom left) — $39.50 from J.Crew. This bangle also comes in two other colors!
  • Acrylic Hartford Block Monogram Post Earrings (bottom right) — $44.00 from Moon and Lola. These come in many different colors!

I hope you enjoy these goodies as much as I do!

xoxo, Megan