Monday, May 21, 2012

Birch Box!

A few weeks ago I read an interesting article about several women, all in their 20’s who have successfully started their own businesses.  One company, called Birch Box , is a membership site where you pay $10 a month and receive a  box of high-end beauty samples.  The items you receive are based on your profile and what you are most interested in.  I received my first Birch Box the other day, and was so excited to open it.

How cute is the packaging?!
I received the following samples:
  • Kerastase Shampoo, Conditioner and Shine Serum
  • Color Club Nail Polish in a lovely Coral shade
  • Algenist Regenerative Anti-Aging Moisturizer (just need to say that for a sample size, there is a lot in here!)
  • Sara McNamara Miracle Skin Transformer (Body Lotion)
My profile consisted of me being mostly interested in anti-aging serums and hair products to treat dry ends. I also specified that I was interested in both classic & trendy make-up looks.

Overall, I think the monthly samples are a great way to try new products.  If you want to buy any of the products in a full size, you can do so through the Birch Box website.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Summer Weather

This weekend it was absolutely gorgeous!  Friday I took a half day from work so I could attend my younger sister's college graduation.  My parents also had flown in from California so it was great to all be together.  Saturday, I met up with my Mom in Andover where we walked around the town and then later met up with my Dad and had lunch together. 

The weather was 75 and sunny and with our luck there was a craft fair going on in the Andover Commons. My Mom bought me a beautiful hand painted olive oil cruet.

I returned home and started preparing foods for Sunday's Mother's Day dinner. While chopping all the ingredients that go into the Russian Potato Salad (a favorite in the family!), I had the windows open and enjoyed the warm breeze.
Now it is dark and rainy :-| Can't wait for the true summer weather to return!

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Designer Shoe Giveaway:

Fashion Blogger Erika Marie of Fashion Chalet is giving away a pair of Alexander Wang sandals! Click here for your chance to win!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Saint Valentine's Day ♥

I am feeling quite in the mood for Valentine’s Day this year. Seeing people wearing red, men and women holding bouquets of flowers, I even have my pink heart earrings on.

"She bath'd with roses red, and violets blew,
And all the sweetest flowres, that in the forrest grew." - The Faerie Queene (1590)