bandwagon: jumped on. or, small boxes from UPS make me happy.

I’m embarrassed to admit it but for being such a skincare/ cosmetics junkie, I’m just now jumping on the bandwagon for the amazing invention known as Birchbox. For those of you who may not know, Birchbox is this fantastic little curated box full of skincare and makeup treats that you receive in the mail once a month for $10. Stop right here you moms who are saying, that’s not something I need to spend extra $$ on lalalalalalalalala. HUSH.

PSA: Here’s why you need it. When was the last time you bought yourself something without feeling guilty? This my friends, is the perfect solution. You fill out a survey about yourself, your skin, your color preferences, and they put these mini sized luxury products in a box. The box is really pretty and always different and can be saved and reused. You don’t share this with anyone. It’s mail for YOU that’s not a bill or a letter from school asking for volunteers or money. It’s fun. And believe me you’ll forget you ordered it and will be all smiley and surprised when it shows up! Also $10 is equivalent to the 3 bags of Doritos that neither your kids or your couch, need… They get enough junk. Hell, they get Everything and Anything they want. So there’s your reason to subscribe. (Oh, and shout out to my beautiful and somewhat higher maintenance 30 year old friend without kids who insisted that I need this. ;))

Now, on to the fun stuff. I got my first box and it was filled with pretty little products. Enough to use 2-4 times and try something new. There is a pamphlet that describes each case product and its use and benefits. It’s pretty cool too because if you really like something, you can purchase the full size version on the website and there is almost always a coupon or special going on. Also, if you really want to get fancy, you can curate your own gift box for someone, buy special edition boxes, or add-on full-sized options to your $10 box once in a while for a little extra $$. Most of the time, each month’s box is curated by a different designer, celebrity, blogger or lifestyle guru and they create a theme for the month based on their favorite products.

But whatever. TREATS FOR ME. For $10. 

My very first Birchbox.

My very first Birchbox.

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I don't usually like BB creams (too heavy) but this one is the perfect shade and very light. It doesn't smell like spf either...

I don’t usually like BB creams (too heavy) but this one is the perfect shade and very light. It doesn’t smell like spf either…


tried this last night and it was super fast and left my skin soft and smooth and had the right

tried this last night and it was super fast drying and left my skin soft and smooth and had the right “tingle” factor. Has to tingle to work; in my head….


This I actually use already so its wonderful to have a tiny tiny on the go version. So very hydrating for after the beach days...

This I actually use already so its wonderful to have a teenie tiny on the go version. So very rehydrating for after the beach days…


I'm not a big eyeshadow user but who can resist a little package like this. Plus I like the beach neutrals. do you see a theme progressing? me too.

I’m not a big eyeshadow user but who can resist a little package like this. Plus I like the beach neutrals. do you see a theme progressing? me too.


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What I like about this (besides the term “too many weekends in Rio hair”) is that you can put it in your beach or pool bag and spritz it on before the salt/chlorine does too much damage in the sun. Plus I need all the extra help I can get looking presentable after swimming with the offspring…

image Hopefully I’ve sold you on getting a little happy box in the mail each month. Whatever it takes, ladies. We’re all in this together. xo friends! http://www.birchbox.com      Do It.

Tina for President.

Tina for President.

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6 thoughts on “bandwagon: jumped on. or, small boxes from UPS make me happy.

  1. Joanna says:

    Welcome to the club !!’ Can’t believe you just joined .. It’s a fun little treat each month !!
    The only problem I find is that I wish you could go in and alter the boxes after a few months – there seems to be s few too many perfumes – and I am not s perfume person.

    ENJOY EXPERIMENTING !!!

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    • carin says:

      Yay! I know I’m usually not late to party.
      Big I think you can Jo. I have the app abs you can change your profile whenever. Download the app and let me know πŸ˜‰

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  2. Lisa says:

    Yaaaaaaass Carin! It’s life changing isn’t it?

    So true, I get so excited when it arrives every month, it’s like Christmas! 😍

    Hope you enjoy them!

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