Thursday, November 29, 2012

Blogmas is Coming!

I have decided that I am going to try something new for the month of December.
I am going to be blogging everyday in December....I am calling it BLOGMAS!

Now I know what you are thinking....
"Ginger, you hardly blog now, what makes you think you can blog EVERYDAY for an entire month?"
" Remember all those photo challenges that you never finished?" 
I know I know, but I am determined to complete BLOGMAS and make is a success!
Stay tuned for 31 days of amazing updates from yours truly!

 Writers....they're so sensitive

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

November Birchbox

As promised, here is my newest birchbox!

This birchbox had the theme of 'Give' which included a little purple box that you could use to give some of your favorite products to your friends...and since we are all friends of birchbox, they gave us some gifts inside of it!

Box Contents!

Surprise gifts inside the "give" box

Here is the skinny:

1. Model Co. Lipgloss in Striptease
This is a very sparkly gloss that came in full size with a mirror on the side. The color is a light pink but when I put it on my lips it did not add very much color, just made it sparkle and shine.
The gloss is not too sticky which is nice, but the staying power is not the best.

Sparkle Sparkle!
2. Oscasr Blandi Texture and Volume Spray
This product comes out like a dry shampoo or hairspray and adds volume to second day hair. I have a lot of volume to begin with, but I do flat iron my hair, so for day two hair it does add some life back into my hair. I still need to use a dry shampoo to cut out the grease but it makes styling my hair much easier and adds back some of my natural volume. 

3. per-fekt Brow Perfection Gel
This came inside the "give" box and inside this miniature tube is a mascara wand with colored gel to help fill in and tame your eyebrows. I comes in four shades: nude, champagne, caramel and espresso. I was given the caramel color. I don't normally use any products on my brows but I figured I would give it a try. I feel like the color is a little too dark for me, the champagne might be a better fit given my blonde hair. Since I don't fill in my eyebrows normally, it was a bit of an adjustment for me, but I did not think it looked bad, just different. My one complaint is that it has simmer in it, so my eyebrows essentially glisten with tiny flecks of glitter. I am not sure if I really want people paying that much attention to my eyebrows. 

4. Miss Me Perfume
Once again there is another perfume sample (groan). This one was not a favorite for me. It smells like baby powder...and considering that it is expensive, I would like it to not smell like something that costs 99 cents. 

5. ChocoPod: Firecracker
Bonus in this box was chocolate! This is seriously the most delicious and fun piece of chocolate to eat. I am seriously considering buying the set. The flavor that I received was firecracker; Sultry sea salt, smokey chipotle and popping candy exploding in dark chocolate. It could taste everything that was described and the popping candy adds another element to it. Love love loved it. 

That is what I received in my box this month....what about you?

Monday, November 19, 2012

Music Monday

I am blogging at rotation so I have to make this quick!
Loved this song from the moment I heard it! There is something about male and female groups that I just love!

All the way from Iceland to you on my blog!

Enjoy and Happy Monday!

.... don't listen to a word I say (hey!)

Monday, November 12, 2012

Music Monday

I promise, no Taylor Swift this time.

Thanks to Tonya for the suggestion for this weeks Music Monday.

I love mash-ups! Ever since Glee starting doing mash-ups of songs I have been hooked.

Here are a couple from Victoria Justice.

know its hard to remember the people we used to be...but I am in misery 

Saturday, November 3, 2012


I finally joined the cult that is Birchbox, and I am so happy that I did. This is going to be a review of the three boxes that I have received so far and then I will review the rest of them individually each month.

For those of you who don't know much about Birchbox, it is a monthly service that costs $10 a month. Each month they send you between 4-5 deluxe size beauty samples in a box for you to try new products.

I received my first box in August after being on the wait list for 2 months!

August 2012:
The box was themed with Back to School which means it came with an extra surprise which was a Shick Hydrosilk razor.

August 2012
 I really liked my first box. In addition to the razor, it had a Viva la Juicy perfume (smells wonderful!),  Yu-Be moisture cream (still need to try), Eye Rock stick on eye liner, and "Stainiac" from The Balm.

Describtion Card

I have not tried these eyeliner stickers yet but they look very interesting  They have a bit of a strange texture, but I think I might use them for a costume or stage before wearing them out on the town.

The cheek stain from The Balm is amazing! It is a gel cheek stain which is a little weird at first, but once you get used to using it, it creates a really nice rosy effect...and because it is a gel, it lasts all day or night.

September 2012:

This box did not have a theme that I can remember. It did come with a Fall look book, but no special collaboration.

September 2012

Once again I was pleased with this box, although I have not tried much from this box. The nail color is an original color from Color Club called "Insta-This". Each of the colors are named after various social media. It is a pretty royal blue color.

I also received a shampoo/conditioner sample and volumizing spray from Liqwd. I have not tried the shampoo and conditioner but I have tried the volumizer. I am not sure how I feel about it, because I already have a lot of volume in my hair, but it was not heavy or sticky which I liked.

I also received Dr Jart++ BB Cream, which is actually an Asian BB Cream. I wore this on my anniversary dinner and it felt very lightweight. The only problem I have with it is that it is a little dark from my skin tone, but considering that I am as white as snow, it is not a surprise.

There was also a perfume sample in here but as soon as I smelled it, I instantly thought it would be something that my mom would wear....not that that is a bad thing, but I thought she would appreciate it more than I would.

Last in this box was a twistband which is a new hair tie. The goal of this hair tie is that it does not leave a crease in your hair after you have had it up for a while, which means you can more easily go from an up look to a down look without damaging the look of your hair. It came in an adorable lace blue color too :) I have not worn it (theme of this box) but I am planning on it very soon.

October 2012:

The last box I have to share is the October box which was with collaboration with goop. I am not sure who goop is, but I liked what they did with this box.

Essie: "Carry On"
My favorite part of this box is of course the Essie nail polish. The color is a dark burgundy wine color. On the nails it looks very dark, but when it hits the light you can really see the wine in it. Not only do I love the color, but I also love the fact that it is a full size polish!

Next favorite is the Luna bar. I love Luna bars already, so having one in my birchbox = awesome. 

There is a lip balm, which is more of a chapstick consistency which gives a pearly pink shine on the lips. 

The last two items are a body oil and a moisturizer. I have not used these yet, but I am looking forward to using them especially since winter is right around the corner. 

There are my boxes full of goodies! If you are interested in birchbox, please visit my link and sign up!