However, one of the things that I've been thinking about for a while I think most moms can relate to is that I don't get more than 5 minutes to myself a day. I can't even use the bathroom in peace.
(In fact, my kids "need" me more then than ever. Or when I'm on the phone.)
That being said, you can bet your bottom dollar that I don't get a lot of time to peruse the cosmetic section of any department store. Having 2 monster truck/robot obsessed boys doesn't help that. Now, don't get me wrong. I didn't spend a lot of time in Sephora before I had kids but sometimes, just sometimes, I wish I could branch out beyond my basic Cover Girl Pressed Powder and my Wet n Wild eyeliner. (What? It's like .99! I'm a cheapskate!)
I'd pretty much resigned myself to never changing my make up routine up when I saw someone mention that they FINALLY got their Birchbox subscription. They posted with such enthusiasm, such exuberance that I had to check it out.
So Birchbox is an online beauty supply store. Big deal, right? There are only a bajillion of those. However, Birchbox offers one thing that sets themselves apart from the rest. A monthly subscription. Each month, subscribers received a box of luxe, high end samples of new beauty products. And when I say sample sized, I don't mean tiny. These are some generous samples. The price? $10. I think I can swing $10 a month to get a surprise box of girly stuff delivered to me!
So this is what I found in my mailbox yesterday. What is it about cute packaging that gets me? As cute as the packaging was, it definitely didn't beat the contents.
It's like Christmas! (Or my birthday? That's closer...)
Okay, so I sort of expected some cheesy, useless cosmetics. Something that would either make me laugh or make others laugh because of how clownish I looked when I wore it. But Birchbox won me over this with this months Natural Wonders campaign. My box contained
- Willa Naturals (on the go) Gentle Cleansing Lavender Face towelettes
- Dropps Scent + Dye Free Laundry Detergent Pacs
- J.R. Watkins Hand & Cuticle Salve
- Zoya Nail Polish in Bevin
- Wonderstruck by Taylor Swift Eau De Toilette
Not. Too. Bad.
I haven't had a chance to try everything but I did use the Willa towelettes AND the laundry detergent this morning. (Hey, I'm still a mom that needs to wash cloths!) and I'm impressed. But really, I'm just thrilled to open a package that's just for me. Nothing baby related or school related. It's just for me. And that on it's own is worth $10.
So, all you busy ladies out there, head to Birchbox.com and see what the fuss is all about. I'll be keeping you in the loop monthly as I receive these packages. Maybe actually get some products reviews up? *gasp* But today, I'm just going to give Birchbox a twp thumbs up. (Two thumbs that are about to be painted!)
Until next time, Happy Wednesday!
**Fine Print. I am in no way affiliated with Birchbox nor is this a promotional post. This is the rambling of an overly excited mom who desperately needs a makeover. End Transmission.**