Birchbox update!

on March 18, 2013 in Birchbox with 6 comments by

I have been meaning to tell y’all how much I am LOVING when my Birchbox arrives each month!

I went ahead and photographed February and March together so you could see the goooooooods…..

le boxes

I love that they arrive with little descriptor notes included because, well, y’all know me well enough to know that sister here does not always know how to use new products.

Case in point.

what is it?

I got this tiny little tube of product and a card listing a few different options and I was like, “uhhh… do I use it in ALL those ways? Or just guess which one it is? I’m gonna guess it’s not makeup remover, but maybe?”

Luckily, they told me [see below in the March box]. Because I almost wiped that lipstick across my eyelids.


Here is my February Birchbox. I LOVE those tiny testers of perfume, though this scent isn’t normal for me, I like trying it. The Rev Up! shampoo? GOOD GRAVY MY CURLS APPROVE. I am enjoying the tiny makeup samples and learning how in the world to use beauty balm.

March Birchbox

And here is my March Birchbox. I’m pretty obsessed with these new products- including the lipstick above that I almost used on other parts of my face. Quit being so impressed with me. [sarcastic] Also- DRY SHAMPOO!! I’ve been DYING to try this stuff, so I am loving this.

Here’s a thing: my friends give me a hard time because I wash my hair every day. I just do. It’s the way I live. My friends want me to quit that behavior and become an every-other-day washer. I think this dry shampoo will be a step in that direction. I may actually only wash my hair 6 days this week.

So I’ve been using and using and using these new products and I’m a happy girl.

And remember that Showgirl Red Lip Gloss from December? Yeah, I use it almost every day.


Probably the only Showgirl that is going to make the blog. I mean, probably.

There are lots of monthly subscription boxes that folks are all about right now, but at only $10 a month, I’m thinking Birchbox is the best one out there. I mean, it’s helping me to not purchase all my makeup at Kroger and for that, the world is grateful.

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Any of you Birchboxers out there? 



  1. Caren Drink
    posted on Mar 18, 2013 at 8:46 PM  |  reply

    Annie, if you decide to be a regular dry shampooer (and really, try it. Your friends are right, its so much better for your hair, plus… ain’t nobody got time to wash everyday) buy the Dove brand dry shampoo at Target. Its the bomb and its not so pricey.

  2. posted on Mar 19, 2013 at 4:05 AM  |  reply

    I second the Dove comment! I used it… until mine exploded all over my suitcase once, but that’s neither here nor there.

    I’m a huge Birchbox fan, but mine were pretty skimpy there for a few months. They’re starting to get better.. but yours look AWESOME.

    Make sure you’re doing the reviews as soon as you can each month. If you get 5 products each month, in 2 months you’ll have $10 to redeem… you just have to make sure to do the reviews before the next box is sent. So just in case you find a product you absolutely love, you can alleviate the pain of the sometimes ridiculously high price for the products 😉

  3. Lisa C
    posted on Mar 19, 2013 at 9:19 AM  |  reply

    Annie, I was a faithful hair-wash-every-day for about 24 yrs until a few months ago when I discovered dry shampoo. It’s amazing. Especially in the summer….who wants to blow dry their hair in the summer? Gross. I love the Sauve Professional’s Dry Shampoo. It’s amazing.

  4. posted on Mar 19, 2013 at 11:29 AM  |  reply

    Dry Shampoo – the best. My whispy thin locks are weighed down with grease by 5:30. Ew. Dry Shampoo is magic.
    Kroger – You mean people get their makeup elsewhere? Who has time for a grocery run AND a makeup run?! Not me.
    Birchbox – Signing up now.

  5. holly
    posted on Mar 19, 2013 at 3:22 PM  |  reply

    full disclosure: i shampoo about once a week.

  6. posted on Mar 20, 2013 at 9:11 AM  |  reply

    I’ve heard so many good things about Birchbox. I think I’ll have to try it out.

    And I’m with your friends about the every other day hair washing. It keeps my hair from getting too dried out. The only time I wash my hair every day is when I’m exercising every day…and I can tell you that doesn’t happen often. 🙂

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