Thursday, November 20, 2014

Birchbox Bookclub

As part of BirchBloggers, I can enter into monthly drawings for Birchbox's Book Club! In October I received Gillian Flynn's series of Gone Girl (now a motion picture), Dark Places, and Sharp Objects. I read really slowly so I'm only 1/4 of the way of Gone Girl (that and my boyfriend said we should watch the movie before I read the book). I'm so excited that Birchbox has these offers for their blog members! It just makes me love Birchbox even more!

I'm so happy to be reading again!

Friday, November 7, 2014

Birchbox November

Birchbox keeps arriving sooner in the month for me! I don't mind I love being the first to discover what products they picked for me this month! 

  • Amika Nourishing Mask - Full size, $28 (Choice product)
    • What: Paraben-free treatment that conditions and repairs with superfruit sea buckthorn berry.
    • How: Once a week, smooth onto lengths and ends of damp hair. Leave 5-10 minutes before rinsing.
  • Gilchrist & Soames Spa Therapy Body Wash - Full size $15
    • What: Infused with marine extracts, this gentle wash leaves skin hydrated and freshly scented.
    • How: Squeeze onto loofah or washcloth, and work into a rich lather. Apply to skin, then rinse.
  • Perlier Absolute Comfort Body Butter - White Almond, Full size $34.46
    • What: From the Italian skincare brand, this richly noruishing cream improves tone and elasticity.
    • How: Massage the velvety treatment into skin, focusing on dry spots.
  • Red Flower Illuminating Rose Collagen Renewal Face Serum, Full size $86
    • What: Nutrient-packed, hydrating treatment that boosts elasticity and helps prevent wrinkles.
    • How: Using fingertips, blend a few drops onto clean face, neck, and decolletage.
  • theBalm cosmetics Cindy-Lou Manizer, Full size $24
    • What: This shimmery, soft pink highlighter perks up your features with a natural-looking glow.
    • How: Sweep onto cheekbones or eyelids, or lightly dust onto face for a luminous look.
  • Bonus: Chocolate Almond Butter for a decadent, all natural treat, Full size $12.99

Monday, November 3, 2014

Influenster: Resource Water

I had the pleasure of being chosen for a ModaVoxBox from Influenster. Within the box had a Resource Water which was perfect given that I was planning on doing a 7 mile hike at Ricketts Glen State Park, PA. Resource Water has electrolytes which is exactly what you need after lots of sweat. The trail was moderate difficulty at some points because it was a lot of uphill & downhill. But the trail is gorgeous there was many beautiful waterfalls and it was well marked. I didn't drink much during my hike and felt fine after. I did finish up the Resource Water (which tastes like water with a little extra taste) its not noticable, but I'm really all about weird tasting waters and knowing a difference (for ex. I always know which water is Danon's). But I am super thankful for Resource water cause I'm the type that gets dehydrated easily so this helped me survive the hike!

resource water with electrolytes!

chilly fall day but still beautiful

Ricketts Glen State Park (1 of many water falls)