Subscription Boxes

Book of the Month #1

I just realized today, some weeks after I received this box, that I never posted about it, so here we go!

book of the month

Little Fires Everywhere was my selection for the month. Little & Lion, and The Blind Assassin were add-ons. So far I’ve read all but The Blind Assassin, and I’ve been pretty pleased with the curation. I’m hoping to read the last one in the next few days, and I strongly suspect I will be pleased with it.

There also sent me a tote bag (not pictured) that seems to be pretty sturdy and usable. I’m really enjoying this first box a lot, and I’m looking forward to the second box arriving in the next week or so.

TOM Box #2

Yesterday I received my second TOM Box and it will be my last. They sent me the same candy as last time (just a different flavor), another cheap bracelet, a lip gloss of the same brand and very similar color as last month, and two other products I might use- an eyeliner and a lip product.


I just don’t see the point of continuing to pay for this mediocre box of stuff I’m really not into so I’ve requested cancelation and this will be the end of it.

Ipsy Glambag #3

Another super cute bag this month with everything on the scale of awesome. I am loving this subscription so much.

The bag itself is nice- understated plain black with little square faux-spikes all over. A bold gold zipper and a faux-leather fringe on the zipper pull.

Inside the bag:

Here’s what was inside:

  • Birch Juice Hydro Sleeping Pack
  • Medium Angled Shading Brush
  • Pixi Beauty Blush Duo in Peach Honey
  • Adesse New York Nail Laquer in Deception
  • Colourpop Lippie Stix in Glam Bag Matte X

The nail color is a great medium grey with a faint green undertone. The Lippie Stix is the perfect shade of pink. I suspect the blush will give my face a sun-kissed warmth, and I’ll try the Hydro Sleeping Pack this evening.

Definitely a win all the way across!

EarFleek #1

First, let me say I had reservations about this subscription before deciding to sign up. For less than $4 a month, they send you a pair of nickel-free earrings based on a style profile of your choosing. Obviously I’m skeptical because super cheap and cute earrings that my super sensitive speshul snoflake ears can actually wear? It honestly seems too good to be true but I finally decided to give it a try. I’d know within a few hours of wearing them if they were indeed nickel-free and the buy-in is so low, why not?

Anyway, today this came in the mail.

A pretty unassuming envelope with no secret who its from. Okay, let’s open it up.

There’s a card announcing that I just received stylish, new earrings, a temporary tattoo (which I applied to my thigh a few minutes later), and the little ziplock baggie with the actual earrings.

The earrings are pretty cute, albeit super simple. I posted the photos to Instagram and said they looked like little Superman shields, but my friend Liz pointed out they’re actually diamonds. Yes, I got rose-gold colored, diamond earrings for under $4. Score? Score!

I’m pretty happy with this pair, so I’ll continue the subscription for a while.

Birchbox #1 & #2

Yesterday I received my first Birchbox…. and then today I received another one. I’m not sure why I got two, but the second box is a lot better than the first one.

Box #1

  • 2 Ursa Major Super Natural facial wipes
  • 1 tube Marcelle CITY Tinted Cream SPF 25
  • 1 Oribe Dry Texturing Spray
  • N4 Super Comb Prep and Protect
  • 2 Stilla Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Patina, and Perla (one of these was a bonus item)

I tried one of the Ursa Major facial wipes and its like a bad-smelling wet-nap you’d get at a restaurant. Not impressed and my face doesn’t feel any better, but it does smell funky.

The Stilla liquid lipsticks go on nicely, but I’m not crazy about the colors. They’re both the nude matte colors that are so in right now, but they’re just not colors I actually use.

So that sums up box #1…. and then today a second box came from Birchbox. Why they sent me two boxes I don’t know, but here’s Box #2.

Box #2

Box #2 contains the following:

  • Beauty Protector Protect & Oil
  • Lollia by Margot Elena In Love perfume sample
  • MAC Cosmetics In Extreme Dimension 3D Black Lash Mascara
  • Marcelle New age 8 in 1 Power Serum
  • Pixi by Petra LipLift Max in Honey Sheen

The perfume smells pretty nice. I’m really picky about my scents, but I like this one. I’m wearing it now and I might even buy the full-sized one if its long-lasting.

The lip product is a bit closer to a shade I will actually wear, and I use tons of mascara, so those are okay. The hair oil I’ll try the next time I wash it, but it looks like something I can actually use.

So there’s my first Birchbox reviews!