Monday, July 30, 2012

July Glossybox

I was so happy to actually get this in July! The last two boxes- May and June- both came the following month. Kind of frustrating. But I am being patient with them because I am sure they are having some growing pains.

So far I think my favorite product is the Sweet Geranium Figs & Rouge Balm. It comes in an adorable tin and smells amazing. It has made my lips super soft and shiny. The fact that it's 100% natural and organic is major bonus points, too. This actually is probably the BEST balm I have used. Possibly a new holy grail product.

The Sebastian shampoo was also pretty great. Smelled good and made my hair soft. The conditioner was a bit odd though. It's like mousse. I wasn't a fan because I have awful water {I used to live in the country where we had soft water, so I'm not used to the sticky city water} and need some intense conditioner or my hair will be a tangled mess when I get out of the shower.

The Alessandro foot cream was okay. Made my feet soft for most of the day, but I wouldn't buy it. My favorite foot cream {I actually got it in a Birchbox} is Ahava.

The Senna Double Dose Lip Lacquer was also a hit. And full size!! {$22 bucks!} I actually didn't like the lighter one, it was a bit too frosted looking for my taste. But the darker color- gorgeous! Looked amazing when I layered it over the Figs & Rouge Balm, too! This color is so pretty for the upcoming fall.  I am really glad this was in my box- it is not a shade I would ever buy!

Friday, July 27, 2012

Five things Friday!

My new favorites. This shampoo & conditioner are 100% natural and work amazingly! My hair has never been so soft and silky. Really glad I finally found great natural hair products.
Flowers of the week. I love how tall these are. They make me so happy.
Repurposed vase from our wedding :)
Gorgeous rainbow after a nasty storm. 
My favorite place EVER. We have been going to Petoskey, Mi since I was little and will be there at the end of August. I cannot wait! 

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Recent instagram pics

1. New ombre hair 2. berry cake  
3. chocolate from whole foods 4. strawberry basil flavored water.
1. Sparkling water 2. <3 crepes  
3. opi charged up cherry 4. grocery shopping! 
1. Made pecan choc chip cookies 2. obsessed with these mini haagen-dazs  
3. opi siberian nights 4. husband foot rest on a lazy night. :)

Friday, July 20, 2012

Five things Friday!

So happy it is finally Friday! And what's even better is that the husband will NOT be working this weekend! He has been crazy busy at work lately and it will be so nice to have him home. As a side note, I can't believe our 1 year wedding anniversary is coming up in a few weeks. This has truly been the fastest {and best} year of my life. :)

Here are a few things that have made me happy throughout the week: 

Love these mums from Trader Joe's. 

Cupcakes and Cashmere on my coffee table. Adorable book written by one of my favorite bloggers. So inspiring and creative!

June Glossybox

Perfect summer snack

My angel. He makes me melt.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

July 2012 birchbox!

I loved this box. This might be one of my favorite boxes to date. Lots of surprises and fun things to try.

What I loved:
-Annick Goutal Eau d'Hadrien. I LOVE this! I'm actually thinking about purchasing it. Really fresh and citrus-y.
-Boscia BB cream. I've never tried a bb cream but apparently they are amazing. This stuff is just that! My only complaint about it is that you really have to rub it in good. Where you apply it leaves little clumps of cream, kind of weird. It's also a little gray looking at first, but it adjusts to your skin color.
-Color Club Blue Ming. Super pretty turquoise! Can't wait to use this. Great summer color.
-Stila lip glaze. I was hoping to get this- its full size! Really shimmery and pretty.
-Tea Forte minteas. These are so yummy and have a lemon flavor. I'm surprised how much I liked these. :)

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Opi green-wich village

I was a little unsure of this color at first.. I actually don't even know what was going through my mind when I bought it- but I really like it! It's like Kermit the Frog green. Very cute. :)

Monday, July 9, 2012

Chanel frenzy

I recently got my hands on one of Chanel's nail polishes from their fall 2012 collection, frenzy. I knew I had to have this color from the moment I saw it online. Its like a soft gray lavender, and very unique. I just love it. Formula was also pretty great. I used two coats. Can't wait to get vertigo and suspicious, too. :)

Monday, July 2, 2012


Did some shopping, went to the park.. Had a great lazy weekend!