• BoxyCharm,  Subscription Boxes

    Wednesday Reveal – July BoxyCharm

    I just finished listening to a book about serial killers and how they are generally charismatic, seemingly normal people who wouldn’t ever be suspected of serial killing. This disturbs me and yet I am fascinated by serial killers – why, I don’t get it. They are terrible people and yet they are household names – well some of them are anyway but I know very few victims. It is bizarre to me that they aren’t just convicted and disappear, they live on through books, movies, documentaries – what is this fascination that we have with something so monstrous? Good news though, the neighbors in back of me who were digging…

  • BoxyCharm,  Subscription Boxes

    Sample Saturday – RealHer

    I am late posting today but it is just the perfect combination of hot and dry for spending the day reading outside and I am deep into a debut thriller, it doesn’t get much better than that! Today I am rounding up a few items from RealHer Beauty that I received in various BoxyCharm boxes. RealHer is a brand that was founded on philanthropy and believes that makeup is a tool to empower women to be their best selves. Twenty percent of their profits go to charities for women, you can read more about their mission on their blog. They have a range of products from palettes to lippies that…

  • BoxyCharm,  Subscription Boxes

    Wednesday Reveal – June BoxyCharm

    PSA – if you are swimming in a fresh water lake, you could contract things like swimmer’s itch. I just find it unbelievable that people seem surprised by this. Especially in the Land of 10,000 Lakes – who are you people?! It’s a lake, there is feces in it and if you don’t know that then I don’t know how to help you aside from telling you that you are swimming in a fresh water lake and there’s feces in it. Oh, you let your toddler swim in it? Probably should have done your research, that’s your job, as a parent. #sorrynotsorry It’s a small thing that is indicative of  larger trend,…

  • BoxyCharm,  Subscription Boxes

    Wednesday Reveal – May Boxycharm

    My desire to decorate my home comes and goes in spurts, sometimes I am all minimalist and think I have too much stuff and then other days I am picking up knick-knacks and throw pillows like I don’t already own dozens of each. I am in French Country mode, it all started with this vase that I found a few weeks ago and suddenly I am planning the entire living room around it. It really is lovely but I have a feeling that this is just a phase, per usual – best pump the brakes. Sadly, I feel that Boxycharm is soon becoming one that started out amazing but has become a…

  • BoxyCharm,  Subscription Boxes

    Sample Saturday – Smashbox

    I saw myself today, well my future self or what I think my future self will look like and it was tragic. I have always been a little dowdy, I have worn a cardigan since the 3rd grade but I don’t feel that I dress poorly. I just came out of the womb middle-aged and now I am on the expressway to recluse librarian with saggy hose and a hounds-tooth shawl who smells like Vicks. I don’t smell like Vicks, just painting the picture – the tragic, frumpy picture. When did this happen? Maybe I should consider wearing less black or more black? Black is edgy…right? I just never recall feeling young and…

  • Birchbox,  BoxyCharm,  Ipsy,  LipMonthly,  Subscription Boxes

    Subscription Box Showdown

    I need some candle suggestions, I went HAM on the spring scents when B&BW (I’m trying out an acronym thing) had their three wicks on sale. I picked up all of the staples, sweet-pea, lilac, gardenia, lavender – which is nice and all but my apartment smells like a floral nightmare. I need something woodsy to balance it out, skipping candles – I am just going to throw some cedar chips down. I am switching things up for Sample Saturday, instead of posting about a sample I thought I’d share a round-up of subscription boxes and what I think so far. I am just touching on the main ones that…

  • BoxyCharm,  Subscription Boxes

    Wednesday Reveal – April Boxycharm

    Another Wednesday, another subscription box! My April Boxycharm arrived a couple of weeks ago and I have been using  the contents for a bit now. The theme this month is Boho Glow *eyeroll* I’m sorry, I get a little festivaled out fairly immediately and I don’t even attend any. Who knew that there were so many ways to wear fringe 😛 I do like the whole naturally glowing concept, I’ll stop ragging on the theme and get to the good stuff! OFRA Cosmetics Rodeo Drive Highlighter – That arrived completely pulverized! I don’t even know how it managed to get so smooshed with the case being left intact?! I have an old powder…

  • BoxyCharm,  Subscription Boxes

    Wednesday Reveal – March Boxycharm

    I am arguably the last person to receive their March BoxyCharm but I am still going to write about it! I mentioned a few posts back that I was on the waiting list for 4’ish months and had several other boxes that I was receiving, I emailed their CS team to let them know that I wanted to be removed from the subscription. Well, that didn’t happen but I am not mad about it because this box was so worth the wait! I was giddy to tear into this box and was really surprised at the quality of how the items were wrapped for shipping – they weren’t just tossed in…