Tuesday, August 14, 2012

August Birchbox

It's that time of the month again!
Christmas in August Birch Box Style ;)
If you don't remember my post from last month check it out HERE.
I talk about what Birchbox is, how to sign up && the whole nitty gritty.
I still can't believe that its already mid August, where did this summer go?!

This month Birchbox's theme was "beauty school" a fun twist on the back to school shopping that is currently going on all over the world right now!

I've been subscribed to Birchbox for over a year now and I've gotta say, this was in my top 5.
I'm always up for new products & I can't wait to see if any of these become my new favorites!

I knew right when I opened it that this box was worth it! 
I have no idea how Birchbox knows me so well.
Last month I was running out of liquid eyeliner and low & behold I got some in my box,
this month? 
I was thinking about purchasing a new razer and thank you Birchbox for reading my mind once again.

This months Box I got:

Miss Jessie's Original Quick Curls {full size verison} - $32
Schick Hydro Silk Razer {with coupons for extra blades} - around $10 depending where you purchase it

So far so good!
Birchbox this month saved me $60 for 3 full size samples.
Not bad for a $10 subscription if you ask me ;)

If you would like to know more about birchbox check out the post I did here,
& here is a link to the website if you would like to sign up for your beauty subscription today!


I've been wanting to try the Miss Jessie's hair care products because I have naturally wavy hair.
&& I finally got too! I can't wait to try their other products.
I love how Birchbox has a way of changing your whole beauty routine.
& that razer is AMAZING.
I know Walmart carries it because I used my coupon to snag a few extra razers
I believe it was $7.94?
If you need a new razer I would definitely go check that one out!

As for the other products, I have yet to use my Pixi Eye Shadow Pen,
But the nail polish touch up wands actually aren't that bad!
for 5$ I would probably buy them because they are good to have on hand,
& provide less of a mess.

I've never been a big fan of Juicy,
back in middle school I did however buy into the whole juicy sweat suit fad
but that's about as far as I went with Juicy products.
I have a necklace & charm bracelet from them & was gifted their perfume.
I've just never really preferred it to other brands.
& this perfume was the same.
I didn't totally hate it, but I wouldn't buy it myself.
But perfumes are a tough thing to review,
it smells different on everyone & everyone has their own like when it comes to smells.

Have you tried any new beauty products lately?
What have been your favorite?
Do you have a fun beauty subscription or something similar?
I'd love to hear about it & hear from you!
Leave a comment bellow :)

Hope you all are having an amazing week!
I'll be back later this week with a post on the beauty products & make up I am currently crushing on lately!


P.S. Don't forget about the give away at 200 likes on my facebook page!!
You all are SO amazing && I can't thank you enough for spreading the word about my lovely blog.
I am already at  166 likes! Only 34 more to go.

If you haven't already head on over and click "like" on my facebook page HERE.

Monday, August 13, 2012

2012 Fall Pledge

I'm backkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk!
Did you miss me? ;)

I know it isn't even close to January, {4 months to be exact actually}
 But I'm going to make a resolution.
We can call it a "changing the leaf" pledge.
It can be mine & your way of getting back into the swing of things for this fall.

We all know by now that I am pretty horrible at keeping up with my lovely little blog here.
But I blame it on the heat.
This southern heat is slowlykillingme horrible.
My poor Pacific Northwest Soul can't take the constant 100 degree + weather.
{I know I sound pathetic, but seriously I can't take the heat}
haha pun anyone?!?!
So my "changing the leaf" pledge is to do more posts on a weekly basis.
I'm going to try my hardest to make it a goal of mine for 3 posts a week minimum.
&& you all better hold me to it ;)
But it won't be that hard once the weather starts calming down.
Which I can not wait for!

Did any of you happen to catch the fact that all the fall scents are out in stores now?!?!
You better believe I picked up tons of Pumpkin Pie & Warm Apple Pie Candles from Tj Maxx & Big Lots last weekend.
They got a huge shipment in of the candles that Target Candles && much more!
I horded like 10 of them & haven't stopped burning them since!
So if I were you I would definitely check out your local Target, Big Lots, Marshalls, HomeGoods, & Tj Maxx for the most yummiest candles ever.

Who doesn't love fall?!?
I am so excited for boots, yummy food, candles, cuddling up on the couch with blankets, tea & good books,
apple cider, all of my winter clothes {basically my whole closet, thank you Seattle for having cold weather year round && leaving me no clothes for the summer!} , and the list of fall lusting goes on.
I love holiday season, it trumps summer in my book any day.

Butttt back to current time.
Summer is almost over && I don't know if it is just me but I can't wait,
I love the hustle and bustle of fall-spring.
Summer is just way too laid back for my taste.
So I will have tons of D.I.Y. Crafts, Furniture Flips, Beauty Tips && Much more coming to you all soon!
I want to take this blog into many directions, not just furniture flips.
Because I do do more than just painting ;)

So I know this isn't one of my normal posts but I will be back later this week with a more "fun" post!
I hope you all have an amazing week, & live up the rest of your summer because September is fastly approaching!


P.S. Don't forget about the give away at 200 likes on my facebook page!!
You all are SO amazing && I can't thank you enough for spreading the word about my lovely blog.
I am already at  165 likes! Only 35 more to go.

If you haven't already head on over and click "like" on my facebook page HERE.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Mint Green

Lately I have been color crushing on mint green. bad.
I always catch myself gravitating more & more towards mint green accessories.
It meshes so well with all the hues of grey I have in my house.
I will be sharing picture of our house soon, the purchase of a new couch turned into an overhaul of 
the living room downstairs ;)
I have some awesome D.I.Y. posts lined up for that, but for now,
I scored the cuuuuuuuutest little nightstand when my mom was in town.
&& of course, I incorporated my new color love into this lovely nightstand.

This little beauty is available for sale in the show now.


I'm not a big fan on these nightstands in their original state.
they are just a bit too rich? for my taste.
It just looks too stuffy.

But I love love love the shape and character of this style! 
I knew right away what hardware I wanted to put on it & what color I wanted.

Now she looks 10000x times better ;)


I lovvvvvve this color so much!
It is by Valspar.
I don't quite know the name because my neighbor gave me the paint as mistint.
It has just enough color to it.

I decided to put some new old hardware on it.
I wanted to give it a different look then what originally came with it.
{which there was only one}
If you don't know what kind of pulls i'm talking about check out this post here.

Every single time I have furniture I get to sell I always want to keep them!
But could you blame me?!
I'm such a furniture junkie haha :)

These pulls were actually my old kitchen cabinet pulls.
If you don't remember then check out our kitchen reveal here.
I love that these pulls have history to them, it compliments this adorable nightstand so well.

They are modern enough but are still antique looking.
I think it makes a huge difference for this little night stand compared to its before.

You will be seeing much more mint pieces in my work coming up!
I'm currently working on a dresser that will be for sale in my shop as well in this color!
&& in case you forgot this one IS for sale;
check it out here with the other pieces I currently have for sale as well.

Too bad my work week doesn't end here ;)
I hope you all have amazing plans for this week & have a great day!
Happy Friday Everyone!