Thursday, May 26, 2011

Life Update & May Birchbox!

I know, I's been a long time.

Since my last blog post, I've turned 24 - my KOBE birthday =] - and I got into grad school! My life is slowly falling into place, one step at a time...I can't deny that I'm blessed.  If you know me personally, I've really struggled for the past 5 years or so with the age-old question of "What am I going to do with my life?" so I'm happy that I've finally found the answer!

I truly believe that everything happens for a reason.  Whether the event is painful or joyful, there is always a deeper meaning behind every misfortune and blessing.

ANYWAY...onward to a beauty post!

After many months of debate, I finally gave in...

My Birchbox arrived earlier this month, but to be honest with you, I still haven't gotten a chance to try all of the products.  The month has been so crazy that I almost forgot about it! If you've never heard of Birchbox, it's basically a monthly subscription service to deluxe beauty samples.  My May Birchbox included the following:

  • JOUER Moisturizing Lip Gloss
  • SERGE LUTENS Eau de Parfum
  • DDF Wrinkle Resist Plus Pore Minimizer
  • AHAVA Mineral Body Lotion

One of the main reasons why I subscribed to Birchbox is because I want to expand my beauty product knowledge.  I think that we all get stuck in a routine of using the same brands, products, etc. because they're readily available to us, so I was glad to see that I only immediately recognized one of these brands - DDF.

The two products that I have tried - the JOUER Moisturizing Lip Gloss & AHAVA Mineral Body Lotion - are wonderful!  I've thrown both into my purse because I now use them on a daily basis.

The JOUER Moisturizing Lip Gloss is perfect for everyday wear and adds just the right amount of color to your lips.  Not only that, but it's infused with Vitamins A, C, & E plus shea butter, jojoba oil, and pomegranate seed oil to keep your lips in top shape.

I've been using the AHAVA Mineral Body Lotion on my hands, and I love that it doesn't leave my hands feeling sticky.  It's ultra light but super hands feel like silk after I slather it on.  AHAVA does have a hand cream that I've heard good things about, so I hope Birchbox sends me a sample soon!

If you're interested in subscribing to Birchbox for $10/month, check out their website at

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