19 June 2012

{weekender} :: birchbox edition

As promised in my high five for friday post, today’s {weekender} is all about this month’s Birchbox.  If you’re new to the world of birchbox, prepare to be amazed, excited, and inspired all at the same time.  Birchbox is a subscription service, so it has the beauty of oh-my-goodness-I-got-something-in-my-mailbox-that’s-not-a-bill thrill, combined with an opportunity to try the newest and freshest in the world of grooming, beauty, and lifestyle products.  It’s so much fun.
This month’s theme was Jet Set, which is so fitting for wonderful summer, filled to the brim with weekend getaways and trips to the beach.
The item I’m most excited to incorporate into my daily routine is Stila’s One Step Bronze.  This piece-of-artwork-in-a-bottle {so cool looking, right?! I’m a sucker for good marketing} combines bronzer, primer, and serum.  
I’ve never been a big one for lipstick.  My fear of old lady lipstick wrinkles has made me a proponent of lipgloss and chapstick for life, or at least until I’m old. Enter theBalm’s Stainiac.  It’s a two-in-one lip and cheek stain.  Since it’s a stain, I’m willing to give it a fair chance on my lips, and have no qualms about using it on my cheeks for a nice summer glow.
I haven’t yet tried the Borghese cleansing bar or the La Fresh face cleansers, but they’ll surely be tossed into my travel case next time I’m hitting the road for a weekend away.  
Have you given in to Birchbox yet?