Breakfast with Birchbox

Happy Monday! I hope you had a wonderfully relaxing weekend. I can’t even begin to describe how much I have missed being able to post over the last week. I have SO much to share with you!

Birchbox took over Chicago last week and it was nothing short of fabulous! Makeovers at Benefit, hair braiding with Kerastase at Maxine Salon, a delicious breakfast at NoMi Kitchen, and so much more!

First, let me start with a confession… I hadn’t put my hands on a Birchbox before last week. You don’t have to judge me, I’m already judging myself. I had held off on this monthly subscription service because I don’t typically try new beauty products. Searching for new products is expensive, time consuming, and overwhelming. What if I buy a full-size product and hate it? Who has time to scour consumer reviews before making a purchase decision? And what if there is something better out there that I should be buying instead? #anxiety

Birchbox answers all of those questions. The seriously cool staff at Birchbox finds the best products that we should be trying for us and delivers them to our mailboxes each and every month. For $10. #genius

Needless to say, I’ve since joined! :)

The Birchbox I received at breakfast included:

– A full size Stila sparkle waterproof liquid eyeliner

Color Club nail polish in ‘Disco Nap’

Lulu Organics Hair Powder

Origins Checks & Balances Face Wash

A Twistband

And as if breakfast wasn’t enough, I spent last Wednesday evening with Birchbox getting my hair braided at Maxine Salon. (See the picture of my braid here.) We sipped on champagne, devoured cupcakes, and learned more about Kerastase products.

My Kerastase Birchbox included:

– A full size Essie “Tour de Finance”

Kerastase Elixir Ultime

Kerastase Cristalliste Lumiere Liquide

Kerastase Cristalliste Shampoo & Conditioner

Birchbox seriously pulled out all of the stops for us Chicagoans and here’s where things get good insanely awesome for you:

Thanks to the lovely folks at Birchox, I am giving away TWO Kerastase Birchboxes and a THREE-MONTH subscription to Birchbox!

To enter, simply leave a comment below telling me about your beauty routine or must-have products! I will randomly choose three winners Friday afternoon (4 p.m.).

For bonus entries, 1. Like Bows & Sequins & Birchbox on Facebook, 2. Follow Bows & Sequins & Birchbox on Twitter! (Please leave separate comments noting these!)

PS – Check out my Instagram pictures from the events!

 Oh, one last thing! One of the coolest things I learned at the Birchbox Blogger Breakfast was that Birchbox recently launched for men! I, for one, can say that most guys I know need to step up their grooming routine. Sorry boys, but it’s time to leave Walgreens behind — I think this picture says it best. So if you’re in need of a Father’s Day gift or just want to give your guy a subtle suggestion, check out Birchbox Man!

Update: Clare won the 3 month subscription and Lumi & Lisa won the Kerastase Birchboxes. Congrats ladies, look out for an email from me! :)

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  1. 6.11.12

    Looks like such a fun event – love me some Birchbox! :)

    • 6.15.12
      Jillian commented:

      Love mascara but its so so so hard to find a good one!! Love trying all new products until I can find something I cannot live without. So excited to check back on your give away!!

  2. 6.11.12
    Laura G. commented:

    Love birthcbox! My favorite beauty must have is my Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer. I use it as my foundation and love how it gives me coverage while not being too heavy. It allows my skin to breathe. Thanks for hosting such an awesome giveaway. I’ve been dying to try keratase for a while now!

  3. 6.11.12
    Kelly commented:

    Lately, I’ve been loving my Bare Minerals Matte foundation, MAC Studio Finish Concealer, Stila Liquid Liner, Maybelline Mascara, and the balm’s Stainiac! For perfume, I’ve been obsessed with my viva la juicy for a while now!

  4. 6.11.12
    Molly commented:

    My beauty routine is constantly changing with the weather and the way I am feeling. For the summer months I have been loving wearing dewey skin with a bold lip. I love the bare minerals powders and the revlon lip butters. I have also been loving the Urban Decay naked palette. As for cheeks I have been loving using NYX cream blushes. I would love to win the Birchbox prize:) It would be so fun to get monthly samples in the mail. What girl doesn’t love beauty a packages…perfect combination:)

  5. 6.11.12
    Ellen Landgren commented:

    My ‘beauty’ routine may qualify as a bit pitiful but I know what I like and I never stray from that! I never use anything other than Cetaphil Daily Facial Cleanser and Moisturizing Lotion. I’ve tried all of those expensive products for my face, that are out there and have most luck with this! John Frieda Sheer Blonde ‘Highlight Activating’ Shampoo, no conditioner (much to everyone’s dismay)! For products after the shower I combine Bumble and Bumble’s thickening hairspray, tonic spray and defrizz gel. Top it off with bumble and bumble’s styling spray when it’s dry! [Not much, I’m a minimalist] Bobbi Brown makeup to start the days where I work or am going out, and not a damn thing for the days I’m not! Throughout the day I obsessively reapply my [mens] Jack Black natural mint and shea butter lip balm w SPF 25!! And I top it off with my Miss Dior Cherie perfume or Thierry Mugler’s Alien Perfume!

  6. 6.11.12
    hallie commented:

    Awesome recap, lady! Your photos from the breakfast are amazing! :)

  7. 6.11.12
    Sarah commented:

    This sounds like such an amazing event! Cupcakes and hair braiding? Yes, please! I don’t typically wear a whole lot of make-up, but the beauty product I can’t live without is nail polish! Any brand, any colour. Love them all :)


  8. 6.11.12
    kim commented:

    i can’t live without any of my cle de peau face lotions!

  9. 6.11.12
    Sarah commented:

    The Body Shop has the BEST eyeshadow. They have great colors and they wear really well! Also, they only cost $9 and last well over a year.

    I have never signed up for Birchbox but have always wanted to try it.

    Thanks for all the info!

  10. 6.11.12
    Janine commented:

    Great give away!! My must have products are neutrogena oil free acne cleanser, Aveeno moisturizer, revlon custom creations foundation, smashbox primer, smashbox under eye brightener, urban decay eye lid primer & cover girl shimmering sands eye shadow.

  11. 6.11.12
    Tiffany Elam commented:

    I haven’t tried Birchbox. I’ve heard wonderful things about it nonetheless. Having a trial run with this would definitely help me decide whether to become a member or not. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity, looks like to had fun at the event!


  12. 6.11.12
    Ashlyn Doty commented:

    Wow! That’s awesome that they’re letting you do that!

    My beauty routine depends on where I’m going. But my most frequent one is my bronze look. I use MAC Prep &prime to start, then MAC studio fix fluid, MAC studio fix powder, MAC bronzer(not sure what kind :/) then I use maybelline modern Metallics because it’s super sparkly! Then I usually wear just some sheer pink gloss cause I don’t wanna do too much. for my hair I use a Conair YouCurl wand curling iron and I LOVE IT. I curl all of it, spray it with tresemme hairspray, then use a pick to go through it when I’m done. My beauty products I can’t do without is any of my makeup that says MAC on the label, and nail polish.

  13. 6.11.12
    Lauren commented:

    What a cool event! Sounds so fun! Jealous that fun stuff like that doesn’t ever come to Albuquerque!

    My go to beauty products right now have really been changing! I am looking for new products always. But, I love my staple Milk Shake hair shampoo and conditioner.

    Would love to get my hands on that Kerastase Elixir Ultime.

    I also always reach for my Chi Straightener and my Cerave moisturizer every single day!

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  14. 6.11.12
    Annie commented:

    I have gifted Birchbox to two people so far, but still haven’t ordered for myself, though I think about it at least a few times a day;) So I would absolutely loveee to win this giveaway!
    My beauty essentials include my clarisonic, so, so many products from the Mario Badescu line, and Moroccan oil for my hair.
    Thanks for the chance to win! Love your site!

  15. 6.11.12
    Nicole commented:

    I’ve been thinking about joining for some time now. My must haves include clinique steps 1-3, smashbox cream eyeliner and diorshow mascara. And I like to sneak in a mud mask two a week as well 😉

    Treasure Tromp

  16. 6.11.12
    Kaitlin commented:

    As soon as we (finally) get settled in our new place, I am definitely going to sign up. I didn’t realize everything was full-size! PS – love the braid!

    • 6.11.12
      Jessica commented:

      Not *everything* is full size, but each of my boxes had one full-size product inside! :)

  17. 6.11.12
    Lisa Lustig commented:

    My must have beauty products include Philosophy’s Purity face wash because it cleans without drying, moisturizes, and smells beautiful. I also am obsessed with Benefit’s POREfessional because it applies unbelievably smooth and hides all large pores leaving a even skin tone. I highly recommend MAC studio fix to even out any discoloration and poof! a perfect face with minimal effort :)

  18. 6.11.12
    Janiece commented:

    i cannot live without all my clinique moisturizers. i have some seriously dry skin and the different products i have make my skin feel so much better!

  19. 6.11.12
    Lindsay commented:

    How fun! Looking at your Birchbox photos makes me excited for mine this month…yay!

    Lindsay @

  20. 6.11.12
    Karrie Harper commented:

    I just learned about Birchbox a couple weeks ago and decided to subscribe. I am anxiously awaiting my first box as I could really use some new advice and products. I can’t wait to see what they send and hope that it includes hair and face products which will become regulars in my routine. So pick me! :)

  21. 6.11.12
    swapna commented:

    I love my clinique face wash, origins exfoliating cream and sugar lip balm!

  22. 6.11.12
    Jillian commented:

    I’ve been thinking about joining birch box but was worried it would be items I would not use, but honestly the pictures and descriptions your showing are amazing. I would love to try mascara and other expensive beauty products before buying full size. I mean honestly you can never have enough make up. Loved your input!! Keep it coming and appreciate all the pictures!

  23. 6.11.12
    Anna commented:

    My beauty must have is Make Up Forever HD Foundation!

  24. 6.11.12
    taryn commented:

    This is crazy. I have never heard of this and im already hooked. My beauty regimen is fairly simple. Not a lot during the day- lancome foundation, laura mercier powder, maybelline mascara, one of my several blushes (nars, tarte, stila, sephora) and lip gloss

  25. 6.11.12
    Laura commented:

    What a great giveaway!!!

    I definitely have some favorites: I’m a drugstore kinda gal and use Loreal Perfect match for my foundation and blush. For the eyes, I’ll use Maybelline’s Great Lash mascara. I do love my Bobbi Brown Long-wear gel eyeliner though. Then every night, I’ll take it off with Neutrogena’s natural make-up remover and facial cleanser.

  26. 6.11.12
    Laura commented:

    I also like bows and sequins, and birchbox on facebook.

  27. 6.11.12
    Laura commented:

    I also follow bows and sequins, and birchbox on twitter. @lchally

    I hate to buy an expensive, full size product and realize I hate it. This would be such a great way to find out if my money is worth it!

  28. 6.11.12
    Melissa commented:

    I have been looking for everyday beauty products to add to my routine for so long! Sounds like Birchbox is the answer to my prayers! Thank you!!

  29. 6.11.12
    Heidi commented:

    Thanks for sharing the Birchbox love! I’ve yet to get a subscription and every month I get frustrated that I didn’t.

    My go-to beauty routine starts with my Clarasonic Mia. That thing was expensive, but my skin has improved ten-fold!

  30. 6.11.12
    Lindsey commented:

    Yay! Awesome giveaway.. I don’t wear too much makeup but recently splurged on a clarisonic Mia and it has made my skin so soft and pretty!

  31. 6.11.12
    Sorcha commented:

    I love the idea of these boxesl; I even tried Glossybox once. My only problem is that there are so many different services in the UK now I have no idea which one I would want to subscribe to, especially as I’m not much of a makeup girl.

  32. 6.11.12
    Sarah commented:

    I also follow Bows and Sequins on twitter.

  33. 6.11.12
    katie commented:

    What a great giveaway! I wash my face EVERY night with Dove soap. I know it’s not a typical face wash but it’s worked since i was 10! I moisturize and add bronzer, mascara, and eyeliner. All of this is done under 15 minutes and out the door!

  34. 6.11.12
    Clare Christine commented:

    SO wonderful!! I am thrilled about this giveaway, to be honest I have also never tried Birchbox. I hope I win the giveaway and that changes :) I am very low maintenance. I wash my face in the morning and at night using bliss fabulous foaming face wash and follow with neutrogena combination skin moisturizer. I always feel clean and refreshed after my face wash and moisture cleanse! I like both you and Birchbox on facebook, and I also follow you both on twitter. Hope I win xoxo

    Twirling Clare

  35. 6.11.12
    Sarah commented:

    My beauty routine is pretty simple – a moisturizing Dove bar soap and Olay moisturizer. I also just started using Bare Minerals and I love the lightness and how fresh it makes my skin feel! I’ve been wanting to register for Birchbox for a while now. I love seeing what new products are out there and I’d love to expand my routine!

  36. 6.11.12
    Ellen commented:

    I already followed/liked bows and sequins on Facebook and twitter but now I follow/like Birchbox as well! Excited to see what I learn! :-)

  37. 6.11.12
    Suzanne commented:

    What a fun giveaway! I have been dying to try Birchbox! My must haves right now are: Aveeno face moisturizure with spf 30, Cetaphil, and I also like to uso Bliss ‘The Youth As We Know It’ anti-aging night cream.

    For hair, I love CHI Silk infusion since I straighten my hair daily. And the BEST BEST BEST hair product I have ever found is ‘It’s a 10′ hair mask. Leave it on for 5 minutes in the shower and it completely brings dull, damaged hair back to life!

  38. 6.11.12
    Caroline commented:

    What an amazing service! Love trying new products!

  39. 6.11.12
    Sam Penner commented:

    I think I might be the only other person who STILL hasn’t signed up! I just have the same reservations as you. I don’t want to spend any more money than I need to- and I love the products I have/use already! But, I am glad to hear they now cater to men, and I admit the business model is genius. :)

  40. 6.11.12
    Courtney Wyse commented:

    This event looks amazing! I am so jealous! Some of my beauty must-haves are: Keihls Ultra Facial Cleanser, Diorshow Blackout mascara, and Laura Mercier Oil-free tinted moisturizer!

    Great giveaway! Hope I win!

  41. 6.11.12
    Courtney Wyse commented:

    LIKE Bows & Sequins on facebook!


  42. 6.11.12
    Courtney Wyse commented:

    LIKE Birchbox on facebook!


  43. 6.11.12
    Courtney Wyse commented:

    Follow Bows & Sequins on twitter!


  44. 6.11.12
    Courtney Wyse commented:

    Follow Birchbox on twitter!


  45. 6.11.12
    Federika commented:

    I recently just discovered Birchbox from your blog, and I am now on the waiting list. I am always trying different products from make up to hair, and I always end up spending too much money on products that end up sitting in my cabinet. Being able to sample products that they think is right for you is such a good idea! And 10$ a month!?! Can’t beat it! For my personal beauty routine I am obsessed with Benefit Sun Beam! It makes your skin look perfectly dewy and gives you that glow with only a small dab! Love your blog!

  46. 6.11.12
    Elaine Anderson commented:

    I have a pretty extensive beauty routine, but I’m always looking to try new products! I was a member of birchbox but had to cancel for various reasons. This giveaway just might inspire me to rejoin :)

  47. 6.11.12
    Missy commented:

    I have been wanting to try Birchbox!!! I see it on all of the fashion blogs. I usually stick with the same make-up/product routine, so really could use birchbox to help me steer away from the same-ol-same-ol!
    My beauty must haves are cetaphil daily face moisturizer with SPF and MAC bronzer!!

  48. 6.11.12
    Missy commented:

    AND, I have been following you on twitter and facebook for quite some time. I’m a big fan! :)

  49. 6.11.12
    Autumn Cayleigh commented:

    My beauty must have’s are a Burt’s Bee’s or eos lip balm eggs to make my lips soft and smooth, as well as bare minerals foundation for a light, natural makeup look! The three products work wonders!

  50. 6.11.12

    I love Birchbox! My fave product is actually that stila eyeliner, I got it in my Gossip Girl box. I wear it daily and it doesn’t budge at all!
    Smart n Snazzy

  51. 6.11.12
    Danielle commented:

    my favorite beauty products are by clinique! i use the pore minimizer which gives a flawless look to your skin and some black high impact mascara

  52. 6.11.12
    Blair B commented:

    I love dry shampoo for the days I don’t want to wash my hair. I love a light weight SPF face lotion and I always need my eos lip egg!!

  53. 6.11.12
    Jonna Jones commented:

    Currently use Bare Minerals makeup and Avene cleaning products. Would love to try new things especially anti aging products.

    Never heard of of this and will be looking at their website today.

  54. 6.11.12
    Brienne commented:

    Can’t live without my makeup forever HD foundation!!!

  55. 6.11.12
    Brienne commented:

    Been following you on twitter, and now I’m following Birchbox too!

  56. 6.11.12
    Brienne commented:

    Liked your page and birchbox’s :)

  57. 6.11.12
    Ashley commented:

    I have never heard of Birchbox, and I am completely loving it right now!

    I cannot live without NARS blush in Orgasm, Urban Decay’s All Nighter Spray, Benefit’s Boing concealer & OPI’s You Don’t Know Jacques. I would die if I ever got stranded on an island and had to pick one!
    I’m following you & Birchbox on Twitter (@ashley_elizab) & “like” you on Facebook!

    xxx ashley

  58. 6.11.12
    Sarah W commented:

    My beauty routine is pretty simple. I use Neutrogena facewash and moisturizer every night and morning.

    As far as make-up, I can’t live without my Great Lash mascara. Seriously, I’ve been using it since I first tried make-up and I can’t live without it!

  59. 6.11.12
    Dovey commented:

    Hm, my current beauty routine involves foundation, brows, and a little bronzey eyeshadow from the Naked 2 palette. Eyeliner and mascara are musts too!

  60. 6.11.12
    Silver commented:

    My makeup routine consists of coverup, eyeliner or eyeshadow, and never-leave-the-house mascara!

    Silver from A Silver Snapshot

  61. 6.11.12
    Silver commented:

    I liked Bows & Sequins and Birchbox on Facebook.

    Silver from A Silver Snapshot

  62. 6.12.12
    Nadia commented:

    My routine is hope in a jar moisturizer,laura mercier tinted moisturizer, powder and blush.

  63. 6.12.12
    Nadia commented:

    I follow you on fb

  64. 6.12.12
    Nadia commented:

    I’m following birchbox

  65. 6.12.12
    Margie commented:

    Just found your website, love it (you are so cute). I can’t live without my Urban Decay palate. I got it for christmas and have used it everyday since :)

  66. 6.12.12

    What a great giveaway! I do a weekly mask and pore strip for blackheads, nightly serums and try not to wash my face in the morning (just splash with water) to prevent over drying.

  67. 6.12.12
    Jenn commented:

    Lately I’ve been skipping the eyeliner and going with just a few swipes of white eyeshadow. It’s been a fun summer look! Love the blog!

  68. 6.12.12
    Sara commented:

    Followed Bows & Sequins on Twitter

  69. 6.12.12
    Nicole commented:

    Hi Jessica!

    (Super cute blog… I’ve been following for a while!). Love birchbox, this is a great giveaway! My daily beauty routine is pretty simple now that it’s so hot in NYC! Ive been into BB cream and have been using the Garnier one to quicken my routine. Then a little powder, NARS Orgasm blush, lash blast mascara and im out the door!

  70. 6.12.12
    Nicole commented:

    Ive followed Birchbox on twitter

  71. 6.12.12
    Jade Marie commented:

    I cannot live without primer and tinted mouisturizer. I found my fave tinted mouistuizer through BirchBox!

  72. 6.12.12
    Jade Marie commented:

    I follow both birchBox and Bows and Sequins on Facebook.

  73. 6.12.12
    Jade Marie commented:

    I follow both Birchbox and Bows and Sequins on Twitter!

  74. 6.12.12
    Nicole commented:

    Ive followed Birchbox on facebook

  75. 6.12.12
    Nicole commented:

    followed Bows and Sequins on facebook

  76. 6.12.12
    Nicole commented:

    followed bows and sequins on twitter

  77. 6.12.12
    elli commented:

    is this open worlwide though?

  78. 6.12.12
    elli commented:

    i meant, worldwide =p

  79. 6.12.12
    Calli commented:

    I must have my moisturizer, argan oil and bronzer!

  80. 6.12.12
    Calli commented:

    I liked you and birchbox on facebook.

  81. 6.12.12
    Calli commented:

    I follow both of you via twitter as freefragments.

  82. 6.12.12
    Ashlyn Doty commented:

    I liked your page and birchbox on Facebook
    I already follow you on twitter and I now follow birchbox as well

  83. 6.12.12
    Brigette W commented:

    I’m a newfound believer in bareminerals….other than that my routine changes almost weekly. i love trying new things!

  84. 6.12.12
    Brigette W commented:

    I liked your page and Birchbox on facebook :)

  85. 6.12.12
    Leslie commented:

    My favorite beauty item is Guerlain, the meterorites, the wonderful wonderful little colorful balls just make my skin glow! Would love to win and try the Kerastase. My also cant live without it would be Dr. Hauska eye balm, as you get older, you need this!!

  86. 6.12.12
    Ashley commented:

    I have been loving my Merle Norman Mineral Makeup Foundation lately with it being so humid down here in GA. I usually use a liquid foundation, but it has been too heavy lately. I also am loving my Merle Norman Anti-Aging serum filled with antioxidants. It makes a nice nighttime moiturizer as well as protecting my skin from any damage during the day! As we all know, great skincare is the first step to flawless skin and makeup. I’m loving your blog! :-)

    I have been thinking about subscribing to Birchbox, and would love to win this contest to try it out!

  87. 6.12.12
    Ashley commented:

    I like your page and birchbox on facebook!

  88. 6.12.12
    Ashley commented:

    I am now following you and Birchbox on Twitter! :-)

  89. 6.12.12
    Kristin Clark commented:

    What a fabulous giveaway!!! My MUST-HAVE products:
    – Liquid eye liner: a MUST everyyyyy day for me, otherwise I feel like my eyes look smaller. Haha. I really love Avon’s liquid liner – been using it for years.
    – Blush: love Nars ‘orgamsmic’ – the perfect combo of pinky + shimmer
    – Foundation Primer: love Smashbox gel foundation primer – works like a charm
    – Mascara: not brand loyal about this one…bad I know, but as long as it makes my lashes look longer it’s fine by me!


  90. 6.12.12
    Kristin Clark commented:

    I’m following ‘Bows & Sequins’ on twitter! :)

  91. 6.12.12
    Kristin Clark commented:

    I’m following ‘Birchbox’ on twitter! :)

  92. 6.12.12
    Kristin Clark commented:

    I ‘like’ Bows & Sequins on fb!

  93. 6.12.12
    Kristin Clark commented:

    I ‘like’ Birchbox on fb! Fingers crossed!! :)

  94. 6.12.12
    Lynn commented:

    My routine is at least one/two times a week i use a beauty masks from My Beauty Diary, to keep my skin hydrated and supple. on other days i use Kiehl’s Arctic Rose cream.

  95. 6.12.12
    Lynn commented:

    Like B&S and Birch on FB

  96. 6.12.12
    Sarah S. commented:

    My must have beauty products are Philosophy Hope in a Jar, Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer, and nail polish! Thanks for the giveaway!

  97. 6.12.12
    Lynn commented:

    Following B&S and Birchbox on twitter.

    I noticed other people entering likes and follows for b&S and BB separately.
    is that the correct way to enter the bonus entries?

  98. 6.12.12
    Lyndsey commented:

    My favorite beauty item at the moment is my Stila sparkle liquid eyeliner! I got it in Rock Candy and it lasts all day :) Birchbox is so much! I love getting to try new items and decide what I can’t live without!

    I like you and Birchbox on Facebook. (Lyndsey Aaron)

    I follow you and Birchbox on Twitter (@lyndseymarie127)

    I follow you on Instagram (Lyndseymarie127)

  99. 6.12.12
    Kristin Hassan commented:

    Such a fun post! My fav beauty product is benefits benetint, it brightens my eyes when I dont feel like wearing makeup!
    Keep up the great work Hun!

  100. 6.12.12
    michelle commented:


    been wanting to try birchbox for a while! my go to products are nars illuminator in copacabana, all stila eyeshadows (but esp kitten and hollie go lightly), also love my sephora eyelash curler and the urban decay naked palette.

  101. 6.12.12
    michelle commented:

    @michelle_roach liked birchbox & bows & sequins on twitter

  102. 6.12.12
    michelle commented:

    Michelle Roach, liked Birchbox and Bows & Sequins on Facebook

  103. 6.12.12
    Rachel Copeland commented:

    My beauty routine always starts with a wash and spf lotion!! My makeup is a reflection of how i am feeling and I usually use plenty of fun colors. i love layering my make up for new looks nad love trying new products! Nothing is better than discovering a new product that works wonders :). As a woman if we feel beautiful it radiates outward and who doesnt want glowing skin to radiate that beauty from within?!

  104. 6.12.12
    Rachel Copeland commented:

    I follow bows and sequins for almost a year now :)

  105. 6.12.12
    Julie Fletcher commented:

    I actually got a facial today and will be starting a new beauty routine tonight! I will be trying the Murad acne treatment kit. Cross your fingers for me! I’ve seen the birchbox many times and would love to check it out!
    Followed you on facebook (Julie Fletcher) followed you on twitter (@bunkiemonkie)

  106. 6.12.12
    Sara Woj commented:

    I followed @birchbox on Twitter!

  107. 6.12.12
    Sara Woj commented:

    I liked Birchbox on Facebook!

  108. 6.12.12
    Sara Woj commented:

    I liked Bows & Sequins on Facebook! (Sorry I didn’t already :-O)

  109. 6.13.12
    susan devaux commented:

    I liked Bows and Sequins on Facebook. Would love to win the giveaway!

    Daily must haves: Checks and Balances face wash, Cetaphil, Origins ‘Perfect World’ or ‘Starting Over’ moisturizure

  110. 6.13.12
    susan devaux commented:

    I also liked Birchbox on facebook as well. Thanks!

  111. 6.13.12
    Kelsey commented:

    My beauty routine is simple! I always start with my clarisonic and a good lotion with spf. Straight out of the shower I put moroccan oil in my hair. Blowdryer of choice is La Vida 2800 Watt- it drys hair so fast!Next is bare minerals foundation, benefit bronzer, and mally beauty mascara/eyeliner and I’m out the door!

  112. 6.13.12
    Melissa commented:

    I am a beauty simpleton! I use the Biore face wipes after my shower, then clean off eye makeup remnants with a cotton ball, and then moisturize before putting everything back on again!

  113. 6.13.12
    Melissa commented:

    I liked B&S and Birchbox on Facebook!

  114. 6.13.12
    Melissa commented:

    I followed B&S and Birchbox on Twitter!


  115. 6.13.12
    Bailey commented:

    My must have products are my Essie nail polish and my hair straightener. There is something about freshly painted nails that just makes me feel beautiful!! :)

  116. 6.13.12
    Bailey commented:

    I followed birchbox and you on Twitter! :) [@baileyvalenti]

  117. 6.13.12
    Ashley K commented:

    At 24 I feel like I should have perfected my beauty routine, but every couple of months, I find a newer and better product that changes up my routine. I have recently become a fan of Garnier’s BB Moisturizing cream – I wonder how I got ready before without it! Each morning I use Garnier’s Skin Renew anti-dark circle roller, Garnier’s BB cream, Mary Kay light coverage foundation, with a touch of Mary Kay Mineral Powder Foundation on top.
    Add some black mascara and a little vaseline to moisturize my lips and I’m good to go!

    My hair is low-maintenance, using a drop of Agadir Argan oil after the shower, a light blow-dry and maybe touching up some little fly-aways with my CHI straightener.

    I think it’s a pretty simple and low-maintenance routine, which works best for me and my busy/ever changing schedule!

  118. 6.13.12
    Ashley K commented:

    I follow Bows and Sequins on Twitter


  119. 6.13.12
    Ashley K commented:

    I follow Birchbox on Twitter


  120. 6.13.12
    Ashley K commented:

    I like Bows & Sequins on Facebook

    {Ashley Kohrt}

  121. 6.13.12
    Ashley K commented:

    I liked BIRCHBOX on Facebook

    {Ashley Kohrt}

  122. 6.13.12
    Whitney commented:

    Liked bows and sequins on facebook!

  123. 6.13.12
    Whitney commented:

    I also follow bows and sequins on twitter. @whitdfish

  124. 6.13.12
    Whitney commented:

    Liked birchbox on Facebook!

  125. 6.13.12
    Whitney commented:

    Also follow birchbox on twitter. @whitdfish

  126. 6.13.12
    Whitney commented:

    Can’t live without my clarisonic. Has done wonders for my skin!

  127. 6.13.12
    suzanne commented:

    Followed Bows and Sequins on Twitter =) Joined the birchbox waiting list, can’t wait to try!

    The #1 product I use daily..Aveeno moisturizure with SPF!!

  128. 6.13.12
    suzanne commented:

    Also follwed Birchbox on Twitter :) Hope I win!

  129. 6.13.12
    Scarlett commented:

    Looks like a great event!

    My new “go to” waterproof liner is Urban Decay’s 24/7 Waterproof Liquid Eyeliner. I’d used their 24/7 pencil, and wasnt impressed but the liquid… WOW. Staying power is totally nuts.

  130. 6.13.12
    Scarlett commented:

    I follow @bowsandsequins! @tiedyelifestyle

  131. 6.13.12
    Scarlett commented:

    I follow @birchbox! @tiedyelifestyle

  132. 6.13.12
    Karen commented:

    I’ve been using Alba products lately. Since I have sensitive skin I try to use natural products as much as I can.

  133. 6.13.12
    dianne commented:

    Following @bowsandsequins & @birchbox on twitter =))

  134. 6.13.12
    dianne commented:

    Liked bows and sequins & birchbox on Facebook as well! Great giveaway!

  135. 6.13.12
    Jessie commented:

    I’ve been meaning to sign up for birchbox ! I use aveeno moisturizers for my face and joico heat protecting mousse for my hair! Love your blog!

  136. 6.14.12
    Lumi commented:

    I would love to give Birchbox a try! I, like you, always find the process of finding new beauty products quite daunting!!! My current cannot-live-without is NARS highlighting/bronzing blush duo in Orgasm/ Laguna!! It just gives you the perfect glow! I’ve also been using the NAKED 2 eyeshadow palette by Urban Decay to create multiple day and night looks!

    Loving bows & sequins!

  137. 6.14.12
    Lumi commented:

    Also, following on Twitter!!! ; )

  138. 6.14.12
    DJ commented:

    I love trying new products so my beauty routine changes quite frequently. However, I love origin products and a good tinted moisturizure. For hair, I love CHI products. Been following your blog the last month or so, and I have become quite addicted!!

  139. 6.14.12
    DJ commented:

    Also followed you and birchbox on twitter :)

  140. 6.14.12
    DJ commented:

    and, Liked on FB :)

  141. 6.14.12
    Mia commented:

    Origins night cream is my GO TO beauty product!!

  142. 6.14.12
    Mia commented:

    I follow you on twitter!

  143. 6.14.12
    Mia commented:

    I liked you on facebook too :)

  144. 6.14.12
    Suzy commented:

    Strivectin-EV is amazing! Also, a good, basic anti-aging night cream is a must. Love this giveaway!

  145. 6.14.12
    Suzy commented:

    I follow you on twitter already=)

  146. 6.14.12
    Suzy commented:

    I already have liked you on FB as well!

  147. 6.14.12
    Niki commented:

    Vichi pro-even spot corrector is great, as well as esti lash (lash lengthener) i use it every night and I have seen excellent results with it!

  148. 6.14.12
    Niki commented:

    I have been a fb fan for some time!

  149. 6.14.12
    Niki commented:

    Follow you on twitter* Hope I’m one of the lucky winners!

  150. 6.14.12
    dianne commented:

    I already like on FB:)

  151. 6.14.12
    dianne commented:

    Already following on twitter…:)

  152. 6.14.12
    dianne commented:

    My routine is pretty basic- I use a lot of Estee Lauder products and bare minerals makeup. My favorite mascara that I am never without is Smashbox Hyper lash! Soo good.

  153. 6.15.12
    Kodi commented:

    My skin are routine is pure Cetaphil, cleanser and lotion+sunscreen. For makeup I’m devoted to MAC! With the price of most beauty products it’s hard to want to waver from what I know works, afraid I’ll like it less. $10 a month is a great affordable way to try many new products!

  154. 6.15.12
    Jodi Brown commented:

    My beauty routine consists of Mario Badescu skin care, MAC makeup and Aveda hair care products. I LOVE to try new products and would LOVE to win.

  155. 6.15.12
    Jodi Brown commented:

    I followed Bows & Sequins on twitter!

  156. 6.15.12
    Jodi Brown commented:

    I followed Birchbox on twitter!

  157. 6.15.12
    Kali commented:

    I love all Maybelline mascara! I have tried them all and each one was great.

    I would LOVE to win birchbox!

  158. 6.15.12
    Ashley Y commented:

    Wonderful giveaway! My beauty products must include Neutrogena pink grapefruit scrub, Clinique Oil Free Moisturizer, Aveda Botanical Kinetics skin firming toner, Clinique acne solutions spot healing gel, Maybelline Falsies Mascara, cover girl perfect point plus eye pencil, and Almay Smart Shade Make up. I also can’t get enough essie nail polish!

  159. 6.15.12
    Ashley Y commented:

    I liked you both on Facebook

  160. 6.15.12
    Ashley Y commented:

    I also follow you both on twitter!