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’
– Origins Checks & Balances Face Wash
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 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! 🙂