Birchbox Review: Month 2, February 2012

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F0r $10 a month you receive 4-5 beauty products picked just for you!

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January’s box was my first so it didn’t have a theme. However February’s box was about focusing on yourself. The items were chosen to highlight the person using them and to give yourself attention, and frankly as a new mom this was something that I needed.

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From Left to Right.

1. Chuao Chocolatier – Spicy Maya ChocoPod

This chocolate at first wasn’t spicy, but if you waited a few minutes after your first bite and it hits you. It might have just been me because my tolerance for spicy is pretty low. But honestly, it just sat in my stomach and I felt poorly after. Not a fan. Full size $6

2. Birchbox Digital Download – Six free songs from Green River Ordinance

Green River Ordinance is an indie rock band, and I loved their music, I love discovering new artists or bands and this one sounds similar to one of my favorite artists. Great band.

3. beautyblender® – the original beautyblender®

The hot pink sponge helps you smooth out your foundation, so that you don’t need a lot or any touching up in photos. I use this everyday that I wear foundation. I use my brush to put on the foundation and then use the blender to smooth out any areas that look uneven. I think it makes a huge difference. I will be purchasing more of these when I need new ones. 2 pack $25.95

4. Jouer – Luminizing Moisture Tint

Like I have said before I have extremely dry skin, this moisture works wonders and adds a little glow to your skin! Full size $38.

5. EYE ROCK - Designer Liner

This is an item I haven’t used yet. These are perfect cat eye liners that you stick on your eyes. I haven’t had the opportunity to really glam it up, but next time I do, these are first on the list to use. 2 packs of 4 are $13.

6. Mineralogie® – Ultimate Cream Concealer

Another perfect pick for a new mom. This is a full coverage concealer that gets rid of under eye circles and any blemishes. This isn’t heavy like most concealers, I really loved it. Full size $16.

Convinced yet?

February Photo a Day, Week 4

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Check out weeks one, two and three

Friday, February 24 – Inside your bathroom cabinet

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We don’t actually have a cabinet so I took a photo of my makeup table in the bathroom

Saturday, February 25 – Green

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B’s favorite paci. I was on the go all day on Saturday and forgot to take a pic so I took one late

Sunday, February 26 – Night

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The night of B’s baptism

Monday, February 27 – Something you ate

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The best item from my foodie penpals box

Tuesday, February 28 – Money

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My wallet where I keep my money

Wednesday, February 29 – Something you’re listening too

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Watching Sex and the City after a very long day

Here is the list if you want to join the March Photo a Day

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February Photo a Day, Week 3

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Check out week one and week two.

Friday, February 17 – Time

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B had gotten up at 5 that day, so this is when we both took a nap

Saturday, February 18 – Drink

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One of my favorite beverages, Champagne

Sunday, February 19 – Something you hate

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Washing bottles. My hands are so dry that they crack and bleed sometimes.

Monday, February 20 – Handwriting

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Part of my to-do list for B’s baptism

Tuesday, February 21 – A fave photo of you

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No filter on this one. One of the best days of my life. I was actually so nervous (about walking down the aisle and not tripping) that I felt sick

Wednesday, February 22 – Where you work

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The boss’ office. He was taking a little nap so I couldn’t clean.

Thursday, February 23 – Your shoes

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We didn’t go out on Thursday so I never put on shoes. This is one of my favorite pairs of shoes. White chucks with hot pink piping.

February Photo a Day Week Two

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Check out week one.

Friday, February 10 – Self Portrait

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Trying on dresses for B’s Baptism

Saturday, February 11 – Makes You Happy

There were many things.

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An early morning hardcore sweaty workout

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Starbucks Splurge

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Party Animal

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Date night with the hubs

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Tasting wine flight

Sunday, February 12 – Inside Your Closet

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The shoes and purse section

Monday, February 13 – Blue

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I didn’t realize until we got inside the store that almost everything for B is blue. Stroller, Jacket & Bundleme

Tuesday, February, 14 – Heart

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B’s special VDay shirt. Mr. Snugglesaurus

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My valentine

Wednesday, February 15 – Phone

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Our house phone, which only gets telemarketers.

Thursday, February 16 – Something New

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B’s new toy from Aunt Caty

February Photo a Day Week One

I missed January, but really wanted to do the February Photo a Day Challenge.

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Wednesday, February 1 – View Today

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B and his milk beard

Thursday, February 2 – Words

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A photo from the collage my sister-in-law made. A few of us in Vegas for our bachelor/bachelorette trip

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Also, my favorite words from the Hunger Games series

Friday, February 3 – Hands

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B trying to pull up his playmate

Saturday, February 4 – a Stranger

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Stranger things have happened. Cleaning a microwave explosion and baking at 10 pm

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I took a real pic the next day, strangers at J.Crew.

Sunday, February 5 – 10 am

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B at 10 am, ready for the Superbowl

Monday, February 6 – Dinner

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Leftovers, brown rice and steamed veggies & chicken

Tuesday, February 7 – Button

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Intercom system in the condo

Wednesday, February 8 – Sun

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No sun, but no clouds. Beautiful winter day.

Thursday, February 9 – Front Door

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Condo doors are boring. In front of the door of my childhood home.