Birchbox was the first subscription box I ever subscribed to and I have been receiving Birchboxes for a few years now (I think about three years). It’s one of the cheapest subscription boxes at just $10 per month, so I really think that it’s worth it even if I don’t love every single product every single month. I do find a lot of great products and brands through Birchbox that I probably wouldn’t know about if I wasn’t a subscriber, so that’s what really stands out the most for me when it comes to this particular beauty subscription.
1). Marc by Marc Jacobs Bookmarc Heart Notebook ($18; marcjacobs.com): Super cute red notebook with the Marc Jacobs heart logo. I’m writing constantly and go through notebooks like crazy so I’m definitely picking this one up for myself 🙂
2). Elizabeth and James Nirvana White Eau de Parfum Rollerball ($22 for 0.34 oz.; sephora.com) I have to admit, I’ve been a fan of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen since their “Give us a mystery” days. I don’t care what anyone says, I love them, always have and always will, so I was super excited to learn that they had debuted their first-ever fragrances, part of their Elizabeth and James line. I just ordered Nirvana White, but Nirvana Black is also very pretty. The Nirvana White perfume is delicate and feminine with a blend of peony (one of my favorite scents), muguet (Lily of the Valley) and tender musk.
3). Kate Spade New York Fairgrounds Candy Stud Earrings ($48; bloomingdales.com) I was looking up earrings at Bloomingdales.com the other day and came across a bunch of cute new ones by Kate Spade. This specific set is gold-plated in an adorable candy shape. I wear studs more than any other kind of earring so I’m definitely going to be buying these and/or the pink heart pair (#10).
4). Modadorn Accessories Nautical Lightweight Chevron Infinity Scarf ($9.99; amazon.com) I was actually searching for “pink scarves” on Amazon when I came across this super affordable one in my favorite chevron pattern. This scarf comes in 20 different colors (color pictured is “Pink/Ivory“) and it actually got really high reviews — Amazon customers said this scarf was “perfect” and even though it is sheer, there is a lot of fabric, so it’s not chintzy-looking.
5). Freshware 6-Cavity Silicone Mini Rose Cake and Soap Mold ($9.95; hsn.com) I came across this baking mold accidentally and I’m so glad I did — impulse buy, much? Well, I would say 90% of my buying is on impulse so it’s not like that makes a difference anyway. This amazingly adorable silicone mold creates mini rose-shaped cakes, muffins, brownies, corn breads and even DIY soaps. I love it!
6). Too Faced Candy Bar Palette & Phone Case ($25; ulta.com) I’ve been meaning to get this little two-in-one palette/iPhone case since it came out, so I finally ordered it. I was putting it off for so long because I’m really not a huge fan of Too Faced’s eyeshadows. I love a lot of their other products, but their eyeshadows just aren’t my favorite. The biggest selling point for me is the awesome, exclusive candy bar iPhone case which I can’t wait to use.
7). Babycakes Nonstick Waffle Maker ($37.99; Amazon.com) Ahhh I love this! If only I made waffles more often … well, maybe I will if I buy it. It’s a hot pink mini waffle makers and it includes 50 wooden sticks for waffles … on a stick! Awesome!
8). Too Faced Sweethearts Perfect Flush Blush in Candy Glow ($30 for 0.19 oz.; sephora.com) I’m in love with the Too Faced Sweethearts blushes and they’re the perfect Valentine’s Day beauty gift. I find these blushes to blend extremely well and I love the color selection. Too Faced also just came out with two new colors — in addition to “Candy Glow” there is now a darker pink/mauve shade, “Something About Berry,” as well as a bronze-y shade, “Beach Peach.” I own Candy Glow and Something About Berry and I’m pretty sure I’ll be picking up Beach Peach sometime soon.
9). Chloé ‘Roses de Chloé’ Eau de Toilette Spray ($95-$120 for 1.7-2.5 oz.; nordstrom.com) The original Chloé scent is my go-to perfume, and this new version plays off the original so I had to pick it up. I think I might actually like this one better. It contains beautiful notes of fresh cut roses, Bergamot, Rose essence, Magnolia Accord, White musk and Amber.
10). Kate Spade New York Be Mine Enamel Stud Earrings ($48; bloomingdales.com) The last item is another pair of Kate Spade earrings. There are so many more that are really cute but I couldn’t list them all so I just chose two. These are also gold-plated with hot pink enamel hearts. I sense another impulse buy coming on right now.
Happy Valentine’s Day! And remember, it’s okay to indulge and spoil yourself every once in awhile. Especially for those of you who hate this “made up” holiday 🙂