Birchbox No. 2: Number 4, Aerie, Mox Botanicals, Eyeko & Chuao

Note the adorable, festive wrapping complete with a thick pink ribbon (purse charm, perhaps? Hair bow?) and indie-esque gift tag. Also, with the wrapping of the perfume (the silver tube) I sort of thought it was candy. Thank goodness I wasn’t that tired when I opened the box! Number 4 Lumiere d’hiver Clarifying Shampoo: I’ve been curious about these clarifying, lather-less shampoos … Keep reading…

Tales of sweet discounts: Black Friday 2012

Thanksgiving, both the holiday and the break, were wonderful. I spent time with family and might-as-well-be-family friends. Weirdly enough, one of the highlights was hanging out with my mom in the middle of the night. Why? Black Friday, baby! Before I say too much about my Black Friday adventure, let me preface by saying both myself and my mother have worked retail … Keep reading…

Messy braids during fancy-schmancy events

I once paid a girl $20 to curl my hair before prom. No updo, just curls. She kind of laughed when I asked her to do it. If you can’t tell, I have spent most of my life totally oblivious on how to deal with my hair. And that sucks. It has just been within recent years I have been able to … Keep reading…