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…

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Birchbox No. One: ModelCo, Oscar Blandi, Juicy Couture, One Love Organics & SOYJOY

After one of my writers wrote a wonderful article on Birchbox in the fashion section, I decided to sign up for this make-up of the month club. After my first shipment arrived earlier this week I realized I am hooked. Between the adorable packaging and proper-sized deluxe samples, I was and am completely sold. For $10 per month, this is mail worth paying for. … Keep reading…

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Practicality meets properness in Martha’s handbook for housewives (and anyone else who cares about their belongings)

I spend my Sundays catching up on bad television, magazines and– most importantly– housework. It’s times like these I remember, and often re-open, the end-all-be-all of households texts; the motivation behind an ode to said book in Reviewing the Arts homework (ahem) and the amazing surprise wrapped in birthday paper months back is none other than the amazing Martha Stewart’s Homekeeping Handbook. … Keep reading…

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Date night dilemma – Solved! (Plus a brief description as to why “Taken 2” was, well, dull.)

After experiencing a  planning clusterfuck (seriously, STL may be cheap, but going out is pricey everywhere) Lance and I were able to find a great way to spend our Saturday without losing the rent money: a drink with friends and a movie at student rates. We met up with people at Blueberry Hill– a STL treasure/the service you’d expect at the bar … Keep reading…

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