Do you make resolutions? What are yours this year?
Second, I want to up my beauty game. With makeup and feminine grooming, I went from completely-ignorant to barely-presentable in the past three years. Then I plateaued there. I got comfortable at that basic level and stopped trying to improve. Now, I'm inspired to get better. I'm aiming for almost-as-good-as-the-average-gal. With study and effort, I may reach that goal.
By coincidence and pleasant surprise, for Christmas my blogger pal Emma just got me a subscription to Birchbox. The first package just arrived and already I'm loving it. They send you several samples of beauty products you can play with without splurging on entire bottles.
I like everything in my first box. Sugarbomb lip gloss (Benefit Cosmetics) fills a void in my makeup kit and feels nice on my lips. Hello perfume (Harvey Prince) is delightfully citrus-y and perfect for my wrists. Beauty Protector hair spritz adds silky luster. And glittery nail polish (Ruby Wing's Ride 'em Cowgirl) changes color in the light. I've tried all four and will incorporate them into my female life. Yumm!
Do you try beauty samples?