September's Birchbox

Recently, I received my September Birchbox and wanted to show you the great beauty, grooming & lifestyle samples included in my box. To those of you how aren't familiar with Birchbox, they deliver high-end beauty, grooming, and lifestyle samples once a month, customized for you. To join, click here. Also, to shop full-size versions of every sample included my box go to Birchbox.com/shop. Also, you can earn points with every purchase ;)

 September Birchbox
Vinoperfect Radiance Serum | Full-size, $79
    WHAT  Oil-free and rich in antioxidants, this treatment fades dark spots and even skin tone.
    How  Morning and night, smooth onto clean face and neck, avoiding eye area.
Liz Earle
Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser Starter Kit | Full-size, $24.50
   WHAT  UK Favorite that uses a two-step ritual to purify and exfoliate. A Birchbox exclusive!
   HOW  Massage into skin. With muslin cloth, wipe off gently in small circles, from the center out.
Universal Eyebrow Pencil | Full-size, $13
  WHAT  Water-resistant, universally flattering pencil that glides on for long-lasting definition.
  HOW  Use short, light strokes to fill your brows, and then gently smudge with a small brush.
S/B Highlighter in Champagne Shimmer | Full-size, $27.50
  WHAT  Liquid shimmer that illuminates and contours your complexion or gives an all-over glow.
  HOW  Dab and blend on apples of cheeks, brow bones, Cupid's bow, or anywhere else you'd like.
Moisturizing Skin Cream | Full-size, $16
  WHAT  This all-over hydrator heals and softens everything from rough heels to chapped lips.
  HOW  Apply a thin layer to dry skin, and massage in until cream disappears.

Disclaimer...I am a monthly subscriber to Birchbox, nor do I receive any of my Birchbox complimentary...


The Nail Files: Hot Rod Red

Last week I wasn't in the mood to do my nails, so I decided to visit a local nail salon to get my nails done. NICE! While there, I chose a gel polish because it stays on a lot longer than nail polish. Also, since I'm a fan of red, I picked out a red Gelish gel polish called Hot Rod Red ;)

Linking up with Jennie Shaw for The Nail Files...Hope to see you there ;)

Hot Rod Red
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My Mary Kay Challenge

Recently, I became a Mary Kay Consultant and for the month of September Mary Kay is offering a great deal on starting your our business. YEAH! So, for only $75 you can start your very own Mary Kay business. Fun!  Not only can you start your own business, but you can make some money and win great prizes. How exciting it that?

So, my Mary Kay challenge is to recruit 3-5 ladies this month to join my Mary Kay team, and if this something that you'd be interested in please let me know. My website is http://www.marykay.com/cates... ;)

Mary Kay Starter Kit


The Nail Files: Tangy Tangerine

For today's manicure, I wanted to use a new gel polish set I bought recently called Gelli Beans. I bought this particular gel polish set online from Hautelook for a great price, and I wanted to try it out. So, for my polish I used Tangy Tangerine and for my middle fingernails I used a Julie G nail polish called Light It Up.

Linking up with Jennie Shaw for The Nail Files...Hope to see you there ;)

Tangy Tangerine & Light It Up


August Birchbox

My August Birchbox came in the mail recently, and I wanted to share with you the beauty products that were included in my box.  For those of you who aren't familiar with Birchbox monthly subscription of high-end beauty, grooming, and lifestyle samples, customized for you. To join, please click here... 
Key West Aloe
Mango Moisturizing Lotion | Full-size, $12
WHAT  Packed with 50% aloe vera, this antioxidant-rich hydrator leaves skin silky-smooth.
HOW  Massage this fast-absorbing lotion into skin, focusing on dry spots like elbows and knees.
Laura Geller Beauty
Cool Lids Cream Eyeshadow | Full-size, $19
  WHAT  This sea-inspired shadow delivers a rich wash of color with a shimmery, wet-look finish.  HOW  Using fingertip, apply a small dot of formula to each lid and blend, blend, blend.
Neil George
Shampoo | Full-size, $9
  WHAT  Created by Beverly Hills stylists, this antioxidant-rich cleanser promotes shinier locks.
  HOW  Massage a dime-sized amount into damp hair and rinse away.
Neil George
Conditioner | Full-size, $9
  WHAT  Paraben-free hydrator that detangles and smooths strands with antioxidants.
  HOW  Smooth a nickel-sized amount into clean, damp hair and rinse away.
nugg Beauty
Revitalizing Mask | Pack of 5, $14.99
  WHAT  This 95% natural treatment hydrates and replenishes dull, tired skin with a bevy of oils.
  HOW  Apply to clean, dry face, avoiding eyes and mouth.  Leave 5-10 minutes before rinsing.

Also, the winner of my September Cocotique Box Giveaway is Brittany B Koelmel, please contact me as come as possible.

Disclaimer...I'm a monthly subscriber to Birchbox and I purchase my monthly Birchbox subscriptions myself...