january 2015 birchbox unboxing

I don’t know about you, but I love mail, and I love trying out new beauty products.  When I read about Birchbox on a few blogs about a year ago, I decided I just had to try it.  It’s $10 a month and I receive five or six samples of high end products that I might not have found out about on my own.  By posting reviews or buying full-size products on the website, I earn points that I can use toward full-size products.  (I got my favorite Miss Jessie’s Quick Curl creme for half of what I would pay at Target by using my points the other day!)  Here is my review of my January Birchbox.

january beauty haul

I’m stocking up on beauty and skin care supplies before we go back to school and all the fun ends!  Here is what I picked up:

beauty society true salvation

beauty society our little secret 

beauty society redemption shampoo & conditioner 

bath & body works endless weekend

bath & body works beautiful day body butter

bath & body works sleep aromatherapy

suki exfoliate foaming cleanser

so fresh so clean makeup remover 

neutrogena rainbath shower gel

the body shop tea tree set

december favorites

dec faves

Just a few things that I have been enjoying this month.  (Not listed below: being on Christmas break!)

sole society booties

naked flushed palette 

bare minerals lip gloss

victoria’s secret heavenly scent

body shop almond body butter

zhena’s gypsy tea

lioness arising 

my 1st youtube video!

I am absolutely obsessed with YouTube.  I love makeup tutorials, monthly favorites, Get Ready With Me videos (even Get UN-Ready With Me videos), room tours, tags, unboxings, hauls, all of it.  I waste way too much time watching my favorite YouTubers.  So naturally, since this week is finals week and I have two 25-page papers to write, a presentation, and a final (plus I had to write all my STUDENTS’ finals), I thought it would be a great idea to start a YouTube channel at midnight on a Tuesday.

I figured out the basics of my husband’s video camera that he uses to tape his teams’ basketball games, I messed around with iMovie a little and, of course, watched a few YouTube videos about making YouTube videos.  Teenage girls have the best tips.

Then I gathered some of my trash and made an Empties videos (I love those too!).  So here you go, please enjoy the fruits of my EXTREME finals week procrastination.