Birchbox = Day maker

To the male population of my blog — I apologize in advance. Turkey season is about to open, and Spoonbill will soon be running the rivers. Focus on that.

Meanwhile…

I recently joined the world of Birchbox.

Birchbox is this neat company that (for $10 per month) sends you a box of product samples. These products are all skincare/make-up/beauty ritual related. All the samples are name brand, assorted by the theme of the month as well as tailored to each individual’s preferences.

This is just my second month, but after receiving my first box in February, I was hooked. As I tore into the box that had a Valentine’s Day-glamor-feel, I realized that this just might be the best $10 monthly investment I’ve ever made. Living in Middle-of-Corn, Kansas and (here lately) working 7 days a week, makes it difficult to participate in some good ole fashioned retail therapy (my bank account rejoices).

So instead it’s like Birchbox brings the retail therapy to me…
Right there in my mailbox…
Controlled spending, no fuel costs…

It. Is. Fantastic.

Out of everything that was included in the February box, these were my two favorites. They are both now apart of my daily routine.

Out of everything that was included in the February box, these were my two favorites. They are both now apart of my daily routine.

I may or may not have been stalking the tracking number for this month’s box, so you could imagine my excitement yesterday as I went home on my lunch break and opened my mailbox to find March’s Birchbox waiting for me.

But let’s get real… I could practically hear it singing to me as I pulled into the driveway.

ANYWAY… Back to the box. This month the theme was March Madness — but not basketball related, more like getting ready for spring.

Oy, spring. The season that is followed by summer. The season where I must shed a few layers of my figure-flaw-concealing clothing. Because if the new itty-bitty red bikini I received for my birthday wasn’t already enough of a reminder that I need to get my butt in gear before subjecting the American public to my winter-white, enjoyed-the-holidays-a-little-too-much skin… Birchbox felt the need to remind me as well.

Joy.

However, as I opened the box to dig through the contents, all my thoughts of gym membership renewal were replaced by squeals of excitement.

My box included:

Dry Shampoo — which I've always been intimidated to use, but I guess I'll give it a shot.

Dry Shampoo — which I’ve always been intimidated to use, but I guess I’ll give it a shot.

I've never used this brand before, but I LOVE these. It's the easiest way for me to do my nails on the go, and they look flawless and fun.

I’ve never used this brand before, but I LOVE these. It’s the easiest way for me to do my nails on the go, and they look flawless and fun.

If you give a mouse a cookie, he'll want a glass of milk. Well in this case — give a girl nail polish, she's going to need a file. And this one is cute. Really cute.

If you give a mouse a cookie, he’ll want a glass of milk. Well in this case — give a girl nail polish, she’s going to need a file. And this one is cute. Really cute.

Shave cream. Apparently foam is out, and shaving your legs with lotion stuff is in? Hey it does smell like blueberries though.

Shave cream. Apparently foam is out, and shaving your legs with lotion stuff is in? Hey it does smell like blueberries though.

Side note: Looking at the glass half-full do you know what the best part of being in a long distance relationship during the winter months is? The fact that my legs can become low on the priority list. Shower time cut in half, money saved on razor blades. It’s a win-win.

Chances my dear boyfriend is shaking his head at me as he reads this: 100%

I have no shame.

Sparkly headband, oh sparkly headband. My favorite item in this box. Mainly because I haven't been able to justify dropping $5 for you myself. Thanks Birchbox for purchasing it for me.

Sparkly headband, oh sparkly headband. My favorite item in this box. Mainly because I haven’t been able to justify dropping $5 for you myself. Thanks Birchbox for purchasing it for me.

Okay, okay… I get it Birchbox, really I do. With your sparkly silver headband designed for gym goers. I’ll go renew my gym membership after work, instead of sitting on the couch watching a Big Bang Theory marathon.

But I’m not shaving my legs… I still have a few weeks, I won’t let you take that from me yet.

10 thoughts on “Birchbox = Day maker

  1. jenniferdewey says:

    This is hilarious! I love it! I love my BirchBox too!! Great review! And apparently we get the same things 😉 I too am excited to try the dry shampoo! And I’ve never tried the nail decal things! I got some tinted moisturizer in my last box which I am IN LOVE with! Unfortunately, it’s out of stock on their site! Darn! Anyway, great post! Keep it up! You’d be surprised how much traffic this draws. StitchFix is the number one search term to my site! Crazy!

    • High Heels & Shotgun Shells says:

      Okay… I am so glad to hear that about the tinted moisturizer, I have yet to try that. It’s just been sitting in my makeup bag whispering sweet nothings to me, but stubbornness towards the unknown has kept me from giving into to its temptations yet.
      I am so glad we receive the same products, now I have someone to consult with each month! 😉

      Oh and P.S. try the nail decals… it will change your life.

  2. Kelly M. Rivard (@KMRivard) says:

    This post 100% validates that we are meant to be friends.

    While I haven’t jumped on the BirchBox wagon yet (I’m afraid to fall down that rabbit hole) this made me want to. And high fives on not leg-shaving. I’m VERY excited for spring but I’m NOT excited for when it gets warm enough that I can’t wear leggings or tights with dresses.

    • High Heels & Shotgun Shells says:

      😀

      *Chanting* Do it! Do it! Do it! Fall down the rabbit hole… it’s a fun place to be.

      Amen to that! Spring is exciting… extra prep time to be presentable for spring, not so exciting.

  3. Brandi says:

    You are not helping me resist the urge to sign up for Birchbox! Please let me know how the dry shampoo goes because I have been dying to try it too!

    • High Heels & Shotgun Shells says:

      Lol sorry… The not helpful side of me wants to tell you to give in and sign up, the waiting list is like a month anyway before they will even start processing your information 😉
      I will definitely let you know about the dry shampoo… just as soon as I work up the courage myself. I’ve heard it makes your hair feel strange.

  4. Virginia says:

    I love Birchbox so, SO much! My roommate works in the beauty industry (I’m waiting to see her brand in my box — they are a Birchbox partner), and since moving in with her, I’ve become much more open to expanding my beauty routine. I’m still a novice at it, but I love getting to try so many things I would never try on my own. And there’s usually at least one thing per box that would cost $10 on its own, therefore justifying the cost. 🙂

    Also, we had the same box this month! Dry shampoo is my favorite (I’m still in love with the dry powder they sent in the November box — Lulu Organics Lavender + Clary hair powder).

  5. Must Have Boxes says:

    I blog all about different beauty subscription box brands. Birchbox is a good investment for $10 a month, but there are also a lot of other companies out there. I’ll be posting my March Birchbox review soon!

    – KW
    http://musthaveboxes.com

  6. Crystal Cattle says:

    I am a make-up junkie and just throw out a whole bag of samples that I have stock piled over the years, so I am a little hesitate to feed my addiction! However, I am finding some else to be addicted to Poshmark. You can buy and sell clothing, accessories, shoes, etc on there. I just bought a pair of Sperry’s for $25!

    • High Heels & Shotgun Shells says:

      I have a feeling that might become me (throwing out stockpiled samples in a year) as well, but right now it’s a pretty good Band-Aid for my, “I don’t want to drive over an hour to a city to shop” woes.
      I have actually been following your Poshmark journey, you and The Rustic Chick have just about convinced me to join… I don’t know if I have anything worth selling, but the buying part I could do! 🙂

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