Thursday, December 15, 2011

December 2011 Birchbox, plus Cupcakes and Snowmen

My husband and I had a little gift-exchange date last night, and he couldn't even wrap my present... because it is a Cupcake Ottoman!

I think I'll use it to store makeup... of course!
This month I keep posting up photos of cupcakes and snowmen (in spite of the utter lack of snow... very odd for December in Michigan), so here's another: my breakfast today

Krispy Kreme... my weakness.  It was mochi-mochi and super-delicious!
And since I know we all love spying into each others' beauty subscription boxes, here's my December Birchbox.  The box is a little different as it's printed with snowflakes.

I've seen this exact box all over the interwebs. 

I like the "Ageless" perfume - it smells nicely of grapefruit and I like the artwork on its accompanying card.  The name of it makes me cringe, though.  Even if the bottle were pretty, which it's not, I'd be embarrassed to have the bottle out on my vanity screaming, "I want to be perceived as younger than I am! Please think I'm 21, PLEASE?" Blech.

In spite of my disappointment in the blinc mascara (review here), I'm looking forward to trying the blinc eyeliner.  That's why I got the birchbox subscription - to play!

I think it's really cool there is a jouer birchbox-exclusive shade of fuchsia gloss. It's also tiny so I'll probably actually use up a lippie for once!

ShowStoppers are double-stick tape to ensure you don't have a wardrobe malfunction... they could actually render the black column dress I have wearable. Now I just need to get the husband to take me on another holiday date (more swanky than Red Robin this time, perhaps?).

Benefit The POREfessional primer - I have another sample of this unopened somewhere. I really ought to give it a try already!  Some of my fave bloggers (i.e. Gaby and Vivianna) use it  (:

EBoost drink mix - I guess I'll try it but I usually like to get my vitamins from whole foods or Whole Foods (Deva/VegLife).

Not a bad birchbox, but kinda forgettable in my humblest.  I think for the holidays it would have been wise to pull out all the stops and throw in a full-size makeup item.  Wish I could get a GlamBox...


  1. Ohhh you fellow cupcake junkie! I love that! It's so adorable. As for your mr snowman... well I want to eat that right this minute thankyou =D


  2. Your tree looks really pretty and that cupcake ottoman is super cute!

    I got my birchbox with just about the same things! Except for that mascara.

    Thanks for the info on these liners! I will try them out! ^_^

  3. Cupcake ottoman is so amazing! :) and I love your tree!

  4. I know, I'm so happy! Thanks, guys :)

  5. Aw, the cupcake ottoman is adorable. :) And I'm drooling over your Krispy Kreme- I haven't had those since I was probably in middle school living in California. Yum!

  6. OMG... that cupcake ottoman is amazing!!!! I NEED that, lol!

  7. Hey Crystal, that's exactly what I thought! lol!

  8. @Stephanie C., the husband did a good job ^.^ I am in trouble because the Krispy Kreme bakery is literally within a mile of my house...

  9. krispy kremes is to like die for haha, your blog is so lovely by the ways and inspiring, i will be visiting again very soon :)


  10. I just signed up for my first Birch Box last week, I'm excited about what I may get in January now that I see all the stuff you got in yours (especially the benefit)!


I love comments <3