Basically, for only $10 a month, you receive a collection of beauty products (some sample size & some full size) and it's always a surprise. The fun in this? You never know what you're getting AND it allows you to try a product before you invest a ton of money in something without knowing if you'll like it or not. Genius, I know. There's also a subscription for the guys in your life! So get that metro-sexual dude of yours great grooming products!
Here's a special VIP invite link for Birchbox - you may still have to wait a few weeks for confirmation but once you do, you or your gal will get a special box of beauty products & goodies every month!
The New Beauty Test Tube (More cha-ching but also more products!) offered through QVC. -- Here's what that looks like delivered! From the site: the Test Tube includes a "collection of some of the hottest and most in-demand products in beauty. In this tube, you'll receive the current issue of NewBeauty magazine, along with a mix of full-sized, travel-sized, and deluxe-sized samples from philosophy, Mally, bliss, Laura Geller, smashbox, Josie Maran, Ojon, and Algenist."
Auntie Lynn last year!) that averages $37.00 a delivery 3-4 times a year. It's sadly not available now (though I got in on it earlier this year and joined a second year!) but it's a whole lotta fun to get these deliveries. You can also cancel at any time.
I am not a fan of lip gloss - too sticky for me! So I always give my GF Debbie the lip glosses - I also have teacher friends who like certain things so if I get a duplicate (rare) or something that's not my colour or style I can pass it along & make a friend smile! YAY!
Etsy.com who design drusy & other delights for me!) The antique bisque china doll head necklace pictured is a favourite of mine - designed by Louise Black of Project Runway fame.
I also adore fine fashion jewelry (one step up from costume - using precious metals) and for there I go to Ross Simons - they have amazing selections, estate jewelry, great customer service and prices WAY BETTER than brick & mortar mall jewelers. NEVER GO TO JARED! Jared is a joke and way overpriced!
Ross Simons has great deals, clearance prices, & I love getting their gorgous catalogs for my water closet reading.
Set of Seven Multicolored Pearl Bracelets for $29.00! That's much a better deal than you can get at the mall!
To vicariously see a small sampling of my Self-Indulgent Fripperies check out my Flickr gallery. Created for both insurance purposes & to share pics with my afore mentioned Auntie Lynn who is MY diamond guru, mentor, & expert!
Cheers dears & enjoy the season - may it be filled with family & friends, light & love, sparkly ideas, fun & joy!
What are your favourite beauty tips, daring deals, shiny baubles, & pretty pieces? Love your comments!
The Small Print:
Full disclosure about the VIP bonus link for Birchbox - when I joined I had to wait a month to get accepted - using this link gets you ahead of the rabble - so you get a VIP invite & I get bonus points. Win/Win!