It’s always a happy, happy day when my monthly Birchbox arrives!! I am obsessed with samples, and use them in my gym and travel bags. I’ve also found a ton of products that I love so much I’ve bought the full size too. Birchbox also has a great program where you can earn points for reviewing products and get freebies too – check it out!
One of the best parts about it, though, are the boxes. What started as a simple brown box back in the day has morphed into the most beautiful collections in my house!
I use the boxes to store things in my Home Decorators hutch – look how perfectly they fit and how colorful they make it! [They’re also the perfect size for mailing small things or organizing drawers! #newusesforoldthings]
But back to my beauty favs! I get a lot of questions about my daily routine, which isn’t really anything special, but it’s always fun to see what other people love. Over a year ago I wrote this post about my skincare consultation with The Complexion Concierge. I’m still using many of her recommendations (specifically the Paula’s Choice line).
Here’s my shower + make-up process from start to finish these days!
Shampoo + Conditioner – Alba Hawaiian Plumeria (the BEST SMELLING shampoo there is but a bit hard to find!!)
Soap – Lavender Good Soap from Whole Foods
Face wash – Alba Sea Minerals (a long time favorite!)
Razor – Dollar Shave Club (have you heard of this? You get blades in the mail for a great price!)
Dry Shampoo – Birchbox Amika (for days when my shower is postponed! This stuff smells amazing and rocks!)
Hair protector/detangler –Birchbox Beauty Protector (smells amazing!)
Night face cleanser wipes – Mary Kay Cleansing cloths
Moisturizer – Paula’s Choice Resist Super-Light Wrinkle Defense SPF 30
Warmer months sunscreen – Paula’s No Greasy
Toner – same
AHA – same
Weekly Strong AHA –Paula’s Choice Resist Weekly Resurfacing Treatment 10% AHA
Moisturizer – Paula’s Choice Resist Intensive Repair Cream
Eye Cream – RESIST Eye Cream
Concealer – It Cosmetics Bye Bye Under Eye (I have no idea where I got this sample but it’s the best ever and i reordered from Amazon)
Blush – Mary Kay Sheer Dimensions (my friend Lauren sold this to me, and I love the color and shimmer)
Mascara –Birchbox Benefit Lengthening Mascara
Eyeliner – Cynthia Rowley Beauty Eyeliner
And for fun –
Curling Iron – Bio Ionic Stylewinder (best ever! recommendation from Anne P : ) )
Man that seemed like a lot of products! I feel like I’m a pretty simple girl too – I can shower and get ready in about 20 minutes : )
What’s your favorite must-have beauty product for 2016!?
FYI this post does have some affiliate links!