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birchbox. february.

birchbox contents:

  • beauty blender: helps with foundation
  • jouer: luminizing moisture tint
  • orofluido: beauty elixer for hair
  • violent lips: lip tattoos
  • heart shaped nail file

birchbox. january.

super excited about my first birchbox delivery. inside the box i found a cute card which lists the actual contents plus the cost each item should you desire to purchase the full size. the sample sizes are larger than normal, which is a plus as you can use it a few times to see if you'd actually be interested in purchasing the item. there was also a cute card of mini detoxes, which is great since it's a new year. i look forward to receiving additional boxes. (

my birchbox contained:

  • algenist: firming and lifting cream
  • FIX malibu: complexion soothing serum
  • juicy couture signature fragrance
  • zoya nail polish in "kendall"
  • wichcraft granola: one word: gross. it tasted as if it had been cooked too long.

deals and steals: sam edelman

last night i was able to convince krob *one of my partners in crime* to attend a movie with me, despite the fridge temps. after the movie, i wanted to venture to bloomingdale's, as tyson's corner is a tad too far to venture to without a true mission *whatever helps the shopper sleep at night*. we walked in and boom, there was sign screaming my name:  take an extra 50% off sale items.  i scored a pair of sam edelman "javi" wedges for... $50! that's not really almost free, but it's a lot better than paying the original pricetag of $150. the time was limited so we didn't get to venture into any other departments, womp. i have yet to determine what i'll actually pair these with, but i'm definitely thinking something mint green, citron and a few other fun hues.

sn: we were able to catch a private showing of "man on a ledge," which hits theaters january 27. definitely worth seeing!!!!




  • who: birchbox
  • what: luxe beauty samples. $10 per month membership *you can cancel anytime* OR $110 per year
  • when:  NOW
  • why: why not? awesome samples delivered to your door PLUS the perk of trying products you may not have purchased otherwise *sounds like a winner to me!*




deals and steals. hela spa @ georgetown.

hela spa, one of my favorite places in the district, is currently offering the following deals from now through december 31, 2011:
20% off any massage
swedish, deep tissue, sports massage, hot stone and pre-natal massage.
sundays, tuesdays, wednesdays
20% student discount
services only -- no product or package discounts
must show student ID
eminence or pumpkin facial
$130.00 (reg. $160.00/ $150.00)
stimulate your mind and your senses to the fresh scents and spices of the season. allow your skin to get detoxed and rejuvenated just in time for the holidays.
tuesdays, wednesdays, thursdays
add on LED treatment
$50.00 (reg. $100.00)
add an LED Treatment to any facial to get your skin ready and radiant for those holiday parties.
tuesdays, wednesdays, thursdays

i've experienced different types of facials at hela spa and i HIGHLY recommend scheduling with tiffany. she's awesome!!! i've also booked a deep tissue massage with allison and i was tempted to offer her room and board for an unlimited supply of massages.

hela spa 3209 m street northwest| washington, dc 20007|voice 202.333.4445

ps. you must advise you saw this deal in an "email" at the time of booking your appoint. enjoy!!!!