Birchbox : April

After my March Birchbox, I felt so spoiled. I loved all of my samples and was very pleased with the results.
So, my hopes were set extremely high for my April box. 

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  1.  Beauty Protector : Protect & Detangle  {Great for all hair types, this nourishing elixir perform seven hair-healing functions. Among them : locking in color, adding shine, and instantly detangling. Full-size $21.95} This product is GREAT! My mom received this in a previous box, so I got to try it beforehand, and I completely fell in love with it. After a few squirts, my hair is ready to be brushed out and styled! I would recommend this product–
  2.  Supergoop! : Daily Correct SPF 35 CC Cream {This next-generation CC cream provides corrective coverage and triple protects against UVA, UVB, and infrared-A rays. Full-size $32.} First off, I was slightly disappointed with the sample size. I tried this product for the first time this morning and it seems like it is a good product, I just don’t know if I will be able to get a good enough ‘review’ based off of the sample size. I hope that it does work, as I do need corrective coverage, but after only 2 uses, will you really be able to tell? Maybe I can get a few more uses to determine!
  3.  LAFACE Laboratories : BEAUX YEUX Beautiful Eyes Concentrate Intensive {A hefty dose of hyaluronic acid amps up moisture levels, while an advanced peptide complex halts wrinkle formation. Full-size $160.} This must be a joke. No, I have not tried the product, but based off of the sample size I have already made my decision. If a product cost $160, I would personally think that you would give a ‘bigger sample’ so prospective buyers could fall in love with the product. Rather than only getting a 1 time use. Also, I wouldn’t spend $160 on this so…for me…this is a no-go.
  4.  Caudalie : Devine Oil {Made with a blend of grape, argan, hibiscus, and sesame oils, this multitasking wonder gives skin, hair, and nails a gorgeous glow. Full-size $9-$49.} I just opened my sample of this an it smells great! So, I am anxious to try this product. I have never been a fan of oils due to the ‘reside-sticky feeling’ it leaves on your skin, yet this doesn’t seem to be that way!
  5. Lifestyle Extra : Hail Merry : Chocolate Macaroons {It tastes too good to be true : These decadent treats are raw, vegan, gluten-free, and made with only natural, non-GMO ingredients. Full-size $5.} I have not tried these, but I am sure they are delicious!

Another addition to the box is a year of Women’s Health subscription for free. This excites me, however I could see that others wouldn’t get excited about this. I’m wondering how this box relates to Fitness, but I suppose that’s my own personal opinion. Overall, this was a good box. Not my favorite, but good.

What did you receive in your box?

{If you got the nail polish, I want to hear your thoughts! I am jealous I didn’t receive it, as it looks very interesting!}

If you want to try Birchbox, you can sign up by clicking here. (FYI that is an affiliate link so if you click and sign up I’ll get 50 points. If you don’t like that idea, just visit the website at www.birchbox.com)

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CLOSED : Reader Giveaway : Essie Nail Polish & Quick Dry

CONGRATULATIONS : ASHLEY ATKINSON–

{I will contact you about sending you your new Essie Spring Polish and Good to Go!}

Thank you all for joining in on my giveaway! I plan to have many more in the future!

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For all of you new and old followers, I am so very thankful! I am so humbled that this blog has grown the way it has. When I first started blogging, I was in college and it was a requirement for a class, so naturally–it wasn’t my most favorite thing. However, when I started this blog just a few short months ago, it has become sort’ve a passion for me. Something that can be my outlet to the world outside of my ‘little bubble’.
In the beginning I decided once I reached 5,000 views, I would have a giveaway. Yes, I know 5,000 is not a lot in blog land. But, hey–I’m new and I am ever so grateful for all 5,000! You must start somewhere, right?!
Since I love, love, LOVE nail polish I knew that would be the perfect giveaway.

cuteasabutton{Essie : Cute as a Button}

Of course, I would love to keep this polish for myself, but I want one of you to enjoy it just as I would! This is the perfect polish for Spring Time-

goodtogo{Essie : Good to Go – Quick Dry}

Have you ever used this? Heavenly is all I can say. Once you polish your nails you apply this–your nails will be dry literally within a few minutes. I honestly don’t know what I’d do without this little miracle! For those of you who have used this…you know exactly what I’m talking about-

Requirements :

  1. Follow SouthernExpressionsBlog

  2. Like this post

  3. Leave a Comment Below

Regulations :

  • You must live in the US to participate in this giveaway.

  • The entries for this blog giveaway will be closed on the 17th of April, 2013 at 12:00pm. 

  • The winner will be randomly selected on RANDOM.ORG

  • Then I will announce the lucky winner!

All blogs start from somewhere, and are built on making connections with other bloggers. So, I am excited to connect with more of you and I hope that you all enjoy this giveaway!
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Manicure Monday

With this absolutely beautiful weather, I couldn’t help but continue with my spring colors!

Hopefully this warm weather will stay around for a while, as I am over the cold weather.

Sunshine and pretty colors can make anyone happy, so I hope this color makes you as happy as it does me!

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Polish Used : Revlon
85: Minted

I hope that you all are having a wonderful and warm Monday!

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Manicure Monday

Don't live the boring life of plain nails.
This week I decided to go with the Color Club Nail Polish that I got in my BIRCHBOX! 
I would not normally polish my nails in a metallic color, however I do love this.

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Polish Used :

Color Club : Put a Pin In Itpin1 I’m loving this nail polish. It’s not my typical ‘go-to’, so I’m enjoying something different. I also love that it goes on so smooth. At first, I was a bit worried, but I am completely satisfied and will definitely use this polish again!
 
What do you think? What is your ‘go-to’ color?

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Manicure Monday : Valentine’s Style

A woman is helpless until her nail polish dries. -Unknown

Since I love NAIL POLISH I decided that every Monday I will have a ‘Manicure Monday’.

Of course, this week is Valentines, so I decided to go with PINK SPARKLE to celebrate.

Who doesn’t love PINK and who doesn’t love a little bit of sparkle?

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Polish Used :

O.P.I Nail Lacquer : La Paz-Itively Hot

Sinful Colors Professional : Pinky Glitter

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If this doesn’t get you in the spirit, I don’t know what will–

Liven up your week with a new polish and be sure to Enjoy your Manicure Monday!

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