Thursday, October 31, 2013

Birchbox - October!

My second month back and I already am reminded of why I loved getting these boxes! I was graced with some amazing samples this month and I cannot wait to share.

A quick run through of what I got in my box, and then I will follow that up with individual posts for each item as I try it out.

This month included:

See! Awesome huh? And two of those are full sized ^_^

Take a look at my crappy quality instagram flick

Another bonus I didn't mention last month is, with Birchbox if you go and review the products you receive on their site, you get 10 points for each item. Every 100 points you earn you get $10 in the Birchbox store. Every dollar you spend is equal to 1 point too. Basically you can rack up 100 points every 2 or 3 months if you keep up with it! And if you forget, which I have been known to do, I have emailed customer service my review and they have given me credit after. You have a year to spend your points, so really you could end up with $50+ to spend, just for answering a few questions about the items you got.

I do have to say that the customer service at Birchbox is really some of the most amazing that I have dealt with. They are super accommodating, if something gets mixed up they fix it and then some! I have had items come in broken, and if they can they will replace it. In one case it was out of stock and they gave me 100 points, that's $10 for a sample that broke! They are super nice, and awesome to talk to at any time.

Stay tuned...same Looney channel, same Looney time! ^_~

Thursday, October 17, 2013

The Fifth Estate

I have been getting very lucky lately. The Orlando Weekly was running a drawing for tickets to an advanced screening of The Fifth Estate. The movie is, "A dramatic thriller based on real events that reveals the quest to expose the deceptions and corruptions of power that turned an Internet upstart into the 21st century's most fiercely debated organization." (-imdb)

This movie intrigued me from the start, but I'm not going to lie...Cumberbatch is one of the reasons I went to see it too.

I promise this will be a better review than the last one.

**Possible Spoilers Behind the Cut**

Friday, October 11, 2013

Let's go to the movies!

Let's go see a show!

Who doesn't like to go out to check out what is at the theaters. We see all of these great trailers and it looks like a great escape from reality for a few hours.

I had the opportunity to catch an early screening of Captain Phillips. Keep in mind...I am not a movie guru, or someone who is looking to meet the Siskel to my Ebert, but I do enjoy movies. Now that movies are like $13+ dollars, I'm definitely more critical of what I see.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

The return of BIRCHBOX!

Let me tell you how excited that I was when I finally decided to return to regular shipments with my BirchBox! Ok...I was REALLY excited! ^_^

I convinced my roommate to get one last summer, and a few months later I stopped getting mine. It was a way to save a little money and cut back on some of the luxury items that I didn't necessarily need. Well with my new job, I have a little more wiggle room and I thought this would be a lovely little gift to myself for getting a 'Big Girl' job.