Birchbox Dayyyyy!


It’s Birchbox Day!  Yet again, upon opening my door my toes are greeted by the sweet little pink box of goodies sitting just inside my apartment.  Now just the other day, I filled out my beauty profile on the birchbox site to (hopefully) encourage them to stop sending me so many products for color treated hair (this shiz is as natural as it’s been in years!), so I certainly had high expectations for this month’s box.

To be fair, my composite picture here doesn’t include the Peanut Butter and Chocoloate Luna Bar that was perched on top – we’ll call that a victim of my disappointment – but as you can see from the visual, yet again the box features hair products.  Sigh.  Don’t get me wrong, I did slather some of those vitamins on my face and I will cart around the tiny perfume samples for emergencies, but I’m already holding out for next month!








I have super-fine, fairly uninteresting hair.

I’ve never gotten a blowout before yesterday because frankly, I didn’t see the point. My hair is already incredibly straight, and whenever I’ve asked for more volume when getting my hair dried after highlights and a cut, I absolutely hate the result – it always looks cheesy and fluffy.

But when I heard about Blowtique opening in River North, I had to give it a try.

I had dinner plans at Sunda with JB last night and since I already had a dress, I thought not spending money on a new dress would be a good excuse to you know, spend money differently.

The experience was nice – the girl that did my hair was super sweet, the place was really cute, and I was in and our in 35 minutes flat for $40 including tip.

Here’s my result: my hair in the morning and post-blowout… I wasn’t blown away (excuse pun) but I thought it had a little more movement and wave than usual.

*please excuse incredibly awkward self-pics… how do you guys do it?!

What do you think? Worth it? Do blowouts just have a better result on thicker, longer hair or do I just need to keep trying until I find a blowout that works for me?