Monday, January 9, 2012

Merry Christmas to me, 15 days later

Some parts of being a grown-up are great. Red wine! A bank account! Driving! You can sneak into the kitchen after dinner and eat ice cream and nobody will stop you! Hey, you can even have ice cream for breakfast if you want! (And let me tell you, if I didn't have kids watching me all day long, my entire grocery list would be nothing but ice cream. And red wine.)

But other parts of being a grown-up are not so fun. Taxes. Bank accounts. Nihilism. And Christmas is a very different experience.

It's an absolute joy to experience the wonder and celebration of Christ's birth through the eyes of small children. However, now I have to plan and shop for my own stocking, which isn't as magical as it was when I was little.

But let me tell you, when the mail came today, it was like opening a overflowing girly stocking on Christmas morning.

This BeautyBox by BeachMint is essentially a grab-bag of twelve items for $30, which I think is a fair price (you can purchase it here). Some products are by established brands and some are newbies, but I plan on trying them all. I'm especially looking forward to using the Weleda Wild Rose moisture cream and GoSmile teeth whitening pen.

Don't we all, as modern women, work really hard? And wouldn't we all like to have something surprising and girly delivered right to our front door? I think so. Do I think you need to treat yourself, Gentle Reader? Why, yes I do!

If this one isn't your thing, the Wall Street Journal reviewed four different companies and their offerings. If I were to do this again, I'd probably try BirchBox next. But for now, I'm going to see how many products I can use in one evening and then get some beauty sleep.

Good night!


Barbara said...

How fun! Merry Christmas!

Nathan Garrett said...

Good for you :)

Nathan Garrett said...

Nice.. I love grab bag stuff.

Rachel said...

Nathan, if you're interested, BirchBox did a men's grab bag in December. :c)