Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Fab Finds in Beauty

As women, we are always on the lookout for the latest trends in beauty or fashion. Wouldn't it be fabulous if you could sample different beauty products or different articles of clothing or accessories without breaking the bank?  I've got some great news for you!

I first read about Birchbox in one of my favorite magazines early year but soon forgot about it until recently. I decided to take the plunge and sign up for its services. If you don't know about Birchbox, I'm here to tell you as much as I know! It's the newest trend in beauty. Every month they send you 4 or more deluxe sized samples of various beauty products that they try out for themselves before including it in their boxes. The beauty products range from makeup to skincare to haircare. The products they send are considered luxury brands and the sample sizes are DELUX which means they are in bottles and tubes-- not in pouches.  If you don't mind pouched samples, they will send a generous number of pouches but you have the option to opt out and only receive the bottles and tubes. The co-founders met at Harvard Business School and they are all bona fide beauty junkies.  Not only do they provide this service, but they also have "how-to" videos from makeup artists who give you tips and show you tutorials on various looks.

The best thing of all is the price-- ONLY $10 a month OR if you sign up for a whole year, it's $110. You can also earn points if you buy the full sized products from their website. For every 100 points you earn, you get $10 off products from their store. More information can be found here.
Look at the cute pink box that it comes in!

The pink box opens up to this sturdy and sleek kraft box.
Every box comes with a note that describes the products and how to use them. I find the attention to detail and quality of products to be absolutely amazing! This would be a great gift not only for yourself but for your bridesmaids!!  
My April Birchbox contained these products.  They decided to "go green" and provided some organic and eco-friendly products which I am so excited to try!
The cute little card is from Bloomin, a stationary company that specializes in eco-friendly chic designs. 

What are you waiting for?!?! For only $10 a month, you have to try it!! You can always opt out anytime but I think it's totally worth the money. Have you ever heard of Birchbox? Check them out here.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Sneak Peek of Esther & Matt's Wedding

Don't you just LOVE Socal weather? :) It can be somewhat unpredictable at times but I am loving these two dreamy images captured by the talented Scott Andrew. We had to make a few changes to our plan, but Esther & Matt were absolutely pleased with the weather and so did we!

Linda and Jenny : Maids of Honor from Abraham Park on Vimeo.
This is a MUST watch! The most creative, thoughtful, heartwarming surprise video I've seen at a wedding!!! Instead of doing a MOH speech, Linda & Jenny decided to surprise Esther with this creative video. Happy Monday Everyone!!!

BTW, here are the two random winners that will be receiving the Serendipity Magazine from us!
Bethany & Anna(itsana@gmail.com) Please email me directly with your mailing address so I can send out a copy this week! :)

Friday, April 1, 2011

Happy Weekend!

Just a quick little blog post to say that I hope you enjoy the beautiful weather this weekend. Here is a sneak peek of a wedding we will be posting soon: