Decked Out

I received my Birchbox in the mail recently, and wanted to share with you my samples.  For those of you who aren't familiar with Birchbox, you receive monthly deliveries of personalized beauty, grooming, and lifestyle samples tailored for you. To join Birchbox, click here...

My Birchbox

Catherine Malandrino 
Style de Paris |  Full-size, $80
    WHAT  The designer's first-ever scent mingles bright fruits and florals for an elegant vibe.
    HOW  Spritz on pulse points like your wrist and behind your ears.
Replumping Superactive  |  Full-size, $39.50
    WHAT  This leave-in treatment fortifies strand's structure to leave them looking thick and shiny.
    HOW  Spitz 5-10 sprays onto towel-dried hair, and style as desired.
iCurl Secret Weapon 24Hr Mascara  |  Full-size, $29
    WHAT  With its unique sculpting brush, this long-lasting formula gives lashes a dramatic lift.
    HOW  Sweep on two coats for an eye-opening effect. To remove, use warm water and gentle pressure.
Real Chemistry
Luminous 3-minute Peel  |  Full-size, $48
    WHAT  This acid-free peel gently exfoliates for instantly softer, smoother, brighter skin.
    HOW  Apply to clean face and massage to slough off dull, dry skin. Rinse away.
Anti-Wrinkle Facial-Lift Treatment Serum  |  Full-size, $34
    WHAT  With Dead Sea minerals and potent hydrators, this formula fights wrinkles and fine lines.
    HOW  Smooth a thin layer onto clean skin. Wear alone or follow with moisturizer.

Disclaimer...I am a monthly subscriber to Birchbox and pay for my monthly subscription myself... 


Look What I Got! JCrew Herringbone Vest

This particular vest I wanted so bad, but I didn't want to pay the $120.  So, I watched it sell out in store, online, and go from being a JCrew Factory Outlet backorder item to selling out again. However, this past year I decided I wouldn't wait like I did last year, and I just went ahead and bought it ;) I bought my Herringbone Vest for $109, now it's on sale here for $69.50. Good luck!

Linking up with Penniless Socialite & The Tiny Heart for Look What I Got! Hope to see you there ;)

JCrew Herringbone Vest


What's in my Bag?

I'm a big fan of handbags & totes, so I thought I'd share with you one of my favorite handbags and what I carry inside of it. This particular handbag is a Tory Burch Robinson Double Zip Tote, and to purchase click here. Anyway, inside my handbag I carry a pair of Ray Ban sunglasses, my Samsung Galaxy 5, a pack of Kleenexes, my Kate Spade wallet, car keys, a pair of reading glasses, and an Orla Kiely make-up case.

Now, I showed you my handbag and what I carry inside...What's in your bag?


Conscious Box

I received my Conscious Box in the mail recently and I wanted to share with you the products I received in my box.  For those of you who aren't familiar with Conscious Box, they help you discover healthier choices. Their personalized subscription service lets you sample the best natural, non-GMO products, every month. If you find anything you like, you can always purchase full-size favorites for discounts. It's that easy. Conscious Box makes living healthy easier than ever. To subscribe click here...

My Conscious Box

These classic snacks are tasty and wholesome, with no artificial flavors, no synthetic colors, and no synthetic preservations. Great for toddlers, coveted by adults!

These 100% pure vitamins and essential nutrients are made with many organic and wildcrafted superfoods, with none of the synthetic vitamins found in nearly and other brand.

Oscillococcinum helps to reduce the severity and shorten the duration of flu-like symptoms such as fatigue, headache, body aches, chills and fever.

Packed with protein and healthy fats - this is a nut butter snack that will keep you full in between meals! Bring this convenient squeezable package to go. What's not to love?

Egyptian Magic is an-natural skin cream made from six of nature's most powerful moisturizing and healing ingredients.

Drinkwel believes the world is full of healthy people who still like to have a good time- that's why they created the world's first multivitamin for people who drink alcohol.

Fibro Cream is a soothiing combination of natural biomedicines that rapidly relieve pain, while helping the body to heal the damage that is causing pain.

Don't arrive empty-handed at holiday parties this year. This costumer-funded winery supports independent winemakers from around the world, while you enjoy wholesale prices! EXP DATE NOW 2/1/15

Turn your day up a few notches with smooth, potent, antioxidant-rich Amazonian Guayusa Tea - we included three flavors so you can find your favorite. Don't forget to use your coupon!

Urban Remedy is kickstarting your health with $15 toward cold-pressed organic juice and delicious ready-to-eat meals. Pass one to a friend and give the gift of health this season!

Green Vibrance is a plant-based Superfood for the daily support of all of your body's vital systems.

I am a monthly subscriber to Conscious Box, however I did not receive my box complimentary...


New Beginnings

Hello and Happy New Year everyone! I hope everyone had a great 2014 and like me are ready to start some a new beginning in 2015. Anyway, I have some exciting news that I'd like to share with you. Recently, I opened up an online store called the LilliesandSilkShop on Etsy. YEAH! I'm so excited and happy to be sharing this with you guys.

Although, I've talked about opening an online store for some time now, I wanted the time to be right and my store items to be fun. Also, for those of you who follow me on Instagram & Twitter know this past year I've doing a lot of crafting and diy projects. Of course, while crafting and in between diy projects I thought I'd open up my store ;)

Here are a few of the items listed in my shop...

Canvas Gold Glitter Heart Tote $15 (items not included)
Gold Polka Dot Jewelry Dish $10 (jewelry not included)
Black Glitter Heart T-Shirt $25 (necklace not included)


The Nail Files: Truffle

I'm a huge fan of gel nails, and many times would rather get my gel nails done professionally than apply the gel polish myself, because it's so time consuming. So recently, when I heard about Sally Hansen's Miracle Gel I wanted to try it. I decided to purchase two bottles and I've instantly fell in love. Why, there are only two steps, it lasts up to 14 days, easy removal, and no light is needed. SCORE! This buy was a no brainer for me, so go ahead, try it you may actually like it.

Linking up with Jennie Shaw from The Nail Files, hope to see you there ;)

Sally Hansen Miracle Gel Truffle & Jolie Polish Brush
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October's Birchbox

My October Birchbox came in the mail recently, so I wanted to share with you the great beauty samples in my box. For those of you who aren't familiar with Birchbox, they deliver high-end beauty, grooming, and lifestyle samples once of month, customized just for you. For those of you who would like to join, please click here.

October Birchbox
Dr. Lipp 
Original Nipple Balm for Lips | Full-size, $14.5
    WHAT  Originally made for nursing moms, this ultrahydrating balm is a makeup artist fave.
     HOW  Dab onto parched lips, cuticles, and elbows as needed.
Harvey Prince 
Petaly Noir | Full-size, $55
    WHAT  Lush floral scent that evokes a midnight stroll among blossoming orchids. 
    HOW  Spitz onto pulse points for a burst of jasmine, orchid, lily of the valley, and vanilla.
POWERLASH | Full-size, $20
   WHAT  With a unique brush, this Australian brand's mascara adds length and volume to every lash.
   HOW  Coat lashes from base to tip, slightly wiggling wand as you go. Layer for extra drama.
exfoliate foaming cleanser | $32.95
  WHAT  Two-in-one cleanser and exfoliator that rejuvenates skin and smells deliciously lemony.
   HOW  Blend a dollop between hands with warm water to activate. Massage into face, then rinse.
Classic Shine Gloss Serum | Full-size, $15
  WHAT  This silky, lightweight treatment leaves hair smooth, glossy, and frizz-free.
  HOW    Rub serum between palms and work through ends of dry, styled hair.

Disclaimer...I do not receive my Birchbox complimentary, I am a monthly subscriber and I pay for my Birchbox myself ;)