One of my awesome Christmas gifts was a Birchbox from my brother Dylan.
I've heard about it for a while, but never checked it out--I'm more in tune with what's happening with clothes and tech than I am with beauty, specifically.
If you haven't heard of Birchbox, it's basically a service that ships you a box of beauty samples each month. If you like the samples, you can visit the Birchbox website and buy the full-size products online.
From left: Whish shaving cream in acai grapfruit;
Vasanti BrightenUp! Enzymatic Face Rejuvenator; CM Catherine Malandrino Style de Paris eau de parfum; theBalm cosmetics stainiac; Sumita color contrast eyeliner
Just guess what my favorite thing in this box is, I dare you...
One of the things that I am slightly concerned about with beauty and health products are the ingredients, but it's comforting to know that Birchbox does have Ingredient-Conscious Picks.
Looks like I'm getting prettier for 2015!