I have mentioned before that I am somewhat of a product junkie. I may not know how to use them properly, but I sure am going to try. I started subscribing to Birchbox about a year ago to help control the full size product pile-up situation. For those of you that don't know what Birchbox is, I like to think of it as a special little birthday package delivered straight to my door each month. For $10, you get 5-6 deluxe product samples to try and keep. If you love something you sample, you can purchase it directly from their website. You earn points on products you purchase, which turn into money towards future purchases, PLUS they do frequent discount codes. Bam!
Well, Birchbox has teamed up with Gap clothing store for a fun Summer fling! In select Gap stores throughout the United States, you can shop for your favorite Birchbox products while shopping for the perfect Summer outfit. It's a match made in heaven!
This past week, I went to the launch event at the Houston Galleria to celebrate the collaboration. I was escorted by two very handsome young men (pictures to come) who were eager to meet the beautiful fashion blogger Courtney Kerr, who was there making a special appearance.
I dressed in head to toe Gap (fairly common for me) for the event. I stepped out of my mostly black wardrobe comfort zone and into a monochromatic all white outfit. I love this mesh sweater top for easy Summertime layering. It's light, has texture, and helps to achieve that 3 piece rule we have talked about here on the blog. I wore Gap's destructed resolution true skinny high rise white jeans here. The rise doesn't go up too high, but it's high enough to make them super comfortable and easy to move around in ( think no muffin top or panty peeking up).
To celebrate this new fun partnership, I picked out some Summer favorites- both from Birchbox and Gap. I really love the Beauty Protector Protect & Detangle leave-in mist here. It smells AMAZING and adds extra moisture to my dry hair during the hot summer months. I found my current mascara through my Birchbox subscription too! Benefit Roller Lash mascara will make you want to break up with your current mascara. It's that awesome! You just have to try it for yourself. You can find it here. And, if you ever have minor issues with breakouts (I do!), I discovered this magical serum, Suki Purifying Acne Serum, through Birchbox too. You can find it here.
Do you subscribe to any fun beauty/clothing boxes? Any we should try? Kris and I are both super excited about our Rachel Zoe Box of Style subscription that starts in July. We will be sharing that with you all for sure!