Hits and Misses

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Here are my hits & misses from the past week.

First, the bad news.


  • my entire Birchbox
  • Dr. Jart+ Black Label Detox BB Beauty Balm. I was interested in trying this – the one item in my Birchbox I didn’t want to give away. It brought up huge flakey patches on my face (Hello Birchbox stop sending my dry old skin mattifying crap). I tried to take a picture but failed. You wouldn’t want to see it anyways. I was going to try it again today after slathering oil on my face, but I woke up to a GIGANTIC breakout (I never break out). I am very disappointed in this. I was pleasantly surprised to find the balm is tinted but that was the only thing I liked about it. It smeared on funny too. Kind of sat on top of my face.

And the good news!


  • Vincent Longo Lipstain in Americana (Red). Thrilled with this from my Glossybox. I was so impressed with the formulation of this lipstick.
  • Graze. The kids really really love these snacks.
  • My Julep Polishes. Look, I don’t think these are probably the very best nail polishes ever made. But they are affordable and got me to do my nails again. I think they are high value (especially the mystery box) and I don’t have to shlep to the store for them. I skyped with my grandparents on Thursday and they noted two things – how much weight I’ve lost in the last month and that my nails were painted.
  • My Grandma. She always knows how to make me happy.
  • You guys. Even though the blog is new I think I’ve had a great response from commenters and giveaway entrants. I really appreciate all the suggestions on what to review next, and I’ll be working on it!
  • Hemp Hearts. From my KLUTCHbox. My picky picky daughter asked for the “seeds” to go on top of her oatmeal yesterday. WINNING.

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Coming Soon

  • Birchbox Man review
  • Kids boxes
  • Weight loss (I know all you skinny young things are sighing, but this is a really big deal for me!).
  • General life with kids.
  • Also, I totally intend to do a monthly Trash N Treasure giveaway, so please sign up so you don’t miss them.
  • And how could I possibly forget? I’ve invited a college pal, also a working professional mom of a school-age boy and pregnant now(!), to review Maternity and Baby items. I am ridiculously excited.
  • Some great post series. I’m still working this out but I want to do a weekly hits/misses, must-haves for different age stages of my very favorite things (I can’t tell you how many times I have typed out my list of must-get stuff for babies and kids for my friends), organizing in minutes a day, and a million other things floating around in my head.

Goals for the week

  • stop saying terrible, ridiculous, and excited. Lofty goal. I don’t think I’ll make it.


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