Thursday, August 16, 2012


So I had 800 BirchBox points to spend. You know, those points you get for rating the products you get inside your box each month? You also get them for each month you are subscribed to the service. Between the surveys and the subscriber points you get each month, that is anywhere from 60-100 points each month. They also have a good referrel program where you get points for referring people. You also get points for shopping on their website. But honestly, I only had one refferrel and I've never purchased anything off of the site. So my points were strictly from the boxes I get each month and rating the products in them. 

Well....after 9 months of being a subscriber, I finally decided to blow all my 800 accrued points (worth $80). 
Here's what I picked out and it was all FREE!!!! Even the shipping!!! 

Tweezerman Tweezers: A $22 Value
I gave my hubby my good set of tweezers and I was on the market for a replacement set. I don't like cheap tweezers. Sorry...once you've had the good kind, can you really go back? Besides, a good set lasts forever! But these babies were FREE! 

J.R. Watkins Peppermint Foot Balm: A $8.99 Value
I was almost out of foot balm. I use balm on my feet as soon as I get out of the shower. I slough any dead skin off of my feet,with a foot file, in the shower. Then, after my shower,I rub foot balm on my feet. I like balms better than my normal body lotion because it is thick and really sinks in. 

For any other moisturizer I would NEVER choose such an obnoxious scent as peppermint. But for my feet, the more obnoxious the better! I have a green apple foot balm that is divine!!! Anyway, I'm excited to try this product and it's a very large tub, so it's going to last me a good long while. 

 Zoya Gems and Jewels Collection: $8 Per Bottle Value
Would you check out these pretty babies!!!! Did you know BB sold polish? Heck yes they do!!! Deborah Lippman and Color Club too. It's worth saving points just for polish, if you ask me. I also have a joke about the fact that I refuse to pay for Zoya. It's not that I don't like them, I love them: but I have found so many deals and specials and ways to get this polish for free (and this is completely without using their Share The Love program to any degree). I find if I'm patient and diligent, there is always some amazing sale or deal at a third party retailer. 

I normally don't do swatches, but I was really felt the need to "show you the polish". I'm absolutely in love with them. 

*All swatches are one coat each, no top or base-coats

Zoya Holly 

Zoya Rina

Zoya Izzy

Zoya Kissy

Zoya Noel

Zoya Twila

Here's a referrel link if you want to do some shopping or check out their monthly sample boxes that are $10 per month, no obligation to continue. I always share the contents of my boxes on my blog, so you can browse past posts to see what kind of goodies they send to you. 

So what do you think of my Birchbox haul? 


  1. woohoo! what great picks!! I have 400 pts.. can't decide what I want though >< lol

    1. Don't forget it's free to ship orders over $50. So you may just want to wait till you have 500. :)

  2. Great picks! The nail polishes look very very pretty!

    1. Thanks! You should see them in person. I've yet to be disappointed by Zoya. Their polishes are amazing!

  3. They only ship to US!! how sad is that :(

    1. :( That is a bummer. Send them an inquiry, perhaps they make plans to do this in the future.

  4. Great Haul! I love the Birchbox point system. The subscription practically pays for itself.

    1. A agree. I am never disappointed. It's $10 a month well spent in my book!

  5. I've tried the J.R. Watkins hand and cuticle salve and it is really nice! I'm loving Zoya's Izzy, too!!

  6. I am going to check out those Birch Box points that you mentioned. I like to find ways to get free stuff.
    Have you tried swagbucks? You can earn digital dollars and redeem them to purchase any of several gift cards, and/or products. I earn most of my swagbucks by searching the web and watching videos on SBTV (swag bucks tv), but there are several ways to earn those digital dollars. You can be my referral if you want. Here is the referral link: