Red Carpet Ready…


I know I’ve been quiet. I have many posts half-way in the works and then never get them completed. There is so much I want to share with you! And I miss this creative outlet.

It’s okay though. Around these parts I’ve mostly been managing my back and leg pain and am anxious for my appointment with the orthopedic surgeon tomorrow. It was almost canceled due to an insurance misunderstanding. This has been very frustrating, to say the least. I’m so lucky and grateful to have a chiropractor that keeps the pain as minimal as possible; but I’m ready for some answers and to move in the right direction toward healing.

And while I have no reason to walk {well, limp} down the Red Carpet myself, the Oscars are being presented this weekend! I am actually really looking forward to Seth MacFarlane as the host. It’s going to be terribly funny! I don’t think I’ve seen any of the movies up for nomination this year. One of these years, I want to see them all and be the judge myself. Don’t they have those Oscar Movie Marathons at the theaters?

And to honor the Oscars, this month’s Birchbox theme was Red Carpet Ready:

February 2013 BirchBox contents

February 2013 Birchbox contents

Although there is a new theme each month that is the same for all members, Birchbox recipients may receive different contents. My box contained:

  • Ghiradelli Milk Chocolate & Caramel Square – HELLO! It’s chocolate. It was packed into my lunch for the next day to enjoy with my coffee.
  • Curly Hair Solutions Rev Up Volumist – Okay, I have wavy hair more than curly. Sometimes I can make it work, sometimes I can’t. Sometimes I just want it straightened. This stuff remind me of the Spray Gel I used to use in Junior High to scrunch my curls. That pretty much sums it up.
  • theBalm cometics Mary-Lou Manizer – This is a luminizing powder that I’m still learning how to use. It may do wonders for my uneven skin tone and dark under-eye circles. Luckily, Birchbox offers tips online as well as how-to videos. I received theBalm’s Hot Mama Shadow & Blush All-in-One in last month’s box and love it!
  • Dr. Jart+ Black Label Detox BB Beauty Balm – I really didn’t know what a Beauty Balm was until now. From the Birchbox website: “Their premium formula is a five-in-one primer, serum, moisturizer, SPF, and sheer tint. It uses exotic caviar extract and other actives to tame problem complexions.” I would agree. I love this stuff. Excellent to get up in go in the morning! And I think it’d be perfect for travel, too.
  • Juicy Couture Couture La La Fragrance – I liked this much more than I thought I would. All the Juicy stuff I’ve smelled in ads and magazines never really suited me before this one!

Which Oscar-nominated flicks have you seen and/or want to win?

Have you ever done an Oscar Movie Marathon?



3 responses »

  1. Good luck with your doctor visit today Carrie. I’m sending healing prayers your way.
    No……I haven’t seen ANY of the nominated movies either. We were gone in Florida when Lincoln and Argon was playing here and the others, we just didn’t get to go. Some I really don’t want
    to see!
    Have a great day with a good outcome. Please let us know your results. Love and hugs Mom C

  2. Pingback: Birchbox vs. Beauty Army | Season It Already!

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